When people mention Binh Dinh, they think of the
land of martial arts. However, Binh Dinh is endowed with many spectacular
landscapes, historical and cultural sites and stunning beaches.
Most beaches in Binh Dinh have white sand and only a few tourists or tourist
services. Coming along National Road 1A from Hanoi through Quang Ngai Province
you will pass golden Sa Huynh Beach.
The coastal road is scattered with salt fields, shrimp farms and long beaches.
When you arrive in Binh Dinh the beaches most popular with local and foreign
tourists in Binh Dinh are Lo Dieu and Tan Thanh.
Crescent shaped Lo Dieu Beach is located at Lo Dieu Hamlet in Hoai My Commune,
Hoai Nhon District. The two kilometer long beach has some small waves and can be
reached by car through a steep pass in the two hills behind it. Before the road
was built the only access was by boat. It’s quiet most of the year because of
the remoteness but can get busy on holidays and some weekends.
From Lo Dieu Beach head south about 50 kilometers, past Tra O Lagoon, and you
will find Tan Thanh beach in Tan Thanh Hamlet, Cat Hai Commune, Phu Cat
This tucked away treasure of a beach is often deserted without a single human
foot print. On Tan Thanh Beach there are many casuarinas trees so it is ideal
for camping, the moonlit nights there are beautiful. Both beaches are popular
destinations for locals and tourists during the hot summers.
It takes about one hour to go to Quy Nhon City by bus. As there aren’t not any
hotels and restaurants on the beaches, some of the locals will be happy to put
up travelers for the night.