An Bang Beach

Attraction Banyan Beach Bar No. 11, An Bang beach, group 3 An Tan, Cam An Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam Published on: 17-06-2016

2 hours 30 mins
04:00 PM
06:30 PM
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Attraction
Beach
Family
Outdoor
Must see
Kids
Free
People watching
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An Bang Beach is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
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Good for solo Solo Good
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
An Bang beach is within close proximity to Hoi An and are a great place to spend an afternoon.  It’s one of the most perfect places to lay your hat.

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Why An Bang Beach is special ?

An Bang is one of the few remaining stretches of beach that remains mostly unspoilt by development, offering clean blue sea, castaway restaurants and bohemian beach bars. It flaunts not only the most fabulous island and mountain views that you don’t even need to climb off your lounger to enjoy, but also some of the best seafood in Hoi An. And unlike many beach destinations there is something to do whatever the season, whether you prefer some self indulgent R&R or an action packed surfing safari, An Bang never shuts shop.



This little slice of paradise is finally giving the more well known Cua Dai Beach a run for its money and what’s so great is that it’s popular all year round with both locals and tourists alike. During the popular summer months the local Vietnamese crowd comes here mostly for sunrise swims and sunset family beach barbecues, meaning that during the day it stays quiet.


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What to explore at An Bang Beach?

The dry season falls between March and September, offering the best beach weather with temperatures soaring in to the 30s and beyond. If tanning and beach lounging are your thing, for the price of a bottle of water you can hire a sun lounger for the day. Beach activities on offer other than lolling around in the sea are a little thin on the ground, but if a game of pool or petanque float your boat then Banyan Bar is a good bet — they also hire out both body and paddle boards. If you are looking for company for your kids, Soul Kitchen is where the local expat children hang out after school and at weekends, providing fun play mates to give frazzled parents a breather from sandcastle-building duties and cries of “I’m bored”.

A large plate will cost you the advertised (tourist) price of 30,000 VND. Further up the street at number 16 is the imaginatively named Com Ga, which is always packed. The two sisters that run this stall serve a slightly different version again, adding coconut milk to the rice to lend a slightly more exotic flavour. Prices here vary (for tourists) but expect to pay around 20-30,000 VND depending on their mood.

As the wet season hits (October to February), An Bang’s micro-climate is full of little surprises, offering the odd sunny day and one of the most incredible places to sit and watch the storms come in over the mountain borders of Da Nang. This is also the time for some pretty spectacular surfing conditions, when six-foot waves roll into An Bang’s beach break. If you need to hire a board, fancy some lessons or want to meet up with the expat surf community, your best bet is to contact Bondi surfer Dale who runs a surf school for all levels from An Bang’s sandy shores.

Gastronomic offerings come from French-run Banyan Bar, La Plage and Soul Kitchen, where kitchen aficionado Mien serves up incredible local seafood and French dishes. If you prefer Italian there’s Luna with its clay oven pizzas and authentic pasta dishes. White Sail serves up some pretty mean barbecues and some meaner still cocktails, but if you want to stay local there are some astonishingly good Vietnamese restaurants serving up just-plucked-from-the-sea delicacies at exceedingly good prices. Two of the best ones are Chien, located on the corner by the parking lot, and Lien Ka’s, next door to Soul Kitchen, which grills the most delicious scallops and squid along with other Vietnamese seafood favourites.

Like all good beach bars and restaurants should, they stay open as long as there are customers, but if you are looking for a party then weekends are party time at Soul Kitchen, who put on some very cool events with great food and DJs. Midweek groups should head towards La Plage where bar manager Matty is happy for you to take over the play list and serve up drinks till sunrise.

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How to get to An Bang Beach?

Basically just follow Hai Ba Trung street to the coastal road and when you get to the intersection, go straight. There is a parking lot nearby the beach entrance.

Selling points

  • “Beautiful, quiet beach”
  • “Everything that you'll ever need”
  • “The Best beach in Hoi An"
  • “A little paradise”
  • “Great way to spend a slow afternoon ”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
168.20 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
13 places

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Banyan Beach Bar No. 11, An Bang beach, group 3 An Tan, Cam An Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam

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Tips for you

  • The menu is much cheaper at this end of the beach and all of the food is prepared freshly in the owners houses just off the beach.
    Food
  • Bikes and scooters are not allowed on the beach and parking is provided close to the beach.
    Parking
  • Don't be fooled by the first person standing in the middle of the road,just drive past to the undercover parking closer to the beach and much cheaper (about 20000 Dong)
    Parking

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Good proximity and several places to eat - try the seafood offered the second to last restaurant on the right hand side.Lost hours and days here swimming, sitting in sun, exfoliating with sand, drinking beers and meeting friendly travellers as well as natives

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We were laying on the beds at beach restaurant Plage, which was really nice! the waves were so high (not dangerous though) and the beach has great white sand. We also went to the other beach, or what was left of it and don't recommand that. An Bang was very relaxt during march.

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Easy access from Hoi An (recommend bike or motorbike). Worth the extra hike up from the beaches immediately East of Hoi An.Food and drink are very reasonably priced, even by Vietnam standards. Can either be ordered at the beach, or from nearby restaurants. Chairs and umbrellas are available if desired, also very reasonably priced. Locals here are relaxed and very friendly.Beautiful sand and views. Waves were a little strong during the times I visited - perfect for fun in the water, though maybe not everyone's ideal.

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Easy access from Hoi An (recommend bike or motorbike). Worth the extra hike up from the beaches immediately East of Hoi An. Food and drink are very reasonably priced, even by Vietnam standards. Can either be ordered at the beach, or from nearby restaurants. Chairs and umbrellas are available if desired, also very reasonably priced. Locals here are relaxed and very friendly. Beautiful sand and views. Waves were a little strong during the times I visited - perfect for fun in the water, though maybe not everyone's ideal.

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