Mui Ne Harbor

Attraction 美奈harbor 122 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng Mũi Né tp. Phan Thiết Mũi Né tp. Phan Thiết Bình Thuận 越南 khu phố 4 Phan Thiet Binh Thuan, Vietnam Published on: 11-07-2016

30 mins
06:00 AM
06:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Landmark
Free
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Mui Ne Harbor is where you can see the fishermen who come with their catches and observe the real local lives in Mui Ne.

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Why Mui Ne Harbor is special ?

At Mui Ne town, hundreds of colorful fishing boats anchor in the seasonal, natural harbor sheltered by the cape on which the town is built (“Mũi” is Vietnamese for “cape”). At dawn between the months of October to April the harbor bustles with activity as fishermen bring ashore baskets full of fish, shrimps, squids, crabs and shellfish. At the water’s edge women in conical hats wait to choose and bargain for the best of the catch and an impromptu market springs up right on the beach. In season, vendors hawk live seafood in oxygenated basins along the road fronting the harbor till dusk. A dry dock where huge fishing boats are overhauled sits to one side of the harbor while coracles (round wicker boats) line the beach.



What to explore at Mui Ne Harbor?

The harbor is a popular vantage point to watch the sunset, the golden rays pouring like honey over the boats while children play in the shallows and beach. When night falls, flashing red and green lights of anchored boats twinkle in the dark and out at sea lighted boats appear like a necklace over the curved horizon. The fleet moves to the leeward side of the cape as the monsoon winds change. All these features make this harbor become a paradise for photo lovers. If you visi Mui Ne, don't miss the chance to be here.

How to get to Mui Ne Harbor?

First, we start from the Hai Au Resort (circled in red), or the Seagull Hotel, which is at the 18.2km mark or 32 Huynh Thuc Khang Street. From here, just ride straight up towards the direction of the sand dunes.

(Note: Mui Ne has 2 system of naming the streets- the old way is to go by the road marks or milestones seen on the sides of the road, eg: 18.2km. The modern system of finding your location in Mui Ne is by the unit number followed by the street name, eg: 32 Huynh Thuc Khang Street).

After starting from Hai Au Resort, your next landmark is the bridge that leads to Suoi Tien or Mui Ne Fairy Stream. This is actually just about 50m away from your starting point.

The 3rd and final landmark is the milestone on the side of the road that reads 19.7km. Mui Ne Fishing Harbor is only a little more than 1km from here.

By the time you’ve ridden over a small upslope, you will know when you’ve reached the overlook of the Mui Ne Fishing Harbor.

Selling points

  • A cheap but wonderful discovery`
  • Good view from the ocean road
  • Look out for colourful boats and Fish Processing
  • Stunning Sunset
  • A fabulous view
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Duration
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Estimated
73.45 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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美奈harbor 122 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng Mũi Né tp. Phan Thiết Mũi Né tp. Phan Thiết Bình Thuận 越南 khu phố 4 Phan Thiet Binh Thuan, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • The best to go there is about 6:00 or 6:30 to see the purchase of fishermen and fisherladies.
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  • You can be annoyed by the fishing smell around for it's a fishing market.
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By accident we found three free places to see in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet by taking the cheap local bus. We took the bus from the hotel area to the Fairy Stream (Suối Nước) where we walked along the stream bare feet and saw an amazing miniature Bryce Canyon, continued the trip we stopped at the red sand dunes where you can rent the plastic board to slide down the soft sand hills. Our last stop is the fishing village where you can see floats of wooden boats and basket boats along the beach. You have to walk down the steps to see all the activities. You can buy the fresh scallops, lobsters and clams sold by the ladies. We miss the sunset but we'll be back.

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It has an amazing view from the ocean road, but get closer at your peril. There is so much rubbish on the harbour and around the fishing village, at one point I had to make a quick exist as the smell of rotting rubbish made me reach. Why the Vietnamese can't appreciate the beauty of their county and stop dumping rubbish I will never know.

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I imagine that the fishing activity you see in the harbour is essentially the same today as it was 30 years ago, 50 years ago and apart from motors on the great looking boats, 100 years ago. It is great watching the fisherman bringing in the catch then watching groups of fisherladies sorting all sorts of varieties of fish, eals, crabs etc. A fantastic experience enjoyable for people of all ages. Tip: go early around 6.30am at this time of year to see the action.

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By accident we found three free places to see in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet by taking the cheap local bus. We took the bus from the hotel area to the Fairy Stream (Suối Nước) where we walked along the stream bare feet and saw an amazing miniature Bryce Canyon, continued the trip we stopped at the red sand dunes where you can rent the plastic board to slide down the soft sand hills. Our last stop is the fishing village where you can see floats of wooden boats and basket boats along the beach. You have to walk down the steps to see all the activities. You can buy the fresh scallops, lobsters and clams sold by the ladies. We miss the sunset but we'll be back.

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