Top 6 Halong Bay Beaches
Ti Top Beach
Situated about 7-8 km south-east of Bai Chay lies the small Ti Top Island. It displays a beach shaped like a crescent moon, and sand that has been washed to a snowy white by the tide. On 22 November 1962, this tiny island had the honour of receiving a visit from astronaut Ghermann Ti Top, a hero of the former Soviet Union, accompanied by Ho Chi Minh. To perpetuate the remembrance of their visit, Uncle Ho named the place Ti Top Island. It has now become an attractive beach for tourists and has several of tourist services.
Thirty-five years afterwards, on 27 June 1997, Ti Top returned to the island having his name. Deeply moved, he wrote in the souvenir book of the Management Board of Ha Long Bay: “My deepest thanks to destiny, which has allowed me to come back to this tiny island.” It has become a beach attracting many visitors.
In addition to the Halong Bay tour, you can refer to the Lan Ha Bay tour, the beauty of Lan Ha Bay is still very unspoiled and not crowded with tourists like Ha Long Bay.
Ba Trai Dao (three peaches) Beach
The beach has that name as Ba Trai Dao Beach (the three peaches), features three small sand beaches embracing small islands.
These islands, seen from afar, resemble three peaches. Tourists take bath in this beach only 2-3 hours in a day as in other time the beach is lapped by tides.
Tuan Chau Beach
Heading to the holiday resort in Tuan Chau Island Resort, besides swimming, tourists can enjoy such fascinating extras as sightseeing, entertainment, and sports activities, including climbing or camping in the eco-tourism zone.
Ngoc Vung Beach
Ngoc Vung is one of the offshore beaches which is still kept pristine and unspoilt. Situated to the south of Ngoc Vung Island, some 34 km southeast of the tourist boat wharf, this beach boasts clear waters all year round.
Its 3-km sandy stretch sparkles in the sunlight. Apart from swimming and sightseeing, tourists can also enjoy fresh delicious seafood supplied by local fishermen.
Quan Lai Beach
This beach lies at Quan Lan Island in Bai Tu Long Bay, between Minh Chau and Quan Lan communes of Van Don District, 55 km away from Halong City. Its pristine beauty features unspoiled environment. The deep blue beach has strong waves and white sand, which spans over several kilometers. Tens of meters away from the beach stand the very green wild pines, which further add to its original charm.
The Viet My Company is investing in a system of guesthouses taking the shape of stilted houses, which hide themselves under the lush foliage of casuarinas. A brick-paved road leads tourists from the artery to Quan Lan Beach. Its pristine beauty and pure environment have made it a mecca for tourists.
Minh Chau Beach
Situated 15 km from Quan Lan Beach, the famous Minh Chau Beach is proud of its white sand which do not stick to one’s foot.
Visitors can go to the camping site there to stay overnight. Tourists can go there via Cam Pha, crossing Tai Xa Ferry (near Cua Ong Temple), to Cai Rong Town. After this 9-km road, tourists catch a boat at Cai Rong Port.
More information about Cat Ba Island and Lan Ha Bay
Before visiting Lan Ha Bay, you have to go from HaLong Bay to Cat Ba, and from Cat Ba you will take Lan Ha Bay day tour or a 2 Days 1 Night tour of Lan Ha Bay, the sleeping tour on a boat on the bay is very interesting. You will be able to watch the sunset and sunrise on the bay, this is a great opportunity when you book the Lan Ha Bay tour 2 days 1 night sleeping on board.