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Why Doc Let Beach is special ?
Doc Let is one of Vietnam's best beaches, the chalk-white sands and shallow turquoise waters of Doc Let stretch for almost 18km, lining the shores of a huge bay.
The beach itself is divided into three sections. The northern part of the bay is where most of the tourism action is, with a cluster of beachfront hotels and cheaper guesthouses inland. Looming over the central section is the giant Hyundai shipyard and port, an important local employer but a real blot on the landscape. The isolated southern section is backed by a wooded promontory and is the place to really get away from it all.
The place gets its Vietnamese name of Doc Let because if you want to reach to the sea, you have to cross high sand dunes and if you are not strong enough, the sand would seem to hold you back and quite a few people to lag ("let" in Vietnamese) to the destination. However, there is a great compensation for you once you have finished your conquer of the dunes.
What to explore at Doc Let Beach?
In front of you now would be a wonderful beach with fine, smooth, and pure and the blue sea with tiny waves. Doc Let is not only an ideal swimming beach, but its natural landscape is also quite attractive to tourists.
Not far to the north is the famous Van Phong Bay, one of the future tourist spots that the international Tourism Organization OMT has surveyed and highly assessed the future development of tourism of the area.
To the south, beyond the Cement Factory is Hon Heo, the former revolutionary base with so many heroic exploits that have not noted down in history. Also, only 2-3 kilometres from Doc Let, tourists can visit the fishing village of Ninh Thuy, the salt fields of Ninh Diem or take a rest in the shade of the coconut palms and poplars or at windy shops beautifully decorated for a drink and other sea specialities such as fresh crabs, sentinel crabs, oysters at their own will.
How to get to Doc Let Beach?
There's little or no public transport, but with a rented bike it's easy to find your own piece of beachside paradise for the day.
- Heat the beat
- Great place for family day out
- White sand and pure water
- Clean, nice and peaceful beach
- Great place for kids
Doc Let Beach, Nha Trang, Vietnam