An Bang Beach, Hoi An
Distance: 5km from downtown Hoi An
How to get there: bicycle, motor-bike, taxi.
This relatively unspoiled 4-km stretch of sandy white shoreline is a welcoming sight with the rugged outline of the far-off Cham Islands being the only thing to disrupt the seascape. In the aftermath of serious erosion that swept away the neighboring Cua Dai beach, both tourists and locals were left to contend with one sole option: An Bang. But in spite of the loss, the beach scene is on the up and up as the migration to one marked spot has brought on a wave of new life to An Bang. Today, rows of thatched umbrellas perched above padded reclining loungers now share the terrain with a slew of hippy Western-managed bars out to sell “laid back vibes” by way of a pina colada. And if you need the quality assurance of a major news outlet, CNN included An Bang on their 2016 list of the Top 100 Best Beaches in the world.