An Bang Beach is one of the main beaches in Hoi An. Attracting visitors with its soft white sand, long seaside, and gentle waves, An Bang Beach is an excellent spot for sunbathing. Plenty of stylish hotels and homestays as well as fresh seafood market can be found nearby the beach.
When planning a trip to Hoi An, don’t miss a chance to visit An Bang Beach. Our compact travel guide will help you plan your trip there easier.
Location of An Bang Beach
An Bang Beach is a tourist destination located in Cam An Ward, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province. The beach is situated on the south central coast of Vietnam, by the South China Sea. An Bang Beach is located less than 4 km from the center of Hoi An Ancient Town and about 30 km from the center of Da Nang City. Da Nang International Airport is only a 30-minute drive away.
An Bang Beach is also part of the popular bicycle route from Hoi An Ancient Town as you can easily cycle there from the town while enjoying cycling along the rice paddy fields experience.
How to get to An Bang Beach
An Bang Beach is located really close to the ancient town of Hoi An so it is quite easy to get there. Depending on the starting point and your preferences, you can choose one the following ways.
You can take a taxi to An Bang Beach from Da Nang or Hoi An as the beach can be conveniently reached from both cities. The most popular taxi companies operating in the area are Mai Linh and Vinasun. When taking a taxi, ensure that the meter is switched on at the start of your journey to avoid being overcharged. Taxi fare from Da Nang to An Bang Beach ranges from 350,000 VND to 450,000 VND.
If you are traveling in pair or solo, you can rent a motorbike and explore An Bang Beach and surrounding areas of Hoi An. The motorbike rental price ranges from 80,000 to 150,000 VND per day.
Hoi An is often considered as the bike-friendly town so travelling around by bicycle is the most popular choice for tourists. Most of hotels provide free bicycles for their guests. If not, you can rent a bicycle for only 20,000-40,000 VND per day. There are also many bicycle tours organized that take tourists to visit Hoi An and its countryside.
If you are planning to visit An Bang Beach and iconic attractions in the countryside on two wheels, read about our experience of Cycling around Hoi An.
When traveling with a family or in group, you can rent a car to make your trip to the beach even more comfortable. Typically, car rental price here ranges from 500,000 VND to 1,800,000 VND per day.
Taking a bus to An Bang Beach is also convenient and economical option as the bus ticket price is only 30,000 VND per journey. An Bang Beach is passed by the bus route No. 1 which is departing from Da Nang Bus Station to Hoi An.
Best time to visit An Bang Beach
The weather here is warm all year round. The best time to visit An Bang Beach is during the dry season from April to July because the weather here is nice with lots of sun and warmth. Most of the time weather conditions are perfect for enjoying time on the beach and having outdoor activities. Several unique Hoi An festivals are taking place during this period to enrich your experience. You can easily combine the sightseeing and time on the beach to fully explore Hoi An.
What to do at An Bang Beach
Plenty of interesting activities are offered at An Bang Beach such as:
- Yoga and Meditation
- Walking on the beach
- Eating delicious fresh seafood
Attractions around An Bang Beach
If you will be staying at An Bang Beach, don’t miss a chance to visit the most famous attractions in the surrounding area.
Japanese Covered Bridge
Japanese Covered Bridge, also known as the Pagoda Bridge (Chua Cau) is one of the most famous attractions in Hoi An Ancient Town. The bridge was built in 17th century by Japanese businessmen for traffic convenience. The total length of the bridge is about 18 meters.
Tra Que Vegetable Village
Tra Que Vegetable Village is located about 2 km from An Bang Beach. This is a traditional vegetable farming village where you can try growing vegetables like a real farmer. In addition, you can also learn how to prepare delicious dishes from typical vegetables of the village. The estimated taxi price for a one way trip from An Bang Beach to the village is about 30,000-35,000 VND.
Opening hours: 08:00 - 21:00.
Cua Dai Beach
The famous Cua Dai Beach is located only about 3 km from An Bang Beach. This beach has a gentle white sandy coast and is the meeting point between 3 rivers Thu Bon, Truong Giang and De Vong. The long sandy beach is the place where sports activities and fun and exciting games on the sea are often taking place. The estimated taxi price for a one way trip from An Bang Beach to Cua Dai Beach is about 40,000-50,000 VND.
Cu Lao Cham
Cu Lao Cham, also known as Cham Islands, is a group of 8 small islands, which has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve. Relaxation at Cua Dai Beach can be easily combined with a visit to Cu Lao Cham to enrich your experience. You can also take a day trip to the Cham Islands for snorkeling to see abundant coral reefs and visit a local fishing village.
Where to stay at An Bang Beach
There are plenty of choices when looking for a place to stay at An Bang Beach as you can choose from luxury resorts, hotels and homestays, depending on your needs. Accommodation here is often cheaper than at other popular tourist destinations.
Popular places to stay at An Bang Beach:
Food at An Bang Beach
There are many restaurant and eateries along An Bang Beach. The most popular choices here are various dishes made of fresh seafood and local Hoi An dishes.
Local delicacies specific to Hoi An that you must eat when visiting An Bang Beach:
- Cao Lau: Hoi An’s signature dish made from rice noodles, slices of pork and crispy pigskin, raw vegetables, coriander, and soya sprouts in a semi broth.
- Mi Quang: Flat rice noodles mixed with shrimps, pork and vegetables, topped with grilled sesame rice crackers, fried shallots, peanuts and a variety of fresh herbs.
- White Rose: Small translucent steamed shrimp dumplings.
- Tom Huu: Vietnamese fresh rolls made of shrimps and pork wrapped in water grown mint leaves secured with thin strips of green onion.
For a wider choice of authentic Hoi An food check: Hoi An Food You Must Try.
Local restaurants at An Bang Beach
Beach Village Restaurant
Beach Village Restaurant is a little restaurant located off the main street. It is one of the best restaurants at An Bang Beach. Scallop with morning glory is the best-selling dish here. Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00.
The DeckHouse An Bang Beach
The DeckHouse restaurant is situated on the beachside where you can enjoy beautiful scenery while having your meal. The restaurant serves Vietnamese food and beverages. Opening time: 07:00 - 22:00.
Soul Kitchen restaurant is found in a beautiful location with table setup overlooking the water. The restaurant serves both Vietnamese and Western dishes. Prices are higher but it can be expected as the restaurant is right on the beach. Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00.
The Fisherman Vegan Restaurant & Cafe & Bar
The Fisherman Vegan Restaurant & Cafe & Bar is another beachfront restaurant to hangout on An Bang beach. The number of vegan options is great and the food is delicious. Opening hours: 07:30 - 22:00.