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Above average for South Vietnam

The Vietnamese are nothing if not clever. Not far from the tourist trappings of Vung Tau is Long... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Muscat, Oman
Off the tourist path

I went to Long Hai beach with some Vietnamese friends for a bbq and tiger beers. Had a great time... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Simon B
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
via mobile
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

There is a nice sand bar makes playing in surf fun. Usual garbage problems. Sad but a global reality at this point. Great beach close to HCMC for a quick get away.

Thank brianhawken
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Definitely I've seen better beaches, it is beautiful to see but not worth for swimming, windy days can make it a nightmare for you as it brings trash out of the waters.

Thank Geovanny B
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a beach holiday, in a wonderful part of Vung Tau Province.

Long Hai Beach is an unspoiled paradise offering an economical holiday for people wanting to venture off the beaten track, yet still offers the necessities for the adventurous traveller.

You won't find designer clothing shops, but there are plenty of street stalls and a huge market selling everything from seafood to shoes and clothing

The town abounds in cheap accommodation and restaurants. Of a night time many of the locals gather around pop up stores on the promenade at the beach.

These shops specialise of a variety of drinks, including The classical Vietnamese ice coffee with milk plus all manner of fruit drinks
In addition to drinks, many of the shops sell all manner of bbq'd seafood, cooked while you wait.

The Town and Beach area are family friendly and it's very safe to wander the beach area after the sun goes down.

4  Thank Rocket1001
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The beach itself is beautiful, quite clean and nice. But it isn't peaceful. There can be crowds - school classes and other very big groups that come by several big busses.
And even if there are no crowds, the locals are very interested in western tourists and are very keen to come and say hello. They want to take photos and may offer you a drink from their own bottle, show you photos of their families etc. At first this may feel nice but if you'd like to have a peaceful vacation, Long Hai isn't good choice.
There aren't decent sun beds or umbrellas. The ones they got are a bit broken and the locals can't understand that someone wants to rent them without having a meal! The locals come to the beach to eat and that's why there are some so called sun beds. Be prepared that you will be interrupted all the time by locals who try to sell you fresh fish or crab or octopus.

If you don't want to eat for lunch that street food mentioned above, you have other options. There are 4 eateries/ restaurants on the beach, named Cantin 1-4. You can get decent seafood, meat etc. as well beer and other drinks. But they close at 2-4 p.m! So no nice dinners or early night drinks when watching sunset.

The dinner options are street food only. You find the vendors in the big square next to the beach. Lots of fresh fish and other sea food. There are also some pho places in the main street about 1km from the beach but I'm not sure if they are open for a dinner, we just had a lunch. And Military Hotel has a good restaurant- if it's open.

Long Hai is suitable for a 2-4 days visits. You get the feeling what's like to have a Vietnamese style beach vacation but don't expect any peace or privacy. You can find those things in Phu Quoc or Con Dao. And if you want some facilities e.g. sun beds and real beachfront restaurants, you should go Vung Tau, Nha Trang, Hoi An etc.

5  Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Generally a much nicer beach than Vung Tau. During the week Long Hai is very quiet and almost deserted, with little going on, everything changes on Saturday when the whole place comes alive. On Sunday from early morning Vietnamese started arriving by the coach load, the whole place was buzzing with families, and lots of karaoke going on. Great place to spend a couple of days. Rainy season probably isn't the best time to come here

3  Thank tonyjenny2016
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