The Slow Days of Bãi Dài (Long Beach in Cam Lam District, 20km south of Nha Trang).
We are always delighted to meet visitors coming to town, they usually come here for the favorable climate (300 days of sunny weather) and for the beautiful city beach overlooking the amazing Nha Trang bay. Our team believe that there is no other city of Vietnam than can boost a nicer city beach than Nha Trang; it is right downtown and so easily accessible. You can rent sunbeds and parasols, play sports, rent jet skis, fly kites, eat gourmet specialities, drink cold beers, meet friends and go clubbing in clubs nearby...all without leaving the beach! It is fantastic and easily one of the best attraction of Nha Trang (also see Ba Hồ Waterfall Post) and we can't recommend enough our visitors to enjoy it the most they can! But, then, there are some of our visitors that would like to have a more ''remote'' experience of the beaches of Vietnam....luckily for them (and us) their are some choices a reasonable distance from Nha Trang; Jungle Beach at around 1 hour (50km to the north, this will be the subject of a subsequent blog post ) and there is, 20km south the famous Bãi Dài, a very long natural white sand beach that has charmed countless of beach goers! But be quick, development of resorts has already started, come before the view is spoiled!
Go Bãi Dài to spend a great day to the beach...
Bãi Dài is a fine white sandy beach that enters the ocean at a very weak angle. You can walk approximatively for 70m without any problems. This however, and depending of the season recreate sometime strong rip curls that want sweep you against the current. Be always aware of the danger. There are some local lifeguards on the area where most restaurants are in case of need. Nothing is a substitute for prudence especially if accompanied with young children Generally for the summer period, from April to October, water is dead calm and you can expect sunny weather most days.
Over the years, many restaurants have opened along a 500 m stretch (the nearest to Nha Trang) and exquisitely fresh seafood can be ordered at reasonable price at any of them. Beers are chilled in some of the shacks...
Picture this: you being under the shades, perhaps in a hammock, beer in hand and your foot caressing the fine white sand. The bbq is dressed, the smell of fresh squids and king shrimps, is making your mouth watered. Look around; the day is glorious and your friends or lover or kids are having a good time swimming, para-sailing, surfing or just riding the jet-ski... You feel ready to swim? The azure blue color of the ocean is too tempting? Well, you just need to run a few meters and there you are, in clean paradisiac waters.
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