An Bang Beach

An Bang Beach, Hoi An: Address, An Bang Beach Reviews: 4/5

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GM.
Hoi An, Vietnam1 contribution
Mar 2020
The petrol station on Hai Ba Trung street, on the way to the beach, is notorious for scamming tourists so if you motorbike to the beach, make sure they reset the pumps before filing your tank. If you bicycle, don't put your stuff in the front basket because there have been a rise in cases where people on motorbikes snatch them and take off quickly. Once you get to the An Bang area, there is an official looking guy across the street from Blue Mart (great food there) who has a whistle and demands tourists park their bike in a paid lot. You can ignore him, you don't have to park there. Besides that, An Bang is okay. I recommend you park your bike in front of a restaurant of your choice and order some food or drinks, that way they will allow you to use their beach chairs. It can be annoying to be charged for sitting in a beach chair, but honestly if you owned a restaurant you wouldn't want people using your space for free all day. Lastly, if you want a quieter beach, just go about 1km to the south to Tam Thanh beach area. Resorts there are much more friendly, it's quieter and you won't be hassled by as many sellers.
Written March 11, 2020
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skyisblu
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited on a cool, windy day, biking in from our hotel in central Hoi An, so we were not visiting for the beach scene. Upon arriving down the main road from the Tra Que Vegetable Villages, we were stopped in our tracks by attendants manning the pay parking, barking at us and practically steering us directly into their lot - when I said I was just turning around, they didn't seem to accept this, and grabbed my handle bars. It was very stressful - we did manage to turn around and get out, parking at an information center closer to the main crossroad. I think it might have been pay parking as well, but no one was manning the site when we arrived, so we locked up our bikes and walked to the beach.

The beach seems very large, nice and sandy, though windy on the day we visited. There are tons of beach chairs and parasols, all of which are run by one restaurant, hotel or other, and all charge fees for use - there are attendants here too, to ensure you don't sit for free. The beach feels so very crowded in by businesses and amenities, that I don't see how it would be a relaxing place to hang out, even on a hot, sunny day. I say give this place a pass.
Written May 12, 2020
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Port8209
13 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We cycled from Hoi An to the beach - you can the direct route which is about 5k but we chose the circular eastern route through Cam Trang village which takes you through coconut groves and the community village. This took a few hours with a drink stop and we encountered little traffic. You can pick up a free map from the tourist information office.

Point of note:- when we took the direct route up Hai Ea Trung you will find your way blocked at the end as bikes are not allowed past a certain point. Two rather pushy people were asking for 20000 dong to park your bike in a designated area. This is not much (70pGBP) but it means you have to walk to where you want to go with towels, back packs etc.

We wanted to visit the Sound of Silence and a helpful man suggested we turn right past the building works having back tracked a bit. This was a really short detour and we were able to continue on (cycling) to our destination. We were able to leave our bikes on the premises (without charge) and enjoy the restaurant and beach.

If you buy a drink or food all the restaurants seem to let you use the sun beds for free. The beach is kept clean, the water is quite warm for a sea and it is a really relaxing place. The restaurants we have used also have fresh water showers which was unexpected.
Written March 9, 2020
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Martin M
Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland37 contributions
Feb 2020
Our hotel shuttle dropped us about 10am and the beach stayed pretty empty until late lunchtime (early February). After that, there were more people, but the beach never felt too crowded, even in the area around the many hotel’s "beach partners". Various comments have said the beach is dirty and spoiled by too many building sites - we didn’t feel that. The sand and water were clean, and the there were some building sites, but not many and they were far back from the beach. I wouldn’t travel a huge distance just for this beach (Da Nang beach is probably nicer) but if you are staying in Hoi An and like the idea of a beach day, this is worth a visit.
Written February 19, 2020
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Kristýna M
Tallinn, Estonia47 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
When coming straight from Hoi An, you arrive to covered parking lot of bikes. This is run by super rude person who will want to over charge you and scream at you. Do not give money to this person. There are bars around where you can park, get a drink with no drama. Just turn a bit to the right and there is small street leading to some bars or to the left or just in front of this parking lot scam idiot.
Written February 2, 2020
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Andrew N
Minchinhampton, UK27 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had an afternoon here whilst staying in Hoi An. Great fine sand, with a strong onshore breeze blowing creating a decent swell ( wouldn’t recommend for young families unless closely supervised at all times). Beach front filled with many places to eat ( though at time of writing some were shut down due to C19). Street vendors offered delicious snacks too. Sun loungers under parasol cost 200k Dong for 2 for the day. Great place to sit in the sun and swim, beware the breeze versus sunburn though! Have fun
Written March 14, 2020
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Tosh
2 contributions
Mar 2020
Having visited in 2019, w noticed 2020 was busier. Beach loungers are rented by separate businesses. Read the name on your lounger and if you like the service, be sure to show your loyalty and return next time you come to the beach. For a nominal sum you get 2 loungers and an umbrella and constant (and very good value) food and drinks service all day. Can highly recommend The 3Ladies Kitchen, run by Thu who will treat you like an honoured guest!
Written May 31, 2020
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Kathy
9 contributions
Feb 2020
This beach was a little too chaotic for our liking. There were a lot of vendors walking around the beach selling trinkets, and many restaurant owners trying to get you to sit in their lounge chairs and eat at their restaurant. When we go to the beach, we prefer to relax, unwind and read a little. We eventually chose a restaurant and enjoyed the lounge chairs for a little bit, but the whole beach experience was more chaotic than I was hoping for. We preferred some of the quieter beaches down the street.
Written March 2, 2020
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les1finger
Calgary5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The first thing you see when you get to this beach are permanent signs saying “no swimming”. This is a little extreme, as there were children (supervised) playing in the waves. The water was very rough though. Rows and rows of padded lounge chairs, restaurant hawkers letting you lay on them for free if you promised to buy either a drink or food from them. A single beer (I suppose, never could have just one) was enough to use it the whole day. Lots of activities, para-sailing, jet skiing going on.
Overall an ok place to lay in the sun, but very limited ability to go in the water.
Written February 24, 2020
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Jennifer2838
Kayes, MALI, West Africa76 contributions
Dec 2019
This beach was within walking distance of our home stay. For only $1.50 you can get a lounge chair and umbrella (or buy an iced coffee for $1.50 and get them for free!). It's very clean and my children found it a great place to build sand castles. Not too crowded, at least not when we were there in late December. The surf can get pretty rough when the tide is in, so be aware of the time of day you go. Lots of fun activities available, such as para-sailing.
Written January 6, 2020
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