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Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

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Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

Thinking of going to China beach for day when on cruise stop at Danang.Looking on reviews on TA,which are mainly good,one has mentioned that their are no sun beds available and although we would enjoy a walk on a beautifully beach we would also like to relax for a few hours while on a busy sightseeing schedule at different ports of call.we will be docked at Hue(Danang) for just one day from 07.00 until 06.00pm on March 2nd.Can anyone please advise us if they have any information on China beach.Thanking you,From Ann.

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1. Re: Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

Actually there is no such beach as China Beach. What is commonly referred to is the whole coastal strip fron Son Tra in the north to Hoi An in the south, 35 odd kms straight.

Around My Khe and Non Nuoc areas of this beach is often referred to as China Beach but it is really just Hollywoods interpretation. Since being highly publicised most of this area of the coast is dominated by large beachfront resorts which will allow you to use their lounges for a fee or from one of the hirers on the beach. In the old days you could just sit on any one lounges on the sand operated by a bar on the beach but now it is getting difficult to get access.

Perhaps it may be wisest to google for a Resort around the My Khe,Non Nouc or Marble Mountain, for a suitable resort to get beach access.

Cheers Ross

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2. Re: Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

There are many places to access the beach before you hit the resort and casino area and they have umbrellas and loungers for rent of course. 30K as I remember and they have people cooking and providing cold drinks also. The beach is quiet shallow and the water clean. Also called My Khe beach by the locals. Cross the bridge, head to the ocean turn right till the road makes a sweeping turn to the left and voila.....there are some smaller resorts on the opposite side of the road that sell swim clothes, sunscreen etc..

Edited: 11:28 pm, November 18, 2012
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3. Re: Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

Hi Ms Ann,

There's no sun beds available at PUBLIC places along the beach but stalls and shacks where they provide folding chairs. You can find those beds in resorts only. I think it makes no sense if you dock for a day trip but spend your day in a hotel, even a few hours, isn't it?

If you wish to relax by the beach, head to Monkey Peninsula (local name Son Tra) and hire a pavilion in a restaurant then enjoy sunbathing there. There're variety of restaurants like this on Buddha bay. They serve a very fresh seafood as well.

Another unwind place is Xuan Thieu Beach which you may know by the name Red Beach. 12 km northward from city centre, along the coastline, of course. This is a kind of resort and restaurant where you can have seafood and sunbathe, too.

For the name China Beach, we're happy if you call it My Khe Beach or Non Nuoc Beach. Please see this thread for the name and its meaning

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g298082-i9204-k583…

Cheers,

Lam.

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4. Re: Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

Lam - it is not at all uncommon for cruise-ship passengers to spend the day at a resort when they cruise the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera or Bahamas for example, and the OP is probably used to doing just that- hiring a sun-bed for the day and chilling out on a gorgeous beach at a beautiful resort.

I was amazed at this when we were recently over there- I was only interested in seeing the sights, whereas most of the people we met onboard the cruise were looking forward to sitting in the sun all day at a resort.

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5. Re: Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

Hi maz1,

Thanks for the explaination. I just thought that cruise-ship passengers would love sightseeing than laying and chilling out.

So now Ann knows that she can have a relaxing time in some of resorts along the coastline. :)

Cheers,

Lam.

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6. Re: Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

Perhaps ann will have a look around HoiAn ancient town as it is so pretty.

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7. Re: Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

a great option for spending a day on the beach near Danang City is the Temple Club. You can go there and get a very comfy beach lounger for 60,000 dong for the day. There are guards who keep away hawkers and keep an eye on your property when you go in for a swim. There are also very attentive waiters that will bring you food and drink at reasonable prices and when you need a break the on-site massage was very relaxing. A pool, bathroom, and showers are also available.

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8. Re: Sun loungers and umbrellas on China Beach.

Thanks for replies,

As we are only in Da Nang for 1 day we thought a day on China beach would be a nice rest in the middle of 17 days sightseeing,it does sound a beautifull beach.

We would also like to visit HoiAn city as it does as Maz1 says look very pretty.Would we have time to do both in 1 day?

We were planning on booking trips with our cruise ship.1 was China Beach for day with lunch,2nd was cooking class with HoiAn city which we wanted mainly as it included market and walking tour of city,this trip lasts 7 hours.

Any suggestions welcomed.

Thanks again Ann.

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