Cua Dai beach is a wide bay of palm-fringed coast 4km north-east of Hoi An. All glittering warm waters and white sand stretching for three kilometers, Cua Dai is a popular spot with both locals and travelers in the Quang Nam province.
From Hoi An’s old town, Cua Dai Beach is a relaxing bike ride past rice paddies and Thu Bon riverbank. When you get to the water, you’ll see plenty of people enjoying jet-skiing, paragliding and kitesurfing.
Vietnamese for "big sea mouth," Cua Dai beach looks out to the Cham archipelago, and is home to some of Hoi An’s ritzier hotels like Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort. A popular late-night spot, Zero SeaMile beach club is particularly lively, especially at the weekend when it hosts its own beach parties.
As Cua Dai Beach is part of the South China Sea, the waves don’t get too big, making it a good swimming spot that’s popular with local families, especially on weekends and local holidays.
For refreshments, there are plenty of pineapple and drinks sellers dotted along the beach, and seafood restaurants line the shore. There are always plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for hire for around 30,000VND for the day.
Ten minutes from Hoi An’s old town by taxi, many Hoi An hotels also offer shuttle buses out to Cua Dai beach. If you’d like to bike, just follow the Cua Dai Road to get here.