Mui Ne – Sand, Sand & More Sand

If you’re looking for a quiet beach resort, Mui Ne is the place. About a four hour bus ride north of Ho Chi Min City, this 18 kilometer stretch of sand is lined with small resorts  and fishing villages. Not quite the party scene of Nha Trang, but if you’re looking for a few days of R&R this is a good place to base yourself.

Mui Ne Beach
18 km of sand at Mui Ne Beach

You’ll want to head north of kilometer 15 for cheaper accommodation and to guarantee yourself a good stretch of sand. When the tide is in the water can come right up to the breaker walls that line the resorts, so you may want to book into a place that has a pool as well.

Being a seaside town, there is no short supply of fresh seafood daily to choose from including lobster, clams, crab and fish on all order. You can choose the exact pieces you want and they will cook it to your liking right in front of you.

Fairy Stream in Mui Ne
Walking Down the Fairy Stream

Besides lying at the beach, one of the main attractions in town is the giant sand dunes just inland. The easiest way to see them is to book a half day tour which will take you to several stops along the way including the Fairy Stream, Red Sand Dunes and White Sand Dunes. For just $7 CAD a person, it’s money well spent for some fantastic photos opportunities. Like any major tourist attraction don’t expect to have the place to yourself as it is pretty busy with tourist groups whipping around on dune buggies.

Mui Ne Sand Dunes
Sand as far as the eye can see!

Jen’s Overall Rating: A sleepy seaside town. If you’re pressed for time, head straight to Nha Trang for amazing beaches and better scenery.

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