Doc Let Beach near Nha Trang, one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam
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As a hidden gem in Vietnam, Doc Let Beach in Khanh Hoa is the perfect destination for those seeking some tranquility and relaxation. Set in a serene landscape of sand and surf, the beach is a paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life, Doc Let Beach is sure to captivate the senses and provide an unforgettable experience.
Located 50km north of Nha Trang, Doc Let is a 7km long beautiful beach with white sand, turquoise and transparent water. Doc Let is without doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
In this article, we’ll be exploring the beauty of Doc Let Beach, from its stunning views and diverse wildlife, to its delicious seafood and cultural attractions. So come along for the journey and get ready to be mesmerized by one of Vietnam’s finest gems.
What are the best months to swim at Doc Let Beach?
Doc Let is not too far from the center, so it still belongs to a tropical climate with seasonal winds in the small coastal plain region of Central Vietnam and is influenced by the sea breeze, making it mild all year round.
The average temperature throughout the year is 26.6 degrees Celsius. There are more sunny hours than rainy hours, about 2482 hours per year. The rainy season mainly falls in October and November. Therefore, the best time to travel to Doc Let is from January to September when there are many sunny days and it is also a peak tourist season in Nha Trang. Sometimes there may be an influence of southwest winds, making it cool, breezy, and dry.
In Nha Trang, the rain season starts in late September and ends in December. The best months to travel to Nha Trang and Doc Let Beach are between May and September when there is sunshine.
In the remaining months, the weather is not good for beach holiday ass the sky is often gray, the waves are sometimes strong and the water is cold.
From October to December is winter in Nha Trang accompanied by cold air from the northeast monsoon. If you travel during this period, you will mostly enjoy sightseeing. During this time, the sea water at Doc Let is quite cold so you cannot swim or dive or engage in any beach activities.
In April lunar calendar (around May on the Gregorian calendar), near Ninh Diem area there is a traditional festival called “Cung Dinh” with various customs and games taking place. You can visit during this time to combine tourism with participating in this interesting festival experience..
How to go to the Doc Let Beach?
How to get to Nha Trang?
First you have to reach Nha Trang city. Nha Trang is a city in the Khanh Hoa province which is 1300km away from Hanoi and 434km from Ho Chi Minh City. We can go to Nha Trang by:
By plane: from Hanoi, HCMC, Da Nang.
By bus: from Hoi An, HCMC …
By train: from Da Nang, HCMC …. For the journey between HCMC and Nha Trang, the SNT2 train is the best choice.
By motorcycle: if you travel from North to South Vietnam or vice versa on motorcycle.
From Nha Trang, how to go to the Doc Let Beach?
By local bus: from the Nha Trang city, there is the bus number 3 which leaves every 40 minutes for the Doc Let Beach. This trip takes almost 2 hours. The first bus leaves at 5am and the last at 5:30 in the afternoon. You can wait for the bus in the main streets of the city such as Quang Trung, Nguyen Thien Thuat. The ticket costs 24,000 VND.
By motorbike: you can rent a motorbike in Nha Trang city, the road to the beach is in good condition.
By taxi: taxi ride from Nha Trang city to Doc Let beach is 400.000VND.
By car with driver: you can rent a car from your hotel.
What to do at Doc Let’s beach?
You can swim there, of course, do some snorkeling or some water sports. These sports are more suitable for Vietnamese I think.
The sea here is so clear that you can see small fish and tiny grains of sand swirling at the bottom of the sea. Furthermore, this place is sheltered by rocky mountains, creating an extremely peaceful and calm Dốc Lết Hill. Most of the forests are still covered with lush vegetation, giving a sense of closeness to nature.
The beach stretches for 8km and unlike other beaches, the seabed of Dốc Lết gradually slopes away from the shore instead of steeply dropping like other beaches. Even at a distance of 100m from the shore, the water level is only about chest-deep, making it comfortable for children to play in the sea, build sandcastles, and very safe.
That’s why this place is called a dry beach, because the water level of Doc Let is very low. Even children, elderly people, women, and non-swimmers can swim without worrying about drowning. The sand is smooth and white, the waves gently lap against the shore, and the sea water is clear. However, you shouldn’t try the seawater here as it is quite salty. Behind the beach are vast green pine forests that form a cool natural green wall.
Swimming in the sea feels wonderful, walking on bare feet on the fine sand or stepping on dry leaves is also delightful. In front of Doc Let lies Van Phong Bay – one of the attractive tourist destinations planned for international tourism.
Activities and experiences at Doc Let Beach
Hunting for photos at dawn
Rent a boat to explore the island.
Visit Ninh Thùy fishing village.
Go to the seafood market.
Salt field in Hòn Khói.
Tập Thiện Pagoda.
Hòn Hèo Island.
Participate in festivals, fun games.
Admire the red phoenix hill.
What to eat at Doc Let Beach?
At the seafood market, there is a service of buying fresh seafood and processing it right on the spot with specialties such as clams, snails, fish, shrimp, squid… accompanied by a little salt and pepper. The food here is also simple, mostly steamed, boiled or grilled, not fancy but surely the sweet taste of the sea will satisfy you. Doc Let restaurant is also a place where diners often come to enjoy many delicious seafood dishes with fresh vegetables.
Fish noodle soup (Bún Cá): It is one of the specialties of Doc Let and a popular dish here. With just a few simple ingredients but when tasting the broth you can feel its freshness and sweetness. The clear broth is cooked from fresh fish along with fish cake and small fresh noodles combined with rich flavorsome raw vegetables.
Jellyfish noodle soup (Bún Sứa): Besides fish noodle soup, jellyfish noodle soup is also delicious when coming to Doc Let. Cleaned jellyfish has a crispy texture in your mouth combined with flavorful broth and traditional cooking method that you won’t forget when enjoying them.
Bún Cá Dầm: The broth is not cooked from pork bones like other types of noodles but people use these fish bones to create the sweetness of the broth. Alongside that are fatty crushed fish meatballs served with raw vegetables which are extremely tasty.
Nem Ninh Hoa: It’s no stranger when coming to Ninh Hoa without eating Nem Ninh Hoa. The nem here belongs among top-notch nationwide and also falls into famous specialties in Nha Trang nowadays. You shouldn’t miss out on this unique dish when visiting Doc Let.
Dien Khanh wet rice paper: Considered as a rustic dish of Khanh Hoa province, when coming to Doc Let you should try Dien Khanh wet rice paper but not just plain white wet rice paper with fish sauce but it can be combined with roasted pork, grilled meat, shrimp, nem (spring rolls), pig’s heart… which are also very popular.
Hotels and restaurants at Doc Let’s beach
If you do not like the busy city full of Russians and Chinese, a few nights at a resort in Doc Let will be fine.
The White Sand Doc Let Resort & Spa includes waterfront bungalows while the GM Doc Let Resort with its large pool is well appreciated.
Doc Let Beach is a good destination to enjoy your weekend.
In conclusion, Doclet Beach is a unique and beautiful destination that many people have yet to explore. Not only does it provide a stunning view of the ocean, but it also offers a variety of activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, and more. With its serene atmosphere and diverse ecosystem, it is a great place to spend a weekend or a whole summer. So if you’re looking for a place to relax, reconnect with nature, and have a good time, Doclet Beach is the perfect destination for you. Now that you know all about Doclet Beach, why not plan a visit and experience it for yourself?
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