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This unspoiled beach in Vietnam is an attractive spot for scuba diving and admiring coral reefs

Sunday, November 06, 2022, 15:54 GMT+7
This unspoiled beach in Vietnam is an attractive spot for scuba diving and admiring coral reefs
Son Dung Beach in Van Phong Bay, Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam is a must-visit destination for ocean lovers. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

For beach lovers who are looking to go off the beaten path, Son Dung Beach with its pristine beauty, crystal clear turquoise water, and powder white sand should be added to their bucket list.

Son Dung Beach, also known as Xuan Dung Beach, is part of Dam Mon Peninsula in Van Phong Bay, Van Thanh Commune, Van Ninh District, Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam.

This unspoiled beach is around 100 kilometers away from Nha Trang City, a popular beach destination in the south-central province.

The calm and peaceful Son Dung beach. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

The calm and peaceful Son Dung Beach. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Nestled deep in the Van Phong Bay, the quiet and peaceful Son Dung beach is surrounded with roughly 20 islands of different sizes that look like a natural wave-proofing wall for the beach.

Son Dung is also considered a quite safe beach where beach-goers can fully enjoy sea-bathing, scuba diving, and many other activities.

Its striking turquoise water, white sand, and colorful coral reefs will leave travelers with unforgettable memories of Son Dung.

Travelers can also stroll along the beach, swim, go kayaking or scuba diving to see colorful coral reefs. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Travelers can also stroll along the beach, swim, go kayaking or scuba diving to see colorful coral reefs. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

After her first visit to Son Dung, Hoang Thuy Duong, a travel blogger, shared: “I arrived at the beach at sunset. It had just rained, making the scenery magnificent. I felt a bit lost amid the vast land, but the beach was so attractive.”

To reach Son Dung from Nha Trang City, travelers can go to Dam Mon seaport to take a boat trip to Van Phong Bay and continue with a raft trip to Son Dung. A beautiful sunny day is perfect to travel to Son Dung for sea activities.

Though the route to Son Dung is a bit inconvenient, travelers can admire various landscape types from terraced rice fields to soft white sand islets and amazingly clear skies on the way.

Travelers to Son Dung can visit other nearby places in Van Phong Bay such as Dai Lanh beach, Ong islet and Diep Son island. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Travelers to Son Dung can visit other nearby places in Van Phong Bay such as Dai Lanh Beach, Ong Islet, and Diep Son Island. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

The travel blogger shared her unforgettable memories of Son Dung: “I strolled along the beach early in the morning, seeing a school of fish swimming in the crystal-clear water. The days at Son Dung were the most peaceful time in my life when I was wearing scuba gear and swimming along with many fish in the sea.”

The Van Phong Bay is renowned for coral reefs of different sizes and colors. Travelers can watch small coral reefs by just putting their foot in the sea.

When they go scuba diving at a far distance, the deeper they dive, the more colorful coral reefs they will discover.

Seeing sea creatures living deep in the ocean in person is an amazing experience for scuba divers in the Van Phong Bay.

“Seeing that magical world makes me more aware of my responsibility in contributing to the conservation of local marine life,” Duong said.

Van Phong Bay is renowned for coral reefs of different sizes and colors. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Van Phong Bay is renowned for coral reefs of different sizes and colors. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Scuba diving activities at Son Dung are quite convenient as the waters remain clear, calm and warm all year round. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Scuba diving activities at Son Dung are quite convenient as the waters remain clear, calm, and warm all year round. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Travelers can see small coral reefs by just putting their foot in the waters. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Travelers can see small coral reefs by just putting their foot in the waters. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Travelers to Son Dung beach can immerse themselves into the cool water and completely relax. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Travelers to Son Dung Beach can immerse themselves in the cool water and completely relax. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Van Phong Bay is home to a diverse ecosystem with 350 types of coral reefs and 270 fishes and shripms. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Van Phong Bay is home to a diverse ecosystem with 350 types of coral reefs and 270 fishes and shrimps. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

When travelers go scuba diving, the deeper they dive, the more they discover lots of large and colorful coral reefs. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

When travelers go scuba diving, the deeper they dive, the more colorful coral reefs they will discover. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Scuba divers can observe coral reefs, as well as see other creatures living deep in the sea. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Scuba divers can observe coral reefs, as well as see other creatures living deep in the sea. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

It would be an astonishing experience to sit on a soft white sand beach, breathe the fresh sea breeze, and enjoy the sound of waves lapping the sand. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

It would be an astonishing experience to sit on a soft white sand beach, breathe the fresh sea breeze, and enjoy the sound of waves lapping against the sand. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Travelers to Son Dung beach can admire the stunning sunrise and sunset. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Travelers to Son Dung Beach can admire the stunning sunrise and sunset. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Apart from its turquoise water and white sand, local seafood available in Son Dung is mouth-watering. Sitting on the beach, breathing salt air and breeze, and enjoying local seafood are worth a try for those visiting Son Dung. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

Apart from its turquoise water and white sand, local seafood available in Son Dung is mouth-watering. Sitting on the beach, breathing salt air and breeze, and enjoying local seafood are worth a try for those visiting Son Dung. Photo: Hoang Thuy Duong

The location of Son Dung beach on a map

The location of Son Dung Beach on the map

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