Cua Lo Beach

A popular staycation for local visitors, Cua Lo boasts a long stretch of white sand and blue sea.


A part of Nghe An Province, Cua Lo Beach is among the most beautiful beaches in the northern region of Vietnam. Just 18km away from the center of Vinh city, Cua Lo Beach is the magnet for almost all domestic tourists from both north and center of the country.

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This 10km long beach is famous for its white sand and blue water, outlined by a stunning pine forest and coconut tree-lined shore.

Visitor Information

Cua Lo is also renowned for its surrounding islands. Not far away from the coast are three gorgeous islands named Hon Ngu, Hon Chu and Hon Mat. To the north is Lan Chau Island and to the south east is Song Ngu island. These islands are not only striking spots but also serve as the shield, which protects Cua Lo Beach from storms and strong ocean wind. Visitors can easily get to these islands in few minutes with boats hired from operator at the seashore.


Dining & Activities

Coming to Cua Lo, tourists can also try many kind of seafood like shrimps, crabs and cuttlefish whether at the restaurants or on the beach. The most interesting activities many find here is when tourists can go fishing with the local fishermen at night. They will take you about 50 to 100m off the shore by a basket boat and after fishing you can enjoy the fish right on the boat on the way back to mainland.


Holding inside the potential of an excellent beach resort, Cua Lo has turned from a sleepy town into a hot attraction with more and more hotels, services and tourism activities to meet the rising demand of visitors.

Useful Information

  • Location: Cua Lo Beach
  • Best for: Family, couple
  • Entrance: Free
  • Hours: All hours
  • Distance to city center: 15.6km (9.7 mi)

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