If you have chance to visit Thanh Hoa, surely you will be attracted by its wild and beautiful beaches.
Sam Son Beach
As one of the first beaches famous for tourist in the northern provinces, Sam Son is about 16 km east of Thanh Hoa city. The seaside was used by the French as a private beach in 1906, with many old villas, including the resort of King Bao Dai.
Sam Son is longer than 10 km with strong waves, smooth water, fine sand and moderate salt. Not only the beautiful beach, Sam Son also has many famous sights and historical sites. Among them is the Co Giai, where the Truong Le Mountain meets the sea, the Doc Cuoc Temple (also known as Gam Temple) on the top of Co Giai island, attached to the legend of the giant guy splitting his two body. A half went to the sea to kill the monster to protect the fishermen, and the other half stood on the top of the Co Giai Island. In addition, the Trong Mai rock is also a favorite place when visitors come to Sam Son.
Bai Dong Beach (East beach)
Bai Dong is the beach of Nghi Son Peninsula, Tinh Gia District, Thanh Hoa. It is not crowded as other famous beaches. The peaceful, gentle Bai Dong scenery makes anyone here enjoy the real rest. The beach here is still wild, so naturally beautiful, the blue sea and white sand will "attract" any visitors to Bai Dong.
Come here you feel so fresh under the cool water, have fun with friends under the waves without feeling shy. Or simply lie back on the beach, read a book, listen to music, and enjoy the sea, all the fatigue and sadness seem to disappear.
Although Bai Dong is untouched and fresh on the map of Vietnam tourism, but the devotees have been very quick to come here to enjoy the most relaxing moments, the best on this deserted beach. So if you do not come to Bai Dong right now, you will have a lot of regrets. It is 60 km from the center of Thanh Hoa city to Bai Dong. If you are in a group, rent a taxi is not too expensive. You should ask the price in advance to get the best price.
Hai Hoa Beach
From Thanh Hoa city to Cong town, Tinh Gia district, it is about 40 km, turn left 3 km to reach Hai Hoa sea.
The Hai Hoa beach has been known for several years, as beaches along the country began to be exploited as tourist resorts. The sea here still retains the wild and poetic features of soft white sands and casuarina trees all year round. When the sun rises, the fishing village is busy with the fishing trip. The fish market is right on the beach with fresh fish and shrimp. When it somes to noon, the market closes and bring the peace back to the beach.
Especially, in Hai Hoa, there is a special dish that you can not ignore: of jellyfish salad with hot sauce, jellyfish salad with pancake and fig leaves... Some coastal restaurants can serve dishes such as sea snakes, lobsters, fish ... In addition, in Hai Hoa you can also buy seafood from the boat dock or from the local fishermen each morning and afternoon and the restaurant can cook it according to your own taste.
Hai Thanh Beach
Hai Thanh Beach of Hai Thanh, Tinh Gia, Thanh Hoa is about 4 km in length, stretching from the tip of the mountain to the foot of Mount Du Xuyen.
The beach is small and medium waves with peaceful fishing villages. Offshore is Hon Me with about 10 large islands. Not only rest and bathing, visitors can visit many historical sites such as Dot Tien Temple, Quang Trung Temple and the church of Ba Lang parish with a history about 5 centuries ago.
Hai Thanh with a busy fishing village is very famous with its fish sauce - Ba Lang fish sauce. Fresh products are available, including crabs, crabs, blue mussels, shrimp, clams, ...
Hai Tien Beach
Hai Tien beach is located 175 km from Ha Noi, 30 km from Thanh Hoa city, along National Highway 1A, crossing the left turn of Dao Xuyen and go straight 15 km.
Hai Tien beach has been introduced to serve tourists from a few years with a length of 12 km. Fresh air, long sandy beaches can provide you with a variety of private bathing options that remain clean and safe. The seashore is beautiful and rustic with clam huts, square salt fields and deep green forest.
Hai Tien Sea still has many wild features with undeveloped services. In addition to a few rest houses and restaurants, you are perfectly set in tranquil natural surroundings with lush greenery and peaceful fishing villages. You can go to seafood market early in the morning, buy things and ask the hotel to cook or order food at home with reasonable prices.