Aptly named Long Beach stretches for almost 20km along the southwestern coast of Phu Quoc Island. Rows of coconut palms stand along its entire length. The beach’s yellow sand is backed by a grassy verge, and during the dry season months (November to April) the water is almost completely motionless; a liquid mirror to the sky. Most of long beach is deserted; only a few fishing shacks made of palm leaves dot the shore, served by a dusty, red-dirt road. There are countless places to stop for a secluded swim. However, the northern end of Long Beach is where the vast majority of Phu Quoc Island’s tourist industry is: dozens of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, cafes, bars and restaurants jostle for prime beachfront space along the paved road leading toward Duong Dong Town.
A trip to Phu Quoc would not be complete without a day lazing on the golden sands of its main beach Long Beach. Stretching over 20kms it is the epicenter of both local and tourist activity. Sunbathers and swimmers alike are welcomed by the cool breeze that rolls in off the ocean and the view here is spectacular, especially at sunset. Enjoy your stay here on Long Beach at Phu Quoc Island and please remember to click on the button below if you like turquoise seas, soft powdery sand, and gorgeous ocean sunsets. Surf’s up!
Long Beach, or Bai Truong, is the most popular beach located on the west coast of Phu Quoc’s main island and just 10 minutes from the Phu Quoc International Airport. Clear and clean waters, wide golden sand beach, swaying coconut palms, and gorgeous sunsets make Long Beach a photographer’s dream.
The west coast stretching from just north of An Thoi Town to the Duong Dong River in Duong Dong Town is considered “Long Beach” but technically this is not true. “Long Beach”, which is approximately 20kms in length, is divided into two zones: North Long Beach and South Long Beach.
North Long Beach
North Long Beach in Duong Dong Town is approximately 5kms in length and officially starts at the beach located in front of the Eden Resort (close to the new airport) and ends in front of the Trang An Phu Quoc Hotel, where the beach meets the rocky coast.
South Long Beach
South Long Beach is partly located in Duong Down Town, Duong To Village, and An Thoi Town along the west coast of the island and this section of the beach is approximately 15kms in length. In An Thoi Town, certain sections that comprise of “South Long Beach” are known locally as Xep Beach, Dai Do Beach, Duong Co Beach, Duong Xanh Beach, and Vuon Dua Beach. This long stretch of beach starts near An Thoi Town and ends by the estuary just south of the Eden Resort. While North Long Beach is known for being the epicenter of all tourist related activities, South Long Beach is mostly abandoned. Apart from a few pearl farms, herds of cows, dilapidated fishing boats and makeshift ramshackle fishing villages, there is not much infrastructure present. If you are looking for solitude and you do not want to escape the city limits, you can find it here.
Development is slowly moving south, eating up the empty stretches of Long Beach, but for now there’s plenty of beach to go around. Great mid-range beach accommodation is at Thanh Kieu Resort ($50-80), and there’s excellent seafood just beyond the famous night market in Duong Dong Town.