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Cat Co Beach

Cat Co beach is considered a masterpiece of nature with blue water, surrounding cliffs, and fresh air. Listening to the whispering waves and immersing yourself in the blue sea will be experiences that make visitors fascinated. Let’s explore this beautiful beach with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Cat Co beach?

Cat Co beach is located in Cat Ba town, Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city, Vietnam. About 60 km from Hai Phong city and about 140 km southeast of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Cat Co beach unique?

Cat Co beach is considered a masterpiece of nature, possessing a beauty that is rarely found anywhere else.

  • Rich nature

The three Cat Co beaches are connected by a long wooden bridge along the mountainside. Standing on the bridge, you can have a panoramic view of the beach with clouds, sky, and beautiful water, as if lost in a fairyland. It is the inherent wild and pristine beauty of this sea that has created a magical attraction for domestic and foreign tourists.

  • Smooth waves, light wind, clear sea water

All three beaches here are surrounded by green mountain sides, gentle breezes and clear blue sea water. There’s nothing better than immersing yourself in cool water and enjoying the gentle waves.

Coming to this beach, you can not only admire the beautiful and charming scenery but also easily choose top accommodation services. There are many quality hotels here, promising to bring perfect experiences and wonderful moments of relaxation to all visitors.

3. When is the best time to visit Cat Co beach in Cat Ba island?

Cat Co Beach on Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong has a typical climate of the northern seas of Vietnam, hot in summer and cold in winter.

  • In the first months of the year from January to March, many special festivals often take place here such as the Elephant festival, Nui Doi festival, etc. Therefore, during this period you can combine visiting the beach and sightseeing. Participate in bustling festivals.
  • The period from April to October is when Cat Co beach attracts the most tourists. This period is sunny, with little rain, and dry weather suitable for sightseeing, vacations and beach activities.
  • During winter, Hai Phong’s weather is quite cold, not suitable for swimming. However, if you come to Cat Co at this time, you can visit, take photos and enjoy the diverse cuisine of the Port city.
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4. How to get to Cat Co beach?

4.1 Moving to Hai Phong

With an increasingly diverse and developed transportation system. You have many options to travel to Hai Phong by bus, plane, motorbike, car,…

4.1.1 By plane

Airplanes are always the means of choice chosen by most tourists from Central and Southern Vietnam because of their speed and convenience. The flight to Hai Phong will land at Cat Bi airport, on Le Hong Phong street, Hai An district, Hai Phong city. From here you can catch a taxi or book an airport shuttle to go to the city center or to Cat Ba.

4.1.2 By Bus

If you come from provinces in the neighboring region of Northern Vietnam, you can choose a cheaper bus. However, the travel time will be longer and will be a bit “haunting” for passengers with motion sickness.

If you depart from Hanoi, you will have many choices of car companies, with a variety of prices and services. You just need to go to bus stations like My Dinh, Giap Bat,… to catch reputable bus companies. Such as: good morning Cat Ba, Anh Huy, Hoang Long, Hai Chau, Phuc Xuyen,…

4.1.3 By Motorbike

Traveling by motorbike to Hai Phong is a way to both save money and be proactive in your schedule. However, you need to pay attention to driving carefully, control your speed and obey traffic rules to ensure the safety of your trip.

Starting from Hai Phong city center, you will have 3 routes to get to Cat Ba island.

  • First Route: you move to Dinh Vu port, then continue on 3 stops: Cat Hai, Got Ferry wharf, Cai Vieng wharf to get to Cat Ba island.
  • Second Route: from the city center, tourists go to Binh wharf. Here, you can choose a speedboat to get to Cat Ba.
  • Third Route: you go to Hai An district, cross Tan Vu sea bridge to reach Cat Hai island. From Cat Hai island, you can take the cable car or ferry to get to Cat Ba island.

Once arriving in Cat Ba town, visitors can rent a motorbike or take an electric car to get to Cat Co.

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5. Exploring the beauty of Cat Co beach

5.1 The beauty of Cat Co beach

Cat Co beach is divided into 3 main areas with names: Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2 and Cat Co 3. Therefore, many tourists wonder which Cat Co beach is the most beautiful. The answer is that each beach has its own beauty, visitors have to experience each beach to feel.

5.1.1 Cat Co 1 Cat Hai beach

Cat Co 1 is the largest beach of the 3 beaches. This place is especially suitable for those who love excitement and bustle. This beach is always crowded with swimmers. The clear, cool blue sea water makes it irresistible to anyone and just wants to immediately immerse themselves in the sea and sky here.

5.1.2 Cat Co 2 Beach Cat Ba

Unlike the excitement of Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2 exudes a quiet and peaceful beauty. This place is the ideal choice for tourists who prefer a peaceful space.

As one of the top most beautiful Hai Phong beaches in Southeast Asia, Cat Co 2 captivates visitors with its majestic mountain scenery, smooth white sand, the sound of whispering waves,…Coming here just takes a breath. With the fresh air of the sea, tourists seem to be able to dispel fatigue and pressure from their souls.

5.1.3 Cat Co 3 beach

This is the newest and most modern beach at Cat Co beach. Cat Co 3 is deeper and has bigger waves than the other two beaches, so it is very suitable for adventurous people.

If you are wondering what to do in Hai Phong, come immediately to Cat Co 3. This place with many exciting fun activities will bring an extremely interesting experience to visitors. There are kayaking or thrilling games such as riding banana floats, jet skiing, windsurfing, etc.

5.2 Activities and experiences at Cat Co beach

5.2.1 Enjoying the cool space of the sea

The three Cat Co beaches are connected by a wooden bridge leaning against the mountainside. The feeling of walking on this precarious wooden bridge is a really interesting experience.

Connected by a wooden bridge along the mountainside, moving from one beach to another is extremely convenient. This is also an ideal check-in point for tourists with extremely beautiful sea views.

5.2.2 Swimming in the sea

With a long stretch of smooth white sand, Cat Co beach is always a bustling place with tourists. This place is often chosen by tourists as a place to rest and immerse themselves in the cool water. At any time of the year, the waves are always pounding in harmony with the bustling rhythm of life of travelers.

5.2.3 Ideal virtual living spot

If you are a person who loves bustle, Cat Co beach is a destination that you should not miss when coming to Cat Ba. This beach attracts many tourists to swim and have fun. Cat Co Beach has clear blue water that makes you irresistible and just want to immerse yourself in this place.

5.2.4 Participating in sea sports

After taking a dip in the sea, you can participate in a number of beach and water activities or lie down on the smooth white sand to admire the beauty of the sea. In addition, you can also relax inside the leaf huts on the beach and enjoy cool glasses of water.

6. Specialties when traveling to Cat Co beach

Cat Ba Hai Phong is a famous place with delicious dishes made from fresh seafood. Coming to Cat Co beach, you cannot miss the gifts of the sea. Such as: sea fish, oysters, squid, sea horseshoe crab, shrimp, geoduck, octopus,…

With fresh and uniquely prepared seafood dishes, you will feel all the delicious, unforgettable flavors of the sea. You can buy seafood at markets, coastal seafood restaurants, or enjoy it at the hotel.

If you want to choose fresh seafood, you can buy it at the market and then hire the hotel chef to prepare it. In addition, you can eat at the floating houses, the food is quite delicious and the price is also reasonable.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Cat Co beach

Famous as a place that attracts a large number of tourists, so you don’t need to worry too much about accommodation issues. You can choose from various forms of accommodation such as resorts, hotels, motels or homestays, etc. With a variety of services and prices, depending on your needs, you can choose accordingly suitable for travel and sightseeing schedules.

Below are a few suggestions for hotels in Cat Ba. It serves a variety of services and is highly appreciated by many tourists.

  • Vinpearl Hotel Rivera Hai Phong.
  • Vinpearl Hotel Imperia Hai Phong.
  • Flamingo Cat Ba Beach Resort.
  • Hotel Perle D’Orient Cat Ba – Mgallery.
  • Catba Palace Hotel.
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8. Some important notes when traveling to Cat Co beach

To have the most convenient and complete vacation, you should pay attention to some of the necessary things below:

  • Planning your trip as early as possible. So you can prepare carefully, book air tickets and hotels early to get the best choice and enjoy the most preferential prices.
  • When swimming, tourists need to pay attention to preserving personal belongings and park their vehicles in the right place in case of motorbike riding.
  • Participating in adventure games, make sure to follow the instructor’s regulations and wear full life jackets to ensure safety.
  • When playing on the beach, make sure children are observed and cared for by adults to avoid dangerous drowning cases.
  • You should swim in the early morning or afternoon, the sea is quite beautiful at this time. Avoid bathing at noon, which is not good for your health and can easily cause illness.
  • Beachgoers should also pay attention to avoid being stung by jellyfish because many types are very poisonous and can cause death.
  • Remember to apply sunscreen before going to the beach so your skin is less damaged when exposed to direct sunlight.

Cat Co beach is considered an “island paradise” on earth, making many tourists bewildered. Three beaches: Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2 and Cat Co 3, each beach has its own beauty but all have one thing in common: giving visitors new, unique and unforgettable emotions.

If you have the opportunity to visit Hai Phong port, please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator. We will accompany you on your Ca Ba island tour to explore the beauty of Cat Co beach and bring the most interesting experiences of each Cat Co beach to you.

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