Sam Son Beach
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Sam Son Beach

Sam Son beach is the most famous beach of Thanh Hoa province. It’s about 180 km from Hanoi and about 16 km from Thanh Hoa city. Sam Son beach is shaped like a crescent moon, running 9 km long from the foot of Truong Le mountain to Quang Cu commune (Sam Son town), thousands of meters wide, flat, fine sand, no place too deep, muddy or rocky.

How Sam Son Beach is Unique?

Samson Sunrise

Because the water has an appropriate salinity and temperature, which is beneficial for health. It’s very suitable for tourists to rest and relax. French scholar Le Breton commented: “This is the best beach to restore health”.

When is the best time to travel to Sam Son beach?

Summer is the peak time for Sam Son tourism. Especially from May to August every year, Sam Son welcomes millions of visitors to visit and relax. The most crowded occasion is the annual holiday April 30 to May 1. In the autumn, the weather is cool, suitable for vacations, the plus point is that the beaches are open and the service prices are much more stable than before.

How to get to Sam Son Beach?

The distance from Hanoi to Sam Son is about 180 km long, the travel time is about 3 hours and 30 minutes, suitable for weekend trips. There are two routes for you to choose from:

Travel by Bus: Highway 1 Hanoi – Ninh Binh to Thanh Hoa and Phap Van – Cau Gie – Ninh Binh – Thanh Hoa expressways. Then you follow Highway 47 to Sam Son city.

Travel by train: Traveling with your family, you can choose the train, the ticket price is from about 160,000 to 280,000 VND depending on the seat class.

If you want to go on a tour, you can contact us one of the best tour operators in Hanoi. Package price is about 1,800,000 VND per person for 3 days and 2 nights. It’s depend the quality of accommodation.

If you travel from Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces. Then you can take a plane to Tho Xuan airports and take a taxi. Ot you may using the hotel’s shuttle service to Sam Son. Round-trip fares of Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, VietJet Air… from about 2,400,000 VND, flight time is more than 2 hours.

In Sam Son, there are many types of vehicles to serve tourists. Such as taxis, motorbike taxis, electric cars, and bicycles for rent. Note, ask carefully the cost of services if do not list prices.


Hotels and motels in Sam Son are mostly located close to the sea. Room rates in high season from about 250,000 VND or more. You can choose to stay at hotels right on Ho Xuan Huong Street close to the edge of the sea for a beautiful view and convenient transportation.

Service prices at beaches A, B are often higher than beaches C, D, so with a moderate budget, you can find motels 500 – 700 m from the beach under C and D to find good-priced rooms with good quality. Service quality is still guaranteed.

However, the selection of high-end accommodation facilities is not diverse. Currently, FLC Sam Son is the first international standard 5-star luxury resort among more than 600 accommodation establishments in Thanh Hoa province.

Notes when swimming in the sea

Sam Son beach is divided into 4 beaches A, B, C, D.

Beach A is the most crowded with tourists, has a gentle slope and strong waves, also has many boats and cliffs to take pictures. However, you need to be careful when checking-in near the mountain due to the sharp rocks.

Beach B has more moderate waves, suitable for groups of guests with elderly people and children. This area concentrates many snack shops on the beach.

Beach C is the biggest wave, crowded, clean. Along the beach there are many restaurants, cafes, karaoke bars. The slope is flat and often a place for fun activities.

Beach D is quieter, near the fishing boat area. It’s very suitable for those who want to enjoy a quiet space.

Sightnseeing near by Sam Son Beach.

In addition to beautiful beaches, Sam Son also has rocky mountains, big and small islands, lying, sitting, overlapping into various shapes right next to the sea edge. Also forests; temples and monuments. Visitors can visit some places. Such as Trong Mai Islet, Co Tien Pagoda, Doc Cuoc Temple, To Hien Thanh Temple, Truong Le Mountain, Sam Son Market.

A little further, on the way back, tourists can visit the scenic spots of Thanh Hoa like Ho Dynasty citadel, divine fish stream, Ba Trieu temple, Tu Thuc cave, Ben En National Park or Pu Luong nature reserve center.


Sam Son beach has nearly 1,000 kinds of shrimp, crab, fish and many rare seafood; Especially, there are fish salad and sea snake hot pot which are popular with many people. Some reference addresses are Cao Hung restaurant (234 Ngo Quyen), Chinh Thuy restaurant, Thanh Hoi restaurant, Dung Quych 1-2 restaurant or Tuan Nam restaurant…

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