Vietnam's North Central Coast Map
North Central Coast
The North Central Coast of Vietnam is an area that is basically a stretch of golden sand often disturbed by big waves caused by typhoons, and it extends all the way to the Hai Van Pass. Typhoons are a common phenomenon in this area, specifically from the months of August to November. Weather after the rainy season is much more pleasant: cooler and drier. Meanwhile, summers on the coast are dry and sultry.
The North Central Coast is not considered a tourist destination. In fact, the area is rarely visited by tourists. This is because travellers either head straight (either by train or plane) between Hue and Hanoi. Tourist-friendly facilities are rare, too. There are no fancy hotels, posh resorts or restaurants that cater to visitors. However, if one has the time, the North Central Coast is worth the trip. Because the area is remote and undeveloped, it is the ideal place for long walks. However, those who visit the area should expect to be observed with curiosity by the locals.
Those who travel to North Central Coast should remember not to walk along any of the beaches near the DMZ and Dong Ha, because of the landmines still present.