NEED TO KNOW
Just south of Danang, at the foot of the Marble Mountains, Non Nuoc (also known as China Beach) stretches for 3 miles (5 km) in a white, sandy arc that slopes gently into the clear blue waters of the South China Sea.
The beach is lined in part with an ancient forest of casuarina trees, and there are restaurants serving local seafood specialties.
A day at the beach can be combined with a visit to the nearby village of Non Nuoc (where skilled craftspeople have been carving white, rose, and gray marble since the 15th century), or a trip to the spectacular mountains.
Getting There and Around There are flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, and Singapore. Take a motorbike-taxi or cycle-rickshaw to the beach. Bargain hard and have the waiting time and return fare included.
When to Go The dry season (Feb–Aug) is the ideal time; temperatures are more comfortable and, from May to Jul the sea is at its calmest.