Mui Ne beach and dunes

Mui Ne is a popular beach destination in Vietnam even though I don’t think the place is super touristy among foreign travelers. Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon. With a new expressway built, in 2023, Mui Ne travel time shortened significantly from 5h to 3h making it a more appealing destination now.

I have been to Mui Ne before and I have visited the popular attractions. But this time, I was in Phan Thiet, the town next door, when I went to Phu Quy island, and I decided to spend another day in Mui Ne. Phu Quy Island is an unknown island not far from Mui Ne, and you can check more about it in the previous post.

So, this time in Mui Ne I went a bit further than the center to a beach that doesn’t attract as many crowds.
There is a public bus connecting Mui Ne center to the red sand dunes and further, and I decided to hop on that bus and asked the driver to stop near D’farm Coffee and Tea so I could walk to Lang Chai Hon Rom and Hon Rom itself.

Lang Chau Hon Rom

This is a very wide Mui Ne beach filled with coconut trees and these cute round Vietnamese boats, but no people in sight. The place is totally quiet and I only saw a few locals in there. The beach was kinda dirty tho and I don’t think it looked like the best place to lie down in the sun among all the trash.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

I walked up the hill to Hon Rom, but the place wasn’t that special… I was also not lucky with the weather. It was very moody so I can’t talk about this beach’s true colors. But, the water was looking pretty under the dark clouds. Still, not an amazing viewpoint.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

 

Walking from Lang Chau Hon Rom to the Red Sand Dunes

From this spot, I walked to the red sand dunes, sometimes under heavy rain, but luckily there was a busier area along this Mui Ne beach and I found some shelter under a beach umbrella. I walked on the beach all the time to a nearby street to access the red sand dunes.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Getting closer to the red sand dunes I noticed the color of the sea water was red-ish. That was a weird sight. Then I noticed this red stream coming down the hill until it met the ocean. Interesting sight. I thought the red dirt around this area was being dragged to the ocean and then I found this red part of sand where the water was kinda of red too. I guess it was the first time I saw such a thing. It gave a nice colorful touch to the landscape!

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

I proceeded to the red sand dunes where I had been before. The place is nice. You can see the ocean from the dunes and they have more of an orange tone than red. It is still a nice spot for some pics haha

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

The public bus crosses the street right next to the dunes so I went to the road to wait for it. I had no idea about the schedule, so I simply waited… the bus showed up it was already dark, not much longer after 6 pm.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

And that was all I saw in Mui Ne this time. If you are considering Mui Ne or Nha Trang as a beach escape, the water colors in Nha Trang are way nicer, and the views from the beach too with the surrounding mountains. I stayed in Mui Ne Hills backpackers and I think the place is cool with 2 swimming pools and a view of the ocean. I liked it and it wasn’t that crowded at the time because of the Covid pandemic. This was the beach a few meters away from the hostel.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

Mui Ne beach is an appealing destination as a weekend getaway for many Vietnamese who live in Saigon.

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