Head north along Tran Hung Dao street. Pass the roundabout, where the Dinh Cau night market is located, and soon you will reach an intersection with traffic lights.
The road perpendicular to Tran Hung Dao street at the intersection is called 30 Thang 4 street. Here you can either go left, for the more adventurous route, or make a right for the standard route. Taking the city route will save you time. If you take the adventurous route you will see a variety of small markets, pass through Duong Dong’s rural area, and you will also have to navigate through very narrow alleyways. Only motorbikes and bicycles can take this route.
a) City route: If you take the city route, navigate right down 30 Thang 4 street for a few minutes until you reach the next set of traffic lights. The street perpendicular to 30 Thang 4 street is known as Hung Vuong street. Make a left on Hung Vuong street and then continue north and you will cross a large bridge over Duong Dong river. Once you pass the river you can either continue straight and cut through the old airport to reach Cua Can road, or you can make a right on Nguyen Trung Truc street and follow it around the old airport to reach Cua Can road. We recommend that you cut through the old airport as this is what all the locals do. Just follow the traffic flow.
b) Adventurous route: At the intersection, make a left onto 30 Thang 4 street and head north on it until you reach Bach Dang street, which is located by the riverside. Make a left on Bach Dang street and follow this street until you reach a small bridge. Cross the bridge and navigate through a couple narrow alleyways to reach Tran Phu street. If you are unsure where to go, just follow the traffic. Head north on Tran Phu street until you see the old airport on your right hand side. Now here you have a choice, you can either continue north along Tran Phu street until you reach Cach Mang Thang Tam street to reach Cua Can road or you can drive down the old airport. We recommend driving down the old airport as it is a lot of fun.
Head north on Cua Can road to Cua Can village. The town is on the left hand side and it is marked by a large entrance gate. Make a left onto this road and head west. Once you have crossed a small rickety bridge, the paved road will end and a dirt road will welcome you. Stay on this dirt road and travel north.
Once you have passed Ong Lang beach you will have reached the southern section on Vung Bau beach. There are a lot of nice beaches next to the road for you to explore here or you can continue north and head towards one the resorts.
If you are looking for abandoned semi wild beaches and to have long stretches of sand all to yourself then Vung Bau beach may be the right beach for you.