VINH HY BINH TIEN – SCENIC COAST ROAD IN CAM RANH, VIETNAM

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The Vinh Hy Binh Tien Pass in Vietnam is up there with one of the most scenic coastal roads I have ever journeyed on. Around every hairpin corner, there are glistening white sand beaches and turquoise waters, not to mention they are all absolutely deserted.

I have put together this complete guide of Vinh Hy Binh Tien Pass including how to get there and what to expect!

 

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WHERE IS THE VIN HY BINH TIEN SCENIC COAST ROAD

Vinh Hy Binh Tien Pass is located 30 minutes south of Cam Ranh, a small bayside town on the East coast of Vietnam. Cam Ranh has very little tourist infrastructure although, for those travelers who love off the beaten path adventures, Cam Ranh is where you will find exactly that.

Most travelers skip out on Cam Ranh and head north to the big smoke of Nha Trang, a much more popular tourist destination along the coastline. This is a mistake because Cam Ranh is worth checking out for a day or two!

HOW TO GET TO CAM RANH

Domestic flights operate daily in and out of Cam Ranh from Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh. I took a 4o-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh to Cam Ranh Airport which cost me around $40.

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Alternatively, from Ho Chi Minh City you can take a 7-hour train which costs 360,000 dong or you can take a 9-hour bus which costs 200,000 dong.

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VINH HY BINH TIEN PASS – SCENIC COAST ROAD

The Vinh Hy Binh Tien Pass is a 17 km snaking road that starts at Bien Tien beach and ends in the small fishing village of Vinh Hy. Prepare to be in striking awe along every single inch of this unbelievably scenic coastal drive.

There is little to no traffic along the way and several viewpoints to pull off to the side of the road and snap some photos. It is honestly hard to take a bad photo here, the impeccable beaches and lush mountainous forests of Nui Chua National Park will have you pinching yourself as if you are dreaming!

 

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Approximately halfway along the Vinh Hy Bien Tien Pass, you will see Binh Hung, a small island inhabited by the local fisherman that lives in the village. Rarely do tourists head over to the island from the wharf, but the option is there to jump on a boat and head over to one of the floating restaurants above the water for a fresh seafood lunch.

The official end of the Vinh Hy Binh Tien Pass is in the village of Vin Hy. Take the last stretch of road down to the village and head to the port to see local fishing boats a number of eateries serving up the freshest catch of the day.

This entire coastline, in my opinion, has a very similar landscape to the Greek Islands. It’s easy to navigate the Vinh Hy Binh Tien Pass and it would be rude not to stop at every beach for a swim and some exploring.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CAM RANH

There are a number of affordable places to stay in Cam Ranh and it is only a 20-minute taxi ride that costs $5 from the airport to the center of town.

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GETTING AROUND CAM RANH

To explore the Vinh Hy Bien Tien scenic coastal road you will need to rent yourself a motorbike in Cam Ranh. I was able to rent a motorbike from the owner of the hotel for $5 per day.

I recommend asking at your accommodation to rent a motorbike and I am certain they will be able to help organise this for you.

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VINH HY BINH TIEN – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The best time to visit is in the dry season which is February – September. Be sure to wear plenty of sunblock and pack enough drinking water for the day as it can get squelching hot.

There are no gas stations or roadside petrol stores along the Vinh Hy Binh Tien Pass to refill, so make sure to have a full tank of fuel in your motorbike before leaving Cam Ranh.

There is very little English spoken in these parts of Vietnam, so if you have access to a translator on your smartphone this will be your best friend when needed.

 

MAP OF VINH HY BINH TIEN 

 

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AIRBNB VIETNAM

Another option for accommodation is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Vietnam.

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LONELY PLANET – VIETNAM

One of the best books to take on your trip is the Lonely Planet Vietnam Travel Guide!

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MORE VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDES

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Nha Trang Travel Guide: 3 Things To Do In Nha Trang

Hoi An Travel Guide: 4 Things To Do In Hoi An

Ninh Binh Travel Guide: 3 Things To Do In Ninh Binh

Da Nang Travel Guide: Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills

Cam Ranh Travel Guide: Things To Do In Cam Ranh

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WHAT TO PACK FOR VIETNAM

nomatic

Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions. 

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Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.

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Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

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Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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gopro8

GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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selfie stick

Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.

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MY SHOP

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about the Vinh Hy Binh Tien Pass please drop me a comment below and I will respond to you as soon as possible.

Happy Adventuring!

 

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Jonny Melon
Jonny Melon

Hey, I’m Jonny – surfer, skater, photographer, and coffee-lover from Australia!

With an ever-growing passion for travel and the outdoors, I launched Jonny Melon Adventure Travel Blog in 2017, and I’ve been exploring the world ever since!

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