At Ninh Hoa, about 33km north of Nha Trang, Highway 26 branches off left from Highway 1 to Buon Ma Thuot, then about 5km later, a signposted turning on the right leads 12km to the splendid Hon Khoi Peninsula, on which you’ll find pristine Doc Let Beach. You’ll probably be keen to linger here awhile: the casuarinas and white sands of the beach are perfect for a day’s beach-bumming, although you do have to pay a small entrance fee for the privilege unless you are staying at one of the resorts here.

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