A 10-minute walk southeast from Cat Ba Town, the three Cat Co Cove beaches boast the nearest sand to town. Cat Co 3 is the closest, with a long sandy shore and crystal clear water. From there a walking trail, cut into the cliff, offering spectacular sea views, winds its way to Cat Co 1, then onwards to the pretty white-sand swath of Cat Co 2.
You can also walk straight up the hill to Cat Co 1 and 2, or take electric car (basically an oversized golf cart; 10,000d) that trundles over the hill and Cat Ba city. You need a pair of sturdy hiking boots and bring a hat, sunglasses and a bottle of water. Mosquito repellent is a must-have item and an umbrella in case of sudden showers. Wear lightweight and comfortable T-shirt with short sleeves and trousers.
Watersport gear like kayaks and windsurfers are available to rent at Cat Co 1 and 2. Note that on summer, there are storms and hurricane so those watersports are limited. Watching the sun rise or set on the beach is an activity that you shouldn’t miss to fail. The solitude and the beauty of Mother Nature combine to create a magnificent scene.
Other beaches on Cat Ba Island include Cai Vieng, Hong Xoai Be and Hong Xoai Lon. Don’t miss to visit beautiful beaches in your vacation.