Cua Can Beach is right next to Le Bat fishing village.
Bãi Cửa Cạn or Cua Can Beach is located at the western shores of Phu Quoc Island and a mystery to some visitors. The beach is not that mysterious after all, once you take a look at it on the satellite pictures.
Lagoon and beach | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Cua Can Beach & Lagoon
Cua Can Beach is mostly a small peninsula with a few trees on it and located next to Le Bat hamlet near Cua Can. Le Bat, as well as Cua Can village itself is one of the beautiful and picturesque fishing villages, at least for now. Where the small stream flows into the Gulf of Thailand, it created a sandy peninsula with the sea on the western side and a lagoon to the east. It surely looks nice, even if I cannot vow for the sandy stretches cleanliness, since it is a working beach next to a village after all.
Boats at Le Bat fishing village, Phu Quoc, Vietnam | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
How to get there
People frequently call Cua Can Beach "mysterious" and "hidden", but it's not that hard to find. Starting from Duong Dong you ride northwest along the Duong Dong - Cua Can street for around 15 kilometers. Before you rech Cua Can village itself, you pass by Hoang Yen Resort left of the street, then you cross a stream over a bridge and at the next opportunity you turn left into a small road. You follow that road until it makes a sharp bend to the right. This is the area where you weave your way via narrow alleys through residential areas towards the sea and beach.
Le Bat | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
The other half of the beach is to the North and separated from the sothern half by the mound of the river. I have not been there, but I guess the best way to get there is through the area of Chez Carole Resort & Spa. You just follow the main road through Le Bat village through the area and over the river, until you see the resort.
Bridge at Le Bat | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Other Phu Quoc Beaches Nearby
South of Cua Can Beach you find the succession of small, partially private, partially hidden beaches that we know under the name of Ong Lang Beach. North of the place you find the mostly undeveloped stretch of Vung Bau Beach. Enjoy!
Beaches of Phu Quoc Island:
Long Beach · Dai Beach · Sao Beach · Khem Beach
Rach Tram · Rach Vem · Ong Lang · Vung Bau
Ganh Dau · Cua Can · Thom Beach
Vong Beach · Duong Dong · Ham Ninh
Le Bat village near Cua Can, Phu Quoc | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
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