The city boasts numerous pristine beautiful beaches with bleached-white sand and crystal-clear blue water. They include My Khe, Nam O, Xuan Thieu, Thanh Binh, Tien Sa, Son Tra, Bac My An and Non Nuoc beaches. Local beaches are good for swimming all year round, but especially from May to August when the waves are gentle. On some of these beaches, lifeguard teams work from 5am to 8pm daily to ensure the safety of swimmers. My Khe beach is 900m long and is popular with both locals and visitors. Once listed in the US Forbes Magazine as one of the 6 most beautiful beaches in the world, it is an idyllic beach with smooth sand and a gentle slope. The beach has hotels, restaurants, drinks stalls, and other services which create favourable conditions for visitors to relax. There are also a number of high-end resorts nearby should you be in need of pampering, with most offering a rich choice of treatments at their spas and a range of dining options. In addition, seafood specialities including prawns, crabs, fish, and cuttlefish are sold in many of the small shops at reasonable prices. My Khe Beach is now seeing the development of other activities for visitors, such as fishing, water-skiing, diving and yachting. Located at the foot of the Marble Mountains, Non Nuoc Beach stretches for 5km in Ngu Hanh Son District’s Hoa Hai Ward. This beach has a gentle slope, calm waves, and crystal-clear blue water all year long. In addition, visitors can find a wonderful selection of locally-caught fresh fish and seafood readily available for them to enjoy. Along this beach, the indigenous species of casuarina trees helps to stabilise the dunes. This is an ideal place to pitch your tent and enjoy a camping and outdoor experience. After relaxing and bathing on the beach, visitors can explore the nearby Marble Mountains, with their ancient pagodas and sacred monumental caves, or watch the marble carvers in the stone carving village at the foot of the mountains. The beach hotels offer various services such as handicraft shops, massage, restaurants, tennis and other activities. Time spent on the Non Nuoc beach is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories and the desire to come back for more. Another popular local beach is Bac My An in Ngu Hanh Son District’s My An Ward, about 7km south-east from the city centre. The 4km-long beach boasts white sand, blue water and high-quality resorts: T18, My Da Dong 2, My Da Dong 3, Bac My An, Furama and Pullman Danang Beach Resort. In particular, the 5-star Furama Resort is well-equipped with lots of comfortable bedrooms and other excellent services. In addition, there are several smaller hotels and guest houses available for those who prefer cheaper accommodation. Bac My An Beach with its beauty and good services is truly a terrific place for locals and visitors to unwind and relax. Situated 17km north-west of the city, Nam O Beach offers environmental boat rides to places like Hoa Bac and Hoa Bang. According to locals, the name Nam O means the south of the O district (a very old location). This beach has a moderate slope with clear blue water and white sand stretching along the foot of a mountain. From here, visitors can reach the Son Tra peninsula by road along the mountain or by boat on the west coast, as well as visit a village of the Katu ethnic group in Hoa Vang district’s Hoa Bac Commune. Located nearer the inner-city, Thanh Binh Beach is also very popular with locals and visitors. Water sports are available here, including windsurfing, yachting and boating. Xuan Thieu Beach, also known as a "Red Beach", is famous for its clean and beautiful white sand, as well as the clear blue sea. Visiting the beach at sunrise or sunset, you will understand the meaning of the beach. Sunlight reflecting from the water gives the entire beach a red colour. There are 3 famous beaches on the Son Tra Peninsula. They are North, South and But (Buddha) beaches. Apart from relaxing and bathing on these beaches, visitors have the opportunity to discover the primeval forest with its rich flora and fauna on the peninsula, to dive and explore the coral reefs, or go fishing.