China Beach was a favorite place for rest, relaxation, recreation, and recuperation for American soldiers during the Vietnam War.
China Beach near Da Nang, Vietnam
Vietnam (c) Linda Garrison
Forty years ago, China Beach was filled with American soldiers on R&R. Today it is a peaceful, quiet, almost empty beach. The white sand and ocean are quite lovely, and many resorts have sprung up along the coastline near Da Nang.