Do Thi Thu Huong, Nguyen Dinh Hoe, Tran Dinh Lan, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Nguyen Dac Ve
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  • Do Thi Thu Huong Institute of Marine Environment and Resources
  • Nguyen Dinh Hoe Hanoi University of Science, VNU
  • Tran Dinh Lan Institute of Marine Environment and Resources
  • Nguyen Thi Thu Ha Institute of Marine Environment and Resources
  • Nguyen Dac Ve Institute of Marine Environment and Resources



Sandy beach, beach quality index, northeastern coastal area in Vietnam.


This article assessed the quality of beaches in the northeastern coastal area of Vietnam via the Beach Quality Index (BQI) which is popularly applied in many countries. The BQI is combined from beach functional indices about recreation, ecology, and protection. The BQI was applied in 9 sandy beaches in the study area. The results show that most of the sandy beaches in the study obtain medium or high-quality level with the BQI score ranging from 0.56 to 0.71 except Do Son beach (BQI = 0.36). In addition, assessment of sub-index and indicators could identify weak aspects of the beach which are used as a foundation for utilization orientation in order to enhance the beach quality as well as sustainable use of resources.


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How to Cite

Huong, D. T. T., Hoe, N. D., Lan, T. D., Ha, N. T. T., & Ve, N. D. (2017). ASSESSEMENT OF BEACH QUALITY IN THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF VIETNAM BY USING INDEX METHOD. Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 17(3), 292–300.




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