As the Cửa Cạn River empties into the Gulf of Thailand it creates a long sweeping sand bar, lined with casuarina trees. This is Cua Can Beach, a lovely undeveloped arc of sand; the choppy sea on one side and the placid river on the other. It’s possible to weave your way through the small fishing village here and onto the sands of Cua Can Beach for a swim.
Even if you never find the elusive beach which goes by the same name, Cua Can village is a true tropical delight with its local houses built on stilts right over the river, and local inhabitants hurrying around in their conical hats. This beach can be found on an inlet north of Ong Lang Beach and Cape Ganh Lon, on the west coast. It is about 15km from Duong Dong. Beyond Cua Can looms the remote north-west cape of Phu Quoc, including Dai Beach and Cape Ganh Dau. If you riding from Duong Dong to these gems on the north coast, you can refill your scooter tank at a petrol station in Cua Can Village. With a little luck you will find the mysterious beach.