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Beautiful Beaches In The Philippines

1. Tiamban Beach, Romblon, Romblon

Tiambian Beach is one of the best and most popular beaches in Romblon. Its crystal clear waters is perfect for swimming – great for kids and families. The best thing about this beach is it’s secluded and quiet. A trip to this spot in Romblon Island is definitely worth it if you’re looking for a place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

2. El Nido Beaches

El Nido is definitely one of the must-visit places in Palawan. Before, the only way to visit the island was through a chartered flight. Now, the town is more accessible; opening it to more types of travelers – including those on a budget. Known for its beautiful limestone islands, amazing pocket beaches and multiple snorkeling and diving sites, it reminds you that you’re really in the most beautiful island in the world.

3. Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Palawan is well known for Coron, El Nido and Puerto Princesa’s beautiful island hopping destinations and white sand beaches. An emerging destination not known to many is Long Beach in San Vicente, Palawan. According to local tourism officials, it is the longest white sand beach in the Philippines. The whole stretch is 14.7 km long lined with endless palm trees with only three beach front inns and nothing else. It is the untouched destination, different from the touristy beaches of Palawan.

4. Cagbalete Island, Quezon

Recently, Quezon Province is becoming a popular backpacking destination because of its secluded white sand beaches perfect for weekend getaways. Leading the list of white sand beaches is Cagbalete Island, an underrated island with a mile long sandbar, just three hours from Manila.

5. Islas De Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo

Recently, Quezon Province is becoming a popular backpacking destination because of its secluded white sand beaches perfect for weekend getaways. Leading the list of white sand beaches is Cagbalete Island, an underrated island with a mile long sandbar, just three hours from Manila.

6. Dipaculao Beach, Aurora

The most popular destination in the province of Aurora has long been the surfing town of Baler. Being a coastal province, we got curious what’s beyond the famous Baler and what other beaches the province has to offer. We discovered a white sand paradise an hour away north of Baler: Dipaculao Beach. A complete opposite of Baler’s Sabang – white, empty and quiet.

7. Malcapuya Island, Palawan

Malcapuya Island was one of the highlights of our recent Coron trip. We have been to a lot of beaches and nothing compares to the famous Boracay white sand, until we explored this island. It is usually part of a tour package because of its distance from the town of Coron. Hurry, though! Last time we were there we heard from the locals that a hotel group will buy the island.

8. Bulog Dos Island, Coron, Palwan

Bulog Dos is also located 2 hours away from Coron Town; near neighboring Malcapuya and Banana Island. It is connected to the private luxury hotel Two Seasons by a sandbar. The sand here is also fine and white perfect for an afternoon swim. On the other side, you’ll be able to see Coron Island’s massive size.

9. White Island, Camiguin

The small and unspoiled island province of Camiguin in Northern Mindanao boasts white beaches, diving spots, mountain trekking, volcano tours and a few waterfalls. Camiguin is a paradise for both tourists looking for tranquility or thrill-seekers hungry for adventure. Perhaps one of the most photographed destinations in the region, this island off the northern tip of the province is the must-visit place when in Camiguin.

10. Hagonoy Island, Britania Group Of Islands

Found in the middle of Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur, Hagonoy Island is probably the most popular island in Britania. There are a handful of coconut and Talisay trees used a shade, making it the preferred island to stopover for lunch. And like most islands in Britania, you can enjoy fine white sand and crystal clear waters, perfect for wading under the sun.

11. Naked Island, Britania Groups Of Islands

Naked Island, in essence, is a white sand bar with a few rocks. Swimming here is ideal with its clear and shallow waters. The island is so small that tourists only stop here to take photos and leave afterwards. In our case though, we stayed here the longest and most of the time we were the only ones there. If you don’t mind the sun and the heat, wait out for high tide when waves come from both sides of island, covering the sandbar at every surge.

12. Hiyor Hiyoran Island, Britania Group Of Islands

Hiyor Hiyoran Island looks like an ideal vision of a tropical island in your dreams: a group of coconut trees on one end, and a white sand beach with clear waters on another. We didn’t swim because the surrounding waters are full of seaweed and corals – making it more suitable for snorkeling.

13. Talisayin Cove, Zambales

Talisayin Cove is a beach destination only 3-4 hours away from Manila; a perfect substitute to the crowded beaches of Batangas. Compared to more famous Zambales destinations like Anawangin Cove and Crystal Beach, Talisayin is more quiet and less commercialized. According to a local of Talisayin, the cove has long been private, until recently where it was opened to the public. If you’re thinking of going to Anawangin Cove or Crystal beach on a weekend especially weekdays, try Talisayin; you’ll probably end up having the beach all to yourselves.

14. Salagdoong Beach, Siquijor

Salagdoong Beach is a must-visit destination in Siquijor. It is located on the south-eastern part of the island approximately 30 km. away from Siquijor Port. This beach resort houses the famous picturesque cliff diving spot. The beach is located at the town of Maria. Don’t forget to take a picture of the scenic drive through the Salagdoong man-made forest.

15. Solangon Beach, Siquijor

Solangon Beach is one of many beaches in Siquijor. The stretch is located between Paliton Beach and Capilay Spring Park. The shore is less rocky and we reckon it’s more swimable during high-tide. The beach is not hard to find as it is just the along Siquijor Circumferential Road.

16. Paliton Beach, Siquijor

Paliton Beach is less frequented by travelers. If you want a quiet, lazy afternoon at the beach when in Siquijor, we recommend staying here. You can also see Apo Island and Dumaguete from here. This beach is most swim-able during the high-tide when the waters reach the fine sand. There are no resorts on this part of Siquijor, just private houses. The sand is fine and white but the sea is quite rocky.

17. Malapascua Island, Cebu

Malapascua Island offers an unassertive appeal for local and international tourists beyond its diving spots. The beaches are pristine and unspoiled, the people are determined and hospitable, and in their effort to slowly rise up after Yolanda in 2013, see how a paradise rebuild itself to a must-see destination in the Philippines.

18. Kalanggaman Island, Palompon, Leyte

If you’re looking for an off-beat beach destination in the Visayan island group, Kalanggaman Island should be on your list. It boasts a long white shoreline, clear and blue waters perfect for swimming, and picture-perfect (perhaps the most popular) sandbars extending on both ends.

19. Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao

Developing Davao City is getting a lot of praise for ranking the 9th safest city in the world, but adventure awaits just a couple of hours outside the city for tourists who want to get lost. If you think you’ve seen the best beaches in country in Coron or Boracay, you should go to Dahican Beach in Mati City, Davao Oriental. The best part: you can fly over the beach for only P1,600.

20. Borawan Island, Quezon Province

Borawan Beach in Pagbilao Chica Island is the nearest among the three beaches from the town of Padre Burgos. You can reach the island by boat in less than 10 minutes. It is home to fascinating rock formations reminiscent to that of Palawan’s. Its sand, though white, is not as fine as Boracay’s. The beach is suitable for swimming. You may swim at the netted areas to protect yourself from jellyfish.

Sarvagya Singh

Aesthetics, creativity, art fascinate me, I like to explore and experience them whenever possible. Besides this I am a travel enthusiast and always game for exotic beaches.