Pink Sand Beaches in the Philippines and How to Get There
When you hear of pink beaches, what destinations first come to your mind? You’d probably be thinking of beaches somewhere in the Maldives or the Bahamas. But did you not know that aside from the pure white sand beaches in the Philippines, you could also get a first-hand experience of going to a pink sand beach?
The Philippines is gifted with beautiful and picturesque destinations. It is also home to different beaches that are very popular worldwide. Some of these have become well-known because they offer different colors of sand. Since most of these places are still waiting to be explored by quite a few travel enthusiasts across the globe, wouldn’t it be nice if you were the first to explore them?
Here are five pink beaches that beach bums and travel enthusiasts should add to their bucket list:
The Great Santa Cruz Island
Great Santa Cruz Island is among the uncommon beaches in the Philippines. It touts the stunning pink sand beach surrounded by crystal clear waters. At first sight, you would see that the sand’s color resembles a cherry blossom’s color. The pink sand beach of the place is, in fact, a coloration effect from a crushed Red Organ-pipe Coral that is fused with the white sand.
Pink Beach of Sila Island
Considered one of the prettiest beaches in the Philippines, Sila Island also boasts its pink sand beach to local and foreign tourists. It can be found along the coast of Northern Samar. Its pink and powdery sand beach is surrounded by sparkling emerald green and turquoise waters. The unique color of the sand is a result of pulverized red-colored corals and red-shelled creatures, called foraminifera, mixed with the white sand. These fragments are washed ashore during the so-called southwest monsoon season.
Found in Matnog and divided into two segments, Subic Laki (Subic Big Beach) and Subic Liit (Subic Small Beach), Subic beach should definitely be on your bucket list. It has fine, pinkish-colored sand that is surrounded by clear-blue waters. On a closer look, you’d see that the creamy white sand by the beach is mixed with crushed deep red colored corals, giving it a pinkish hue.
Yet another beach found in Matnog, Sorsogon, Tikling Island, also has a hidden gem of a pink sand beach that you’d need to explore. It is considered one of the Philippines’ most magnificent beaches. Though it is mostly rainy in this part of the country, you’d never miss the scenic look of pink beaches and green trees surrounding the island. Just like the sands in Subic Beach, you’d see that the light pink color of the sand is due to a mixture of white sand and pulverized pink corals by the shore.
Pundaguitan Beach can be found in Davao Oriental. It has a stunning stretch of pink sand, surrounded by green coconut trees. It is also known as Parola Beach since it is located near the Parola Lighthouses. Pundaguitan’s pink sand coloration is an effect of the Red Organ-pipe coral sediments mixed with its original white sand.