List of Best Beaches Destinations in Luzon, Philippines

When in the Philippines, there is literally no way one can ever get bored. Luzon alone, one of the three main islands, has 38 provinces to explore. That means there are about 38 times as much cultures, cuisines, histories, and thousands of beaches in Luzon to check out. Now, if you are at a loss at which beach to visit in well-endowed Luzon, have this list of unforgettable ones for starters:

BonBon Beach in Romblon Island
BonBon Beach in Romblon Island

Bon Bon Beach in Romblon

If you are the type who likes going off the trails and having a small patch of beach for yourself, then go to Bon Bon Beach in Romblon. The reason why this sandbar is so secluded is that it takes some bit of trekking to get here, but through it all, you will be rewarded with plenty of trees, marble rock formations, white sand, and solitude.


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How to get there:

Take a flight to Tablas, Romblon. From the airport, ride a jeep or van to Odiongan, a town that is about 1.5 hours from there. After that, take another jeep to San Agustin Port. You can ride a motorboat from there to get to Romblon Port. Once there, ride a tricycle to Tiamban Beach Resort. Bon Bon Beach is near the resort.

Also read: Top Beaches In Romblon That Will Make Your Vacation Blissful

Urbiztondo Beach by Dodong Flores via Flickr Unforgettable Beaches in Luzon
Urbiztondo Beach by Dodong Flores via Flickr –
Unforgettable Beaches in Luzon

Urbiztondo Beach in La Union

La Union being one of the best beach destinations in the northern part of the Philippines is mostly common knowledge. Come to the first class municipality of San Juan, which is a known surfing and swimming destinations. The entire beach area here is so lovely that movies like Flotsam and I’m Drunk, I Love You. were filmed here.

How to get there:

La Union is just one ride from Manila. Local bus lines like Virion and Dominion offer trips to La Union several times daily. Drop off at San Fernando and ride a jeep or tricycle to Urbiztondo Beach.

See Also: The Ultimate List of Beautiful Beaches in La Union Province

Subic Beach in Matnog Sorsogon
Subic Beach in Matnog Sorsogon

Subic Beach in Sorsogon

If you are from Luzon, the name “Subic” might make you think of Subic Bay in Zambales right away. But a lesser-known Subic is Subic Beach in Sorsogon. The coastline of this beach is stunningly rich in corals, so it’s ideal for snorkeling. Another unforgettable thing about this beach? The pink-colored sand.

How to get there:

From Manila, you can ride a bus to this southernmost province in Luzon. There are many bus lines that offer rides to Matnog, Sorsogon, and these usually take 12 to 15 hours, so be prepared. You may alternatively take a plane from Manila to Albay, and then ride a shorter bus ride to Sorsogon. From Matnog, you can ride a tricycle to take you to the beach.

Tuko Beach Resort via Tripadvisor
Tuko Beach Resort via Tripadvisor

Tuko Beach in Occidental Mindoro

Unlike your idea of a summery, lively, beach, Tuko Beach in Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro is the embodiment of the perfect, private beach paradise. Guests who check in at Tuko Beach Resort may get access to this small beach with palm trees, clean white sand, and a rocky coastline.

How to get there:

Getting to the isolated Tuko Beach requires a bus and ferry ride from Manila. Drop off at Batangas Pier for the ferry. Montenegro Shipping Lines ferries directly to Abra de Ilog, where you will need to ride a small boat that will take you to the beach and resort.

Early Morning at Nacpan Beach
Early Morning at Nacpan Beach

Nacpan Beach in Palawan

This four-kilometer beach is lined with coconuts, as well as a small cove that protrudes into the sea. Every part of this beach is so beautiful, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the beautiful white sand, the rocks and trees, and the Instagrammable view.

How to get there:

Most flights from Manila to Palawan land in Puerto Princesa. If you chose a flight that goes there, you can ride a van to and from El Nido, where Nacpan Beach is, in the capital city.

Also see: Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beaches in El Nido Palawan

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Sabang Beach's waves
Sabang Beach’s waves

Sabang Beach in Aurora

Baler, Aurora is one of the surfing spot in the Philippines that is frequently visited because it is just a relatively short drive from Manila. There are many surfing schools in the beach, and the instructors and tourist-students catch the waves at Sabang Beach, a sunny, grey sand beach that is always lively.

How to get there:

Genesis bus line offers daily trips to Baler, and it only lasts for 5 to 6 hours. You can drop off directly at the town and ride a tricycle to the beach with your friends.

Tree House at Laiya Coco Grove Resort
Tree House at Laiya Coco Grove Resort

Laiya Beach in Batangas

Batangas is one of those places that is a few hours’ drive away from Manila, so it is a hot tourist destination, especially for beach bums. Laiya Beach in San Juan, Batangas is one of the most popular beaches in this area, especially because it is well-developed and accessible.

How to get there:

Ride an ALPS Bus because they offer direct trips from Manila to San Juan. Go down when you see the Municipal Hall. From there, you can ride a jeep with the Laiya route or a tricycle. If you don’t find an ALPS Bus that fits your schedule, ride a bus that goes to Lipa. From Lipa, take a van to San Juan.

Also See: 10 Ways to Enjoy Your Beach Outing in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas

Banol Beach photo via Two Seasons Resort
Banol Beach photo via Two Seasons Resort

Banol Beach in Palawan

Banol Beach’s shallow and clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Actually, the waters are so clear that you do not need snorkeling equipment to witness the colorful fish that are freely swimming around!

How to get there:

From Manila, hop on a flight to Busuanga. Once in Busuanga, ride a van that will take you to Coron. This will only take at most 40 minutes. When you get to Coron, get into one of those boas that will take you to Banol Beach.

Also See: The Ultimate List of Beautiful Beaches in Coron, Palawan

Mahabang Buhangin in Calaguas Island
Mahabang Buhangin in Calaguas Island

Mahabang Buhangin Beach in Camarines Norte

Mahabang Buhangin, which translates to “long sand” is what the name implies: it is a long strip of beach in the Calaguas Island group. It is a popular destination for people traveling in groups because they allow camping here.

How to get there:

In Cubao, ride a bus that takes you to Daet. From there, you can ride a van that will take you to the beach. There are two routes, Vinzon and Paracale. Vinzon is the shorter route (just 30 minutes). Get to the port where you can ride a boat that will take you to Mahabang Buhangin.

White Sand Beach at Cobrador Island
White Sand Beach at Cobrador Island

Cobrador Island in Romblon

Also called Nogoso Island, Cobrador Island has very clear waters and sands that vary in color primarily because of the crushed corals that are abundant in the beach. You can swim, snorkel, or simply get a tan. There are also small boats that will take you on a tour for a fee.

How to get there:

Go to Batangas Port from Manila. You can ride a 2Go Travel RoRo ferry that will take you to Romblon. Alternatively, you can fly to Romblon and ride a van that will take you near Cobrador Island.

Camara Island
Camara Island

Camara Island in Zambales

Camara Island in San Antonio, Zambales is not your ordinary beach. Instead of coconut trees, it has a huge rock that perfectly shades guests from the sun in certain times of the day. During low tide season, you can access the islet that is connected to the lump of rock with a sandbar.

How to get there:

From Manila, catch a bus that goes to Iba, Zambales. You can reach San Antonio’s Municipal Hall where you can ride a tricycle to Pundaquit Beach, the jump-off point to Camara Island.

Patar Beach by Jaya : Flickr
Patar Beach by Jaya : Flickr

Patar Beach in Pangasinan

Golden sand, clear waters, and a beach that is lined with small huts and tables instead of resorts… this is what it’s like in Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan. It is one of the most famous beaches in Pangasinan next to the Hundred Islands in Alaminos.

How to get there:

There are many bus lines in Cubao and Pasay that have Manila to Bolinao routes. You just have to sit back for at least seven hours for the trip, and, once there, transfer to a tricycle that will get you to the beach.

Fortune Island by Oliver Mercater via Flickr
Fortune Island by Oliver Mercater via Flickr

Fortune Island in Batangas

Fortune Island is unique in that it is not just famous because of its beach. It is famous for its Greek pillar ruins that stand atop a rocky cliff that overlooks the sea. What is additionally so great about this beach is that it is so secluded, and there’s no electricity and other distractions from nature. Guests will only have to pay an entrance fee to have complete access to this beautiful place.

How to get there:

Ride a bus with the Nasugbu (Batangas) route, like San Agustin Bus Line in Cubao. Drop off at Jollibee-Nasugbu, where you can ride the tricycles in queue. Ask them to take you to Fortune Island Resort, where you get a boat that will take you to the island.

See Also: Fortune Island Travel Guide: Itinerary + Things to do, How to Get There and More

Saud Beach by John Ryan Cordova via Wikipedia
Saud Beach by John Ryan Cordova via Wikipedia

Saud Beach in Ilocos Norte

Pagudpud is the northernmost municipality in Ilocos Norte, and most part of it protrudes to the sea. Saud Beach, which is located here, has white sands, privacy, and lots of sun to enjoy. Get under one of the many coconut trees for shade and listen as the waves crash to the shore.

How to get there:

Victory Liner is one of the several bus lines in Manila that offer trips directly to Pagudpud. From there, you can ride a tricycle to Saud Beach Resort for the beach. Traveling via land usually takes 12 hours at least, so if you can’t handle that, consider riding a plane instead. Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways offer flights that usually only take 45 minutes! From the local airport, ride a tricycle to take you to the bus terminal, where you can catch a bus that will pass through Pagudpud.

Also See: Pagudpud Budget Travel Guide: Things to do, Where to Stay and How to get there

Gota Beach
Gota Beach

Gota Beach in Camarines Sur

Gota Beach is the ultimate escape from urban life. The beach is located in a village resort with the same name in Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur, Bicol region. The village is like in an entirely different world altogether: it is so detached from the rest of Camarines Sur, the air is fresh, and the surrounding hills make it the perfect getaway.

How to get there:

Go to Sabang Port in San Jose, Camarines Sur from Manila via bus. From there, you can ride a boat to another port, Guijalo Port, to the municipality of Caramoan. You can get to Gota Beach by riding a boat again.

Unforgettable Beaches in Luzon
Unforgettable Beaches in Luzon

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  1. Good article, but many (most) of these beaches are not in Luzon and require either a plane or a ferry ride to get there. Also Luzon is a big place and some of these beaches are a full day’s drive from Manila.

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