The Philippines is an archipelago surrounded by wonderful waters. Out of its 7,107 islands, there are countless majestic beaches and coastal towns that the country should be proud of.
For beach lovers and travelers, the Philippines is a less-discovered yet amazing alternative to other Southeast Asian beach destinations like southern Thailand and Bali.
The Philippines is popular and known for some of the best beaches in the world. Mostly, these beaches have not yet been exploited, making them top destinations for the ultimate beach bum.
These white sand beaches with pristine waters are every traveler’s dream escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. For travel bloggers, here are the top 30 beaches you need to visit on your next Philippines trip, compiled by the Philippine Beaches.
1. Calaguas, Camarines Norte
The Calaguas group of islands is located in Camarines Norte in the province of Albay.
2. Nacpan-Calitang Twin Beach, El Nido, Palawan
Two of the most enchanting beaches, Nacpan and Calitang Beach, are some of the best-kept secrets of El Nido.
3. Port Baron, Palawan
Located in San Vicente, Palawan, Port Barton is an ultimate travel destination if you want to relax and unwind.
4. Bantayan Island, Cebu
Less crowded than other beach destinations in the Philippines, the Bantayan Island in Cebu is a must-visit location for your next vacation.
5. Anguib Beach, Cagayan
If you're up for the pristine turquoise waters and powdery white sands, this is the place to be.
6. Bolobadiangan Island, Iloilo
The island boasts serenity amid its beautiful waters.
7. Naked Island, Siargao Del Sur
Off the coast of Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur, the Naked Island is a destination you should not miss.
8. Buluan Island, Zamboanga Sibugay
This photo of the Buluan Island from above shows how clear and majestic this beach is.
9. Subic Beach, Sorsogon
Found in Matnog, Sorsogon, Subic Beach has pink sand and breathtaking blue waters.
10. Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island
Diniwid Beach is a must-visit white sand wonder in the famous Boracay Island.
11. Biri Island, Northern Samar
This beach boasts six staggering rock formations and majestic waters.
12. Matukad Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur
The Matukad Island in Caramoan boasts its wonderful rock formations and powdery white sand beach.
13. Secret Beach, El Nido, Palawan
Located in Matinloc Island in El Nido, this is rumored to have inspired Alex Garland to write his novel "The Beach".
14. Quiminatin Island, Cuyo, Palawan
The remote Quiminatin Island's exotic beauty makes it one destination you should never miss!
15. Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
Found in Palompon, Leyte, this tourist destination has gained immense popularity over the past years and is highly regarded as one of the best sandbars in the world.
16. Malamawi Island, Basilan
Many people believe that this is the beach with the whitest sand.
17. Puraran Beach, Catanduanes
If you're up to surfing, you need to visit this beach in Baras, Catanduanes.
18. Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental
This 7-kilometer beach paradise is being groomed as the skimboarding capital of the Philippines.
19. Bounty Beach, Malapascua, Cebu
Malapascua Island in Cebu is famous for its thresher sharks that roam its waters.
20. Salagdoong Beach, Siquijor
Located in Maria, Siquijor, the Salagdoong Beach is a diving haven for beach lovers.
21. Manjuyod Sandbar, Negros Oriental
The Manjuyod white sand bar is a usual stop over during the Bais dolphin and whale watching tour.
22. Black Island, Malajon, Palawan
Black Island in Busuanga, Palawan boasts white sands, majestic waters, coral gardens and a natural pool inside a cave.
23. Malcapuya Island, Coron, Palawan
This island is like heaven on Earth because of its majestic beauty.
24. Apo Reef, Occidental Mindoro
The Apo Reef is the largest contiguous coral reef in the Philippines and second largest in the world, the Great Barrier Reef.
25. Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol
Alona is the most popular white sand beach in Panglao Island, Bohol.
26. Patar Beach, Bolinao, Pangasinan
If you want to experience serenity and relaxation, you don't need to travel far because this beautiful paradise is just located in Pangasinan.
27. Bucas Grande Islands, Surigao Del Norte
Located in the province of Socorro, these islands have so much to offer – mystic coves, enchanted lagoons, beautiful beaches and amazing scenery.
28. White Island, Camiguin
White Island, also called Medan Island, is Camiguin’s most popular tourist attraction.
29. Lampinigan Island, Basilan
Lampinigan Island is located in Isabela City, Basilan. Its beautiful white sand beach is a must-visit for travel enthusiasts.
30. Pamuktan Beach, Cagayan
The Pamuktan island, where the Pamuktan beach is located, is part of the five-piece Babuyan Group of Islands.
There you have it! The best beaches the Philippines has to offer. Do you have more amazing beaches to recommend? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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