10 Best Beaches in the Philippines

Beaches in the Philippines are mostly known internationally. Composed of thousands of islands, Philippines stands proud of it’s beauty when it comes to amazing beaches.

Beaches in the Philippines are popular for its white sand, pinkish sand, sandbar, long shoreline, powdery sand, clear waters, pure white sand islet without trees, almost all has it’s own identity to carry and proud of.

10 Best Beaches in the Philippines

1. Boracay

Boracay Beach - Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

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Boracay Beach is very known around the world. Boasting its white sand beach and amazing experiences from day adventures to nightlife, Boracay has been a great beach in the Philippines gathering tourists around the world. Boracay is located in municipality of Malay in the province of Aklan, Philippines.

2. Subic Beach

Subic Beach - Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

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Subic Beach is famous beach in the Philippines for it’s pinkish sand feature. Clear and clean waters can be observed which is good in swimming. The beach is divided into 2: Subic Liit(Small Subic) and Subic Lake(Big Subic). Subic Beach is located in Calintaan, Matnog, Sorsogon, Philippines.

3. Calaguas Beach

Calaguas Beach - Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

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Calaguas Beach is known for it’s powdery white sand beach, long stretch of white sand and simple beauty. It’s quite and relaxing. Travelers described this beach as Boracay Beach 10 years ago when Boracay is not yet commercialized. Calaguas Beach is located in Calaguas Group of Islands in Camarines Norte, Philippines.

4. Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beaches

Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beaches - Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

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Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beaches features its narrow bikini line of white and powdery sand and coconuts. Nacpan Beach extends its long stretch of sand and in the tip part of it meets it’s twin, Calitang Beach. These beaches are not yet developed and is under the supervision of the government to protect the livelihood of local fishermen. They are located in Bancuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

5. Apo Reef

Apo Reef - Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

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Apo Reef is the second largest coral system in the world. This site is a famous for diving and snorkeling. Abundant with marine lives, this is a perfect destination to enjoy beautiful views underwater. This amazing beach in the Philippines is located in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines.

6. Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island - Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

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Bantayan Island is very famous having powdery white sand beach. The relaxing soft powdery white sand brings Bantayan Island in the list of beautiful beaches in the Philippines. The unspoiled beach is located in Sante Fe, Cebu, Philippines.

7. Anguib Beach

Anguib Beach is one of the unspoiled beaches in the Philippines mostly referred to as “Boracay of the North“. Anguib beach has prenstine blue waters and white sand abundant with trees. The beach is located in San Vicente, Santa Ana, Cagayan.

8. Bulubadiangan Island

Bulubadiangan Island - Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

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Bulubadiangan Island is popular for its sandbar. The sandbar switches from left to right depending on the direction of the wind. This island provides beautiful scenes like the sandbar and Mount Panaphag. Since electricity is not abundant, setting a bonfire is a great opportunity to have a great time. The island is located in Conception, Iloilo, Philippines.

9. Naked Island

Naked Island from the name itself implies that it is an island with just white sand and some grasses. No tress, rocks or any other life form. It showcases it crystal clear waters and radiant white sand. Naked Island is located in the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, Siargao, Surigao del Norte.

10. Buluan Island

Buluan Island - Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

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Buluan Island is not yet commercialized and this is the reason why its beach is one of the unspoiled beaches in the Philippines. Snorkeling is the most suggested activity in the beach where many marine lives can be found. Protected by the government, this island is vibrating its beauty outside and underwater.


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