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10 BEST CEBU BEACHES

Located in the Central Visayas, the province of Cebu has consistently been one of the topmost tourist destinations in the country for both locals and foreigners. Traveling to Cebu is quite easy. Cebu City has a major port that neighboring islands and provinces can easily access. Cebu City’s international airport also provides easy access for travelers from Manila and other parts of the world.

Being one of the premier destinations in Central Visayas, Cebu has plenty to offer to visitors. Cebu City alone is home to several historical landmarks dating back to the Spanish landing on the island. It’s also very popular for its culinary scene, especially for its famous Lechon. The modern city is also known for its vibrant nightlife.

 

Being an island province with more than 150 smaller islands and islets, the province of Cebu is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Some of which are hidden gems. While some are very popular with tourists known for their white sands, turquoise waters, and diving spots. Here are the 10 Best Beaches in Cebu.

1. Virgin Island, Bantayan Island

The Virgin Island, also known as Sillon Island is located in the municipality of Santa Fe in the Central Visayas region. A luxurious island that is known worldwide. The fantastic view of the ocean, sparkling white sand, and tranquility that it offers. You can also go snorkeling to see various kinds of corals and fish. There is also a fish feeding area which children will most likely enjoy. You can also try their island tour boats which would make the visit more exciting.

A great number of people from different parts of the world visit the said island to experience the pristine atmosphere that it offers. It is the place where you can spend time with your family and friends, be one with nature, and just chill. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN BANTAYAN

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2. Maravilla Beach in Tabuelan

Maravilla Beach is located in Tabuelan in the Northwestern part of Cebu. Popular for its white sand, it has more to it than just that.  It is the best place for a quick getaway. Especially if you want to go solo to relax and for peace of mind. It’s the best place to distress. You can go camping and just take in the scenic turquoise beach and the stunning view of the sunset.

Maravilla Beach in Tabuelan

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The beach is also pretty shallow so you can enjoy long walks by the shore, enough just to soak your feet. It’s also a good destination for family outings as children will be able to enjoy the experience along with their families because it’s the ideal place to learn how to swim as well. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN TABUELAN

 

3. Logon Beach, Malapascua

The Logon Beach in Malapascua Island is a stunning beach where you can enjoy a lot of thrilling adventures at sea. Not only does it offer the best diving destinations in Cebu Province but it’s also one of the beaches with the cheapest rates as well. It is so widely known that even guests from around the world come to explore.

It has a lot to offer that you can even arrange your diving preference to their different diving sites that range from coral explorations, islands, shipwrecks, and so on. You can also go swimming and snorkeling where you will spot a shiver of thresher sharks and or a squadron of manta rays. It is a great destination for people who are yearning for excitement and adventure. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN MALAPASCUA

 

4. Tingko Beach in Alcoy

The Tingko Beach in Alcoy, Cebu is frequented by not only locals but is adored by tourists too. Furthermore, due to the long stretch of Tingko Beach, it is divided into four parts namely, Tingko Beach 1 and 2, Voda Krasna Resort, and a public beach.

Tingko Beach is a great place for picnics and group activities. With the powdery sand and azure waters, it is a lovely place to unwind. The coastline is perfect for snorkeling and diving as it is filled with corals and various aquatic plants. Moreover, the seawater and tender waves feel refreshing, especially on a hot day. You can also walk along the sandbar during low tides or check out the coral island of Mabad-on Reef hiding just across the beach. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN ALCOY

 

5. Basdaku Beach in Moalboal

Basdaku Beach is located in Moalboal in Southern Cebu. The term “Basdaku” is derived from two Cebuano words “bas” which means “sand,” and “daku” meaning “big.” The name of the beach literally describes the long stretch of white sandy coastline for a weekend getaway. You can have fun doing a lot of activities by the beach or beneath the crystal-clear waters. You can go snorkeling, kayaking, surf fishing, kite surfing, and more.

It is also famous for offering diving courses that are internationally approved, ranging from basic to expert. The basic one only lasts for a day, while the longest course takes four days max to complete. Moreover, whichever one you take, you will still be awarded a certificate for having completed one course. It is a wonderful place where you can enjoy and learn at the same time. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN MOALBOAL

 

6. Hidden Beach in Aloguinsan

Located in the Municipality of Aloguinsan hugging the Western coast of Cebu, Hidden Beach is a stretch of privately owned beach that’s up to a kilometer long. Hidden Beach resort serves as a hidden gem getaway for the people in Cebu. It’s only a 2-hour drive away from Cebu City where city-goers can go back to basics with the resort’s natural settings.

Hidden Beach in Aloguinsan

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The caretakers of Hidden Beach left the strip of paradise as untouched as possible. Guests can rent rooms, tents, or just bring their picnic towels for a day on the sand in the resort. Nippa huts are available for rent by the beach. Other than the modest accommodations, Hidden Beach is a place perfect for relaxation and unplugging. It’s also the perfect place for family vacations or a quick getaway. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN ALOGUINSAN

 

7. Carnaza Island in Daanbantayan

Carnaza Island is the northernmost island of Cebu Island, located in the municipality of Daanbantayan. This 429 acres turtle-shaped island is a small paradise right in the middle of the Visayan Sea. This island is perfect for a romantic getaway and solo travelers looking for adventure.

You can reach Carnaza Island only through a charter boat. It’ll take 2 hours of travel if you’re coming from the port of Tapilon, less if you’re coming from Malapascua Island. Carnaza Island seems to have everything for outdoor lovers. From white-sand beaches, hidden coves, pristine lagoons, forested treks, and close access to neighboring islands and islets with rich marine life, Carnaza island seems to have it all. The island is also home to a selection of accommodations including Carnaza Eco Park Resort. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN DAANBANTAYAN

 

8. Santiago White Beach in Camotes

Located in the renowned Camotes Islands, a group of islands at the east of Cebu, Santiago White Beach is a huge stretch of white sandy beach that can rival the beautiful beaches of Boracay. The beach can be found at the southernmost coast of Pacijan Island in Barangay Santiago. It’s a public beach that you can come and visit as you please.

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Santiago White Beach offers shallow pristine waters to visitors and a wide beachfront, almost up to a hundred meters during low tide, making it perfect for families with small children. The beach is maintained by the Camotes Island’s LGUs and offers visitors ample accommodations like huts, tent rentals, water sports, beach activities. Barangay Santiago also has a great selection of food establishments offering delicious local cuisine. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN CAMOTES

 

9. Sta. Fe Beach, Bantayan Island

Sta. Fe Beach, rather the municipality of Sta. Fe, on Bantayan Island, is the center of tourism in this area of Cebu Province. Sta. Fe occupies Bantayan Island’s southeastern area making it blessed with a coast that’s littered with stretches of pristine white sands and turquoise-blue waters. Because the municipality is home to a ferry port and airport, travelers will have a pick of the best accommodations, bars, and food joints in the municipality.

READ: Best Beach Resorts in Bantayan

Sta. Fe also makes for a great home base for travelers looking to explore what Bantayan Island and neighboring islands can offer. But if you’re someone who prefers to stay foot in a relaxing location, Sta. Fe will have all your needs covered. Travelers will have a pick from luxury to budget accommodations in the municipality with plenty of recreational activities on the beach. CHECK BEACH RESORTS IN BANTAYAN

 

10. Pescador Island, Moalboal

Pescador Island is a small island situated on the west coast of Cebu, belonging to the municipality of Moalboal. The fame of the said island is evident in its name, Pescador – a Spanish word that means “fisherman” as it is renowned for the abundance of marine life surrounding it. It is also considered a marine park, well known for the translucent clear water, beautiful coral reefs, and active aquatic life.

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Pescador Island, Moalboal

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This is the right destination for people with a thirst for adventure. They can go snorkeling and scuba diving with a lot to explore and discover. It has a range of diving sites from shallow to deep waters. The reef is teeming with life where one can enjoy swimming with marine life and relish the beautiful scenery.