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14 Amazing Beaches of Cebu, Philippines - Updated 2020

14 amazing beaches of cebu
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Cebu is blessed not only with breathtaking attractions but also stunning beaches. Here are 14 beaches on the island of Cebu that you need to visit:

1. Malapascua Island (from USD 41.0)

Located in the northern Cebu is the beautiful island of Malapascua. The beach has really fine white sand and crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming. Other activities on the island include wreck diving and scuba diving with the thresher sharks. And don’t forget Malapascua’s sunrise view. It is the best.

Malapascua Island

Address: Malapascua, Cebu

Thresher Shark Dive from Malapascua Island

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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2. Sta. Fe, Bantayan (from USD 46.0)

Bantayan is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The beaches are simply beautiful. And they are the only place in the Philippines that allows consumption of meat during the Holy Week. This is why people flock to Bantayan during the Lenten season. They don’t fast but rather feast.

Sta. Fe, Bantayan

Address: Bantayan Island, Cebu

Land Tour | Bantayan Island - Sightseeing - Guided Tour

Duration: 4 to 8 hours

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3. Basdako

Moalboal's Basdaku Beach
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Got a tent? You can go camping at Basdako, Moalboal. If you like snorkeling, then you should see the Sardines at Pescador Island, which is near Basdako.

At the Pescador dive site, you will be overwhelmed looking at thousands and thousands of fish. Just make it a point to have a life vest with you as the currents there are really strong. If you can’t swim, try not to go far from your boat.

Basdako

Address: Moalboal, Cebu

Pescador Island Hopping with Sardine Run - Dolphins - Turtle Point

Duration: 12 to 13 hours

4. Santiago Bay

Santiago Bay Beach
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Camotes Island is known for its beautiful beaches and Santiago Bay is one of them. You can get an accommodation at one of their resorts for as low as 17 USD (a fan room). Other activities in Camotes include cliff diving and spelunking.

Santiago Bay

Address: Camotes Island

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5. Tingko

Tingko Beach, Philippines
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Two hours from Cebu is Tingko Beach of Alcoy. The waters are a little deep, so it’s not ideal for swimming with children. The beach is perfect for relaxing while reading a good book. You can rest beside a huge rock found on the sandy beaches of Tingko. You can also camp here overnight.

Tingko Beach

Address: Alcoy, Cebu

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6. Lambug Beach

Lambug Beach, Badian, Cebu-16
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Lambug Beach in Badian has a long stretch of fine white sand. This public resort is peaceful and quiet at night as there are no hotels. There are a couple of karaoke machines but the stores don’t open for 24 hours. Lambug Beach is perfect for a couple who wants a quiet and a peaceful island all to themselves.

Lambug Beach

Address: Badian Cebu

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7. Sumilon Island (from USD 120.0)

Sumilon Island is famous for its sandbars and glamping (glamorous camping). It’s just across the whale-watching site in Oslob; about a 30-minute boat ride. The sands here are really fine and super white. You won’t want to go home when you’re in Sumilon. It’s an island you can call your own.

Sumilon Island

Address: Oslob, Cebu

Website: Sumilon Island

Cebu: Private Sumilon Island & Optional Whale Shark Swim

Duration: 11 to 13 hour

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8. Hermit's Cove (from USD 110.0)

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Hermit’s Cove is hidden in the mountains and there are no accommodations on the beach. You can rent a small cottage or bring your own tents. But camping overnight is no longer allowed at the cove.

This is a little paradise in the south of Cebu. It’s just not developed yet; there are no proper restrooms. The beach though is clear and perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Hermit's Cove

Address: Aloguinsan, Cebu

Private Aloguinsan Day Tour with Bojo River Cruise from Cebu

Duration: 10 hours

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9. Durhan White Beach

DURHAN BEACH
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Your best sunset view is at Durhan White Beach. This resort is also quite and peaceful. If you’re visiting a beach resort to relax, then book a stay at Durhan.

Durhan White Beach

Address: Tabuelan, Cebu

Website: Durhan White Beach

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10. Hunahuna Cliff Resort

THE QUIET BEACH
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Photo is only for illustrative purposes

This isn’t your typical beach resort. There are no white sands in Hunahuna. It’s a cliff resort in Catmon, a perfect getaway for romantic couples. I mean, just look at the photos. Who wouldn’t want to wake up with that view?

Hunahuna Cliff Resort

Address: Catmon, Cebu

Website: Hunahuna Cliff Resort

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11. Dalaguete Beach Park

Editor’s note: There’s no photo available at the time of writing

Another beautiful resort is located in Dalaguete, a two and half hour drive from Cebu City. Entrance fee with parking is only 1 USD, but there are no rooms at this resort. This is only recommended for daily use.

Dalaguete Beach Park

Address: Casay, Dalaguete Cebu

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12. Sayaw Beach

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Sayaw Beach is not only for swimming; adventure seekers can go spelunking as well. Just pay 6 USD to the boatman to take you to the cave. That’s already good for three to four people. The rock formations in the cave are a must-see.

Sayaw Beach

Address: Barili, Cebu

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13. Hidden Beach

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This island with fine stretches of white sand faces Negros and is also hidden like Hermit’s Cove, another beach resort in Aloguinsan. The only difference is that you can stay overnight at this resort. They have available rooms for tourists. If you want to get away from the city, this may be is the place for you.

Hidden Beach

Address: Aloguinsan, Cebu

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14. San Remigio Beach

Cebu Beaches
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This beach located in the northern Cebu is worth a visit. Although there are no fine sands, the island is rich in marine life. You can either swim in one of the public beaches or go scuba diving.

San Remigio Beach

Address: San Remigio, Cebu

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Life is always better at the beach

Whatever mood you are in, it always gets better when you’re at the beach. The sounds of the waves will always calm you. Walking barefoot on the sand relaxes your entire body. You just realize that life is indeed beautiful especially when you’re at the beach.

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