Cebu is blessed with so many pretty-looking beaches. But let’s admit it, some of the good ones are either kept private by a rich dude or fenced off by a big hotel chain.
So what happens to us beach-loving Cebuanos who don’t want to shell out a fortune for a couple of hours in the big blue? This week’s ON THE ROAD will answer that question. My dear friends, I give you 12 of the most gorgeous public beaches in Cebu!
Everyone’s favorite! You’re not a true-blue Cebuano if you’ve never been to Talisay! The food, the friendly faces, the lechon and puso! Talisay is every Cebuano’s beach!
11. Luyang, Carmen
Carmen’s hidden gem! Clean, natural, quiet. Perfect for an afternoon read or long chats with people who matter! A must-visit.
White sand, awesome greens, friendly people. Tabuelan is perfect for late-night chats over bonfire and beer! Truly one of Cebu’s most awesome public beaches.
Samboan gives you an excellent view of the island of Negros. It’s perfect for lazy daydreams and recollections. The mud-flats are perfect for afternoon shell-hunting, too!
8. Matutinao, Badian
Fresh water meets sea water! You don’t see that very often. But in Matutinao, you can have just that every single day. Free of charge!
After a quick swim at Obong Spring, check out the splendid white beach just a couple of steps away! It sure is a beauty!
6. Lambug, Badian
Another Badian pride. Lambug is both unspoiled and undiscovered. Camping on the beach? Late night drinks with friends? Why not?
5. San Remigio
Cebu’s longest beachline is also one of Cebu’s prettiest. Now take off those shoes and start walking. The trip is long but it’s so worth it!
4. Tingko, Alcoy
A crowd favorite! Tingko is a perfect pit-stop for weary and bored southern travelers. When you reach Tingko, get off the bus, take a few hours off, and just dive in!
3. Bas Dako, Moalboal
Fancy a weekend drive and dive? Moalboal is the best pick! Pristine white sand beach, awesome dive spots, delicious food! You’re in for a treat! And most of all, the beach is totally free!
2. Santiago Bay, Camotes
Jaw-dropping gorgeous! Absolutely one of Cebu’s best-kept secrets. Do cartwheels, sun bathe, run around – do whatever you want. Santiago Bay will surely satisfy!
1. Bantayan Island
Cebu’s very own party island. Perfect clear waters, friendly folks, amazing culture, excellent food. This is paradise right here, I tell you!
Been to these beaches? Tell us about your experience!