Top 11- List of Recommended White sand beaches of Cebu Province to Visit

Hermit's cove white sand beach in aloguinsan, Cebu

When talking about Cebu, one should never forget to visit its white sand beaches. After all, this is not only the queen city of the south but by far the queen city that has the most wonderful beaches in the country. No wonder, locals and foreigners alike are going gaga to visit the city, the province and its islands.

If you are currently planning your next fun-filled vacation for your loved ones or family, a white sand beach would be a welcome suggestion. As such, we have compiled our top five beaches out of the many.

If interested, better keep reading. Please know recommendations below are NOT in order of which are nicer.

Recommendation 1: Beach in Malapascua

There is no denying that Malapascua is truly the best place for that perfect summer getaway. They have undeniably the most gorgeous white beach. Not to mention, you can also be able to do a lot of activities. You can go scuba diving, snorkelling and wake boarding. You can even do shark watching too. Total travel time going there is three hours. You just have to take a bus bound for Maya in the North Bus Terminal. Then ride a boat in Maya Port so you can be directed to Malapascua.

Tinko White Sand Beach in Alcoy, Cebu

Tinko White Sand Beach in Alcoy, Cebu

Recommendation 2:  Tingko Beach Alcoy

This is considered as one of the most popular beaches in Cebu. Locals and foreigners alike would always love coming back here. It is not only because of its scenery but also because of its affordability. It will take you three hours to go there from Cebu City. You can always opt for public transportation like the bus to get there. Take one for Oslob in South Bus Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop off in Tingko Beach. You won’t even need to ride a tricycle just to be in the place.

Basdaku White sand Beach in Moalboal, Cebu

Basdaku White sand Beach in Moalboal, Cebu

 

Recommendation 3:  Basdaku White sand beach, Moalboal

If you are a fan of scuba diving, this is the perfect place for you. Moalboal is indeed a paradise for scuba divers. Only a few individuals know that they have beautiful beaches. Because of its rich marine and aquatic resources, this is the perfect spot for seeing and experiencing it up close and personal. You can always go swimming and snorkelling apart from diving. This is way nearer as you can reach the place for only two and a half hours. Simply take a bus bound for Moalboal via South Bus Terminal. Do tell the conductor to drop you off in Basdaku. You might need to take a tricycle to explore the stretch of the island and finally find a white beach of your liking.

Recommendation 4:  Camotes Island

This is most definitely Cebu’s pride. The Camotes housed the Santiago White Beach that you must definitely visit. This is indeed one white-sand paradise. Aside from the usual swimming, snorkelling and diving activities, you can do more here. For instance you can go island hopping. You can even do kite surfing and camping. If you have been aiming for a dream summer getaway, this would be the top on the list. The trip might be a little bit farther as you need to travel for three and a half hours. Take a bus to Danao City via the North Bust Terminal. You will also need to ride a boat just to get to the island.

Sunrise View at Budyong Resort in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island

Sunrise View at Budyong Resort in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island

Budyong Beach Resort in Santa Fe Bantayan Island Cebu

Budyong Beach Resort in Santa Fe Bantayan Island Cebu

 

Recommendation 5:  Bantayan Island

So you think Boracay is just the only beach to visit in the Philippines? You might consider that choice since Cebu has their own version. Imagine pristine white beach, fun environment and fewer tourists. This is no less than Bantayan. Surely it will take long to go there as it requires four hours and a half to get there. Take a bus going to Hagnaya in North Bus Terminal. Then take a ferry going to Sta. Fe.

Lambug White Sand Beach in Badian

Lambug White Sand Beach in Badian

Lambug White Sand Beach in Badian

Lambug White Sand Beach in Badian

Lambug White Sand Beach in Badian

Lambug White Sand Beach in Badian

 

Recommendation 6: Lambug White sand beach in Badian

Just few kilometers away from Kawasan Falls and canyoneering drop off area, lies the long stretch of fine and white sand beach of Lambug. Most of the people who visits this place stays for at least a night on the resorts.

Mactan Island Hoppin - Caohagan Island

Mactan Island Hoppin – Caohagan Island

 

Recommendation 7: Caohagan Island

Part of the itinerary of Mactan Island hopping, aside from the snorkeling adventure, it offers as well longer stretch of white sand beach and clear bluish waters. This place is a bit tricky to visit though when low tide as motorized boats cannot cruise to this island.

Mactan Island Hopping - Pandanon Island

Mactan Island Hopping – Pandanon Island

Mactan Island Hopping - Pandanon Island

Mactan Island Hopping – Pandanon Island

 

Recommendation 8: Pandanon Island

Geographically, this island is already part of Bohol province but since this is mostly included in mactan island hopping itinerary, i included it on this list.

Whale Shark Watching area in Oslob Cebu

Whale Shark Watching area in Oslob Cebu

Whale Shark Watching area in Oslob Cebu

Whale Shark Watching area in Oslob Cebu

 

Recommendation 9. Tan-awan, Oslob

Tan-awan, Oslob does not just offer the whale shark watching and encounter. As you can see when doing the whale shark adventure, you can see that their coast line is covered with white sands and there are lots of resorts and cottages here too.

Sumilon Island Sandbar and Sanctuary in Oslob, Cebu

Sumilon Island Sandbar and Sanctuary in Oslob, Cebu

Sumilon Island Sandbar and Sanctuary in Oslob, Cebu

Sumilon Island Sandbar and Sanctuary in Oslob, Cebu

 

Recommendation 10. Sumilon Island Sandar

The last and surely not the least is the Sumilon Island Sandbar. This is just a 20 minute boat ride from the whale shark watching area. This place became more and more popular as most tourists visiting the whale shark watching area tends to include it in their itinerary.

Hermit's cove white sand beach in aloguinsan, Cebu

Hermit’s cove white sand beach in aloguinsan, Cebu

Hermit's cove white sand beach in aloguinsan, Cebu

Hermit’s cove white sand beach in aloguinsan, Cebu

 

Recommendation 11. Hermet’s Cove in Aloguinsan, Cebu

There are indeed many hidden treasures of white sand beaches in Cebu. You would surely have a hard time what beaches to go next. Hence, when visiting Cebu next time, better take a look at any of our suggestions. I swear you would not regret any of it.


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