Best 15 Beaches in Cebu Philippines

Best 15 Beaches in Cebu Philippines

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Aerial view of Sumilon Island Beach near Oslob, Cebu

Explore the pristine beaches of Cebu's islands, one of the best gateway destinations to the Philippines. Where are the most beautiful Cebu beaches that you should travel to? We listed them down for you in this article for your next escapade. 

One of the top Visayas tourist spots and destinations in the Philippines that has some of the most beautiful beaches is Cebu. Apart from its delicious food and the colorful Sinulog Festival, fine, white sand and clear, blue waters are often what you'll hear about the province. 

White sand beach in Malapascua Island, CebuIts accessibility from Manila and other cities and destinations, by boat or via its international airport, increases Cebu’s appeal. There are also a variety of Cebu tours and activities you can experience in the province, including island-hopping and water sports.

There is no shortage of amazing beachfront hotels in Cebu, which are some of the best 5-star hotels in the Philippines. There are North Cebu beaches, South Cebu beaches, and even beaches near Cebu City. If you're interested in traveling around this part of the country, here are the best beaches in Cebu:

15. Tulang Diot, Camotes Island

Tulang Diot Island in Camotes fits the description of a getaway destination. Its white shores and cerulean waters make the effort to reach it worth it. Wade in the waters to cool off, laze on its soft sand and forget your worries.

14. Matutinao Beach, Badian

This beach may not be as beautiful as Lambug, but it is still a nice place to visit while in Badian. It has a cream-colored and tree-lined shore.

13. Logon Beach, Malapascua Island

Located on Malapascua Island, Logon Beach is highly recommended for travelers wanting to relax on a beach with a chill atmosphere that will make them forget about the daily grind. Try spending a night near or in Logon to catch its glorious sunrise.

12. Bakhaw Beach, Camotes Island

White sand shore of Bakhaw Beach in Camotes IslandsBakhaw Beach on Camotes Island has a beautiful white sand shore and turquoise waters. Enjoy a swim to douse the afternoon heat, or just beach bum and get a tan. Read your favorite book with a cold drink on hand for a relaxing day.

11. Bounty Beach, Malapascua Island

Aerial view of Bounty Beach in Malapascua Island, Cebu

Bounty Beach in Malapascua Island lives up to the hype with its whitish shore and azure waters. There are hammocks tied to some of the trees, where you can rest and ignore the busyness around you.

It is the center of the many activities you can do on the island. There are rental shops for the gear you might need, and restaurants and resorts for different budgets line the shore. 

You can arrange a trip to see thresher sharks and other tourist spots on Malapascua Island from here.

10. Langub Beach, Malapascua Island

Coconut trees at the Langub Beach in Malapascua Island of Cebu

This public beach in Cebu has white sand and turquoise waters, perfect for a relaxing few hours after canyoneering in nearby Kawasan Falls. The rustic ambiance will make you forget your worries, even just for a while. 

9. Sta. Fe Beach, Bantayan Island

Get a tan at Sta. Fe Beach in Bantayan Island of Cebu

This beach on Bantayan Island is a must-visit. The white and light blue waters stretch as far as your eyes could see, making for a relaxing day out. Get a tan, wade in the waters, and enjoy the stunning view.

8. Basdaku Beach, Moalboal

This beach in Moalboal provides a variety of activities for all ages, such as swimming, snorkeling, beach volleyball, frisbee, and diving. You won't run out of things to include in your Moalboal itinerary. You can rent a cottage and have a picnic with family or friends here.

7. Santiago Bay, Camotes Island

Santiago Beach is one of the most famous beaches on Camotes Island, Cebu. It has earned its reputation because of its powdery, white sand and clear aquamarine waters.

Spend hours getting a tan, swimming, snorkeling, camping, or island-hopping. If you're looking to stay at a beach resort, spend at least a night here to fully enjoy your stay.

6. Paradise Beach, Bantayan Island

Traveler basking under the sun at Paradise Beach in Bantayan Island of Cebu

This beach has earned its moniker with its turquoise waters and fine, white sand shore. Located on Bantayan Island, Paradise Beach allows you to laze on the beach, swim in the waters, or spend hours just relaxing.

Depending on the day and season of your visit, as well as the activities in Bantayan Island you’ll be trying, you and your group might be lucky and be the only travelers on the beach.

5. Virgin Island, Bantayan Island

Boat at the Virgin Island Beach in Bantayan, Cebu

This destination takes around half an hour to reach by boat from Bantayan Island. It fits the description of paradise, with its white sand and waters in various shades of blue. This is the place to forget stress and just relax.

You can visit this beach as part of a Bantayan Island tour.

4. White Beach, Moalboal

Aerial view of White Beach in Moalboal, Cebu

This destination rose to fame because of what you see beneath its waters, including the sardine run, colorful corals, and diverse marine life. Spend a day here after a couple of days full of experiences. Doing so allows you to replenish your energy to explore more of Moalboal’s tourist attractions.

3. Panagsama Beach, Moalboal

Sunset at Panagsama Beach in Moalboal, Cebu

Located in Moalboal, Panagsama Beach is one of the most famous diving spots in the Philippines. The place does not have much of a beach anymore because it was washed away by a typhoon in 1984.

But it still has a few small spots of beach left where people can relax and enjoy the clear blue waters. The whole stretch now houses many dive shops, training centers, and boats used for scuba diving. It’s also a popular tourist spot included in most tours in Moalboal.

2. Lambug Beach, Badian

Beach front of Lambug Beach in Badian, Cebu

This public beach has white sand and turquoise waters, perfect for a relaxing few hours after canyoneering in nearby Kawasan Falls. The rustic ambiance will make you forget your worries, even just for a while.

1. Pescador Island, Moalboal

Top view of Pescador Island and its turquoise waters

This island is beautiful above and below its azure waters. Laze on the beach to rest after a day of snorkeling and diving. Discover its underwater wonders, including corals and different fish species, when you try activities on Pescador Island. You can also visit other Moalboal tourist spots.

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Sunset at Kota Beach in Bantayan Island of CebuCebu is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. With the knowledge of some of the activities to do in Cebu, you can choose from these beaches with idyllic ambiance, azure waters, vibrant marine life, and white sand

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