Sunset at Kota Beach in Bantayan Island of Cebu

Best 15 Beaches in Cebu Philippines

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Aerial view of Sumilon Island Beach near Oslob, CebuExplore the pristine beaches of Cebu's islands. Where are the most beautiful beaches there that you should travel to? We listed them down for you in this article for your next escapade. 

One of the top destinations in the Philippines that has some of the most beautiful beaches is in Cebu. Fine, white sand and clear, blue waters are often the characteristics you'll hear about the province after all. 



White sand beach in Malapascua Island, CebuIts accessibility from Manila and other cities and destinations, by boat or plane, increases Cebu’s appeal. Moreover, most attractions in Cebu highlights beach-hopping and water sports. If you're interested in traveling around this part of the country, here are the top beaches in Cebu.

15. Tulang Diot, Camotes Island

Aerial view of Tulang Diot Island in Camotes Islands

Tulang Diot island in Camotes fits the description of 'getaway destination'. Its white shore 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 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 in Malapascua Island, Logon Beach is highly recommended for travelers wanting to relax on a beach with a chill atmosphere that will make one 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 in Camotes Island has a beautiful, white sand shore and turquoise waters. Take a dip to douse the heat of summer or afternoon, 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, these are places where you can rest and ignore the busyness taking place 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 or near it. 

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

10. Langub Beach, Malapascua Island

Coconut trees at the Langub Beach in Malapascua Island of 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. While on a bus bound for Badian, tell the conductor you'd like to alight at Lambug Beach.

9. Sta. Fe Beach, Bantayan Island

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

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

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 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 in Camotes Island. It has earned its reputation because of its powdery, white sand and clear, aquamarine waters.

Spend hours getting a tan, swimming, snorkeling, camping, island hopping, and other related activities. If you're looking for a beach resort in Cebu, 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, rustic appeal and fine, white sand shore. Located in Bantayan Island, you can laze on the beach, swim in the waters or spend hours just relaxing after a couple of days full of activities.

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

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 such as 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 energy to explore more of Moalboal’s tourist attractions.

3. Panagsama Beach, Moalboal

Sunset at Panagsama Beach in Moalboal, Cebu

Located in Moalboal in Cebu, Panagsama Beach is now a famous spot for diving. 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 that are ready 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 such as corals and different fish species when you try some activities in Pescador Island.

Visit These Beautiful Beaches in Cebu

Sunset at Kota Beach in Bantayan Island of CebuNow that you’re well-equipped with knowledge of some of the activities to do in Cebu that involve beautiful beaches, it’s time for you to choose from these beaches with idyllic ambiance, azure waters, vibrant marine life, and white-sand shores. Fair enough, you might want to stay longer the moment you step onto these destinations.

Start planning your trip to Cebu now! Look for different Cebu tours and activities that you can add to your itinerary for a complete and hassle-free travel experience.