Information about Patar Beach
Patar Beach is one of the many natural wonders that Pangasinan has to offer. This white sand beach situated on the North Western part of Lingayen Gulf in Pangasinan gives a scenic and picturesque view of the golden fine sand complementing the blue sky and turquoise water.
The pristine beach is labeled as a white sand beach because of its fine golden tint sand. Patar Beach stretches at about 500 metets. It is one of the famous public beaches in the area having its southernmost portions as a public beach while the remaining areas are owned by private resorts.
Its location faces the West Philippine Sea which offers the best view of the sunset in the area. The beach is also categorized by powerful waves and beautiful rock formations beautifully placed by nature on the further down south along the coast.
Patar Beach is considered by the locals as a natural treasure of the North, especially for nature seekers and beach lovers. The beach is an ideal holiday destination for tourists looking for a serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Activities to do
Locals and tourists gather in this pristine beach to swim in its clear blue water or sunbathe under the sun. Patar Beach is an excellent place for swimming though there isn’t a lot of underwater marine life in the shore. Visitors tend to explore father down south stretch of the beach for a place to snorkel.
Magnificent sunset viewing is also famous in this area because of its location facing the West Philippine Sea. Guests set their tents and grill their foods as they wait for the sunset.
Just around the corner stands the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse ontop of the hill. This significant landmark is the second tallest of five lighthouse in the country at a height of about 351 feet (about 107 m) above sea level, including the elevation of the hill where it was made. This cultural site is considered as one of the oldest lighthouse in the country.
Built in 1905 by a joint efforts of the Filipino, British and American engineers, the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse was made to prevent sea accidents in the West Philippine Sea by guiding cruising vessels en route to Hong Kong, Japan, and the United of States of America for several decades. Now the relic serves as a tourist attraction for everyone visiting Bolinao, Pangasinan.