Table of Contents
- The Top Pangasinan Province Beaches
- 1. Patar Beach in Bolinao
- 2. Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos
- 3. Cabongaoan Beach in Burgos
- 4. Bolo Beach in Alaminos
- 5. Tambobong Beach in Dasol
Looking for beautiful beaches in Pangasinan? For those unfamiliar, Pangasinan is a province located on the shorelines of Luzon. Pangasinan is known as one of the leading suppliers of rice, root crops, and fish within the Philippines, especially the country’s national fish, the Milkfish. But aside from agriculture and fishing, Pangasinan also has its other perks, and, since it’s on the shorelines, it’s pretty obvious what those perks are—that’s right, beaches!
Beaches here attract both local and foreign tourists all-year-round, most of them are publicly accessible and there’s no entrance fee. Just bring your beach bag, find a good spot, and have fun under the sun.
Whether it’s Christmas, Summer, or an extended holiday, you may spend your time in the following best beaches in the province of Pangasinan:
1. Patar Beach in Bolinao
Travel southwest from Bolinao’s town proper and come to see the famous white-sanded Patar Beach, or the so-called Boracay of the North. Spending time here is not a problem, for you may choose to rent the cottages/nipa huts that are quite far from the coasts, or you may simply find a nice spot and lay out a large cloth, sit directly on the sand, and have your own perfect view of the sea. Sea urchins and puffer fishes, which are expensive delicacies in Japan, are cheap here since there’s an abundant amount of those in here. Scattered amongst the sands are rock formations and caves, and just nearby is the famous Bolinao Lighthouse.
2. Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos
Alaminos City of Pangasinan boasts its Hundred Islands, which is a tourist attraction and at the same time a preserved sanctuary. The tourist destination got its name from the number of islands, totaling to 124 during low tide. To get here, you have to travel to the ports and ride a boat for up to 45 minutes at most. You may also talk to the boat driver so you could also go island hopping while on the way to one of the islets. There are very few islands which have been developed for tourism, and the rest, such as the islet with a rock formation resembling the Virgin Mary, is being protected by the local government.
3. Cabongaoan Beach in Burgos
If you prefer a more calm vacation on the beach, then Cabongaoan Beach should be at the top of your list. It’s’ relatively less developed compared to most beaches in Pangasinan, and the ride from the town proper to here isn’t short. Still, once you get here, it will be all worth it. Its white sand and long shores make it the perfect beach for snorkeling, jogging, or just, unwinding.
4. Bolo Beach in Alaminos
Nearby Hundred Islands National Park is Bolo Beach, in the same city. You may drop by the nearby Shell Beach and have the secret lagoon there all to yourself. If you’re not in the mood to go boating yet, you may stay on the beach and frolic in its shallow waters.
5. Tambobong Beach in Dasol
Another one of those secluded beaches in Pangasinan is Tambobong Beach in Dasol. There are numerous things to do here, aside from the typical seaside activities such as sunbathing and swimming. From here, you may also rent a boat to the nearby Balinmanok Cove, a Taiwanese vessel shipwreck site, and snorkel your way into the historical underwater paradise; or, if you’re brave enough, come to Colibra or Snake Island, that is, as the local myths say, inhabited by a giant snake (but don’t worry, it’s just a myth!).