The Best Beaches In Pangasinan Philippines
Beaches in Pangasinan attract a growing number of both local and foreign tourists each and every year. A majority of the beaches in this area still remain unspoiled but not quite “Virgin” anymore. For this reason the beaches remain in their natural state without man-made improvements… meaning they are still FREE to the public. No entrance or environmental fees, just bring your stuff, find a good spot, and enjoy yourself. We hope you have a great time exploring the beaches of Pangasinan and leave as many helpful comments and suggestions as can be of use to others. We would also love any suggestions and possible inclusions to our list of the “Best Beaches In Pangasinan Philippines“.
Just southwest of Bolinao is Patar Beach, the famous “Boracay of the North” as it has been called. A great beach for couples and families alike. You get some of the most romantic sunsets over Patar beach. This is definitely not a surf beach but it is good for families with children as the water remains shallow for quite a distance out making it a safe swimming area. The beach is also clean and there is NO ENTRY FEE! If you are looking for a great beach that is child-friendly, good for families and nearby shops are not overpriced then this is one of the Best Beaches In Pangasinan Philippines.
On the west coast of Pangasinan, south of The Hundred Islands and north of Zambales is where you find Cabangaoan Beach. Most well known because of the “Death Pool” and the attention it has gotten on social media, this area is only now being discovered. With that said, don’t expect a three lane highway to get there… It’s off the beaten track and will take close to 45 minutes to get there from Burgos. That might seem like a nuisance but guess what? You’ll most likely have the beach to yourselves. We did! One of my favorite beaches near Manila and an easy inclusion in this list of The Best Beaches In Pangasinan Philippines.
Tondol Beach is a nice and relaxing place to stay and for anyone wanting to experience a combination of boracay and panglao. Nice and quiet, you don’t have the crowds of Boracay but you still get your a long stretch of almost white, powdery beach. The sea was so calm making it great for the kids. At low tides you can even walk to the nearby islands easily (but make sure you head back before the tide comes in)..
Bolo Beach is an out of the way, sandy bay area not far from hundred Islands National Park. It is often used as a dropoff point for those touring the Hundred Islands which makes it a great location. There are basic nipa hut accommodations available, nearby resorts are not expensive and it is easy to hire boats that will take you to 100 Islands. If you are looking for a comfortable getaway just to wind down or take the family, this location is good.
The Best Beaches In Pangasinan Philippines
Tambobong Beach in Dasol
Another secluded beach in Pangasinan for all those that want to escape the crowds. Tambobong Beach has crystal clear water and nice sand beaches and also has a number of good snorkeling spots. The bad thing is it is a fishing village so in the afternoons the beach often is littered with fishing boats. Once the fisherman are out fishing the beach opens up and you truly appreciate it’s beauty. From here, you may also rent a boat to Balinmanok Cove, and dive the Taiwanese shipwreck site, or you can go to Colibra or Snake Island. It is a handy location to visit many other spots from and the accommodation is cheap. Easily one of The Best Beaches In Pangasinan Philippines.
Tondaligan Blue Beach
Tondaligan beach is the pride of Dagupan City. The sand is not white but if you like to walk or jog then you will love this long stretch of beach. Also you will get some waves here so it you like to surf or skimboard, it’s a good location.No commercial places other than the sari sari stores and the locals selling food. The big commercial restaurants are 10 minutes away. You can buy fresh Milkfish straight from the fisherman as they come in and have them cook them up for you. All at amazing prices… One negative is sometimes the beach can get a little littered with rubbish from people drinking and partying on the beach..
Abagatanen Beach is not a well-known beach by many here in Pangasinan but visited by some tourists based on the recommendations of those who already came here. With its white sand, crystal clear water, tantalizing view and a creative form of rocks, this beach is now creating its own name because of its own natural beauty. Yes, it many still be a little out of the way but it still deserves a place on our list of the Best Beaches In Pangasinan Philippines
Overlooking the Lingayen Gulf, Lingayen beach was where General Douglas MacArthur landed during World War II. It is also famous for celebrating the Pista’y Dayat, a festival exclusively held on Labor Day in Pangasinan that is meant to thank the seas for providing the locals another good year of bountiful fishing. This area is also known for its dishes – make sure you try some freshly-cooked seafood before you leave… You will love it.
San Fabian Beach
San Fabian beach has soft sand and is a great place to spend a day or holiday. During the week the beach is quiet and you’ll have the place to yourself but on weekends it can get a little busy and crowded. Even if there is a bit of a crowd, there is plenty of beach to choose from. Over the weekend you’ll find vendors selling everything from fish to wrist bands and they can be quite annoyingly persistent and determined to sell you something. Foreigners might be surprised to see a bus or jeepney driving onto the beach. It is a common sight to see motorbikes being driving up and down the beach with four or five people, including children on them. There’s lots to do without the touristy feel.