Beaches in Cebu, Philippines

Beach Destinations in Cebu for Your Summer or Weekend Getaway


So, summer is here and the beaches in the Philippines are calling your name. If you are in Cebu, please find below the list of beach destinations in the province. 
Beaches in Cebu North Cebu South Cebu West Cebu East





MACTAN ISLAND - METRO CEBU BEACHES
The island of Mactan is the nearest beach destination in the province of Cebu and is home to Shangri-La Mactan Island Resort and Spa, Costabella Tropical Beach Resort, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, Movenpick Hotel Mactan, Crimson Resort and Spa, Be Resorts Mactan, Tambuli Seaside Living, Mactan Newtown Beach, Ocean Pearl Resort, Blue Reef Resort, Hadsan Beach, Vano Beach, Best Western Sandbar Cordova and many others. Other beach destinations nearby are Olango Island and Nalusuan Island. You can also book an island hopping tour there and tour Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary, Pandanon Island or Cordova White Sand Bar.





CEBU NORTH BEACHES 
BANTAYAN ISLAND - the beautiful paradise island of Bantayan is my favorite beach destination in Cebu Province. It will take you 4-5 hours to get there from Cebu North Bus Terminal. Some of the beach resorts in Bantayan Island are: Ogtong Cave, Sta Fe Beach Club, Budyong Beach Resort, Hoyohoy Villas, Anika Beach Resort, etc. Learn How to go to Bantayan Island.
MALAPASCUA ISLAND - this island paradise in northern Cebu in the town of Daanbantayan is a popular diving spot and is home to thresher sharks and Japanese shipwreck. Malapascua is also a favorite beach destination of mine in Cebu. Some of the beach resorts in Malapascua are: Malapascua Legend Water Sport and Resort, Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort, Cocobana Beach Resort, Hippocampus Beach and Dive Resort, etc. Travel time from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Malapascua Island is 4-5 hours. Learn How to go to Malapascua Island.
CATMON - this northern town is also blessed with beautiful beaches and is home to KM 47, a popular beach destination in Catmon. Travel time from Cebu North Bus Terminal is between 1.5 - 2 hours. Learn How to go to Catmon Beach.
SAN REMIGIO - The unassuming northern town of San Remigio is home to Cebu's longest shoreline. Travel time from Cebu North Bus Terminal to San Remigio is 3 hours. Some beach resorts in San Remigio are: Elegant Beach Resort, Hagnaya Beach Resort, San Remigio Beach Club, etc. Learn How to go to San Remigio Beach.
MEDELLIN - this town is home to Gibitngil Island, a popular beach destination in the north. Travel time from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Medellin is more than 3 hours.




Other beach destinations and resorts in the northern part of Cebu are Compostela, Danao City, Carmen, Sogod, Tabuelan, Tabogon, Capitancillo Island in Bogo City. If beach is not your thing, check out some of the things that you can do from my List of Cebu North Tourist Spots.

LILOAN 
Liloan is technically part of eastern Cebu but it is in the northern route. Liloan is home to Pepito Beach, Barrufols Beach, Pangea Beach Resort, Wiggy's Beach Resort, Siesta Beach Resort, Bankoro Beach, and many others. 

CEBU SOUTH BEACHES
ALCOY - home to one of my favorite beach destinations in Cebu, Tingko Beach. Alcoy is situated in the southeastern part of Cebu. Travel time is 3.5 - 4 hours from Cebu South Bus Terminal. Some of the beach resorts in Alcoy are: King Arthur's, El Paradiso, Bodo's Bamboo Bar, Dive Point Alcoy, etc. Learn How to go to Tingko Beach, Alcoy.
MOALBOAL - another home to one of my favorite beach destinations in Cebu, Moalboal is home to Basdaku/White Beach, Panagsama Beach and Pescador Island, a popular diving spot. This town is situated in the southwestern part of Cebu. Travel time is 3-3.5 hours from Cebu South Bus Terminal. Some of the beach resorts in Moalboal are Cabana Beach Resort, Dacozy Beach Resort, Bonita Oasis, Moalboal Beach Resort, Club Serena Beach Resort, etc. Learn How to go to Basdaku/White Beach or check out the off-the-beaten Moalboal destination.
OSLOB - this southeastern town is home to Whale Shark Watching and is also a popular destination among tourists. Check out their historic town and for beach lovers, some of the resorts there are Garden Stay Beach Resort, Aaron Beach Resort, Down South 118 Beach Resort or you may want to relax and unwind at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort. Check out my Instagrammable Oslob blog here.

BADIAN - this southwestern town is home to Kawasan Falls, the most popular waterfall in Cebu but Badian is also home to Lambug Beach and Badian Island Wellness Resort. Learn How to go to Kawasan Falls.
ARGAO - this southeastern town is also a popular beach destination in the south.

Other beach destinations in the south are Boljoon, Dalaguete, Santander, Samboan, Guinatilan, etc. If beach is not your thing, check out List of South Cebu Tourist Spots or you might be interested on my Round South Cebu Itinerary.

CEBU EAST BEACHES
CAMOTES ISLANDS are home to the best beach destinations in Cebu east. Some of the beach resorts in Camotes Islands are: Santiago Bay Garden and Resort, Mangodlong Rock Resort, Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort and many others. Learn How to go to Camotes Islands.
Santiago Bay Garden and Resort, Camotes Islands, Cebu


CEBU WEST BEACHES
I have not been back to the western side of Cebu for the beaches but when in Cebu West, check out the beaches in Pinamungajan, Toledo City and Aloguinsan. You might also be interested in West 35 Eco Mountain Resort or The Ranch Resort.





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