TOP 10 BEACHES AROUND CEBU (UPDATED as of 2021)

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Traveling to Cebu for the first time? This blog shares the top 10 beaches in Cebu. All needed details for each featured beach are laid out in the post including operating hours, entrance fee, and location. Moreover, this Cebu beach blog is intended for DIY budget travelers, either solo, family or traveling in group. Have a fun and enjoyable trip ahead!

TOP 10 CEBU BEACHES

There is no arguing, Cebu is home to some of the finest and most awesome beaches in the Philippines. Needless to say, it is a go-to destination to beat the summer heat! Check out 10 of the best and affordable beaches in Cebu. All of these are outside Cebu city.

Note: What I share in this article is a list of beaches in Cebu, for a full DIY travel guide, check this link: Cebu Budget Travel Guide.

PARADISE BEACH OF BANTAYAN ISLAND

Paradise beach of Bantayan Island

The quiet, clean and secluded Paradise beach (or now known as Sandira beach). It’s a long strip of white, mostly powdery sand with a shallow, azure waters. Entrance fee is P50 for adults and P25 for kids. The private beach operates from 9AM to 5PM and does not offer cottages and food or drinks to keep it from becoming too commercial and touristy.

Rating: 3.5/5

ANIKA BEACH RESORT OF BANTAYAN ISLAND

Anika Beach at Bantayan Island

Another ivory, white beach in Santa Fe, Anika beach resort is one of the finest that you can find in the island in terms of service and accommodation. Contact them at +63 917 328 4898.

Rating: 3/5

KOTA BEACH OF BANTAYAN ISLAND

Kota Beach of Santa Fe, Bantayan Island

The white, coralline sand of Kota beach at Santa Fe. The beach offers accommodation. Contact them at +63 956 276 4410, +63 948 799 3787.

Rating: 3/5

MARLINS BEACH OF BANTAYAN ISLAND

Marlin’s Beach of Santa Fe, Bantayan Island

The beach share the same shore with Kota beach but has a more “homey” atmosphere compared to its neighbor. Contact them at 032) 438 9093.

Rating: 3/5

WHITE BEACH OR BASDAKU OF MOALBOAL

White Beach in Moalboal

Beach bumming at the long strip of white sand at White (Basdaku) beach, Moalboal. The place makes for an excellent spot to grace the sunset.

Rating: 3/5

LANGUB BEACH OF MALAPASCUA ISLAND

Langub Beach of Malapascua Island

The best that Malapascua island can offer. It is a long slice of white sand devoted to entertain tourists for its natural beauty.

Rating: 3/5

CARNAZA ISLAND

Carnaza Island

The newest addition to a strong line up of white beaches in North Cebu. The best part in coming to the island is the warm hospitality of its people.

Rating: 3/5

LAMBUG BEACH OF BADIAN

Lambug Beach
Lambug Beach at Badian, Cebu

A staple for a weekend destination for locals in South Cebu, Lambug beach is a popular destination because it is a public area, clean and a top class when it comes to the quality of sand. However, never a worry, the beach never gets too crowded since it has enough space to cater all kinds of frills that its visitors bring.

Rating: 3/5

SUMILON ISLAND OF OSLOB

Sumilon Island of Oslob in South Cebu

Apart from its sandbar, the island is also notable for its white, coarse sand and cool blue waters that nestles a rich marine life. Most of the island is owned by Bluewater beach resort. Contact them at (032) 481 0801. The public area of the island can be reached by renting an outrigger boat at the mainland where the whale shark watching is arranged. Boat rent is P1,500.

Rating: 3/5

SANTIAGO BAY OF CAMOTES ISLAND

Santiago Bay of Camotes Island, Cebu

A public beach with a blanket of powdery, white sand. The beach faces east and is a perfect location to wait for the sun as it rises in the morning.

Rating: 3/5

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