Best Beaches in Cebu

Kota Beach

With the Philippines being an archipelago, you surely won’t travel too far to reach the nearest beach wherever you are. Cebu, one of its glorious islands, boasts a ton of pristine beaches not that far from the city. Because of the Philippines’ tropical climate, locals and tourists alike never miss visiting a beach or two whenever they want to cool down from the scorching heat. Discover the beaches that would surely make your journey to the Queen City of The South more memorable.

Kota Beach, Bantayan Island

Kota Beach
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Famous among the locals and tourists, Bantayan is gifted with white-sand beaches, affordable resorts, and festive people. One of the beach resorts that you really have to visit is Kota Beach, home of the famous ‘Camp Sawi’ sign that made it to the big screen.

Costs:
Accomodations: Php 900.00 to Php 3,800.00
Transportation: Php 250.00 to Php 300.00 (One Way)

Distance from the City: ~150 Km Northbound

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Address: Pres S Osmena St, Bantayan Island, Santa Fe, Cebu
Contact number: (032) 438 9042

Maravillosa Beach, Maravilla, Tabuelan

Maravillosa Beach
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If you’re on a tight budget but still wants to experience a white-sand luxury, Maravillosa Beach got your sun-tanned back. Dubbed as the little Boracay in Tabuelan, Cebu, you don’t have to dig deep in your pockets to bury your toes on a fine, white, sand.

Costs:
Accommodations: Php 300.00 to Php 1500.00 for Cottages
Transportation: Php 100.00 to 200.00 (One Way)

Distance from the City: ~105 Km Northbound

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Address: Maravilla, Tabuelan, Cebu
Contact number: 0931 703 8918

Basdaku Moalboal Beach

Basdaku Moalboal Beach
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Moalboal surely is an item for a Scuba Diver’s Bucketlist. But it’s also blessed to have one of the best beaches in Cebu. Basdaku beach is perfect for family outing, and team building activities.

Costs:
Accommodations: Php 5.00 to Php 2,000.00
Transportation: Php 150.00 to Php 200.00 (One Way)

Distance from the City: ~90 Km South-westbound

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Address: Poblacion Moalboal, Cebu
Contact info: radellano@gmail.com

Lambug Badian Beach, Badian

Lambug badian Beach resort
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Badian is widely famous for its Kawasan Falls But it also boasts a beach that is on par with Boracay’s white sand beaches. Lambug Beach is equally mesmerizing when low tide as it is when high tide. If you want to relax on a long shoreline after an exhausting canyoneering at Kawasan Falls, Lambug Beach isn’t that far.

Costs:
Accommodation: Php 50.00 to Php 500.00
Transportation: Php 150.00 to Php 200.00

Distance from the City: ~105 Km South-westbound

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Address: Lambug, Badian, Cebu
Contact info:0951 210 9563

Hidden White Sand Beach, Aloguinsan

Hidden White Sand Beach Resort Aloguinsan
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If you want to escape the crowded city and embrace the silence on the seashore, Hidden Beach in Aloguinsan is perfect for you. The white sand shoreline stretches for a kilometer paralleled with rows of coconut trees for shade. Tranquility is assured as it is rarely crowded.

Costs:
Accommodations: Php 50.00 to Php 5,000.00
Transportation: Php 100.00 to Php 150.00

Distance from the City: ~60 Km South-westbound

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Address: Hidden White Sand Beach Resort, Aloguinsan
Contact info: 0963 862 3553

Blue Corals Resort, Malapascua

Malapascua Island - Blue Corals Resort
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Home of affordable resorts, bars, and inns. Malapascua Island is famous for its surrounding beaches, and beautiful reefs and wrecks that excites diving enthusiasts.

Costs:
Accommodations: Php 200 to Php 3,000
Transportation: Php 250 to Php 300 (One Way)

Distance from the City: ~115 Km Northbound

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Address: Malapascua Island,Logon,Daanbantayan, Cebu
Contact info: 0967 723 9587

Meili Beach, Alcoy

Meili Beach Resort
Photo from @Meili Beach Resort

If you’re really on a shoestring budget but you want to at least experience a spectacular summer adventure, Alcoy has the best public beach in Cebu. You can camp overnight with a tent, ideally with friends. Food won’t be a problem as food stalls and carinderia are close to the shoreline. So pack up your bags, contact your friends, and have the time of your lives.

Costs:
Transportation: Php 90.00 to Php 150.00

Distance from the City: ~ 100 Km Southbound

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Address: Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Poblacion, Alcoy, Cebu
Contact info: (032) 483 9674

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