There’s something about sunsets that make one stop and stare, watching the blue skies turn into a faint red and then into a fiery orange that lights up the sky, before settling into a moon and starlit night.
A sunset may signify a lot of things to different people; it may be a new start or the end of something beautiful, tragic or simply just another day. Whatever it may mean to you, watching it in a particular place (or with a particular someone) make the moment all the more special. Here are some of the best beaches to watch the sunset.
Boracay is a small island in the central Philippines. It's known for its resorts and beaches. Along the west coast, White Beach is backed by palm trees, bars and restaurants. On the east coast, strong winds make Bulabog Beach a hub for water sports. Nearby, the observation deck on Mount Luho offers panoramic views over the island. Offshore, coral reefs and shipwrecks are home to diverse marine life.
Undoubtedly, this is the one place that sunsets will blow you away.
The islands is not just popular with its party vibe, beautiful white sand beaches, but its sunset is the icing of it all.
The best time to visit Boracay is during the dry season, which starts in November and runs through April. Called the 'Amihan season' this period brings with it, the cold, northeast wind across the island. Humidity and rainfall remain low, and the sea water is perfect for swimming, diving, and other activities.
Marimegmeg Beach (El Nido)
El Nido is a Philippine municipality on Palawan island. It’s known for white-sand beaches, coral reefs and as the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs. Miniloc Island is famed for the clear waters of its Small and Big lagoons. Nearby Shimizu Island has fish-filled waters. The area has many dive sites, including Dilumacad Island’s long tunnel leading to an underwater cavern.
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Urbiztondo Beach, San Juan (La Union)
La Union is famous for surfing; people from different parts of the country and the rest of the world go to this province to test their mettle on the waves. Other than becoming a better surfer, Urbiztondo Beach has a sunset that is nothing short of spectacular. There are no rock formations or towering buildings to block the view or create silhouetted images; it’s just the sun setting over the horizon and the open sea. There’s something poetic about the sky turning from a clear blue and white into a blazing red, and then later into a hazy orange.
Bonbon Beach (Romblon)
If you want a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the crowds found on famous beaches, go to Bonbon Beach in Romblon. There are very few people coming and going. Also, there is no sign of immediate commercialization, meaning there is a higher possibility of having nobody else while you watch the magical sunset. The last rays of the sun will bathe the beach with its soft reddish light while it casts shadows on the surroundings.
Tiamban Beach (Romblon)
Tiamban Beach may be small in size compared to Bonbon, but watching the sunset here is just as beautiful. There are also few people coming and going; there might be days that only a handful will be by the beach taking the view in.
Weekend warriors are familiar with Zambales, especially Anawangin Cove. After the day’s activities such as viewing the cove and swimming, end the day by watching the blue skies turn into various hues of purplish, reddish, yellowish, and orange light before becoming completely dark.
Calaguas (Camarines Norte)
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Calaguas is a popular destination for many coming from Manila because it is a possible day trip over regular or long weekends. The sand is fine and bone white; the waters, cool and clear. It may have changed from a once idyllic beach destination to a more famous one (and all it brings, whether positive or negative), yet Calaguas can still elicit wonder from its visitors once the sun sets. With no buildings blocking your view, you have front-row seats to nature’s work of art.
Patar Beach (Pangasinan)
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Patar Beach is the go-to place of the weekend warrior because of its accessibility from Manila, either by public or private transportation. After exploring the attractions near Bolinao, kick back and relax while sipping on your favorite drink while watching the golden sunset.
Mabua Pebble Beach (Surigao del Norte)
Mabua isn’t your typical beach destination; the biggest difference between this and the others is that pebbles instead of sand line the shore. Locals and tourists alike make their way to the outskirts of Surigao City not just to swim and have a picnic but also to watch the majestic sunset. This is the perfect way to end your day just before your flight back to Manila or your next stop in the region.
Bounty Beach, Malapascua Island (Cebu)
Cebu has many islands and beautiful beaches; one of which is Malapascua. After a day around the island and plenty of activities such as swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing on the beach, cap the day off by watching the sunset on the island at Bounty Beach.