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Where to find a decent white sand beach on Cebu island


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Reading all the post here sounds like a bunch of rich kids comparing their birthday partys.  I grew up in southern California and if they had a beach like in Alcoy, or Moal Boal, or Bantayan Island, in southern California.  You would never be able to enjoy it because of the crowds.  Let alone if the dirtiest water quality of Cebu was in California.  You would have so many swimmers with sun screen in it, it would look like an oil spill.

 

Just my opinion.

 

 

 

 

and how many years have you lived in cebu??  

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While the beaches in Australia are admittedly very fine, the one big draw back is that they are full of Australians !!

it's a proven scientific fact that whenever somebody gets laid by a 19 year old chick for the first time in about 30 years, sand changes colour in their perception from brown to yellow and from yellow

Been there twice... not much to write home about really...... ok, ok, so I've never been there....

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Reading all the post here sounds like a bunch of rich kids comparing their birthday partys.  I grew up in southern California and if they had a beach like in Alcoy, or Moal Boal, or Bantayan Island, in southern California.  You would never be able to enjoy it because of the crowds.  Let alone if the dirtiest water quality of Cebu was in California.  You would have so many swimmers with sun screen in it, it would look like an oil spill.

 

Just my opinion.

 

 

 

 

and how many years have you lived in cebu??  

50 years in California.  All the above beaches in Cebu.  Why?

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I think maybe the problem is the beaches are there I just don’t know what road to take or turn off on to actually get to it. Thanks for all the input guys. I will try some of your suggestions. Maybe drive down to Argao tomorrow and try to find that beach.

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And why is it older ( longer members ) members want to pull rank by "how long have you lived in Cebu"  What a childs game.

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Reading all the post here sounds like a bunch of rich kids comparing their birthday partys.  I grew up in southern California and if they had a beach like in Alcoy, or Moal Boal, or Bantayan Island, in southern California.  You would never be able to enjoy it because of the crowds.  Let alone if the dirtiest water quality of Cebu was in California.  You would have so many swimmers with sun screen in it, it would look like an oil spill.

 

Just my opinion.

 

 

 

 

and how many years have you lived in cebu??  

50 years in California.  All the above beaches in Cebu.  Why?

 

 

i have never been impressed with the beaches in cebu that is for sure and i also lived in california , torrance , hermosa beach , and costa mesa ,,, sure they are crowed but for the most part they are much cleaner and so is the water,,,  just my opinion 

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And why is it older ( longer members ) members want to pull rank by "how long have you lived in Cebu"  What a childs game.

 soon they will be just like the members who say stuff like (((50 years in California)))  to try to prove their point    when you live in a place you get to see a lot more and do a lot more and thus become more aware of what is going on...  When ever some visits they see a lot in a short time and often only the tourist places ,,, I am sure you know more about California then i do as i only lived there 30 years ; Just like if i said nevada is full of nothing but casino s and gamblers you would say bullshit and you would be right and that is because you live there and i only visited a few short weeks.. If you move to cebu for the beaches only you made a big mistake there are lots of other islands with much better beaches ,,

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Well we hung out in the same neighborhood,  Huntington beach, seal beach, laguna beach, newport, and dana point.  We have a very different view of beaches.

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Well we hung out in the same neighborhood,  Huntington beach, seal beach, laguna beach, newport, and dana point.  We have a very different view of beaches.

 

 

i think the beaches on palawan are much nicer 

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And why is it older ( longer members ) members want to pull rank by "how long have you lived in Cebu"  What a childs game.

 soon they will be just like the members who say stuff like (((50 years in California)))  to try to prove their point    when you live in a place you get to see a lot more and do a lot more and thus become more aware of what is going on...  When ever some visits they see a lot in a short time and often only the tourist places ,,, I am sure you know more about California then i do as i only lived there 30 years ; Just like if i said nevada is full of nothing but casino s and gamblers you would say bullshit and you would be right and that is because you live there and i only visited a few short weeks.. If you move to cebu for the beaches only you made a big mistake there are lots of other islands with much better beaches ,,

I understand the trying to prove a point.  I don't have to live there to understand what I saw in said beaches.  And beaches do not have anything to do with my moving there.  I am into pineapples.

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i lived in cebu 2 years before i ever discovered baguio who would of ever thought the tropics would have a city full of pine trees and be chilly at night 

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Maybe drive down to Argao tomorrow and try to find that beach.

As you're going southbound on the main hwy, go through the main part of Argao and continue south. The road has a sharp curve to the right; take the left turn just at that curve and that will take you directly to Mahayahay Beach. Weekends are generally crowded.

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I would guess it is about 2 and a half hours from the City. I live in Barili and it is about 35 minutes from there.

 

Just visited Moalboal a week or so ago. Yes, it is about 2.5 hours (maybe a little more) by bus from Cebu City. Fare is 110php on Ceres. I think the distance is 90 or so km.

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Maybe I’m blind or don't just know where they hide them. I have been to Lapu Lapu and most beach areas there look more like a toilet than a nice beach. Bluewater has a small man made white beach but its not much to speak of. I went to Moalboal and while there are a couple small areas I still never found a real nice beach. I thought the Philippines was famous for great beaches. I would like to find one I can drive to, not take a boat to.

 

Plus why is it when you do find a beach that’s at least somewhat ok like Alona Beach (still very small beach) no one really makes it comfortable. No beach loungers, no umbrellas, no one bringing you drinks etc. I know (spoiled American) I'm looking to be pampered a little. But I enjoy a day at the beach laying back having a brewskie or three, reading a good book and jumping in the water once in awhile to cool off.

 

I’m used to the Phuket and Koran beach areas of Thailand maybe I’m just spoiled.

 

The beach in Daanbantayan is white sand.

 

You can see some of it on my Skips Beach resort video

 

I am sure the staff at the resort will be happy to keep you supplied with drinks.

 

You can also do a day tour to Malapascua island from Skips. It has some very nice white sand beaches.

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Well we hung out in the same neighborhood,  Huntington beach, seal beach, laguna beach, newport, and dana point.  We have a very different view of beaches.

I spent some time at those beaches too. Wide and long with great little beach towns, bars, shops and restaurants all along PCH. The one big draw back for any of the beaches for me was the water was ice cold even in the hot of summer.

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Maybe drive down to Argao tomorrow and try to find that beach.

As you're going southbound on the main hwy, go through the main part of Argao and continue south. The road has a sharp curve to the right; take the left turn just at that curve and that will take you directly to Mahayahay Beach. Weekends are generally crowded.

Thanks enoonmai, much appreciated. I'll head down there Sunday just to check it out.

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