The 7 Best Beaches in Pangasinan [And How To Get There]

Pangasinan is known for many things, and among this is being a nearby beach getaway for people from the Metro. And why not? With tons of beaches, Pangasinan really deserves a good visit. Here, we’ve filtered some of the best beaches in Pangasinan for you to check out! [Read our list of the top tourist spots in Pangasinan]

Best Beaches in Pangasinan
Cabongaoan Beach | Photo by Edss Tolentino

7 Best Beaches in Pangasinan

Cabongaoan Beach

The country has endless white sand beaches, but for this one to headline Pangasinan’s finest, there has to be something unique about it, right? Well, most people come to Burgos, Pangasinan to see the beauty of Cabongaoan Beach. But what many really stay for is its amazing “death pool”! This natural feature is formed when the water rises during high tide and fills the hole with saltwater. Jumping in is a different kind of experience! [Check out our list of top beach resorts in Pangasinan]

Death Pool, Cabongaoan Beach
Death Pool | Photo by Edss Tolentino

How to get to Cabongaoan Beach

  • Take a bus bound to Alaminos City, Pangasinan. Daily trips are available in bus terminals in Cubao and Pasay. Five Star bus and Victory Liner have direct trips to Alaminos. The fare is around Php 350 to 400.
  • When in Alaminos, transfer to a bus going to Santa Cruz, Zambales, remind the driver to drop you off in Burgos market. The fare is Php 30.
  • From Burgos market charter a tricycle going to Cabongaoan beach. The fare may differ depending on your stay. Php 600 (back and forth) day tour and Php 1000 (back and forth) for an overnight stay.

Patar Beach

This is Bolinao’s pride, and one of the more famous beaches in the whole of Pangasinan. Which is saying something, considering it’s an effort to get to! Despite its popularity as one of the best beaches in Pangasinan, it is the farthest thing from crowded, and anyone can still have their own slice of the turquoise waters and virgin sand.

How to get to Patar Beach

  • Take a bus bound to Bolinao, Pangasinan from Cubao. Five Star bus and Victory Liner have direct trips to Bolinao via Dau. The fare is around 500 and the travel time is around 5-6 hours.
  • From Bolinao Bus Terminal, take a tricycle to your preferred beach resort. Travel time is around 20-30 minutes.

Tambobong Beach

There are many pretty beaches in the whole province, but Tambobong has the pride of being called the “Boracay of the North”. Located in Dasol, Tambobong beach is supported by a surrounding community of fisherfolk — even the sands are colored by the pastel shades of fishing vessels. The water is so clear, and the sand so fine, that this is definitely what Boracay looked like when it was still purely a slice of heaven, before all the tourists!

How to get to Tambobong Beach

  • Take a bus bound to Alaminos City, Pangasinan from bus terminals in Cubao and Pasay. Five Star bus and Victory Liner have direct trips to Alaminos. The fare is around Php 350 to 400.
  • When in Alaminos, transfer to a bus going to Santa Cruz, Zambales, remind the driver to drop you off in Burgos Market. The fare is Php 30.
  • From Burgos market charter a tricycle going to Tambobong beach. The fare is around Php300-350, one-way

Tambobong Beach and Cabongaoan Beach are about 20-30 minutes away from each other.

Lingayen Long Beach

Pangasinan is so rich in beaches that even its urban capital has something to add to the list! This long stretch of public beach is a very relaxing afternoon stroll, and what’s even better is that it’s near Manila so you don’t have to spend as much effort to get here! The inexpensive resorts are a must-see for any budget traveler on the hunt for Nature’s treasures.

Abagatanen Beach

Agno’s addition to the list stands among its other tourist spots, such as the Umbrella Rock Formation. Abagatanen is a beach that is hidden away in a cove fronting the West Philippine Sea. Its creamy sand is a pleasure to walk on, and an added wonder is the river that forms an estuary on the beach during the rainy season.

How to get to Abagatanen Beach

  • Take an Agno-bound bus (Five Star, Dagupan Bus or Solid North) from Cubao or Pasay and get off at the town proper of Agno. The travel time is around 5-6 hours.
  • Alternatively, you can also take an Alaminos-bound bus since the Agno-bound buses have limited trips. If you take this option, you can get off in Alaminos City and take a jeepney to Agno.
  • From Agno, you can charter a tricycle to Abagatanen Beach.

Tondol Beach

Many people claim that this or that beach is the absolute best in Pangasinan, but once you’ve been to them all it’s very hard to decide! This beach from Anda definitely has a claim, though, and it’s a bit on the surreal side. The waters of the beach are normally ankle-deep, slowly melding into the deep blue sea. During low tide, the sand shows imprints of the ocean’s waves, like a desert from the waters!

How to get to Tondol Beach

  • Take an Anda-bound bus (Five Star) from Cubao and get off at the town proper of Anda. Only ordinary buses are available
  • Alternatively, you can also take an Alaminos-bound bus since the Anda-bound buses have limited trips. If you take this option, you can get off in Alaminos City and take a jeepney to Anda in front of CSI Mall.
  • From Anda, you can charter a tricycle to Tondol Beach.

Colibra Island

If you want an entire beach island for yourself, then Colibra is your bet! This is off the coast of Tambobong, and is also called Camaso Island — a perfect melding of creamy sands, clear waters, and patches of emerald vegetation. The island is named after the abundance of sea snakes especially in the rocky parts, but the island is safe for tourists. The only thing you have to bring is a shade or some sunscreen — there is almost no shade in the whole island.

How to get to Colibra Island

  • Take a bus bound to Alaminos City, Pangasinan from bus terminals in Cubao and Pasay. Five Star bus and Victory Liner have direct trips to Alaminos. The fare is around Php 350 to 400.
  • When in Alaminos, transfer to a bus going to Santa Cruz, Zambales, remind the driver to drop you off in Burgos. The fare is Php 30.
  • From Burgos market charter a tricycle going to Tambobong beach. The fare is around Php300-350, one-way
  • When you arrive in Tambobong Beach, you can charter a boat to Colibra Island. The fare is around Php800.

These are just some of the best beaches in Pangasinan. Why not head there yourself, and maybe even discover a few hidden gems of your own!

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