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The Beaches of Bohol

IJsselstein, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 (updated: Monday, 24 April 2006)

Bohol is blessed with a number of marvelous white beaches, which just await to be discovered and enjoyed.

Map of Beaches on Bohol

Panglao Island

Alona Beach Probably the most beautiful, and surely the most developed beach on Panglao is Alona Beach. Located at the Southwest of the island, this beach is about one and a half kilometers long, lined with nice resorts, which are great to stay for a some time, a number of well equiped diving establishments and pleasant places to eat out, if you do not want to eat at your resort's restaurant for a change.


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Probably the only drawback of the beach are the large numbers of sea urchins that inhabit the water, starting some twenty or thirty meters out of the coast. You will just have to be careful when wading.

Don't forget to bring your snorkeling equipment. When you swim about one hundred meters off the beach, you will reach the edge of the 'house' reef, at between three and five meters deep, and thus can be easily observed even without scuba equipment. If you are into scuba diving, though, don't forget to have a few dives here as well, as it is certainly worth it, not bad at all, even compared with the reefs the boats will bring you to.

Dumaluan Beach, also on the south of the island, is about two and half kilometers east of Alona Beach. Here you will find some of the more exclusive beach resorts of Bohol, such as the Bohol Beach Club.

Bikini Beach is about eight kilometers from Tagbilaran, and hence a popular location for local pick-nickers.

Momo Beach is on the north side of Panglao. This again is a shallow beach.

Doljo Beach (pronounced 'Dolho' beach) is on the Northwest of the island, not far from Momo beach, and is also a nice beach, mostly free from sea-grasses. This beach is known for the beautiful sea shells that can be found here.

Southern Coast

Between Tagbilaran and Anda.

Eastern Coast

Between Anda and Lapinin Island.

Northern Coast

Between Lapinin Island and Jeta Fe.

Western Coast

Between Jeta Fe and Tagbilaran.

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

Roger wrote:
Saturday, 1 February 2014 13:11:41 PHT
The most pulluted beach are Bikini Beach. I use to call it Basura Beach. No one can take a bath there. See for your self.
Roger wrote:
Saturday, 1 February 2014 13:06:45 PHT
I have been around in Panglao searching for a clean beach but couldn´t find any. Are really all beaches used as a dump.
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Nicholo wrote:
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:17:23 PHT
I've been in Bohol many times. I really enjoy dicing sites near and around Panglao.
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:55:10 PHT
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