Beaches in the Philippines with the Best Sunset View

Written by Patrick

Sunset is one of the most beautiful views anywhere in the world, including the Philippines.  More so if you are watching it while listening to the waves crashing to the shore and digging your toes into the sand.  There is something about sunsets and the sea together that makes you be in awe with the natural beauty and be grateful that you get the opportunity to enjoy it.

There are several spots in the Philippines where you can catch the best sunset views – the mountains, lakes, rivers, cities, and of course beaches.  Here are some of the beaches in the Philippines with the best sunset view.

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Boracay Island, Aklan

Boracay Island Sunset

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Boracay Island is not only home to beautiful beaches but is also a great destination to chase the sunset.  Aside from the world famous White Beach, other spots in the island offering beautiful sunset views include Puka Beach, Diniwid Beach, and Manoc-Manoc Beach.  You can even make the experience more memorable and romantic by doing the sunset yacht or paraw sailing.

READ MORE: Boracay Island Visitors Guide

El Nido, Palawan

El Nido Sunset

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El Nido is known not only for their white sand beaches with blue green waters teeming with marine life.  The town is also blessed with lagoons and thick forests inhabited by various species of animals endemic to the Philippines. Of course, its beaches are one of the best when it comes to sunset view in the Philippines. Head over to Seven Commandos Beach or Marimegmeg Beach and enjoy beach-bumming while feasting your eyes on the breathtaking views of the setting sun.

READ MORE: El Nido Visitors Guide

Patar Beach, Pangasinan

Patar Beach Sunset

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This public beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan boasts of its long coastline, cream-colored sand, and clear water.  Its proximity to Manila makes Patar Beach a favorite weekend destination for those who want a quick respite from the busy urban life.

READ MORE: Pangasinan Visitors Guide

San Juan, La Union

Tourists enjoying beach and sunset at San Juan.

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Many people travel to La Union to test their surfing skills or for beginners to learn the sport.  But they also get a bonus in the form of a spectacular sunset.

Calaguas, Camarines Norte

Sunset at Calaguas Island

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The long stretch of white sand and the pristine waters attract tourists to make a trip to the beautiful Calaguas.  Although it has a few cottages and developments, it remains less commercialized therefore a great destination to recharge and enjoy a peaceful weekend.

READ MORE: Calaguas Islands Visitors Guide

Anawangin Cove, Zambales

Sunset at Anawangin Cove

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The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo made Anawangin Cove what it is today – white to grayish sand beach surrounded by agoho trees (sea pine tree).  It is hidden behind the mountains and the easiest way to get there is by boat, else endure the trek that could last for hours.  After enjoying its waters and exploring the cove, chill by the beach and watch as the clear blue skies turn into picturesque views of sunset.

READ MORE: Anawangin Cove | Zambales Province

Malapascua Island, Cebu

Sunset at Malapascua Island

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Malapascua Island in Cebu is a known diving spot in the Philippines.  It has several diving spots, one of which is Monad Shoal where you can experience swimming with thresher sharks.  The activity, however, requires at least an Advanced Open Water Diver certification so if your certification is not enough or simply is not into diving, you can simply enjoy the beach from sunup until sundown.  Head over to Bounty Beach or Lighthouse Beach for the most stunning sunset views.

READ MORE: Malapascua Island Visitors Guide

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Pagudpud Beach Sunset

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Pagudpud is located in the northernmost part of Luzon.  It is a preferred surfing destination for surfers who want to avoid the crowd.  For the most magnificent sunset views in town, your best options are Saud Beach and Maira-ira Beach (known as Blue Lagoon).

READ MORE: Ilocos Norte Province

Jolo, Sulu

Sunset at Jolo, Sulu

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When you visit Sulu during the end of the Ramadan, you are more likely to catch their traditional moon-sighting activity which takes place every 29th day of Ramandan in Patikul Beach.  Sighting of the moon on the 29th means celebrating and ending their fasting the next day, else they will have to complete the 30-day fasting and celebrate the next day.  Aside from the picturesque sunset, Patikul Beach will also treat you to its very long shoreline with powdery white sand and clear waters.

READ MORE: Jolo Island Visitors Guide

Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Sunset at Puerto Galera

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Considering its accessibility from Metro Manila, Puerto Galera is one of the go-to destinations for tourists coming from the country’s capital.  It has waterfalls, white sand beaches, and waters teeming with marine life making it attractive to divers and snorkelers. The White Beach in Puerto Galera is one of the best beaches in the Philippines when it comes to sunset view.

READ MORE: Puerto Galera Visitors Guide

Which Philippine Beach do YOU thinks has the Best Sunset View?

About the Author


Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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