Beaches

Long Beach in San Vicente, Palawan

Written by Patrick

The Long Beach in San Vicente is gaining recognition as one of the most pristine and stunning beaches in the Philippines.

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Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

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Located on the northern side of Palawan, Long Beach stretches for approximately 14.7 kilometers along the west coast of the island and is even recognized as the longest white-sand beach in the Philippines and the second longest in Southeast Asia.  The beach is not continuous though but instead broken up into six shorter stretches by rocky cliffs.

Devoid of resorts, restaurants, and other forms of commercialism, Long Beach has an unspoiled shoreline of powdery white sand blessed with crystal clear water teeming with marine life.  It’s usually not crowded and is perfect for beach lovers who are hoping to lounge in peace and free of distractions.

Long Beach offers a range of water activities for visitors to enjoy. You can go swimming, snorkeling, and diving to explore the vibrant marine life in the area. The calm waters make it a great spot for paddleboarding and kayaking as well.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Long Beach
Address:
Sitio Inarayan, San Vicente, Palawan
Phone:
+63 917 854 4481 | +63 999 400 1454
Hours:
Always open
Closed:
None
Best Time to Visit:
December to mid-May
Food & Drink:
NO
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
$15+
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
P20 ($0.40 USD) – Entrance
Notes:
There are no big restaurants, hotels, and shops in San Vicente so don’t expect too much when it comes to the facilities.

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Long Beach is located in San Vicente, Palawan Island.

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How to Get to Long Beach?

The fastest way to get to San Vicente from Manila is to take a plane through Sunlight Air.  Travel time is around one hour and 45 minutes and the fare ranges from P1,000 to P10,000 depending on the type of accommodation/seat.

From San Vicente Airport, you can take a tricycle to Long Beach or your accommodation.  Tricycle fare is about P75 per person and P250 or P300 for charter.

Alternatively, you can take a plane to Puerto Princesa City via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines. These commercial airlines have multiple direct flights everyday from Manila to Puerto Princesa while one or two flights from Cebu. Travel time is about one hour and 30 minutes and the fare varies depending on the season and date of booking.

Upon arrival at the airport, you can walk to the gate of the airport and take a van to San Vicente.  Travel time is about five hours.

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The airport closest to Long Beach?

San Vicente Airport (IATA: SWL) is the airport closest to Long Beach.  It is located about 7 kilometers away.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning, usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This beach is always open

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the beach are allowed.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotels and resorts near Long Beach:

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TIPS & HACKS

The following are recommended items for this experience: 

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

CamelPack

I always carry a Camelbak Hydration Pack with me when traveling. Not only does it allow me to pack all my daily gear and snacks, but it also has a 3-liter water bladder which holds enough water to get me through the entire day.

Bluetooth Speaker

Compact yet mighty, a bluetooth speaker setup is a breeze, and the sound quality it delivers for its size is nothing short of impressive. Beyond its audio prowess, it boasts exceptional durability, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures.

UV Shirt

UV Shirt is an essential when travelling in a tropical country. Providing reliable protection during long hours in the water, not only comfortable but also ensures a secure shield against the elements.

Snorkel Gear

For my island-hopping escapades, a snorkel gear set has become indispensable. Designed to enhance the joy of snorkeling and free diving, each piece ensures comfort and functionality. Together, they create an immersive and enjoyable underwater experience.

Adventure Camera

As a long-time enthusiast of GoPro cameras, I can attest to their user-friendly nature, excellent image stabilization, and impressive footage quality. Waterproof and rugged, the GoPro is my reliable companion for capturing adventures in any environment.

Aqua Shoes

When it comes to beach footwear, aqua shoes offer exceptional support, breathability, and overall comfort. Well-crafted and sturdy, it provides effective protection against rocky terrain, quick drying for added convenience, and easy maintenance. A must-have for any outdoor enthusiast.

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Photos

The following are some photos of this beach.

Long Beach San Vicente Palawan

Videos

The following is a video of this beach.

NEARBY

The following are other points of interest are nearby:

  • Port Barton
  • Macpherson Beach
  • Pamuayan Waterfalls
  • Love Rock Island
  • Twin Reef

READ MORE: Palawan Island Visitors Guide

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About the Author

Patrick

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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