Although Subic Bay beaches do not come close to the white sand beaches of Boracay, they bay area boasts of its own attractions. Both local and foreign tourists flock to Subic Bay for its cool breeze and different water activities. Most of the beaches in Subic Bay are located in Barrio Baretto. The best thing about it is that swimming Subic is just a stone’s throw away from Manila, which makes it the ideal city gateway.
Here are some of the Subic beaches to consider:
- Half Moon Beach – Situated along the National Highway, the newly opened Half Moon Beach typifies the Filipino’s love for the beach and dislike for the sun. Several cottages are lined up along the shore and they are available for a whole day’s rental. The cost to rent a cottage may range from 300 to 500 pesos depending on the size of the cottage. There is no entrance fee charged and people are allowed to bring in their own food and rent grilling facilities.
- All Hands Beach – Also known as “Everybody’s Beach”, this beach used to be venue where more than 1,500 U.S Forces got together. An entrance fee of 150 pesos is charged for every person.
- Driftwood Beach – Known as the principal beach that is open to the public, Driftwood beach is found right across the PNP camp with limited parking space and cottages available for lease found behind seawalls. This Subic scenic spot offers a multitude of water-related activities such as kayaking, easy diving and snorkeling. The calm waters make magnificent coral beds that are easily viewed by mere snorkeling.
- Dungaree Beach – Americans labeled the Dungaree Beach as the Dog Beach, and it is ideal for guests of up to 500 people. The view from the beach when standing on the shores is simply breathtaking as you look on the expanse of the blue waters that seem endless, stretching beyond the mountain that surrounds it, and blending together with the blue sky. It’s the perfect venue for beach parties that allow each visitor to enjoy the scenic view without too much noise. There is a 150 peso entrance fee.
- Camayan Beach – Camayan Beach is the only beach that remains within the Freeport Zone. It has become a favorite hangout place for people who want to experience the beauty of nature and, at the same time, enjoy various modern accommodations and facilities. Camayan Beach has a 250 peso entrance fee and is limited to certain number of guests in order to avoid being overcrowded. Cottages are available for rent as well.
- White Rock Beach – One of the most popular Subic Bay beaches, White Rock provides a great opportunity for visitors to take on leisurely swimming with land-based activities such as bowling and beach volleyball. This beach is also a resort that has a fully-equipped health club and spa. This privately-owned beach resort is nestled on a 5.7 hectare property along Subic Bay that offers a great family getaway.
Soaking up the sunshine and savoring the cool waters when swimming in Subic will be truly amazing in any one of these Subic beaches. Explore the different beaches throughout the area and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature itself.