Top 34 Beaches in Palawan

Palawan has many incredible beaches with stunning sunsets and sunrises here is our list of the top beaches, remember to keep the Philippines clean,Salamat!

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Nagtabon Beach Puerto Princesa

White sandy beach lapped by clear turquoise crystal clear waters , lined with coconut trees swaying in the breeze, 30 minutes from Puerto Princesa, small bars and restaurants dot the entrance of the beach and great sunsets.

Top of the road before you enter is a great view point to have a cold drink and take some stunning pictures.

TAGKAWAYAN BEACH puerto princesa

A long tropical beach amid jungle surroundings, with palm trees and mountain views.

Back-to-basics ambience and remote location make it a perfect spot to chill and relax.

No cell service and power.

Tagkawayan Beach offers waves and wind that are somehow favorable for surfing and windsurfing, especially during the first months of the year. It’s best visited in summertime when the water is calmest, which is also ideal for kayaking. 

Sabang Beach Puerto Princesa

Small, tropical beach amid jungle surrounds, with palm trees, nearby lodging & mountain views

Sabang Beach is famous, it’s home to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

​The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

Talaudyong Beach Puerto Princesa

Powdery sand along with a long stretch of palm-lined trees and the breath-taking sunset. The sand and water are void of almost all rocks, great for swimming.

One of the best kept secrets it is about 41 km from the center of Puerto Princesa.

Manlipien Beach, Sabang, Puerto Princesa

 It is one of the beaches of Cabayugan settlement, just 5 km from its center. The beach has picturesque views of mountains and sunsets.

The coastline has crystal turquoise waters and golden sand.

This beach is suitable for all types of visitors from lonely travellers who want to get away from the crowds to family outings or just to chill and relax with that special someone.

Manlipien Beach coast is free  no charge.

It has no amenities.

Long Beach San Vicente, Port Barton

The Longest White Beach in the Philippines,14 kilometers of undeveloped shoreline, 

Powdery sand beach that is broken up by rocky outcrops, lined with coconut swaying trees and clear crystal waters, untouched beauty with breath taking sunsets.

Long Beach is about one hour north of Port Barton, 4 hours north of Peurto Princesa and three hours south of El Nido.

NaoNao Beach, San Vicente

Relaxation and adventure, NaoNao Beach is perfect for you. The beach is famous for its towering coconut trees, white sandy beach, and of course, its azure crystal clear waters.

You can also explore the beauty underneath its waters. There’s a 70-hectare coral reef that you can explore if you’re up for some diving.

Then you can relax and chill  in one of the tropical cottages and try some fresh seafood.

Pamuayan Beach Port Barton

White sand beach and crystal clear waters, with coconut trees swaying in the breeze, there is a soft sea bed in Pamuayan Beach and the water is shallow. Great for all levels of swimmers.

The beach is wide and almost completely empty. It is about 2 km long.

It is about 3 km from Port Barton Town proper.

White Beach Port Barton

White sandy beach with crystal clear water, and palm trees blowing in the breeze

About 20 minutes from Port Barton by car, You can of course take a boat also,

Well worth it.

Maraneg Beach, Dumaran

This is a Backpackers Paradise!

Maraneg Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Dumaran where the sand is undoubtedly white and fine. The beach has almost no tourists and is quiet which would definitely make you feel as if you own the beach for the day.

You can stay overnight here! However, you will have to bring your own tent or hammock since there are still no available accommodations in the area yet.

White Beach TayTay

White sandy beach lapped by clear turquoise crystal clear waters , lined with coconut trees swaying in the breeze,About 10 minutes from Fort Santa Isabel with great sunsets.

Twin Beaches: Nacpan El Nido

Separated by a small cape that features a viewpoint, Nacpan and Calitang are respectively 500 meters and 3 km long. stretch of cream sand beach with swaying coconut trees. It is generally very quiet compared to the other beaches.

With stunning views and breath taking sunsets.

Located in Sitio Calitang, approximately 17 kilometers north of El Nido town,

El Nido Tour E

Las Cabanas Beach also known as (Marimegme) El Nido

Has a reputation for the best place to view the sunset in El Nido, Las Cabanas Beach is in fact a continuation of Marimegmeg Beach.

Not overly crowded compared to other beaches. Great for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, cliff jumping, biking,hiking, fishing is allowed and waterfalls to climb plus so much more.

Duli Beach El Nido

A large white sandy beach features surfing, sunbathing, nearby restaurants & stunning sunset views.Most times you will be the only one there,

The term ‘Duli’ connotes female tortoise which in all ways perfectly suits the place as this beach is the resting place for green sea turtles.

About 30 kilometers from El Nido

Seven Commandos Beach - El Nido

The myth surrounding the Seven Commandos Beach: due to a shipwreck, seven soldiers got lost at the sea. Looking for a temporary place, the soldiers found the Seven Commandos Beach.

While repairing their ship, the soldiers carved the words “7 commandos” in a large rock before sailing away.

The locals found the engravings and use it to name the place.

Located below those dramatic limestone cliffs El Nido is famous for a 320-metre-long strip of white sand beach awaits you with turquoise water and swaying palms trees.

El Nido tour A


Hidden Beach is a beautiful sun-drenched beach, hidden and protected behind the high, sheer cliffs in El Nido. You can access this beach through a narrow tunnel, but only in calm seas.

If you want to experience Hidden Beach on your own, then it is recommended to go for a private tour and early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid all the tours that stop here.

Visitors are required to wear water shoes and life vests.

El Nido Tour C


Paradise Beach with its crystal clear water, white powdery sand beach and swaying palm trees will take your breath away. You can easily kayak to on a calm day.  Great for swimming and snorkeling with an abundance of corral. It really lives up to its name, Paradise Beach.

El Nido Tour D


With a wide white sand beach and crystal clear water and stunning views of the mountains, provides you with breath taking sunsets.

Plenty of shops around and since you are close to the Airport, you may get to see a plane or two come in.

About 15 mins from El Nido town proper.

verde safari beach el nido

If you’re in El Nido, make sure to visit Verde Safari Beach.

The Beach is located  approximately 30 kilometers north of El Nido.

It will feel like your own private beach.

Papaya Beach El Nido

Is not on the boat tours so you may get lucky and have the place all to yourselves. Powdery white sand, crystal clear water, located beside 7 commandos Beach separated by towering cliffs.

Papaya Beach is a 250-metre-long beach located 1 km southeast of El Nido Town proper.

Snake Island (Vigan Island) El Nido

Snake Island is one of the most unique spots in El Nido as it connects the mainland via a sandbar to the island at low tide, later it is a sandbar two feet under water. Great for swimming and diving and seeing the turtles.

It gets its name for the shape of the sandbar and not related to any reptiles.

El Nido Tour B

Pinagbuyutan Island Beach El Nido

Maybe not the finest white sand beaches in the area, but makes up for its scenic views of the surrounding area and its diverse underwater ecosystem, great for swimming & diving.

Buena Suerte Beach El Nido

Not the most pristine, white sand beach you’re going to see in El Nido, it is a small cove in El Nido Bay with a stunning view of Cadlao Island. Usually the starting point for your Island hopping with plenty of hotels and restaurants,

Helicopter Island Beach (Dilumacad Island) El Nido

The island got its name because it resembles a helicopter from a distance. With azure crystal clear waters, and beautiful rock formations, fine white sand beach backed by majestic limestone cliffs.

El Nido Tour C

Corong Corong Beach, El Nido

A prefect sandy beach is fringed with tall coconut palm trees and limestone rock formations tower above the crystal clear water at the northern end.

The beach at Corong Corong is generally not as crowded as El Nido’s other beaches.There are a few restaurants and bars along the beach.

The water here is very shallow, and there is a large reef which offers fantastic snorkeling. 

Corong Corong Beach is one of the best places in this area to watch the sunset.

(No Entrance fee)

Ipil Beach. El Nido

A destination you shouldn’t miss when you visit El Nido.

2.5 km away from the village of El Nido, this white sand beach is included in The Reader’s Digest list of ‘Top 10 Most Gorgeous Beaches with the Clearest Water in the World.’ It was also recognized by CNN Travel as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Places Around the World’ and ‘The Last Ecological Frontier of the Philippines’ because of its scenic landscape and rich biodiversity. Your boat ride to Ipil Beach will give you a view of the majestic karst limestone formation and crystal clear water. 

Ipil Beach has an adjacent beach called Ipil Beach 2 separated by a natural cluster of rocks, so you have a choice of 2 beaches, to get away from other tourists.

The powdery white sand and crystal clear waters invite you to chill and relax or if you wish to discover a diverse marine life , perfect for snorkeling and diving. Kayaking and paddleboarding.

El Nido Island Hopping Tour D

There is an entrance fee, environmental fee, and eco-tourism development fee to this attraction.

Patoyo Island Beach, Linapacan

Across from San Miguel is the Island.
It is a nice island to explore with lots of jungle trails. On the side closest to San Miguel there is a very long stretch of beach with an equally long stretch of beautiful corals to snorkel through.From there you can hike over the hill to the next beach, heading east, to Henkey’s grocery shop.
Great place to stop for lunch and they would be happy to direct you to their local, natural “swimming pool”, where there is also great snorkeling.


Maosanon Island Beach, Linapacan

This Island is always compared to the Maldives with its vast stretch of white sandy beaches and calm turquoise waters.
At low tide one can walk in the  waist deep waters to the other side of the island for another stunning view and to visit the sandbar.

Ocam Ocam Beach Busuanga Island

A lonely beach with golden sand, excellent snorkelling and just a couple of basic resorts in northwest Busuanga Island. You can get a boat here to fantastic Black Island (Malajon Island) for P1500 round-trip. Turn off the National Hwy 500m west of barangay New Busuanga, from where it’s 5km to the beach on an unsealed road.

Banol Beach Coron

Small white sandy island beach  surrounded by a majestic backdrop of limestone cliffs. popular with boat trippers & snorkelers.

Banana Island Beach Coron

It has powdery white sand, clear turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees The beach and water are free from rocks and coral About 1 1/2 hour from Coron’s harbor, Entrance Fee 200p

​More officially known as Dicalabuan Island, the name Banana catching on later because of the island’s shape.

malcapuya beach coron

Best known for its exquisitely fine white sands, crystal azures, and secret lagoons, Coron is an unspoiled beauty waiting to be explored.

Located on Malcapuya Island near Coron, Malcapuya Beach is everything you imagine a tropical island beach would be. This secluded spot has endless stretches of white sand which wraps around the entire island and the water is as clear as you can imagine.

Island Hopping Tour Tour C – Coron


Comiran Island Beach, Balabac

Located south of the famous Onuk Island,
Is a small privately owned uninhabited island surrounded by fine mix of crush red and white corals, its unique and rare beauty sets it apart from the others.
There are chunks of red corals on the beach that make the sand look pinkish. The red corals known as organ pipe corals (Tubipora musica) when crushed through time blend well with the white sand making it look like color pink specially on broad daylight.
Truly Stunning!

Punta Sebaring Beach, Balabac

On Bugsuk Islands southern tip

Off the beaten track and remote but you will be hard pressed to find a more perfect fine white sandy beach, and you will most likely be the only one there.

The beach is dotted with mangroves and serves as playground for wild monkeys. You might be lucky enough, to chance upon mousedeers that occasionally laze along the shore. These mousedeers dwell in the woods in the interior of the island.

Why Palawan

Beach lovers often remark on the beauty of soft white sand and it can be something that really makes a coastline stand out. So before you plan your next beach vacation, remember that Palawan was Voted Best Island in the World again in 2020 for the fourth year in a row.

What You Get

Thousands of kilometres of coastline, herald Palawan as a water sports mecca.

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