Islands and Beaches

10 Mindanao Beaches to Take You to Cloud 9

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | May 30, 2014
10 Mindanao Beaches to Take You to Cloud 9

Mindanao’s varied coastlines allow for beaches that are unique and scenic. Some have become popular and some remain to be discovered.

1. Isla Reta, Talicud Island, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte

Isla Reta is located an hour away by boat from Davao City's Sta. Ana Pier. This beach heaven has been on the radar of tourists who want serenity, as well as simple and laid-back accommodations.


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2. The beaches of Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani

Gumasa’s beach cove pulses to the beat during the Sarangani Bay Festival in May. The rest of the year (except for weekends) is quiet and blissful. Its bluewater is warm, clean, and clear.

10beaches Gumasa’s white sand beach. Photo by Cocoy Sexcion.

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3. Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental

This 7-kilometer-long stretch of white sand beach is a beach lover’s dream, a skimboarding capital, and a surfing destination. Yet it also serves as a sanctuary for dolphins, whales, turtles, and dugongs.


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4. Sta. Cruz Island, Zamboanga

Its best feature is its pink colored sand, but there’s more to Sta. Cruz Island.

10beaches Sta. Cruz Island photo by Kaiser Mangampo of

5. Dakak, Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte

Nestled on a cove that’s blessed with blue calm waters and soft white sands, Dakak’s Beach is pure bliss.


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6 and 7. Naked Islands of Siargao and Britannia Group of Islands in Surigao del Sur

These islands are called naked because of the lack of vegetation. Its just sun, sand, sea, and sky.

10beaches Almost a hectare of pure soft white sand on Naked Island in Siargao.

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10beaches Naked Island in Britania. Photo by Matang Agila Len Jingco.

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8. Sultan Kudarat’s Balot Island

This secret jewel of Sultan Kudarat is often mistaken for Balut Island of Davao Occidental (the newest province of the Philippines). Its beaches are pristine, and yes, serene.

10beaches Balot Island in Sultan Kudarat. Photo by Nhoy Corpuz.

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9. Cagwait, Surigao del Sur

The people of Cagwait celebrate Kaliguan Festival in June each year at this cove of fine white sand.

10beaches Aerial photo of Cagwait Cove by Joseph Gumia.

10beaches Cagwait White Sand Beach photo by Lhems Anso.

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10. Surigao City’s Mabua Pebble Beach

Its unique trait is that instead of having white or black sand, you’ve got smooth pebbles as your beach!


Mabua’s Pebble Beach photo by Choose Philippines Luzon editor Renzelle Ann Palma.

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