The name Long Beach is something of a clue here, as is the local claim that this is “the longest white beach in the Philippines”. Stretching for over 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Palawan coast it certainly does live up to its name. What the name doesn’t convey is what a stunning, pristine beach this is.
An unbroken expanse of white sand, Long Beach is backed by a uniform fringing of tall coconut palms interspersed with smaller talisay trees and traditional fishing boats. Combined with the clear turquoise water there is no mistaking you are in the tropics, and for all intents and purposes you could be on a desert island. Long Beach is generally quiet, and given its vast expanse of sand there is a good chance you will barely see another soul.
Long Beach is in San Vincente on Palawan’s west coast. You will find a few places to stay, but there aren’t any big resorts here yet. The area is still home to local fisherman, and you will see the kids playing in the street and many colorful fishing boats. For restaurants and bars you will have to head into the town but there are small shops selling loaves of bread or bananas closer to the beach.
If you want to experience the natural beauty of the beach, vivid sunsets, and pure relaxation, you should stop at this beach. Whether you choose to spend the day reading a book as you listen to the gentle crashing of the waves or you take a walk and explore the area, you will be awestruck by the tranquility here.
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