Siargao Beaches are arguably some of the best beaches in the Philippines! Most of the beaches in Siargao are easily accessible by road, though some other beaches require taking a short boat ride from the mainland.
I have put together this Ultimate Guide of the 11 Best Siargao Beaches including where to find them and what to expect!
Also in this Siargao Beaches Guide, I have included some useful information on where to stay in Siargao, how to get around, recommended Siargao tours and the best time to visit.
SIARGAO BEACHES OVERVIEW
Here is a quick overview of the 11 Best Beaches In Siargao that you will find in this post:
1. Cloud 9 Beach
2. Secret Beach Siargao
3. Pacifico Beach
4. Alegria Beach
5. Magpupungko Beach
6. Doot Beach
7. Kawhagan Island Sandbar
8. Naked Island Beach
9. Daku Island Beaches
10. Guyam Island Beach
11. Corregidor Island Beaches
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11 BEST SIARGAO BEACHES
So without further ado, see below for The Ultimate Guide to the 11 Best Beaches In Siargao that are not to be missed!
#1 CLOUD 9 BEACH
Cloud 9 Siargao is rated as the best surf break in the Philippines and it’s one of my favorite Siargao beaches. Whether you are a die-hard surfer or just want to go for a swim, a visit to Cloud 9 will definitely make your day!
WHERE IS CLOUD 9 SIARGAO
Cloud 9 surf beach is located in the south-east corner of Siargao Island near the popular tourist area of General Luna.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CLOUD NINE SIARGAO
I’ve added Cloud 9 to the top of this Siargao Beaches list as it’s one of the most well known and picturesque locations on the island.
Featuring a long wooden pier that stretches out across the reef and a 3-story viewing platform at the end that overlooks Cloud 9 Beach.
The best time to visit this epic Siargao beach is early morning for sunrise or late afternoon for the sunset!
Cloud 9 also plays home to the ‘Cloud 9 Surfing Cup’, a World Surf League event that occurs every year in the peak of the Siargao surfing season between late September and early October.
Each year, professional surfers from around the world compete against each other on the barreling right-hand wave at Cloud 9 Siargao.
For surfers, the best time to surf Cloud 9 Beach is on a mid to high tide. It gets very shallow on low tide and the reef beneath the Cloud 9 wave is very sharp.
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Cloud 9 Pier – Siargao Beaches
Surfboard rental at Cloud 9 Siargao
Cloud 9 – Siargao Island Beaches
Sunset at Cloud 9 Beach – Beaches In Siargao
Cloud 9 Pier – Siargao Beaches
#2 SECRET BEACH SIARGAO
Secret Beach Siargao, also known as Guiwan Beach, is another one of the top Siargao beaches on the island and well-worthy of checking out.
A short 15-minute drive south of General Luna is this tucked away Siargao beach waiting to be discovered!
HOW TO FIND SECRET BEACH SIARGAO
From General Luna, head south-east along Malinao-Union Rd towards Dapa Town. At first, the road leads inland and then back down the mountain to the coast road and this is where Secret Beach Siargao can be found.
We got lost a couple of times trying to find the turnoff for Secret Beach Siargao until a local man driving past stopped to point us in the right direction.
Also, if you see some other people with surfboards heading in the same direction, follow them as they will most likely know where to find this epic Siargao beach.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SECRET BEACH SIARGAO
It’s an easy 10-minute walk from the main road down to the palm tree fringed shoreline at Secret Beach.
Park your scooter on the side of the road and follow the dirt trail that threads between a forest of tall coconut palm trees, eventually emerging on the sugary soft sands at one of the best beaches in Siargao.
My friends and I threw down a rug on the sand, waxed up the surfboards and paddled out. When there is swell, there are two right-hand point breaks to choose from at Guiwan Beach which is more suited for longboarding.
After a surf, Jake climbed one of the palm trees on Secret Beach Siargao and harvested us all a coconut each! The palm trees have foot holes cut into the sides of their trunks making them quite easy to climb if you are willing to scale one to the top for a fresh coconut.
We spent a couple of hours at Secret Beach Siargao exploring the coastline, drinking coconuts and enjoying an unforgettable sunset over the horizon.
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Secret Beach – Siargao Beaches
Palm tree fringed shoreline – Siargao Beach
Under the palms at Secret Beach Siargao
Sunset at Secret Beach – Siargao Beaches
#3 PACIFICO BEACH
Pacifico Beach Siargao is a cruisey surf town boasting white sand beaches, tropical palm trees and world-class surf breaks on the north-eastern tip of Siargao Island.
Make the drive away from the popular Siargao beaches near General Luna, and enjoy some peace and quiet among the tropical paradise of Pacifico Beach.
WHERE IS PACIFICO BEACH SIARGAO
Pacifico Beach is located on the north-eastern coastline of Siargao Island. Pacifico Beach is approximately a 1-hour drive from General Luna. Follow the Siargao Circumferential Rd and you won’t get lost.
In my opinion, you don’t want to go directly to Pacifico Beach as there are a few other awesome locations worth stopping into along the way. If you leave early enough from General Luna you can make a big adventure day out of it.
See below for an ideal one-day Siargao itinerary of things to see and do on the way to Pacifico Beach:
- Sunrise viewpoint at the palm tree rainforest
- Palm tree road Siargao
- Palm tree rope swing in Siargao
- Tayangban Cave Pool
- Magpupungko Rockpool
- Pacifico Beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PACIFICO BEACH SIARGAO
The village at Pacifico Beach is a sleepy surf town nestled beneath a coconut palm tree rainforest. This small coastal town in Siargao’s north is the perfect spot to surf, eat, sleep and repeat!
Pacifico Beach is arguably one of the best Siargao beaches on the island. Most people come here to surf the reef breaks just a short paddle out from the shoreline or to simply beach bum along the pristine shoreline.
There is a handful of surf breaks at Pacifico Beach Siargao, all within a couple of minutes walk from each other. Take your pick of left-hand or right-hand waves that are best surfed on mid to low tides.
Full Blog Post ∼ Pacifico Beach
Pacifico Beach – Best Beaches In Siargao
Pacifico Beach Siargao
Pacifico Beach – Best Beaches Siargao
#4 ALEGRIA BEACH
Next up on this Siargao Beaches list is Alegria Beach, another one of my personal favorites! Soft sugary sands and turquoise waters await for those who are willing to adventure far from the main tourist area of General Luna.
WHERE IS ALEGRIA BEACH SIARGAO
Alegria Beach is located at the very northern tip of Siargao Island which takes approximately 1.5 hours drive by scooter from General Luna.
If you happen to be staying in Pacifico Beach, it’s a short 20-minute drive north from here along the coastal road to reach Alegria Beach.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT ALEGRIA BEACH SIARGAO
This beautiful Siargao Beach is so picturesque it almost looks too good to be true! With a palm tree fringed shoreline, crystal clear waters and glistening white sands, I think it’s safe to say that Alegria Beach is one of the best Siargao Beaches.
Alegria Beach is quite secluded and there is not much around in the means of shops to buy food or drinks so make sure to have some snacks and drinking water to take with you.
If you’re looking for an uncrowded Siargao beach to enjoy a dip in the ocean and some private sunbathing time, Alegria Beach is where you’ll find exactly that!
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Alegria Beach Siargao
#5 MAGPUPUNGKO BEACH & ROCKPOOLS
Magpupungko Beach in Siargao is most popular for featuring an incredible natural rock pool that can be found on the east coast of Siargao Island.
Magpupungko also boasts a scenic beach area shaded by coconut palms and it’s easy to see why I have added it to this list of Siargao Beaches to visit.
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WHERE IS MAGPUPUNGKO BEACH & ROCKPOOLS
Magpupungko Beach is a 45-minute drive from General Luna, located on the eastern side of Siargao Island.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MAGPUPUNGKO BEACH
Magpupungko Beach and rockpools are tidal, meaning that they are only accessible on low tide when they are exposed. If you arrive at Magpupungko Siargao during high tide you will not be able to see or even be permitted access to the natural pools for safety reasons.
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There is a small entrance fee of 50 pesos to visit and as Magpupungko is one of the more popular Siargao beaches, you can expect to see more tourists at this spot.
My friends and I spent a couple of hours at Magpupungko Beach and we enjoyed some cliff jumping, swimming through small caves and exploring the surrounding rocky coastline.
Note: If you are planning to do some cliff jumping at Magpupungko take a pair of reef shoes or old shoes to climb up on to the rock formations as they are very sharp and jagged. The water in the Magpupungko Rockpool is up to three meters deep so you won’t have to worry about hitting the bottom when rock jumping.
Full Blog Post ∼ Magpupungko Beach
Magpupungko Rock Pools – Siargao Beaches
Magpupungko Siargao Beach
#6 DOOT BEACH
Doot Beach is one of my favorite chill spots on the island and a must-see on your list of Siargao Beaches to visit.
Doot Beach is one of the least touristy spots on the island, surprisingly only a 10-minute drive from General Luna.
WHERE IS DOOT BEACH
Doot Beach Siargao is 10-minutes drive south-east of General Luna. Follow the coastal road right to the end and this is where this beautiful Siargao beach can be found.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT DOOT BEACH SIARGAO
The drive down to Doot Beach Siargao is a scenic journey down a dirt trail lined with coconut palm trees. When you reach the end of the road you’ll see a sign reading ‘private property’.
We visited Doot Beach with a local Filipino who knew the property owner and said it was completely fine to access Doot Beach as long as we took only photos and left only footprints.
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My friends and I spent a couple of hours exploring the unique Doot Beach Siargao. Palm trees are dotted around the beach perfect for climbing to the top for a fresh coconut, small boats lay in the bay, secluded swimming areas can be found as well as an impressive mangrove forest across the freshwater river.
When we visited Doot Beach Siargao there happened to be a local Filipino man taking a dip in the ocean next to his boat. We asked him if he would kindly take us over to the small canals between the mangroves and he happily did so. For a 30-minute boat ride, he only asked for 150 pesos.
Doot Beach Siargao is best visited on high-tide and it’s also one of the best Siargao Beaches to perch up and watch the sunset.
Full Blog Post ∼ Doot Beach Siargao
Coconut palms scattered across Doot Beach
Doot Beach – Siargao Island Beaches
Mangroves near Doot Beach
Drone shot of Doot Beach
#7 KAWHAGAN ISLAND SANDBAR
Kawhagan Island Sandbar is yet another epic Siargao Beach that’s not to be missed! Located off the west coast of Siargao Island, the only way to get to Kawhagan Sandbar is by boat.
HOW TO GET TO KAWHAGAN ISLAND
To reach Kawhagan Island, you’ll have to book a tour which is a full day of island hopping to Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan Island and Pamomoan Island. This epic tour also includes lunch and you’ll get all of this for less than $20 USD.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT KAWHAGAN SANDBAR
The first stop on the tour is the famous Sugba Lagoon which is well known for its turquoise water surrounded by the beautiful Carmen Mangrove Reserve. At this spot, you can do all sorts of different aquatic activities and even go cliff jumping.
Continuing on from Sugba Lagoon to Kawhagan Island, the trip takes around 20-minutes and the captain will beach the boat on Kawhagan Sandbar upon arrival.
The glistening white Kawhagan Sandbar is completely exposed on low-tide and there is a small wooden hut to hang out in.
On Kawhagan Island, you’ll get to enjoy the white sand beach surrounded by azure waters that are guaranteed to give you that tropical beach feeling.
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Kawhagan Island Sandbar
Kawhagan Island – Siargao Beaches
Wooden hut on Kawhagan Beach Siargao
#8 NAKED ISLAND
The name of this island gives it away, being nothing more than just a tiny naked sandbar in the middle of the ocean with no trees and no other signs of life! Needless to say, Naked Island is a must-visit during your mission on finding the best Siargao beaches.
HOW TO GET TO NAKED ISLAND
Naked Island is only accessible by boat and you can spend the day island hopping between three tropical islands known as Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island, just a short boat trip off the coast of General Luna in Siargao.
You’ll get to visit these three epic islands that are surrounded by white sand beaches, turquoise waters and tall coconut trees. All this for less than $20 USD.
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WHAT TO EXPECT ON NAKED ISLAND
Naked Island is surrounded by a colorful reef with some good snorkeling to be had. Other than walking around the island in a matter of minutes and swimming with the fish, there is not much else to do on Naked Island Siargao but it was a good spot to send my DJI Mavic Pro Drone up in the air to get some aerial shots.
There will be enough time to relax and unwind on these beautiful Siargao beaches and you’ll also get plenty of time to swim and explore the area.
Naked Island – Siargao Beaches
Naked Island – Best Beaches In Siargao
#9 DAKU ISLAND BEACH
Daku Island Beach is the next stop on the Siargao Island Hopping Tour, just a short 20-minute boat ride from Naked Island.
Our captain beached the boat on the beach at Daku Island and my friends and I set off on foot to explore.
Exploring Daku Island and its beaches was one of my most memorable highlights during my visit to Siargao Island, and that’s saying something!
We spent an hour or so exploring around the island, climbing coconut palms, swimming in turquoise waters and getting some unreal shots on land and in the air with my drone.
This island is insanely beautiful and I am still now trying to come to terms with the fact that Daku Island actually exists!
You’re definitely going to want to add this island-hopping adventure on to your list of must-visit Siargao Beaches!
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Daku Island – Siargao Beaches
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Daku Island Beach
Exploring Daku Island – Siargao Beaches
#10 GUYAM ISLAND BEACH
The last stop on the Siargao Island Hopping tour is Guyam Island. When I think of the words ‘tropical island’ and ‘paradise’, Guyam Island Beach comes straight to mind.
This tiny little island in the middle of the ocean features a miniature coconut palm tree forest and it’s surrounded by glistening white sands and a shallow rocky reef. I mean come on – how is this place even real?!
Of all the Siargao Beaches I visited, Guyam is definitely up there with one of my all-time favorites! I guarantee you will be in complete awe, just as much as I was!
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Guyam Island Beach
Guyam Island – Siargao Beaches
Guyam Island – Best Beaches In Siargao
#11 CORREGIDOR ISLAND BEACHES
Last but not least on this Siargao Beaches Guide is Corregidor Island and its many beaches. A dreamy tropical island just 45-minutes by boat from Siargao, you can explore the incredible landscapes and colorful coral reefs that this location has to offer.
WHERE TO BOOK A CORREGIDOR TOUR
I booked my Corregidor tour with Secret Spot Siargao Hostel. Adi, the owner of the hostel, organises Corregidor day tours with a private boat and skipper that will take you over to Corregidor Island for around 1500 pesos.
The tour includes a return boat ride to Corregidor Island, entrance fees, a guide, lunch, drinks and good times!
Alternatively, you can book a Corregidor Island Tour online in advance with Klook which includes a full day of island-hopping to Corregidor Island, Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island. All of this for less than $40 USD.
MY EXPERIENCE ON THE CORREGIDOR TOUR
My friends and I jumped on our private boat and the trip over the channel to Corregidor Island is a 45-minute journey, passing Naked Island and Hanoyoy Island.
The skipper beached the boat on Corregidor Beach, a glistening white sand shoreline complemented by a palm tree forest, turquoise water and a colorful reef. I was in disbelief of how incredibly beautiful this island is before I even stepped foot off the boat.
The first few hours on the Corregidor tour were spent snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, climbing palm trees and enjoying a freshly cooked barbeque lunch.
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After lunch, a hike to the other side of the island was included in our Corregidor Tour. My friends and I followed our guide into the palm tree rainforest, passing by a small village in the middle of the island and emerging on a pebbly beach on the other side.
We continued along the pebbly beach and up a large grass hill, and at the top was one of the most majestic and interesting landscapes I have ever seen.
Coconut palm trees, rolling hills, long grass, water buffaloes and secluded Siargao beaches. I literally felt like I was looking at a postcard.
If you have the time I would recommend booking a full-day private tour to Corregidor Island to enjoy all of its beaches and wondrous landscapes!
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Corregidor Island – Siargao Beaches
Corregidor Island Siargao
Corregidor Island – Siargao Beaches
Pebbly Beach on Corregidor Island Siargao
WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO
General Luna is the place to be when it comes to finding the best places to stay Siargao! General Luna has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay in Siargao to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Nay Palad Hideaway Villas
Nay Palad Hideaway offers the perfect ‘island resort vibe’ that you may be seeking for your visit to Siargao. Choose either a sea view or a garden view luxurious room, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and enjoy your very own private palm tree fringed beach! On top of this, resort guests can make use of the complimentary paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, bicycles and even jump on board an island hopping tour.
Luxury: Isla Cabana Resort
An awesome 4-star resort located in General Luna on the beachfront. Isla Cabana boasts an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sun terrace that looks out over the Pacific Ocean. These private villas come fitted with king-sized beds, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, cable TV, fridge and sitting area. Book a treatment at the in-house spa or make use of the free activities available such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing or cycling.
Mid Range: Sunset Bay Beach Villas
Sunset Bay provides beachside villas that are comfortable and peaceful, overlooking the Philippine Sea. The famous Cloud 9 surf break is just a few minutes walk away. The villas are air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, kitchen, fridge and stovetop. Perfect for solo travellers or couples.
Mid Range: Kokai Resort
Nestled within lush gardens, you’ll get the ultimate jungle vibes here at Kokai Resort. There is a sun terrace, in-house restaurant, free wifi and motorbike rental available. Kokai Resort has both dorms and private bungalows on offer, perfect for those who are traveling on a budget.
Budget: Secret Spot Siargao
I personally stayed at Secret Spot Siargao and I can’t recommend this place enough. The Secret Spot Siargao Hostel features an upstairs dormitory with 20 comfortable beds, downstairs bathrooms, spacious living area, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor chill zone, free wifi and hanging hammocks in the garden.
Budget: Balay Hayahay Hostel
Balay Hayahay is a budget-friendly hostel centrally located in General Luna. There are dorm rooms and private rooms available in tee-pee style bamboo huts just minutes walk to the beach. This hostel also features a shared kitchen and chill-out zone with hammocks. The perfect place to stay with friends or for solo travelers.
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SIARGAO TRANSPORTATION – GETTING AROUND
The best way to get around Siargao island is on a scooter. The cost for a scooter rental is around 300-400 pesos per day or for a monthly rental you’ll get a cheaper rate of 200-300 pesos per day.
Most Siargao accommodations will be more than happy to help you to organise a scooter rental for your time spent on Siargao island.
Petrol can be found on the side of the road out the front of small local houses/businesses in the majority of the main villages on Siargao. Petrol is sold in 1-litre glass bottles for 60 pesos per bottle.
BEST TIME TO VISIT SIARGAO
The peak tourist season in Siargao is in the dry season which is between the months of March and October. The off-peak season in Siargao is during the wet season which is generally between November and February.
For surfers visiting Siargao Island the best months for surfing is during the swell season which is August through to November.
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BEST SIARGAO TOURS
Siargao Island Hopping Tour
Spend the day island hopping between three tropical islands known as Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island, just a short boat trip off the coast of General Luna in Siargao. All this for less than $30 USD.
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Siargao Land Tour
The Siargao Land Tour is the best way to see the Siargao hotspots in one day. Visit the Coconut Tree Viewpoint in the morning, followed by the Palm Tree Rope Swing, Magpupungko Rock Pools and ending at the famous Sugba Lagoon! All this for less than $30 USD.
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Sohoton Cove Tour
Sohoton Cove is a must-do day trip during your visit to Siargao! The tour includes a full day of island hopping to Sohoton Cove, Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island, with lunch. All this for less than $45 USD.
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Sugba Lagoon Tour
Sugba Lagoon offers an unforgettable experience at one of the bluest lagoons you will ever see! The tour includes a full day of island hopping to Sugba Lagoon, Kawhagan Island and Pamomoan Island, with lunch. All this for less than $20 USD.
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Corregidor Island Tour
Corregidor Island is a dreamy tropical paradise just off the coast of General Luna in Siargao. Explore the grassy hills and colorful coral reefs on Corregidor Island before island-hopping to Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island, including lunch. All of this for less than $40 USD.
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Another option for accommodation in Siargao is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Siargao Island.
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