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Bakhaw Beach: Raw, Unspoiled Paradise

“Bakhaw Beach po tayo, Ma’am,” suggested the habal-habal driver, in a tone of excitement, as we rolled along the pleasantly paved main highway of San Francisco, a town in the Camotes Islands, Cebu.

I answered him with a quick “Yes.” Who was I to refuse? He knew Camotes Islands better, and I’m sure San Francisco has a lot to offer. Just the day before, I had a great time frolicking on its famed Santiago Bay. Now I couldn’t wait to explore another one of its beaches.

So we turned left from the main highway and passed through a dirt road lined with coconut palms and bushes. It was reminiscent of the dirt roads we have in my beloved Northern Samar.

When the habal-habal came to a stop, I instantly knew I had found another paradise. Right in front of me was a vast blue skywith streaks of white clouds, a long stretch of white sand lined with coconut palms, and turquoise water just waiting to be enjoyed. The stunning scenery was enough to persuade any visitor to immediately put on his or her favorite stylish swimwear and go right into the inviting water.

Bakhaw Beach is a welcome oasis for weary souls. It is perfect for those who want to escape the daily grind of city life. It is away from a madding crowd, unlike in some well-known beaches. We went there on a holiday and it was a weekend at the same time, but there were only a few locals swimming.

Bear in mind, though, that Bakhaw Beach is a public beach. There are no facilities yet in the area other than some modest cottages that charge PhP100 for use during the day and a resort, at a considerable distance, that offers accommodation. There are also no commercial establishments nearby except for some small stores, so bring your own supplies.

My stay at Bakhaw Beach was short, but I immensely enjoyed it. Simply being there is definitely another addition to my growing definitions of summers. I would love to visit it again, and I hope it remains for many years a beautiful, unspoiled, clean, and quaint place.

Posted 2 years, 11 months ago at 3:08 pm.

11 comments

11 Replies

  1. beautiful and relaxing. when i get the “ok” to travel again, i’m doing a beach vacation.

  2. Go for the beach vacation! I do hope you’ll get the “OK” sign soon. I’m keeping you po in my prayers lagi.

  3. Very relaxing! I would love to visit there, too!

  4. Go, go, go, Empi! I’m sure you’ll have a great time. Masarap magmuni-muni rito 😉

  5. yun o. how beautiful, laid back and relaxing. Thanks for sharing, Ms. N. 🙂

  6. Wow. Ganda naman neto Miss N. Lage kong nadadaanan ang Camotes going to Cebu from Ormoc and marami nga naman talagang white sand sa shoreline niya. 🙂

  7. hellowie, Ms.N…pagkakaganda naman dyan.pwedeng pasabit sa lakads mo,ehehe. musta….:)

    lagyan mo ng like button site mo, please,sige na…

  8. Ganda! Hope to visit one of these days.

  9. I would love to visit this place in the near future 🙂

  10. Hi Jojo! You should! I’m sure you will have a great time. Thanks for visiting my site by the way.

  11. What a beautiful beach! I hope its beauty is preserved and not the same thing with Sagada will happen to this place.


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