Bitoon White Beach

A great time at Bitoon White Beach

A stretch of beautiful white sand

A stretch of beautiful white sand

Cottages at 200-300 per day

Cottages at 200-300 per day

I just love this simple white beach. No question about it. Bitoon White Beach in Brgy. Birhen, Anda, Bohol is unassuming, no pretense whatsoever and you can just dip at its clear waters, frolic and enjoy the sun, sea and sand. If you want, you can even dive in one of its modest cliffs.

Located at the western side of the municipality, where its more rocky and the white sand is shorter compared to the Quinale Beach side, Bitoon White Beach doesn’t have the shallow, knee deep water of the eastern side.

Coraline rocks, emerald waters

Coraline rocks, emerald waters

Dive in and in a few meters, you’re already neck deep but I loved it! There’s nothing like immersing your whole body into the warm sea than sitting on sand with one’s chest still exposed. If the sun’s too hot for you, you can just go to the rocky outcrop where it’s a bit shaded and cooler.

Fishermen's bancas out in the open

Fishermen’s bancas out in the open

Bitoon White Beach is known to the locals. But because this is Anda, you don’t have much competition or the swimmers are there on weekends only. Usually, its sun loving foreigners, usually Europeans that you might have to share the beach with but they’re mostly lying on the sand, getting a tan.

One can actually jump from this cliff into the clear waters below which is just deep enough

One can actually jump from this cliff into the clear waters below which is just deep enough

While Bitoon White Beach’s space is smaller, one can also go to the adjacent open lot with lots of coconut trees, coraline rocky outcrops and talisay trees and just enjoy the refreshing breeze or take photos of the beautiful scenery.

To get to Bitoon White Beach, hire a habal-habal or a tricycle at the town center and tell them you’re going to the place. Fare is around P10/person if you’ll just get down at the highway and walk for 20 minutes or P30/person to bring you at the beach itself.

My great thanx to Mayor Angelina Simacio for hosting me in Anda, Bohol and to Kathy Pitlo for guiding me around the municipality.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.

He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces.

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10 Comments

  1. Bonzenti,Con Tour
    April 16, 2013 @ 14:58

    its best beach time na bai….cant wait to see gumasa next week na. Just getting some information on how to write a blog post like this one—beach line. Super clear emerald water.:-).

  2. estancabigas
    April 16, 2013 @ 14:59

    kaya kaayo na nimo bai. hehehe

  3. Micole l Philippine Traveler
    April 17, 2013 @ 22:48

    That shore line is just to die for! (for a waterlover-beachlovin like me) The last time I went to Bohol, I didn’t have the opportunity to visit much the beach locations. I’d like to come back again though. I’ll put this place on the list. Although di ba murag daghan bato? well, who cares. =)

  4. GinaOng
    April 23, 2013 @ 10:33

    Nice place. Saraaap!
    tamang tama sa summer. want to take awesome pics there and isali sa Summer Getaway Photo Contest ng https://www.facebook.com/weemallfanpage! I’m sure maraming maglalike. 🙂

  5. estancabigas
    April 23, 2013 @ 11:24

    Micole, ok raman. di man daghang bato. enjoy man gihapon 🙂

  6. Micole l Philippine Traveler
    April 26, 2013 @ 0:06

    Ok then! =)

  7. Karl Ace
    May 6, 2013 @ 1:56

    there’s no denying that the waters are crystal clear. the images show it.

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