Golden light at Patar Beach and rocks, Bolinao

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The golden light of late afternoon casts a beautiful glow in Patar Beach, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Through the invitation of Micamyx, fellow travel blogger who hails from Dagupan, a bunch of us bloggers went to the northwestern province of Pangasinan to enjoy and discover what this beautiful place has to offer. Being a coastal municipality, Bolinao in Pangasinan has its share of beautiful beaches. Patar Beach, a strip of creamy and powdery sand in this municipality is popular with visitors and locals.

Somersaulting at the sands
While Lingayen Gulf is full of history and Bolinao Falls for a cool freshwater dip, Patar Beach is one for salty relaxation. It’s just near the old Cape Bolinao Lighthouse.

It was already afternoon when we arrived at the place, the golden hour was happening, casting a beautiful warm light as the sun was readying to set. At the beach were several youth having a great time, somersaulting at the sand and at the shallow water with friends.

While some bloggers were taking a dip, I went around shooting with my camera, trying to capture the stunts that some teenaged boys were doing or some children playing with other kids at the sand. Or just gazing at the water, enjoying the breeze. Just relaxing.

Interesting rocky outcrops in Patar
A riot of roots from a tree

Another interesting place in Patar are the rocky outcrops at the beach. It’s not exactly walking distance from Patar Beach but just near it. These formations are rough and if one’s not careful enough, can cause injury or cuts. Its the same type of rocks found in Burgos, Ilocos Norte where seaweed gatherers often frequent.

Here, one can get a good view of the sunset or do some photography where the waves lashing at the rocks can be dramatic subjects. Around the area are interesting vegetation that are worth photographing too, like these riot of roots from a tree (right).

Patar Beach and rocky outcrops are easily accessible from the Bolinao town center or from one’s beach resort. One can hire a tricycle or a jeep from either places.

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11 thoughts on “Golden light at Patar Beach and rocks, Bolinao

  1. Nice coastline and beach! sakto pati pag kuha sa tumbling..hehe!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanx Mitch. Yung tumbling, maraming frames yan 🙂

  3. Looks like a beautiful spot mate. I might need to make a beach visit this weekend and hope it’s half as nice.

  4. Grabe sir nakarami na rin po kayo sa pangasinan. hala, anrami talagang magagandang place diyan lalo na talaga sa western part sabi nila kasi di pa ako nakapunta. haha.

  5. Anonymous says:

    kailangan ko pa rin bumalik. dami pa kulang ed 🙂

  6. Galing nung mga bata dun hehe. Gusto kong bumalik sa Patar! 😀 Weekend lang yung trip natin sa Pangasinan, pero sulit na sulit…. pero kulang pa rin :))

  7. love your shot of the 2 boys on the beach. that’s a 2.8 lens?

  8. Anonymous says:

    f/4 🙂

  9. my favorite beach 🙂

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