A different yet interesting beach in Batangas

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Those smooth round pebbles (or stones) with my feet to scale
Those smooth round pebbles (or stones) with my feet to scale

I got a kick at just looking at the beach! No, it’s not the paradisiacally beautiful white, powdery sandy shore, with tall and graceful coconuts swaying in the afternoon breeze. In fact, most people might not even find this beach gorgeous at all! For me? Wow!

Malabrigo in Lobo, Batangas is known for its beautiful and newly restored Spanish colonial era lighthouse overlooking the sea from a promontory. But at the base of this cliff is a stony and pebbly beach that I just fell in love with. Thus, during a break from the shoot of a local TV episode where I was featured, we stopped at the intersection and just walked to the beach.

Instead of sand, what greeted us were smooth and round pebbles, actually pebbles and stones. Like the pebble beach in Minalabac, as you get nearer to the water’s edge, the stones turns to pebbles. Different sizes but still the same form. And what I like most? The sound of those pebbles grinding against each other as they are hit by the waves!

What about you? Have you been to a pebble beach before?

Fishermen's outrigger boats
Fishermen’s outrigger boats
The waves breaks out into the stony beach
The waves breaks out into the stony beach
Different sizes from stones to pebbles
Different sizes from stones to pebbles
Another view of outrigger boats on the beach
Another view of outrigger boats on the beach
A temporary shack made from nipa
A temporary shack made from nipa

HOW TO GET THERE There are buses from various terminals in Manila (Taft-Buendia, Cubao, Pasay) to Lipa City. From Lipa City are jeepneys that go to the town of Lobo. From there, you can either ride another jeepney or tricycle bound for Malabrigo. Stop at the last intersection or just before the road starts to ascend to the lighthouse. Head to the beach.

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