Corregidor Island is ringed not with fine white sand but its typical coastline and beaches are stony, pebbly or just dark sand. Two areas, South Beach and Resort Beach are scenic strips that offer both swimming opportunities and with the presence of smooth, almost flat, round stones of various sizes and colors makes stone balancing a fun activity possible.
It’s not really difficult to indulge in this activity. Just look for different sizes of rocks ranging from a size big enough for you to comfortably carry to a specific area and succeeding sizes smaller than the other. Choosing differently hued rocks are also good. Once you have these, just pile the rocks one on top of the other. The challenge is really to pile the highest without toppling.
Resort Beach is kind of out of the way, but its where the island’s cabana accommodations are found and there are hourly shuttle services to and from Corregidor Inn from early morning till 10PM. Here, the dark sandy coast is marked with these beautiful rocks mostly clumped together a few meters from the waterline. It’s the best place for rock balancing because of the kind of rocks here that are consistently shaped.
South Beach on the other hand have the rocky beach a little farther to the right. It’s a bit rugged and unlike Resort Beach, the rocks come in bigger sizes and the shape is not that consistent though.
Although stone balancing can be a fun activity, it is actually therapeutic as you get to sharpen your focus and gets you to commune more with nature. If that’s not your thing, swimming is great in these two beaches and the view is just stunning!
Corregidor Island is under the supervision of the Corregidor Foundation with tours, accommodations and cruises to and from Manila by Sun Cruises. From Corregidor Inn, there are hourly shuttles going to Resort Beach where the cabanas are located. South Beach is reached via a short walk down from Corregidor Inn.
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