La Union Beaches: Top 15 Beaches in La Union

Last updated on February 1st, 2021 at 06:01 pm

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La Union is one of the best places to surf in the Philippines. It’s because there’s a lot of La Union beaches that will offer you the kind of waves perfect for surfing and warmth of the sun in these beaches in La Union.

If you don’t really like surfing, well, you can do other things in La Union like just swimming, relaxing, trying the best restaurants in La Union. This blog post will give you the list of top 15 La Union beaches that you should definitely visit!

La Union is a really beautiful province. In fact, we have visited it twice and for our recent trip, we came from our trip to the Hundred Islands in Pangasinan! It was a truly remarkable experience.

Read here: La Union Travel Guide and beach resorts in La Union!

Also read from our blog: 3-Day La Union Itinerary, waterfalls in La Union, top San Juan La Union Resorts and Where to Eat in La Union

Read here top beach resorts in Baler!

Best Time to Visit La Union

Like any other place in the Philippines, in La Union, there are two kinds of seasons- the dry season from November to April and the wet season from May to October. 

It is recommended that travelers visit during the dry season, especially from December to February when temperatures are much cooler and touring will most likely not be interrupted by rains and will not be really hot going around.

Click here to know more about the weather in La Union!

Must Read: How to Get to La Union and Where to Stay in La Union


For budget or DIY travelers, you’ll surely choose cheaper options especially when it comes to accommodation.

With 1500 PHP, it can be a good budget with food, transportation and accommodation plus entrance fees to some spots since most of them are with donation or free of charge. 

You can go for local food for 50-70 PHP in local carinderias and around 150 PHP in local restaurants in La Union, where you will find Filipino and Western food.

For accommodation, a budget room would cost a minimum 1000 PHP ($20 USD) and you can go up to 5000 PHP. There are Airbnb options starting from $15-25.

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Top 14 La Union Beaches

Best Beaches in La Union

1. Bauang Beach, Baccuit Sur Beach

Although it may not be one of La Union beaches’ “prettiest”, Baccuit Sur Beach is a gem for those who want peace. It’s a lovely beach in Bauang, La Union, with cream brown sand and clear waters. 

This beach is a peaceful one and not too many people visit here. So, if you want a relaxing beach experience without the crowd, Baccuit Sur Beach is definitely for you to try.

Baccuit Sur Beach can be found in Bauang, La Union and the entrance fee for Baccuit Sur Beach depends on which resort you’ll go to for accommodation. Price starts at $20 USD for an overnight stay.

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2. Paringao Beach

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With at least 3 beach resorts, Paringao Beach is the perfect place to go to for a short, relaxing trip in La Union. You’ll definitely love the views at Paringao Beach.

Paringao Beach is also located in Bauang, La Union, and just 30 minutes away from San Juan. Accommodation in the beach resorts in Paringao Beach are affordable. You can rent a room for one-night for as low as $27 USD.

Book your accommodations in La Union through Agoda.

3. Urbiztondo Beach

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Urbiztondo Beach is probably one of the most famous and touristic La Union Beaches. It’s actually one the main La Union beaches surfers go to. There are several surfing board rental shops around, as well as restaurants where you can try the best La Union cuisine. This beach is located in San Juan, La Union.

Read here full blog post Urbiztondo Beach

How to get from San Fernando to Urbiztondo Beach

If you want to from San Fernando to Urbiztondo Beach. The main transport option is by tricycle where they can take you directly to Urbiztondo Beach. You can rent a surfboard here for around $4 USD for 1 hour use. This one is the most popular in the list of beaches in La Union.

4. Bacnotan Beach

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Another place where you can go surfing is in Bacnotan. There are some beach resorts in Bacnotan that you can go to for your La Union getaway. Go swimming, surfing, sunbathing, or just relaxing under the sun!

This is one of the beaches in La Union to go to if you want a place like Urbiztondo but a little bit less crowded.

How to get from La Union to Bacnotan

Bacnotan Beach is 10 km away from San Juan Beach, where you can also go next for another beach experience. There are jeepneys going from San Fernando to Bacnotan stopping in Bacnotan public market. You can get the jeepney in San Fernando public market.

Resorts in Bacnotan Beach typically cost around $20 USD and above per night. Book your accommodations in La Union through Agoda.

5. Taberna Beach

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Also one of La Union Beaches you’ll love is Taberna Beach. It’s a beach where you watch one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Philippines. Because of its beauty, Taberna Beach can be a little bit crowded especially during the summer in the Philippines.

Taberna Beach is located in Barangay Taberna, Bauang, La Union.

It’s a public beach so there’s no entrance fee, but you can rent some cottages around the area for affordable prices.

6. Canaoay Beach

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Canaoay Beach, like most of La Union beaches, have many beach resorts to offer. Most of them are just in front of this beautiful beach so it won’t be hard for you to choose where to stay.

This beach is located in San Fernando, La Union, which is just a few minutes away from Pindangan Ruins, another tourist spot of the province.

Book your accommodations in La Union through Agoda.

More La Union Beaches: Top 14 Beaches in La Union

7. Carlatan Beach

Another one of La Union beaches located in San Fernando is Carlatan Beach. Although this beach is small, it is still a good place to relax, swim, sunbathe, and even campfire with your friends and loved ones. 

There’s a few beach resorts in Carlatan that you can stay at for affordable prices like La Mer Resort.

8. Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point

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On one of our trips to La Union, one of our choices for La Union Beaches was the luxury stay at Thunderbird Resort where we enjoyed a villa with views to the golf court. 

We had an amazing time at sunset taking pictures, walking around, and just relaxing. It’s inspired by Santorini and it’s great to experience it! Well, just in case you haven’t gone to Greece yet or you went to Santorini like us and you want to have amazing memories again. 

And of course, we had an amazing time swimming in the pool area since it wasn’t very crowded at that time.

How to get from San Fernando to Thunderbird Resorts

It’s located 5-10 minutes drive away to San Fernando and the area is perfect for resting. A one-night stay in Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point costs around $200 USD for two people.

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9. Wallace Air Station

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Despite Wallace Air Station not really being a beach where you can swim, it is a point in La Union where you can watch the ocean and relax, or watch the sunset! It’s also called the Poro Point Freeport Zone, one of La Union’s historical landmarks.

Wallace Air Station is located at the west of San Fernando, La Union.

10. Panicsican Beach

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Just like most of the beaches in La Union, Panicsian Beach is a public beach free for all the visitors. There are cottages you can rent that are located just in front of the beach.

Panicsian Beach is located in Barangay Panicsian in San Juan, La Union.

One night stay in the beach resorts in Panicsian Beach costs as low as $10 USD. Book your accommodations in La Union through Agoda.

11. Darigayos Beach

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Darigayos Beach is located 20 kilometers North from San Juan La Union. You will find white sand and clear water. Make sure you bring your snorkeling gear. There are two resorts Noble Tower Resort and Coral Island Resort if you want to stay overnight or spending the day.

How to get from La Union to Darigayos Beach

You have to get the jeepney going North from San Fernando and stop at Paraoir National High School in Balaoan. From here you will have access to Immuki Island, Darigayos Beach and Paraoir Man Forest.

12. Acapulco Beach

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Acapulco Beach is a white beach with clear water located near Aurora Resorts in La Union. There are cottages for rent and camping is allowed.

How to get to Acapulco Beach

To get to Acapulco Beach from La Union you will have to get a jeepney going to Poro Point and the area of Thunderbird Resorts. Once you are there you can go walking distance or by tricycle.


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Pebble Beach is located In Luna, La Union. Locals collect pebbles from the Pebble Beach. They sort out the pebbles and handpick the best ones so they can sell them to other countries. They believe that the beautiful pebbles in La Union won’t run out soon.

To get to Pebble Beach you will have to go 30 kilometers North from San Juan just crossed Bacnotan you will find Luna Municipality.

14. Aureo Resort La Union

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If you are looking for a more laid-back stay in La Union, we recommend Aureo Resort La Union. It’s a beach resort with great facilities such as the outdoor pool and located just in front of the beach. You can choose which view you want in picking your preferred room- beach view, pool view, garden view, or lagoon view.

Aureo Resort is located in San Francisco, San Fernando, La Union.

You can book a room for as low as $133 USD.

Click here to book your stay at Aureo Resort La Union.

15. China Sea Beach Resort

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Lastly, we have the China Sea Beach Resort. Just like the previous one, this luxurious beach resort is located just in front of the beach and boasts amenities such as the outdoor pool. Their guests love how accommodating their staff are and the breakfast served at the resort. You’ll really love the ocean views while swimming at their pool!

China Sea Beach Resort is located in Paringao, Bauang, La Union.

A one-night stay for two people may cost as low as $40 USD.

You may book your accommodation here.

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There you have it guys, our top 15 La Union beaches! Which one do you like the best in the list of beaches in La Union? Let us know in the comments if we miss your favorite La Union beaches. 

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Happy travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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