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.
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, or just enjoying the ocean waves and warmth of the sun in these beaches in La Union.
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. This blog post will give you the list of top 12 La Union beaches that you should definitely visit!
Read here: La Union Travel Guide
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.
DAILY BUDGET TO VISIT 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.
Top 12 La Union Beaches
Best Beaches in La Union
1. Baccuit Sur Beach
Image from Marand Beach Resort
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.
2. Paringao Beach
Image from Agoda
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.
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. To get here from San Fernando, 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
Image from Booking
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.
Bacnotan Beach is 10 km away from San Juan Beach, where you can also go next for another beach experience.
Resorts in Bacnotan Beach typically cost around $20 USD and above per night.
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
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.
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, too.
8. Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point
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.
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.
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
Image from Del Moral Beach Cottages
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.
11. Aureo Resort La Union
Image from Agoda
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.
12. China Sea Beach Resort
Image from Agoda
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.
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There you have it guys, our top 12 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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