My state of mind: Yearning for the beach

Sunset Wait

As Ericke says, home is where the waves are. And so is unspoilt beaches. I am reminiscing the blithe times  I’ve had with the family at the beaches we frequent. Click here to see my other beach posts.

Beach HutBoatThe Beach

Photos of the beach transfer a sense of calm. Nature is engrossing. I thirst for the blue expanse of the sea and sky and the bouyant feeling, amplified by the sound of rushing waves and warmth of the sand.

North Shore

Sexy Beach, though underrated, is always magical and serene every time we’re there. My most viewed and faved photos on Flickr were taken there. (Check them out here.) This brings to mind it’s been a long time since our last interlude at this memorable refuge.

Fishing VillagePangil Beach

Beachwear has become a staple when you live in the far northern end of the Philippines. Excitement naturally sets in for beachy things I stumble upon in the net! At the moment I’m ogling some stuff. Shoes in zalora perfect for beach and the yearlong summer in Ilocos!

Surf's up

While Ericke and Eugene always enjoy surfing the waves, I have yet to habituate myself on a surfboard. My board is a sandboard. Check out what we’ve been up to the past few years in this video. Surfing the sands has grown to be one of the thrills in Ilocos.

Bobon Beach

Kite surfing? Perhaps one of these days!

Happy

The beach. please! In blauearth lingo, Pasuquin, Calayab, Pangil, Bobon and Banniaran beaches are the family jewels. Don’t you love a little alone time at the beach?

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Beach lovers… shake those piña coladas in Ilocos!!

Ilocos Norte takes pride in its verdant surroundings and fine beaches. The southernmost town of Badoc, hometown of great painter Juan Luna, also boasts of Badoc Island, a surfer’s paradise. Go north and you will find the Coral Rock Formations — Currimao’s treasure — in Brgy. Pangil. The beach, very child-friendly, is a wonderful snorkeling  spot.  The next town, Paoay, is  home to an  idyllic beach in Brgy. Masintoc. If you’re yearning for utmost peace and quiet with just the relaxing sound of ocean waves, this is definitely paradise for you. A little up north in Paoay is Suba Beach and next is the more popular Calayab Beach near the Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel in Laoag.

There are many undiscovered beaches in Laoag. La Paz, proximate to the sand dunes, is one. I could go on and on. My pro surfer friends visited once to explore surfing spots; they all agreed that Caaoacan is ideal.

North of Laoag, you can easily find delight in the fishing town of  Pasuquin where there is a long stretch of sandy shores. Barangays Nalvo and Estancia translate to beach bliss. I rediscovered the beauty of Sexy Beach in Estancia just recently (click on to read an earlier post). And here’s a bonus — entirely for nature appreciation — an eco-tour at the Davila Mangroves. Please respect the place once you’re there and marvel at the distinct ecosystem — a sanctuary for juvenile ocean creatures. It was where we took-off for our incredible and unforgettable dolphin exploration adventure, which is possible only within the months of  March to July. Also, a must-see is Kapurpurawan (sometimes spelled as Kapurpuraoan) Rock Formation in Burgos.

Not to be missed is The Windmills of Bangui, built by the Northwind Power Development Corporation, after which you can end your beach hopping in Pagudpud. If you can’t decide where to go, as there are many good choices… oh, I recommend visiting  Saud, Blue Lagoon and Pasaleng, then decide where to chill-out the longest.

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