The famous beach in Bolinao!
Patar Beach is a 500-meter beach situated on the North Western part of Lingayen Gulf in Pangasinan. While various resorts line the shore, its southernmost portions also serve as a public beach.
|Patar Beach during the day|
Thanks to its location that faces the West Philippine Sea, Patar Beach offers the best view of the sunset in the area. The beach is also categorized by powerful waves and beautiful rock formations that you can find along the southern coast.
|Rock formation as viewed from Patar Beach|
WHAT TO BRING FOR BOLINAO
Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:
- Stylish face mask
- Water container/tumbler to rehydrate
- Sunscreen for skin protection
- Goggles for swimming or snorkeling
- Stylish Swimsuit
- Travel backpack / luggage
- Reusable vacuum storage packs
- Selfie stick
- Waterproof phone case
- Acion cam
- Camping tent
- WiFi kit
- Power bank
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Patar Beach Location
The locals consider Patar White Sand Beach a natural treasure of the North, especially for nature seekers and beach lovers. The beach is an ideal holiday destination for tourists looking for a serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
|TB Boys at Patar Beach|
Tourist Spots to Visit Near Patar Beach
After you enjoy swimming on Patar Beach, you can also visit Cape Bolinao Lighthouse atop Punta Piedra Point one of the must-see attractions in Bolinao. The lighthouse was constructed in the early part of the 20th Century under American rule and is supposed to be the second tallest in the Philippines after Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Ilocos Norte. It is just located at the very top of a small hill left side of the main road before heading to Patar White Beach.
Other places to visit in near Patar Beach are Enchanted Cave, Cindy’s Cave and Wonderful Cave. These are underground Pools where swimming inside the cave is allowed.
Patar Beach Amenities
Patar Beach is FREE ENTRANCE since it is a public beach. However, you will need to pay for parking space even if you rented a tricycle tour.
|Us enjoying at Patar Beach|
Nipa huts (cottages) are lined up for rent (rental rates range from Php 300 - 1000). Convenience stores and public toilet and baths are located at the back of the beach.
|Rental nipa hut cottages lined up along the shores of Patar Beach|
Patar Beach Amenities
Entrance Fee: Free (Patar Beach is a public beach so there is no entrance fee)
Cottage Fee: Php 300 - 1,000
Camping Fee: Php 100 - 200 (Exclusive of tent)
- Motorcycle - Php 10
- Tricycle - Php 15
- Car - Php 20
- Van - Php 20
- Jeep - Php 20
- Truck - Php 30
- Bus - Php 50
|Souvenir shops at Patar Beach entrance (from Patar Rd.)|
Tips and Reminders
- The rate of the cottages depends on the owner of it, it ranges from 300-1000/ day. You can also negotiate if you are only less than 5 pax and if you are staying for half-day only.
- Public bathrooms are available with maintenance fees. Some cottage owners provide public bathroom for thier guest and it is free of use if you already got a cottage.
- Tent pitching is allowed. You may bring your own tent, but people usually rent cottages or bring their own mats.
- The dry months (December to May) are the best times to visit Patar Beach.
|You can stay at Patar Beach for free!|
Resorts Near Patar Beach
Most of the resorts including the upscale Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort & Hotel Club are located along the coast north of Patar Beach.
The only resort right on Patar Beach is Treasures of Bolinao. Another gorgeous resort located on the left side of Patar Beach is Hotel G Beach Resort. They offer private villas, couple rooms, and dormitories for tourist overnight accommodation.
|Other side of Patar Beach|
But if you prefer uncrowded accommodation, you may check other beachfront resorts in Bolinao.
HOW TO GET TO PATAR WHITE BEACH
From Bolinao town center, it takes 30 – 40 minutes to reach Patar White Beach.
Read my complete commuting guide to Bolinao for more details.
For those who are bringing own vehicle, you can use Waze or Google Maps for directions. If you don’t have a private vehicle, you can rent a car or van here. There are plenty parking spaces inside the resort.
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
Location: Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
This is part of my 2D1N Alaminos-Bolinao Trip in 2015.
- The Hundred Islands (ALAMINOS)
- Saint James the Great Parish Church (BOLINAO)
- Cocos Beach Resort (ILOG MALINO)
- Rock View Beach (PATAR)
- Cape Bolinao Lighthouse (PATAR)
- Patar Beach (PATAR)
- The Enchanted Cave (PATAR)
There's a lot of tourist spots to see and visit in Pangasinan!
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