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Bolong Island Beach

Beyond the exciting city of Zamboanga is Bolong Island Beach, a private beach that gives tourists a glimpse of the region's hidden, unexplored attractions.

Did you know that even locals rarely explore or even hear about Bolong Island Beach? This is because Bolong Island Beach belongs to the 11 islands that earned the reputation of being hideouts of notorious pirates. Thankfully, the local government of Zamboanga has reintroduced this attraction — contrary to rumors, Bolong Island beach is an unadulterated, pristine paradise that boasts of fine white sand, tempting waters, and the most stunning seascape and landscape. Since fishermen and visitors rarely come, its marine life is left untouched — a fact that makes Bolong Island Beach a must-visit diving site.



Bolong Island Beach is located north of Bolong Island, Zamboanga.


Opening Days and Hours

The beach can be accessed anytime.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance is free.


How to Get There

  • Fly from Manila to Zamboanga via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
  • From the city proper, board a tricycle to the nearest boat port.
  • Charter a boat to Bolong Island Beach.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

Average time spent in this attraction is 2 to 4 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Since Bolong Island Beach is a secluded attraction, and boats coming to the beach are few, best start your travel as early as 8:00.



  • Swimming
  • Diving



No restaurants or dining places available within the area. Tourists are encouraged to bring own food.


Nearby Attractions

  • Pasonanca Park
  • Great Santa Cruz Island
  • Visa Island
  • Bobo Beach



The nearest accommodations are in Zamboanga City. Grand Astoria Hotel, Garden Orchid Hotel, CityInn Hotel, Winzelle Suites, and Casa Canelar Pension House are some of the hotels and inns offering accommodations in Zamboanga City. Rates range from USD 20 to USD 45.

*Banner photo is not an actual photo of attraction.

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