Dancalan Beach - Sorsogon

Located in barangay Dancalan, Bulusan, in the province of Sorsogon, Dancalan Beach is a scenic crescent-shape near-white sand beach situated near the highway. 

Dancalan Beach Sorsogon
Dancalan Beach

Dancalan Beach Details

The town of Bulusan is famously known for the scenic Bulusan Lake and the majestic Bulusan Volcano but during my recent visit, I discovered that there's more to the town than that. Bulusan is actually blessed with a beautiful shoreline -the most famous of which is Dancalan Beach

Are you ready for your next adventure?

Look at that crystalline waters

...and that powdery white sand

Gotta love the view!

Dancalan Beach is a public beach that is the usual go-to destination for locals during the weekends and during summer. Aside from its easy accessibility, the entrance fee is also very affordable. 

Dancalan Beach Entrance Fee:

Beachgoers need to only pay P10 for a full day's worth of stay. Visitors may opt to rent an open-air kubo (nipa hut) for just P100.

Open cottages rental = P100 

There are some stalls where you can buy food...

We stayed under the shade of the tree and borrowed some chairs

If staying in a kubo (nipa hut) is not your thing, then bring a tent with you and pitch it on the beach. Then again, if you don't have a tent, bring a blanket instead and spread it under the shade of one of the Talisay trees. Likewise, you can also save if you bring your own food although there are several stores along Dancalan Beach.

Team Nicerio at Dancalan Beach:







Look, dad! beautiful shells!

What I like about Dancalan Beach is its simplistic appeal. The beach is not yet over-commercialized like many of the white sand beaches in the country. It still retains that rustic vibe which is perfect for those who try to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. For those with children, it's good to know that the waters are shallow (1-2 feet deep) from the shoreline up to about 40-50 meters away. 

Check out the crowd

Sun is about to set, time to leave!

I would have given this beach a 5/5 rating if not for the loud karaoke systems that incessantly barrage you with mostly unpleasant if not out of tune songs. I do hope that the management could soundproof the karaoke area. 

Team Nicerio visits Dancalan Beach

Overall, our visit to Dancalan Beach last May was one of the highlights of our 2019 Bicol Trip. Not only was it my first time to visit the province of Sorsogon, but it also gave me a chance to reconnect once again with Mother Nature after months of working in the concrete forest of Manila. 

Why visit Dancalan Beach?

Dancalan Beach is a must-visit destination in Sorsogon. It is one of the few white sand beaches of the province. Aside from that entrance to the beach is very affordable so there's no point to include it in your itinerary when you visit Sorsogon.

Getting to Dancalan Beach: 


From Cubao, ride a Philtranco / Penafrancia Bus to Gubat, Sorsogon. Fare is around P1000 -P1500. Once you arrive at Gubat town proper, ride a jeepney to Bulusan town proper. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Dancalan Beach Resort which is just less than a kilometer before you reach the town proper. 


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Comments

  1. I had no idea this was a place! Thank you for putting it on the map. Looks wonderful.

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    1. You're welcome. Please do visit Dancalan Beach in the future. :)

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  2. What a beautiful beach. Love the pics!

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    1. Dancalan Beach is really a beautiful beach Uraqt. You should come visit in the future.

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  3. That crystal clear water is absolutely beautiful! I wish I was there

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    1. Please do come visit Dancalan Beach after this pandemic. :)

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  4. A nice place to relax and find your self.
    To have fun and explore with the whale sharks

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    1. Well Sorsogon is known for its whale sharks but this please isn't. Although I would love to see the famed whale sharks of Sorsogon.

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  5. That emerald green water, I am so there. Is there any options to stay in a cabin or pitch a tent near the beach?

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    1. Hi there! Yes! You can actually stay overnight here. You can rent a cottage or pitch your own tent.

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  6. Dancalan beach looks so beautiful! The water is so clear, I would love to bathe in it.

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    1. Please do come visit Dancalan Beach after this pandemic Joanna.

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  7. I wish I could travel. i would love to see all of these places with my own eyes. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you could visit Dancalan Beach after this pandemic.

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  8. Great read and I love the pics. Makes me want to go on an adventure.

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    1. Dancalan Beach is really a beautiful place. Please come visit.

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  10. Wow Sorsogon is one of the best tourist spots in Philippines. If i go to Sorsogon I would love visit the Dancalan beach

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  11. Those beaches and sand definitely look crystalline and well-preserved!

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    1. That's right. I hope you could visit Dancalan Beach someday.

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  12. What a lovely and quiet beach! I typically want to people-watch some too while I am at the beach but this would be a nice change of pace!

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    1. :) It is the first time that I have heard of people watching. :) Sounds weird and interesting at the same time.

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  13. I would love to go to the beach some day.

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  14. Dancalan beach seems like a great place for a vacation!

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    1. Yes it is. Please do come visit when you get the chance.

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  15. wow, I have heard such great things about the beaches in the phillipines but I have never seen pictures. I live in South Florida and I still think the beaches over there are 10x prettier! BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Julie. I do hope you could visit the Philippines one day. :)

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