Lambug Beach, Badian is one of Cebu’s secret beaches, and a perfect day trip from Moalboal.
Located around 20 minutes south of Moalboal in Badian, this area is also home to the famous Kawasan Falls. Lambug Beach is a perfect place to relax after you’ve been canyoneering, or if you have spent a few hours chasing waterfalls.
A beautiful stretch of white sand, Lambug Beach has that quintessential Philippine vibe with coconut palm trees leaning towards the crystal clear aquamarine ocean. It isn’t very well known outside of the local community, so you could be the only tourists here. It’s paradise away from the crowds.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, if topping up your tan on a white sand beach in the Philippines is on your bucket list, Moalboal Eco Lodge share all you need to know about Lambug Beach, Badian.
Entrance Fee: Free
Parking Fee: P20
Toilets on site: No
Food/Drinks for sale: Yes at a few local beach stalls selling refreshments but no food
Additional Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, at the time of writing Lambug Beach closes at midday every day.
We enjoy visiting Lambug Beach. It’s not far from Moalboal, not very busy, and it makes a lovely change of scenery for a couple of hours.
From Moalboal, Lambug Beach is located in Badian, about 20 minutes away from our Eco Lodge (directions at the bottom of this post). After taking a right turn off the main highway, we drove along a road which provided beautiful views of the mountain range, hills and valleys.
After parking our scooter, walking down the road we saw a large arc of white sand. With hardly any visitors, this was paradise compared to Basdaku White Beach in Moalboal, which is the most popular beach in this area, especially on a weekend.
We were surprised how few people there were on this beach, especially because it’s budget friendly, has soft white sand, and is easy to reach from the City. It’s referred to by locals as “Cebu's Little Boracay”, but as we haven’t been to Boracay I cannot verify this high accolade.
The row of pretty coloured fishing boats is a reminder of how the locals live.
The long stretch of white sand was soft, and considering it’s a public beach it was well maintained. We passed a few make-shift beach stalls selling refreshments, but generally there was nothing else here. No restaurants, no hawkers, no hassle, just sand, sea and sunshine (apart from when it’s a cloudy day of course). As with anywhere in the Philippines, we encountered some friendly dogs playing and sleeping on the sand.
We enjoyed our leisurely stroll dipping our toes into the warm ocean, and admiring the beauty of the palm trees. A quintessential paradise beach has to contain leaning palm trees doesn't it!
Having only ever visited at high tide, I cannot say what this beach is like at low tide, but I have heard there are some rocks. There are a few huts you can rent if you want shade but I personally feel they are overpriced, therefore if you want to enjoy the beach but be out of the sun, bring a small tent or umbrella.
Lambug Beach is a favourite amongst the ex-pat Moalboal community, and it’s easy to see why! A true hidden gem, and a slice of paradise in Cebu.
Note: Take only photos, leave only footprints; please dispose of your trash in a designated bin or take it away with you. Be a responsible tourist, and don’t leave your litter on the beach as it will end up in the ocean.
Smokers: Never bury your cigarette but in the sand, please take your cigarette butts away with you, or dispose of them in the bin. Cigarettes are one of the main causes of ocean pollution, and are mistaken as food. They do not biodegrade and are harmful to animals. Moalboal Eco Lodge have portable ash trays for your use when visiting beaches.
When is the best time to visit Lambug Beach?
At the time of writing, Lambug Beach is only open until midday every day, so I recommend getting there early during a week day.
When restrictions are lifted, it’s a lovely spot for sunset after canyoneering at Kawasan, or visiting nearby Montpeller Falls.
If you want to interact with locals, listen to them singing karaoke and enjoying beach BBQ’s, visit on a weekend.
How to get to Lambug Beach
From Moalboal, head south to the next Barangay/Town called Badian. You will see a sign for Lambug Beach Homestay and Cebu International Golf Resort, take this turning right all the way to the end.
Tip: Download Google Offline Map for the area, and type in Lambug Beach, Badian which will navigate you to your destination.
Where to stay in Moalboal
When visiting Moalboal, Moalboal Eco Lodge is the perfect place to stay. Located in the middle of a peaceful field, it’s close enough to amenities, but far away so you can have a good night’s sleep. There is plenty of space to observe physical distancing at the Eco Lodge. Please read our COVID-19 Care page for more information regarding your safety.
Nestled in amongst palm trees, bamboo and coconut trees, Moalboal Eco Lodge have Bamboo Nipa Huts suitable for solo travellers, couples and friends. We have two private rooms and a spacious 4-bed dormitory, a breakfast area, and a beautiful hammock/yoga/sunset deck. Bicycles are for hire if you wish to slow travel in the most environmentally friendly way, or you can rent a scooter. Take a look at our rooms!
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Taginis Falls & Budlot Spring
Simala Shrine Castle Church, Sibonga
Basdaku “White Beach”, Moalboal
Mantayupan Falls, Barili
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