Was also planning of going to panglao. But anyone can tell me if the beach front is good for swimming?
from google maps - judge for yourself
copy and paste the link then using mouse or finger navigate your way from one end of the beach to the other ( will take a day !)Edited: 03 February 2018, 17:51
I am more interested with the situation of the beach. For example like in boracay. Its nice to swim out there except for the algae
Panglao island is a fairly large island with at least 50 kilometres (30 miles) of coastline.
Is there a specific section of that coastline you would like to know about?
My favourite is swimming inside the Hinagdanan Cave. Bohol Bee Farm only has beach at low tide. At High tide you swim off a wooden deck. At Alona beach, you have to be wary of what the boats are doing.
As per the previous posters - which particular Panglao Island beach are you referring to?
I've been to Dumaluan Beach, but I haven't swum there. The beach was very wide with a shallow gradient, I'm not sure how far from the shore you would need to go before you could swim comfortably.
I have swum at Alona Beach (a pre-breakfast swim when the resort's pool was closed for maintenance) and also dived from there. As Big Jim suggests, you need to be aware of boat movements in that area. Also, there is a little seagrass near the shore. The house reef is probably only about 25 meters from the shore at low tide.
Agree with Gregs3071 , Alona Beach has a steeper gradient & is better for swimming , but there are so many pumpboats moving around this beachfront..
Dumaluan Beach has a much more gentle gradient & you need to walk far out to swim... or u can just wallow around like i sometimes do..
But there are very little pumpboats in this area , thus much more safer for swimming..
At High tide , it's really lovely to swim at Dumaluan Beach...
Alona beach especially. Okay that sounds good. I am just in particular with the situation. Our first option was boracay since we had no problem with the beach(well partly the algae) but over all it was “swimmable” for us since we enjoy spending time at the beach. But on the other hand we also want to explore new place so i want to know if the alona beach is similar to what boracay has to offer.thank you
Dumaluan beach has a more gentle slope gradient than Station 1 , 2 & 3 at White beach but has much lesser boats...
It's a shorter length of beach compared to Boracay'a White Beach but just take a look at either end... also dependent if Henann Resort has been booked out by the big Package Tourist Groups from China(then the beach at this end will be noisy & packed)...
If u are still not too safisfied about the conditions , take a short habal habal or tricycle ride to the long stretch of Dumaluan Beach in the afternoon ..
Perhaps pay for the Day entrance fees of the resorts here & have some beverages & a swim...
Thank you. Our main purpose is to really enjoy swimming at the beach. So we will just have to see for ourselves. Thank you again
I was there a few years ago, nice clean water, don't step into the weedy areas as they have lots of spiny sea urchins which hurt when stood on.(experienced this)