Sunday, May 10, 2009

gaspar island's pebble beach - marinduque

i never saw these many pebbles formed into a stretch of sandbar-like beach. something different from the many beaches that I visited.

several minutes away from the central town of Gasan is the small fishing village of Pinggan. The drop off point to the Tres Reyes islands of Marinduque.

joined by my travel friend Nadz, we rented a small boat near the barangay hall that brought us to the nearby island of Gaspar. The beautiful island among the Tres Reyes group.>


the other two are the islands of Melchor and Baltazar which are situated West of Gaspar. The names of the islands sounds familiar simply because they were named after the three wise men or sometimes considered as the three kings.

we had a great short boat ride with our guide who brought us around Gaspar island. from afar, we already saw the fishing village of the island and the main beach side facing the Marinduque island coast within the Tablas straight.

upon reaching the beach, we realized that it’s all pebbles and broken corals, not white sand. it was quite unusual for me because there’s just too many pebbles that we almost thought the locals collected it and formed the pebble bar.

this was formed naturally by the waves that meets in this island. the water is clear and one can enjoy swimming.

there are cottages at the beach front where one can relax and enjoy the view of Marinduque's Mt. Malindig and Elephant island.

we found this side of the island with a beautiful beach and fine sand. definitely the best part of the beach.


we stayed for my travel friend Nadz was able to take a swim. but we stayed just for a short time because our guide talks us about a nicer beach where we can enjoy it on our own. that’s our next stop.

60 comments:

Pacey said...

Very beautiful place indeed. I love that beach with the fine sands. :) Beautiful photos as always.

I am Xprosaic said...

Nung nakita ko ang pitures naalala ko ang Camotes Is. Ganda talaga! jijijijiji

Sonia said...

It looks like a really pretty beach, with a funky beach make-up. It's not easy to get to, in the usual, touristy sense, though. :-) 2 thumbs up, great pics!

Hilda said...

The water looks very clear, but it sounds like you can't walk around much without booties.

gwen said...

what a beautiful shot.. i hope i can go there

richarddiongson.com said...

wow! ang linis ah.. nakakaganang maligo.. :-)

bertN said...

The beach is all pebbles and corals? I've seen something similar but the island itself is an atoll.

bing said...

never been to marinduque where my late aunt lived. they say it's a beautiful place. now i wished i had the chance visiting..

it's been more than a week since i posted and bloghopped. something happened to my blog. i hope all will be all right for me now.

bluedreamer27 said...

feel na feel ko parin ang summer woohhoo

cyndirellaz said...

really? may ganun sa pinas? this place is so virgin pa! ^^

jasperjugan said...

nice place! definitely one of the most underrated provinces, marinduque is splendid and beautiful!

punky said...

fishing time!!!

optimistic dora said...

WOW, VERY NICE PICTURES!

npapansin ko hah, ang trabaho mo ay pg-tatravel lang, hehe... pero, ok na ok yan hah, dong ho!

ur great! congratz! u know, i also want to visit the whole philippines someday, hehe... pero hanggang panaginip nlang atah yan,..

Reena said...

see? ang dami pang masmagandang beaches than boracay?!!!!! :) hmmm...i should go there. who lives there na blogger? hehe..

i like this post, but i still can't get over the last one because of the morion. fyi, meron din nakapansin sa kanya. i checked. :)

have a great week ahead!

backpacking philippines said...

ganda...unspoilt

luna miranda said...

whoa! sarap maligo, ang linaw ng tubig! ganda ng white pebbles...sana makarating ako dito.:D

gillboard said...

di ba masakit sa paa ang pebbles?
nice beach though.. ganda ng kulay ng dagat.

L.Reis said...

Every and each time I come here, I see your photos I read your descriptions and I go with the feeling that I'm missing so much of the world.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Ang ganda pala ng beach sa Mariduque.
By the way, nakakahiya, pero hindi ako sure kung Luzon o Mindanao ba ang Marinduque... but my guess is Mindanao. :)

alicesg said...

Lovely beach photos. I really envy your more than 7000 islands. :) You really can job hop all the islands there.

Sidney said...

It is a nice place... but you can't do much there... ;-)
During the Holy Week it seems that they organize a huge beach party on Gaspar Island... I missed it but it looked like fun to me.

dodong flores said...

OMG! What a beautiful sight!

I'd love to be here more than the world-famous Boracay...

Skippyheart said...

ahh ang linaw ng tubig.

Happy Mother's Day to your mom dong and have a great week ahead! TC

Luke Wiley said...

Looks so peaceful and quiet!

Photo Cache said...

the gems of the philippines keep on coming. i bet the water is so delicious and refreshing.

Asian Traveler said...

Having visited your page once in a while, I would say you're really a beach bum. :) I love the beach very serene.

PUSANG-gala said...

HMMM---KALA KO FEW LANG ANG MGA PEBBLE BEACHES SA Pinas---meron din pala sa Marinduque---

Lawstude said...

Ang linis ng shore. Iba-iba talaga texture ng buhangin sa mga beaches ano? Siguro in the future special posts natin mag list tayo ng mga top beaches para sa atin.

Medyo super busy lately kaya di masyado maka blog at visit. Babawi ako once nag-clear na scheds ko bro.

witsandnuts said...

I agree that one is the nicest part of the beach. I was smiling with the thought of naming the islands after the Three Kings. That's a nice idea. I'm thinking why is Elephant Island called as such. =)

Rajesh said...

Amazing pictures of such a nice beach. It looks very clean and pleasing to the eyes.

Nanaybelen said...

Marinduque naman. hmnnn.. as usual ang ganda.
Lahat yata ng parte ng Pilipinas ay may magandang beach

SandyCarlson said...

That is a beautiful beach. The pebbles are very interesting. I am always amazed by the clear water and the beauty you reveal.

Vic said...

wow! beach na naman! heaven.. :)

i can't wait for our outing (my college barkada)! :)

chubskulit said...

Wow three kings isalnd eh... sarap magtampisaw dyan!

bluedreamer27 said...

hello dong
just dropping by here
have a great day and happy blogging

john said...

Makes me wanna plunge in the clear water..

Carver said...

That's such a beautiful place and I love the little cottages for relaxing.

eunice said...

halloo!!! hey hey I want to go Phil, but really lazy to plan. Ur country is so big and is formed by islands.. so it doesn't seem "straightforward" enough to me to travel around. I guess you have to take lot of internal flights or ferries? Anyway I will definitely consult you when I m ready!

Enjoy island hopping!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I really do love this splendid scenery! It's magnificent.

eye in the sky said...

marinduque sounds like a great getaway. great photos.

Bengbeng said...

so beautifully preserved the natural condition of the beach. i dont see any rubbish strewn around on the beach. beautiful

the donG said...

>hi pacey, thanks! the beach is just fine but still good.

>xprosaic, naku mas maganda talaga ang camotes island. ito kasi medyo may mga bahay na.

>hi sonia, thanks! it's a nice beach but it's just fine.

>hi hilda, yes the water is clear but you can walk without your slippers or booties.

>gwen, thanks! i hope everyone goes to marinduque.

>richard, basta marunong ka lang lumangoy ayos na ayos talaga.

>bertn, yes. the front area is all pebbles and broken corals. where is that? i like visiting atoll.

>hi bing, wow! i recommend you to visit marinduque. what's good is you already have relatives there.

no problem. i wish it's nothing serious.

>bluedreamer, yihaa! balik na ang araw.

>hi cyndirellaz, dami pang ganito. ito hindi na virgin kasi dami na ring bahay.

>jasper, that's true. kaya it's worth promoting this beautiful island.

>punky, eating time! you fish they cook i eat.

>hi dora, hindi naman. medyo madami lang post pero hindi naman ganun ka dalas.

kayang kaya mo rin ito. mura pa naman kasi umikot sa bansa.

>hi reena, hehehe... maganda pa rin ang boracay ganda kasi ng sand dun.

hahaha... may nakapansin nga sa morion pero ikaw lang nakapansin sa braso nya.

>tutubi, the water is clear but not unspoilt anymore as there are houses near the area. but check out the upcoming posts.

>hi luna, makakarating ka din. lapit na lang nito sa lucena. siguradong enjoy ka sa marinduque.

>gillboard, hindi siya masakit sa paa. kaya siguradong enjoy ang maliligo.

>l.reis, you should visit philippines! id be glad to bring you around. thanks.

>hi grace, ganda nga ng beach. sa luzon pa rin siya. it's part of mimaropa.

>hi alicesg, that's true. it came to a point that i dont what island to visit next.

>sidney, that's true. not much water activities to engage in but island hopping is nice there.

i didnt know about that.

>dodong, that's when you're looking for a less busy beach.

>hi rebecca, linaw nga talaga. salamat din sa greetings.

>luke, quiet yes but maybe not on weekends.

>photo cache, more to go in the coming posts. refreshing in the eyes you mean.

>hi asiantraveler, that i agree. cant resist visiting the beaches as much as i love the mountains.

>pusang-gala, saan yung iba mong nabisitang pebble beaches? ganda sa marinduque.

>lawstude, linaw nga doon. sarap magswimming. oo ganda ngang gumawa ng list kahit sa mga napuntahan na muna natin. no problem. busy nga din ako lately.

>hi witsandnuts, it's a nice beach. i also wonder how they named it that way. i believe it's not the original name. regarding the elephant island, it really looks like an elephant from afar. i dont have a decent picture of it though.

>rajesh, it surely is. you'll lov eit.

>hi nanaybelen, that's true. iba iba nga lang ang dating.

>hi sandy, thanks! it's really the beaches and the mountains that amazes me in our country.

>hi vic, yes. beach ulit. hehehe... good luck on your outing. share mo rin sa blog.

>hi chubs, yes. sarap talaga mag tampisaw dun.

>bluedreamer, thanks for dropping by.

>john, oh cool!

>hi carver, that's something one can do to relax.

>hi eunice, yes there's a lot of islands but you can just choose a few ones that you really need to visit. and traveling around the archipelago is part of the excitement. just inform me when you visit the country.

>phivos, something to look forward when you visit the country.

>eye, yes it is. you should visit it.

>hi bengbeng, you'll love it but it's not that exotic.

Lalaine said...

ganda ng buhangin! parang sarap maligo!

KRIS JASPER said...

They're so clear.... U really know how to encourage/tempt people on how to get skin cancer.

(just kidding my FB buddy)

karmi said...

beach na naman kuya!!! waaaaa! :D hehehe. kakainggit.. gusto kong makapunta dyan!!! :)

Chyng said...

Inferness, ang ganda ng tubig. Masakit sa paa yung pebbles o ok lang?

tina said...

wow.. what a lovely place.. :) miss the beach..

merce78 said...

Ang litratong ito,ang sarap sa pakiramdam!!!
napakarelaks tingnan...

Pietro said...

Great pictures, Dong! I've really enjoyed them. What a clear water in that wonderful beach!

elimento said...

your photos are so refreshing. i live the beaches and clear waters. da best talaga ang mga tanawin sa perlas ng silangan!

Reena said...

hahaha...baka ayaw lang nilang aminin na napansin din nila yun? :) pero bakit nga ba ako lang nakapansin? hahahaha... i'm bothered. kainis. :) but i don't like muscles!!! hahahah

Blue Rose said...

nice shots! the water is very clear. sarap magswimming jan. ganda pa ng place ah. hindi pa siguro yan masyadong napupuntahan ng mga tao.

Lantaw said...

I remembered by sunrise shoot here... beautiful island

Ax said...

huwaw! subrang dami ng pebbles?! marinduque, parang lagi ka dyan sa marinduque!

i like the name, Pinggan. huwaw talaga sa dami ng corals and pebbles!

from manila, magkano ang fare?

Heart of Rachel said...

This is the first time I've hear of islands named after the three kings. Very interesting. Those broken corals must make the place more unique.

REDLAN said...

I think, hindi masyado na explore tong beach na 'to. mukhang malinis at clear ang water. sarap magswimming.

brotherutoy said...

kung minsan, dong, ayoko nang dumalaw sa blog mo, kasi naiinggit lang ako sa mga places na napuntahan mo.ΓΌ

tulad nito, a veritable paradise! or baka naman nakuha mo lang sa photography kaya napakaganda para sa amin? hehe...

God bless!

Bart Tolina said...

may bago akong post! tingnan mo! bilis!

bebskie said...

hi dong. its im first time to visit ur place. its so nice kasi parang nakapunta na rin ako sa ibat ibang lugar na napuntahan by reading ur post..

Joy said...

It's like Boracay, but unspoilt! It's so wonderful to discover new paradises through you, Dong!

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