Just when I thought that beautiful beaches are those of pristine white sand and cobalt sea waters, my quick visit to the Pebble Beach of Mabua in Surigao City proved me wrong. Setting foot there for the first time, I canโ€™t help but admire its unique splendor that I must say beautifully sculptured by nature.

Mabua Pebble Beach is among the priced tourist attractions of Surigao City. The City is part of the Province of Surigao Del Norte in CARAGA Region and is the gateway to the famed Siargao Islands and the Province of Dinagat Islands. There are other tourist spots that Surigao City has to offer but I find Mabua Pebble beach as the priced spot that is truly unique in many ways.

Mabua Pebble Beach is a shoreline of kilometer-long stretch of smooth, multi-sized pebbles situated in Barangay Mabua, about 20-minute ride from the City Proper. There are no sands, of any kind, in this part of Surigao City. The beachโ€™s shoreline is completely composed of smooth stones, mostly in white colors and of different sizes. It was an amazing thing to see such a lovely quite beach so unique from the many beaches I have explored. One of the greatest works of nature, I muttered.

A very quaint beach as it is, Mabuaโ€™s shoreline is laid with old rustic Nipa Huts and Cottages one could instantly feel an old-fashioned way of beach living. I have always loved a quaint and quite beach escapades and I must say Mabua Pebble Beach is just so finest.

At far end, there is a hill where tourists or beach lovers like me can climb to see the perfect view of the whole pebble beach from above. Up there is a panoramic view of a picture perfect paradise and a tropical backdrop. The blue calm waters are enticing for swimming. The vastness of the ocean, the serene shoreline and coconut trees lining nearby provide a perfect feeling of a tropical paradise.

It is very easy to get Mabua Pebble Beach. Every Surigaonon knows the place. For overnight stay, there are resorts and inns available there. Though I missed it, the golden sunset at Pebble Beach is one of the highlights of Mabua Beach escapade.

I know my quick visit to Mabua Pebble Beach is not enough to fully describe the uniqueness of the place. This gives me the reason to come back there. I am dreaming one day I could spend another pleasurable time lounging at the Pebbled Shorelines of Mabua Beach. I know itโ€™ll come.


  1. Nathalie brought me here. she’s so lukcy backyard ra ni niya ang pebble beach. lol. but sayang kay dagko kaayo ang waves when i went here. mahadlok sad ko madat-ugan sa mga big pebbles akong tiil! hahaha. but i agree, nice bitaw ang pebble beach. i also went to the other side where there were tiny pebbles. ๐Ÿ˜€

    P.S. cool lagi ni ang color sa imo type pad olan. blue green ni? i ilke! hehehe

    1. Hi doi… Wala ka ning katkat sa hill? Naa dido ang nice nga view. I befriended the guard para maoy mupicture nako didto sa taas. Hahahaha. Nathalie was out of the country when i visited Surigao. Ima blloking forward to be back. Soon.

      And year blue green ni cya. Hehehehe. Thanks a lot doi.

      1. wa ko nikatkat sa hill sa may pebble beach but we climbed somewhere to get an aerial shot of pebbel beach and checked out the side of the cove ๐Ÿ˜€

        mao ni ako pic of the entire cove ๐Ÿ˜†

  2. It’s really an extraordinary beach. I suggest you can go for swimming during summer time or fair weather coz d water is great. other than that, the waves may be rough and tough. The resort is nice too.

  3. oohh blue water! nathalie wanted me to see this but im just so satisfied with siargao beaches.

    btw, your surigao posts helped me with my itinerary. thanks olan!

  4. ive been living my whole life in Surigao, swimming is not my thing but i always find myself in Mabua whenever there are holidays and or family gatherings and i missed this sobra. haven’t gone here for 3 years i think. thanx for the pictures. inig uli puhon diha Pinas magligid2 jud ko sa kabatuan hahahah….anyway ive heard the pebbles are now protected by the local residents. number is getting low due to the “ill take home a panghilod” hehehehe.

  5. yes, nice beach. one of our itineraries last week.end – dscovering surigao city. but the waves were so big, we were not able to swim. just picture. picture.

  6. Do you idea how much if we stay in an inn or rooms in Mabua Pebble Beach? It looks nice to stay for a sunset viewing but my worry is difficulty of transportation going out of the baranggay area after 6pm. Care to shed light on this. Thank you and beautiful photos.

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