Subic Beach: A Pinkish-White Sand Beach in the South

Want to see some pink sand while indulging in turquoise clear water? If so, then Subic Beach in Calintaan Island, Matnog, Sorsogon is for you. It is approximately 3 hours away from the center of Sorsogon. The Municipality of Matnog is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Bicol.


Local elders say that the name Matnog comes from the word “matonog” – that describes to the loud sound of the waves. Matnog is one of the busiest seaports in the Philippines. It is the jump-off point to the Southern Philippines and vice versa.


Subic Beach in the lone island of Calintaan is Matnog’s secret ace to the municipality’s tourism. It is where pink beach sand rests with clear turquoise sea water that is an absolute eye candy for every visitor of the island.


After a 30-minute boat ride from the seaport of Matnog, you’ll get the chance to breathe in the atmosphere of the Subic Beach. Subic Beach gained its fame due to its pinkish beach sand, mostly visible during sunrise and sunset when the sun’s soft rays reflect the radiant colors of the beach.


Locals say that the unique hue comes from broken coral pieces left behind by tiny marine creatures with red and pink shells. It may not seem noticeable in the photos; but in real life, the pinkness of Subic Beach will definitely amaze you.


Appreciate the grandeur that the island can give. Enjoy the pink sand, sunbathe under the sun, dip in the astonishing radiant water, and perhaps even go island hopping, snorkeling, and visit the cave pool and fish sanctuary. There’s a lot to do in this island. There is more than the pink sand beach that Calintaan Island offers.