Looking for the nearest great beach destination north of Manila? For sure you will mention 2 hours drive to Subic, well how about Morong?
If you are looking for an unpolluted and quiet beach to unwind and bond with family then this is a great place for you. There are still undeveloped areas also of Morong, a portion are at the beach front are residential areas too and private vacation houses.
Please don’t get me wrong, I am a resident of Olongapo for 37 years and I love my hometown, unfortunately our beaches are getting too crowded and we don’t offer enough good resorts.
Day tours are welcome here in Morong, the beach is open to the public. You can just bring your car, picnic basket and enjoy the beach at your own pace and time.
How to get here:
1) from Manila via public transport: take the bus going to Balanga, then from Balanga bus station they have a lot of mini buses and jeepnies going to Morong
2) from Manila via private car: Take SCTEX and exit at Dinalupihan, Bataan or exit at Subic
3) from Subic if you have a car, use the Morong exit (before you reach Ocean Adventure / Camayan Beach Resort) then follow the road straight to Morong town.
4) from Subic using public transport: take the buses going straight to Morong at SBMA’s second gate beside Harbor Point Mall.