The Muricay Beach is located further away, at 4 kilometers, but the white sands and clear seas more than make up for the distance.
There are also mangrove tracts and seaweed plantations nearby, for those who are interested in such plant specimens.
However, if one will just look around more, they will find that there are other less-known but equally beautiful beach spots in other parts of the Philippines.
In Pagadian, in particular, there are beaches and islands that will make one believe that there is such a thing as a secluded paradise on Earth.
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There is also the White Beach that, as its name suggests, is a stretch of white sand beach just minutes southeast of the seaport. The clear, deep, blue waters (even during low tides) are excellent for swimming and diving.
The Bomba Beach, located in barangay Bomba some 2 kilometers away from the city, is also a good area for swimming and fishing, with a bomba bridge and natural coral reefs.
A nice place to start would be the Dao-Dao Islands some seven to ten minutes away from the seaport, when riding a motorboat.