Bitoon Beach
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A Hidden Cove for Day Trippers and Backpackers
Aug 2019
The city government of Dapitan tried to push this cove to become a full-fledged resort. It tried but failed.Today it's back to its primitive condition. No drinking water, no toilet facilities , no restaurants nor rooms for rent. In short this it as what as it's described--a beach, period. There are three access routes to this beach. The most accessible is via Dipolog's sitio Bucana.in Sicayab barangay. You have to hike going to this cove for about an hour.You need strong knees and legs. There is almost a 45-degree slope to cross the mountain. There is an unfinished road going to the cove.However, there is a spring along this route. The second approach is via Pulauan wharf in Dapitan.You need a good pair of hiking or mountaineering rubber shoes because of the hike and climb up and down steep slopes.. The third access route is by the sea. You have to charter a motorized outrigger in Bucana for about P100 to P150 round trip.You would be dropped on the beach in the morning and you would be picked up in the afternoon.But rough seas may not be your kind of a adventure. so take the route via Bucana in Dipolog City. The sand is fine and whitish but not powdery as in Panglao or Boracay, but it's a white beach, which is not common in Dipolog. This is the only all-weather white beach near Dipolog. So it's common to find most of the picknickers are from Dipolog not Dapitan. If you are already in Dapitan, you may proceed to Napo or Dakak beach not Bitoon.

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Jun Ruaya
Calamba, Philippines52 contributions
The city government of Dapitan tried to push this cove to become a full-fledged resort. It tried but failed.Today it's back to its primitive condition. No drinking water, no toilet facilities , no restaurants nor rooms for rent. In short this it as what as it's described--a beach, period.
There are three access routes to this beach. The most accessible is via Dipolog's sitio Bucana.in Sicayab barangay. You have to hike going to this cove for about an hour.You need strong knees and legs. There is almost a 45-degree slope to cross the mountain. There is an unfinished road going to the cove.However, there is a spring along this route. The second approach is via Pulauan wharf in Dapitan.You need a good pair of hiking or mountaineering rubber shoes because of the hike and climb up and down steep slopes..
The third access route is by the sea. You have to charter a motorized outrigger in Bucana for about P100 to P150 round trip.You would be dropped on the beach in the morning and you would be picked up in the afternoon.But rough seas may not be your kind of a adventure. so take the route via Bucana in Dipolog City.
The sand is fine and whitish but not powdery as in Panglao or Boracay, but it's a white beach, which is not common in Dipolog. This is the only all-weather white beach near Dipolog. So it's common to find most of the picknickers are from Dipolog not Dapitan. If you are already in Dapitan, you may proceed to Napo or Dakak beach not Bitoon.
Written 5 November 2019
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BITOON BEACH (Dapitan City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go