Subic Bay and Zambales are both well know for their beaches. The beaches along the shore of the bay are ideal for those who like calmer waters, while the beaches along the Zambales coast are great for waves. Subic Beaches have something for everyone.
Subic bay is well known as a great summer destination , its calm waters, cool breezes and wide range of water activities are accented by the lush jungles of the area. The City of Olongapo provides the anchor of support for the area, and includes the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and parts of the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. The City of Olongapo is the largest city of the Province of Zambales and is adjacent to the Subic Bay Freeport, portions of the city border on the Bay.
On the Subic Bay Freeport (sometimes incorrectly called SBMA ), The beaches are located out past the airport. These include the “Dungaree” and “All Hands” beaches. While the freeport has a number of waterfront hotels and resorts, there is only one beach resort, the Camayan Beach Resort. Camayan is located next to the Ocean Adventure theme park who also owns the resort.
The City of Olongapo attracts most of the beach goers. Two parts of the town, Kalaklan and Barretto, border on Subic Bay. Both have a number of beaches and resorts. Barrio Barretto is the location of the majority of the city's beach front and hotels.The city operates two beaches, Halfmoon in Kalaklan and Driftwood in Barretto. Other popular beaches open to the public are Ocean View beach (with its own resort) and Sierra Beach in Kalaklan, Baloy Long Beach and Pailadium beach in Barrio Barretto are also very popular. Olongapo has dozens of hotels and beach resorts. Among the more popular Olongapo resorts are By The Seas Resort Hotel, and Johans Dive and Water Sports Resort.
North of the City of Olongapo is the town of Subic Zambales still on Subic Bay. There are a few small beaches here but none that really stand out like the Olongapo beach. What does stand out is the White Rock Waterpark and Resort. This Subic Resort is Located on 7 heacre of beach front property it is a full feature waterpark and resort. It has two wave pools and two water slides among its other attractions of pools. It has a very nice beach and a variety of water sports. There are many small Subic resorts also. Visit one of the Subic Beaches soon