Ilocos Travel Diary: Postcards from Saud Beach, Pagudpud


As much as i wanted to finish my Ilocandia series in one sitting, but sorry i cannot, due to an overload of priorities and the bedly stormy weather seems to be so inviting for such laziness. Anyway, here's the next installment for my Ilocos Travel Diary and pardon me if this is gonna be a flooding of photographs. This beauty of Saud Beach in the northern tip of Pagudpud need not be described word after word because the photos will speak for itself. And these photographs will not lie, because my first hand experiences with this place just took my breath away...

We enjoyed an overnight stay at Saud Beach and had a good night sleep at Cathy's Home Stay... We woke up pretty early and headed for the beach with my kids before gulping a coffee and an egg for breakfast. We arrived at Pagudpud Monday (late) afternoon and our arrival was greeted by a rainfall which lasted for quite an hour. For that reason, we weren't able to witness the spectacular sunset at this part of paradise in Ilocos but was able to greet the sunrise the following morning.

It is no doubt that Ilocos never fails its tourists with their  beaches which is dubbed as the "Boracay of the North". and i never wonder why now. Its pristine white sand, clear waters and captivating view are truly relaxing side by side with its bright and breezy surroundings.

On the other sides are coconut trees that added a more natural feel and a panoramic beauty. More than the wonderful vibe of nature on its own, the mystifying sights of the windmills on both sides just made it to my favorite beaches in our country today.

There was a flock of tourists and families, frisking at the shoreline enjoying the morning whilst taking photographs from side by side and i guess it could get crowded a little later. My kids enjoyed their morning swim, though the waves are really big at this part of the beach.

I love its sand with contrasting colors, not really powdery but just perfect for my liking. I enjoyed a lot of my photos taken at the rocky part of the beach while my husband and my kiddies were screaming out loud at the nearby shallow waters. The rolling waves are like teasing them after every encounter. 

Part of the beach has the tendency to get soft and can cause one to sink in into the sandy and rocky bottom where the depth of the water is really unforeseeable. So please be careful especially for the kids and those who are not really a swimmer like me. The falling and rising of the waves are also unpredictable. This place is also good for snorkeling and if you're into some watersports, the low peak season can be the best time to enjoy the big waves by surfing.

After an hour of swimming and camwhoring by the beach it was time to get back to our home stay, recharge ourselves with our breakfast and head on to our next destination. This wonder of nature is truly worth visiting and as a Filipino, i am just proud of it.

"The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of the rain, the sound of the wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach." 

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