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White Beach Path runs alongside White Beach, starting from Boat Station 1 and terminating by Lorenzo South. Most of the island's business' are concentrated on this strip. The path divides into uptown, midtown and downtown, with the quiet, uptown neighborhood around boat station 1 and the less salubrious and somewhat rowdy vicinity of boat station 3 as downtown. This unpaved footpath affords the observer a fascinating panoply of beach life. It is where every visitor to Boracay inevitably ends up.
White Beach is the four-kilometer stretch of powdery white sand that extends along the western coast of the island. Considered one of the world's most beautiful beaches, this is what everybody comes to Boracay for. Most of the island's restaurants, resorts, retail outlets, dive shops and entertainment spots are located near White Beach. Fringed with towering palm trees, White Beach is perfect for an early morning stroll (or jog), swimming, marine sports and other beach activities. It also offers the best vantage point to view Boracay's fabulous sunsets.
A tiny cove at the northern tip of the island, Balinghai is best approached from White Beach on a paraw (wooden sailboat with outriggers). Particularly at sunset, the beach gives you the wonderful sensation of being lost on a tropical isle. There are steps leading up to the resort, but the only people you are likely to run into are your fellow visitors. Adding to the mystery, you may request food and drink by putting your order in a basket. Ring the bell and the basket gets pulled up, later to return with your order.
Situated along the island's northern end, this 800-meter beach is made up of puka shells bleached white in the sun. Relatively uncrowded, the location gives you a feeling of remoteness, enhanced by towering craggy cliffs clad in coconut trees. It can be reached in 30 minutes by hired boat from White Beach. Allow at least two hours for the entire outing, and be prepared for some big waves as you approach the shoreline. Hardy adventurers can hike or ride a rented motorbike to the beach. For a leisurely lunch, try Puka Grande Restaurant at the eastern end of the beach.