After arriving into Illocos and taking care of the formalities of exploring my family home, I was in desperate need for a beach. Can you believe that I had been on an island for a week without setting foot on an actual beach?? It was ridiculous, I know. I was told that the “nice beaches” were about an hour to two hours away and I would never make it before sunset. So what was my option? Sexy beach. That’s right. SEXY BEACH. Needless to say I was down to visit this beach. Who wouldn’t be?
The first impression of this remote beach was gorgeous it was for being one of the “not so nice” beaches in the area. Second observation was that it’s more serene than sexy. There was no one else to be found on this beach and for some reason, it reminded me of a beach in the Bay Area like Halfmoon Bay versus a beach on a tropical island like Hawaii. It must have been the grey sands and drift woods. Regardless, it was beautiful and I had so much fun playing in the water and letting the waves be the only noise I could hear. It was probably one of my favorite days I spent in the Philippines.
It wasn’t until the sun started setting and the sky lit up that I understood why it was called Sexy Beach. It had been a very long time that a sunset really took my breath away. In that moment, with nothing but the water and sky arround me, the beach was simultaneously seductive, alluring or exciting in a very long time. Now that’s sexy.