Ternate: Katungkulan Beach Resort and Marine Base

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

Formerly known as “Boracay de Cavite”, it is one of the coves of Ternate that possesses fine sands and gentle waves. The beach was once restricted to the families of marines but eventually was opened to the general public. Even so, an appointment is required prior to arrival, to ensure your planned visit would not coincide with military exercises during which it will be shut off.

The beach is within the area of Camp General Gregorio Lim Marine Base. From the gate, you have to descend more than three kilometers before reaching the cove. Many restrictions are enforced, and the site is full of warning signs. Usually, the Marines are those keeping orderliness and cleanliness.

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

The sea usually has fine, gentle waves. The coast is surrounded on both sides by a stone wall that adds beauty to the scenery. Brahminy kites can be seen soaring over the air. At both sides of the beach are rocks that are perfectly suitable for photo-ops.

Though we arrived at weekdays, by nine in the morning the beach is already crowding with tourists. With their influx also came the litters and long queue lines in restrooms as well as in the parking area. The air is being filled with the PA system constantly keeping order on the tourists. We suddenly missed the Kaynipa Cove, not far away, which in contrast is secluded and serene.

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

One of the rewards in visiting this place is you can see the marines undergoing training. Marines in full battle gear, especially marine snipers constantly pass by. You can have a peek in some areas in the complex, such as the firing range uphill, the barracks and training grounds. Whenever they pass you by, you will always be greeted with “Good morning sir”. (I am actually tempted to respond them with “Well done Marines!”)

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

To reach the firing range, you have to climb 100 steps. Being at the enclaves of Manila Bay, from here you can see the entire beach, as well as the Carabao Island, Corregidor, Bataan, the Caraballo and the famous Fort Drum aka El Fraile. You can see some scattered bullet casings spent from the shooting.

The marines also serve as lifeguards, ensuring your safety and protection. And if you come early, you might have a chance to take photos with one of the hovercrafts parked at the shore.

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

Being a military base, orderliness are strictly implemented and many restrictions are enforced, like:

  • No littering
  • No noise pollution (but they have karaokes hehe)
  • No bonfire
  • No taking photos and videos of training grounds
  • No parking outside designated parking areas, unless if you want your vehicle to be constantly aired through their PA system
  • No excessive drinking of liquors
  • Going to rocky areas is restricted (there are warning signs telling where visitors can go)
  • No foreigners allowed
  • If there are no cottages available, you can erect a tent.
  • Water supply here is limited.
  • A convenience store and lechon manok stall are available, especially those who brought no food.
  • The site is open up to six in the evening only. Only families of soldiers are allowed to stay overnight.
  • Coordinate with the administration first before visiting, as this is closed during Balikatan or any major military exercise.

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

Lower your expectations to avoid disappointment. Because of proximity to Metro Manila, this is crowded during summer.
Alternative: Kaynipa Cove. Located just 15 minutes via the highway, but you have to take the remaining 1.5 kilometers by foot as it is still unspoiled and have no established path yet.

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite


  • Entrance Fee – 100
  • Cottage – 500

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite


  • Private:
    From Manila, take Cavitex and Governor Drive and you will be passing through Kawit, Rosario, Tanza, Ternate, and Maragondon. Upon arriving at Maragondon, take the road straight to Nasugbu via Ternate-Nasugbu Highway. This road is a bit steep and curvy so take extra care. Upon arriving at the junction, take the road to Caylabne. At the highway, there is the camp’s signage, and from here you can inquire. Travel takes 2-3 hours depending on traffic.
  • Public:
    Take the bus going to Ternate. From here, rent a jeep or a tricycle that can take you here. There is no public transport going here, so it’s better to rent a vehicle.

Katungkulan Beach, Camp Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite



Kaynipa Cove, Ternate, Cavite;

Rock formation, Kaynipa Cove, Ternate, Cavite

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  1. Lorna says:

    Do you have any details on how to contact them?

  2. JRC says:

    Pde bang mag-walk-in dito?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice view but too crowded. Shower rooms and CRs are disgusting!

  4. amy says:

    We went in there and the beach was fantastic. Perfect for family outing and more, the shells in the shore, i collected them there are big ones

  5. Laks says:

    Clear water but people were trashing the place

  6. Anonymous says:

    Para sa habol maging masaya ang pamilya sa pagswimming di madumi ang tubig. Lalayo kapaba. Secured ang area. For sure.. hehe. Ok naman ang tubig pag nagbanlaw.. dinaman kadumi ang paliguan tulad ng sinasabi ng iba na nakakdiri.. ano ba naman ineexpect naten sa mura na halaga. Di naman po hotel ang pupuntahan naten. Nag enjoy naman ang family ko at kids. May namamintain po nilinis po nila ang paligid. Di ganon ka turn off. Bitin nga lang kase hanggang 5pm. Cottage nila 700 plus meron den mura 100 per head. Di po kami nangati sa tubig. In short we had fun di pa expensive… definetley babalik ka mi..

  7. ricardo matan says:

    pahingi po contact number nyo asap balak nmin maligo this friday po salamat paki text po ako sa number ko 09326168511 / 09232393245

  8. Anonymous says:

    Available na contact number nila????

  9. Anonymous says:

    Contact number po please

  10. Anonymous says:

    contact number please!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Contact number pwede mahingi thanks

  12. Ruth says:

    Hello ano po contact number sa katungkulan beach?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Update contact number please

  14. Tupang Gala says:

    wala na po kaming update sa katungkulan beach

  15. Lhyn says:

    Bukas po ba ng april 8 ang katungkulan beach

  16. Lhyn says:

    Reply po k agad kayo.

  17. Lhyn says:

    Pwede pa po b maligo s katungkulan beach ng april8

  18. Tupang Gala says:

    Sorry wala na po kaming updated contact number sa katungkulan beach

  19. marivic tifora says:

    mya overniyth po ba kau? at meron po pang down para sa mag pa reserve sa april 19 to 20 po sana at mag kno po

  20. Tupang Gala says:

    Bawal po overnight sa resort dahil marine base po ito

  21. DAISY JOY says:


  22. Anonymous says:

    To the Admin,

    Quiry po…open po ba ang Resort ng April 20, 2019 (friday) , we would like to visit the resort kung open po kayo.. we’re waiting for your reply..

  23. Rae Brian says:

    To the Admin,
    please leave contact number para makapag book po kami before visit your resort on April 20, 2019, incase open po kau..

  24. Rae Brian says:

    (correction) April 19, 2019, friday

  25. Verna says:

    Ppunta po kami ng april 21 contact nmber po sana before kmi pumunta.slamat!

  26. angeline says:

    ask ko lang kong kong may contact # pa kayo pwde tawagan

  27. angeline says:

    hangang anong oras lang kayo pwde ?

  28. Nancy says:

    Pwede kaya magdala ng electric grill at mag ihaw s cottage meron kayang kuryente doon plano kasi namin mag samgyupsal eh pag punta namin s sunday.. Thanks s tutugon

  29. Tupang Gala says:

    Sorry wala na po kaming latest info sa Katungkulan Resort

  30. Roxanne says:

    Hi wat time po ang open?

  31. Leonila Pedralvez says:

    Pa reserve po ng cottages na 450 …
    5 cottages po . May 19 2019

  32. Leonila Pedralvez says:

    Maganda ang lugar at maayos ang paligid

  33. Anonymous says:

    open po ba ang katungkulan beach on may6,2019 moday.plano po sana namen magfamily outing sa katungkulan beach.. salamat po sa sasagot and godbless po..

  34. Anonymous says:

    Pwede po ba mag overnight sa katungkulan beach?

  35. Tupang Gala says:

    hindi po. eto po at marine base kaya bawal po magpagabi.

  36. Leonila Pedralvez says:

    Sana po mag reply kau sa akin Kung kailangan pa bang mag pa reserve or hndi na .para at least Alam q na pede kming pumunta jan anytime ..please answer me ..sa may 19 na ung outing namin Jan Isa bus po kmi.

  37. Tupang Gala says:

    Paki-contact na lang po ang resort mismo. Blogger po kami 🙂

  38. Anonymous says:

    Sir everyday open b cla blak ko nxt month bonding ng family ko

  39. Daisy says:

    Gud vning bukas poh b kayo bukas…punta kasi kami ng. Pamulya k at mga co-teacher

  40. Anonymous says:

    open n o kau ng april 12 202

  41. Anonymous says:

    do you have guys referral for boat rental na di motor kasya up to 7 or 8 persons?

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