Morong: Calm Waters of Westnuk Beach
The coastline of Morong is blessed with beautiful beaches, and one of them is the Westnuk Beach Resort which is hidden in a cove. It is located almost two kilometers from the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (that’s why it’s called Westnuk, but geographically it’s actually north of the plant), a government-owned facility managed and maintained by the National Power Corporation (Napocor). This tranquil and hidden location is a perfect getaway to those who want to relax from the bustling city.
After touring the Power Plant we were offered by a Napocor employee of the said resort. Both the power plant and resort are maintained by Napocor, so they are the same employees of the latter. The beach is not in our itinerary but we did not think twice on going there after we’ve been offered to enter for free.
Though the beach is near the power plant, the road leading there are not paved. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Mang Jimmy (one of the employees). We were assisted to an open cottage that we can use and we’re toured to some of its facilities. The resort is just small but has complete amenities, from the small cottages, air-conditioned rooms, pavilion, and even a large parking space. It has also facilities for beach volleyball, basketball court and karaoke for additional activities. Though not very luxurious, its rooms looks comfortable especially those who want to stay overnight.
After going to the guest house we were brought by manong to the beach. We were allowed to bathe amidst the cream-like-colored sands, and from here, manong left to allow us to enjoy the moment. And because it is weekdays and early in the day there are virtually no guests aside from us. While its shallow waters and fine sands makes it a good place to bath, both sides of it are rocky. The seas are calm, being in the cove where waves are being dampened before reaching the shore. A lifeguard station and tower was also built along the beach to ensure the guests’ safety should they go too far. The trees scattered around the place give nice shades that brings tranquility to the visitors.
We didn’t stayed here for long as we hadn’t really booked, but we were more than satisfied for this experience (anyway, it’s free). We want to stay a little bit longer because of the place’s attractiveness that truly removes our stress, but we’re reluctant as we just went here for free and we have other places to go. But we will be making sure that on our next visit, we will enjoy the place to its fullest.
- From Bagac town, it takes 20 kilometers (or 30 minutes trip). The roads are well maintained but most portions are zigzag or mountainous.
- It is 12 kilometers from Morong town proper (or 15 minutes trip)
- From Subic, take the SBMA-Morong Road (more known to the locals as the Backdoor Highway). It is 50 kilometers from Subic and trip lasts more than an hour.
- From Subic, take the shuttle or bus going to Bagac. Tell the driver that you will be getting off in BNPP.
- If going from Balanga, take the jeep or shuttle going to Morong and tell the driver you will be getting off in BNPP.
Note: Westnuk Beach Resort is located inside the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant complex
ADMISSION/RATES/AND OTHER INFO:
For accommodation/rates and other info, please visit their website: westnukbeachresort.com
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