White Island (Philippines)

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White Island
Medan Island
White Island with Hibok-Hibok Volcano and Mt. Vulcan in the background
White Island is located in Philippines
White Island
White Island
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates9°15′28″N 124°39′21″E / 9.25778°N 124.65583°E / 9.25778; 124.65583Coordinates: 9°15′28″N 124°39′21″E / 9.25778°N 124.65583°E / 9.25778; 124.65583
Adjacent bodies of waterBohol Sea
Length700 m (2,300 ft) - Variable
Highest pointNegligible, island is flat
RegionNorthern Mindanao

White Island is an uninhabited white sandbar located about 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) off the northern shore of Mambajao in the volcanic island of Camiguin in the Philippines. The island is generally horseshoe shaped, although the tides constantly resize and reshape its exact form. There are no trees or shelter of any kind, and it is composed solely of white sands.[1]


White Island attracts thousands of tourists every year. The island can be accessed from Barangay Agoho or Brgy. Yumbing in Mambajao about 4 to 6 kilometres (2.5 to 3.7 mi) west of the poblacion or town center. Small boats can be hired from any of the beachfront resorts that face the island.[2]


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  1. ^ "Landmarks and Tourist Attractions". Camiguin: A Tropical Paradise. Retrieved on 2011-08-04.
  2. ^ "White Island". Visayan Silent Gardens. Retrieved on 2011-08-04.