Ampere Stone Beach (Dipaculao, Aurora. PH)
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” ― Jo Walton
Dipaculao – a coastal town about 20 kilometers north of the surfing town of Baler in Aurora. A town dotted with some rocky beaches, others white sandy ones to serrated mountains and smooth boulders.
One particular beach visited very early in the morning is the stony Ampere Beach located at Bunga Point, Dinadiawan, Dipaculao. A beach known for its spectacular sunrise and some toothed rocks sticking out of the waters. Being the nearest place of interest to Baler, we decided to wake up pretty early and made our way to see the sunrise.
The tricycle ride to Dipaculao from Sabang Beach (where we stayed) in Baler was fresh and blowy. The sun was about to rouse up as we approach the coast of Ampere. The horizon started to blush as a tinge of orange hue starts to peep. Upon getting out of our tryke, we were greeted by the sight of raging waves splattering into the rocky shore, and the smell of the ocean breeze.
We tried to walk our way towards the beach that is lined with fist-sized rocks that poses some difficulty. Unlike most beaches where one would be easily lured to swim into the water, it’s quite different here since the waters can be pretty treacherous.
Each one of us took our own spot snooping into the Pacific Ocean’s waves, as we unwearyingly waited for the sunrise. Although it was quite cloudy, the sun’s glow through the ostensibly infinite horizon of the Pacific Ocean was spectacular. I just love how sunrise (and sunset) makes me feel good.
How To Go To Ampere Beach: From Baler town proper, take a tricycle to Ampere Point/Bunga Point. The travel time is around one hour. Best time to go is before sunrise.