Cebu is known for its white sand beaches. Not all beaches in Cebu, however, are of the fine grain, white sand variety. Cordova town's Kamampay Public Beach is one such example.
Picturesque Kamampay Beach
Unlike most beaches in Cebu, you don't come to Kamampay Public Beach to enjoy bathing in the water. The limestone coast at Kamampay Beach means that the waters are kind of murky because of the mud formed from limestone soaked in seawater. You come to Kamampay Public Beach to enjoy the vista of the rocky beach scenery and of mangroves seen on the horizon off its coast.
Buagsong: Bakasi Capital of Cordova
The barangay of Buagsong is one of two (2) barangays considered as the eel or bakasi capital of the town of Cordova, the other one being the barangay Day-as. A common livelihood of the residents of barangay Buagsong is gathering eels and there is a small port for bancas of fisherfolk who live in the village. These catch are then sold to restaurants or carenderias that serve up dishes of eel recipes, the most popular of which are nilarang na bakasi and piniritong bakasi. One popular restaurant that serve up these dishes is Lantaw Native Restaurant which has a branch at the boardwalk in barangay Day-as. Many of the stores along Kamampay Public Beach serve these dishes as well.
Activities at the Kamampay Public Beach
Common tourist activities at Kamampay Public Beach are simple sightseeing, photo shoots, enjoying the food, singing at the few videoke joints in the area, enjoying a boat ride on a banca, and simply enjoying the fresh air. Most tourists who come to the place are locals from other parts of Metro Cebu who just want a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. The public beach is not very well-developed in terms of infrastructure.