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San Pedro Bay
San Pedro Bay opens out from the San Juanico Strait near the Port of Tacloban, at the North-Western Corner of the Bay, into the Leyte Gulf at the South.

The Northern and Eastern Shores are that part of the southern coast of Samar from the San Juanico Strait to Marabut. The town of Basey is on the northern shore of the Bay.


The Western Shore is that part of the East Coast of Leyte from Tacloban in the North to Tolosa in the South. The towns of Palo and Tanauan are on the western shore of the bay.

Dio Island

San Pedro Bay is about 20 kilometres wide (East-West) and about 24 kilometres long (North-South).

On the jetty at Basey

North Bounding Coordinate: 11.26489641
South Bounding Coordinate: 11.05
East Bounding Coordinate: 125.23666667
West Bounding Coordinate: 124.98539225

Wind swept coconut palms at Red Beach Palo

The Western (Leyte) shoreline has no reef but sandy all tide swimming beaches. The sand is a mix of white sand and black volcanic sand. The colour of the sand can vary from day to day from golden to grey to black. The water is crystal clear during fine weather, but can sometimes get muddy after heavy persisant rain.

Heading towards Bislig

The Eastern (Samar) shore has reefs and golden beaches of shell and coral. Swimming from the beach can be difficult at low tide.

The road from Basey to Marabut is a beautiful coastal scenic drive dominated by lime outcrop coastal islands and golden palm fringed beaches.

Map produced from Map Machine aerial photo enhanced with Paint Shop Pro

Beach near Marabut

The MV Sea Eagle has landed at Marabut resort

Red Beach Palo

Marabut Beach Resort

Deserted beach near Marabut

Limestone outcrops on Samar coast of San Pedro Bay

Heading across San Pedro Bay to Marabut

Samar coast of San Pedro Bay