Umbrella Rocks – One Of Natures Great Works
In the province of Pangasinan, there is another quiet, sleepy little town named Agno. We only passed through Agno on our way to Tambabong in Dasol, so didn’t really get to see much of it. We were on a mission to visit the famous Umbrella Rocks in Sabangan, down on the coast. If it wasn’t for this, we would probably wouldn’t have gone through Agno.
Umbrella Rocks are large boulders that are mushroom-shaped and take their name due to their appearance. They are very popular with the locals, and like most places around this region; it was bereft of foreign tourists. As we went there during Easter, the place was packed with locals. There were numerous families camping along the beach, enjoying barbeques and family time.
Volcanic sand beach
The beach itself isn’t one of the best beaches I have been to, as the sand, although fine and powdery, is volcanic. This meant that it took on a greyish brown colour which isn’t so spectacular when it comes to photos. However, considering the people traffic, it was a surprisingly clean beach.
Aside from the beach, and Umbrella Rocks, one of the features of this place is the Balincaguin River which snakes it’s way along the Agno-Bani Scenic Road until it meets the South China Sea. Typical of most provincial towns, there are also plenty of rice fields and rolling hills, which creates a beautiful and relaxing landscape.