All over the country, pilgrims revere Apo Baket Namacpacan or the Lady of Namacpacan, a wooden image of the Virgin Mary. In 1871, her image was brought on a galleon and for some reason “chose” to stay in the church. Legend has it Lady of Namacpacan has bestowed the town with gifts from heaven, in the form of pebbles—millions of them.
Pebble Beach has a never ending supply of colored stones. Locals say that they’ve been quarrying for years and the stones just keep coming their way. Even local children join in on the fun, placing tiny rocks in old water bottles to sell. On this beach you will also find the remnants of an old lighthouse, built during the Spanish period and used in WWII. Only the ruins remain, but it sure makes a great backdrop for photos.