Bacnotan is a coastal municipality in the province of La Union. It is known for its beekeeping industry. It is the home to the Don Mariano Marcos State University. The municipality is also known to house the cement industry particularly the Holcim Cement Inc., the leader in the cement industry in North Luzon.
Surfers have discovered the surfable break beside the Holcim Cement Factory. Although, no resorts yet and ground area is inconsistent, surfing students have been spotted to learn surfing in this area.