Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island is the most visited beach in the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Radhanagar Beach is considered the most excellent beach in the entire Andaman Islands and not that just we say this, it was ranked the 7th best beach in Asia in 2004 and in 2020.
Radhanagar beach has been consistently awarded as one of the best beaches in India as per Tripadvisors Travellers rating. This beach has been awarded with the Prestigious Blue Flag certification from "Foundation for Environment Education,Denmark".
The beach lies on the western coast of Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island) that is away from the city’s hustle-bustle that makes it calm and a quiet place. The silky white sands stretched across the entire area with the thick trees around and the bluish-green waters offer a heavenly view.
This beach will be on almost all the visitors’ lists as this is the most preferred and sorted beach on this island. The curvy shoreline and the gorgeous waters allure people into visiting this beach. And the beach has a lot more to offer.
At the entry point of the beach, you can see small shacks from where you can get some food to your liking. Local fruits are also available at the entry point of the Radhanagar beach.
Amenities such as eco changing rooms and washroom facilities are provided and these are well maintained. Sagarika, a Government shopping emporium is set out close to the beach for the tourists. The huge trees make a nice space to sit on and there is an eco watchtower on the beach to get a good view. The tower is not very high but you catch a glimpse of some nice views on that. Eco-friendly furniture made out of logs of old fallen trees, bamboo sit-outs and tables are set up on the shore. You can spot a few hammocks and swings for kids on the beach as well.
What is Radhanagar beach famous for?
Here’s why you shouldn’t miss visiting this amazing beach.
The Radhanagar beach has one of the most striking environments and the sunset view is mind-blowing. You can admire the beauty of the sun as it hides away on the horizon and the changing color tones of the skies is a breathtaking view that will amaze you!
There is a short watch tower kind of structure built right on the beach which lets you take some aerial pictures of the place.
During the day, you can visit this sugary white sand beach for swimming or basking under the sun. The waves are pretty bumpy if you are a good swimmer you can take a few dips here or you can just play in waters as the waves keep you moving. Safe zones are made and are covered by nets for swimming. Lifeguards are available for supervision and guidance.
Which water activities can be done at Radhanagar Beach?
At Radhanagar beach none of the water activities are allowed. All water activities at Havelock island are done near Beach No. 3 or at Elephant Beach. You can only swim at this beach until sunset.
Awards and Recognition
Radhanagar beach is one of the best beaches in Asia and has received numerous accolades.
- Radhanagar Beach won the title of ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ by TIMES magazine in the year 2004.
- This beach also featured among the top 10 in TripAdvisor’s “World’s Travelers’ Choice Award-Winning Beaches.”
- Radhanagar Beach has secured the No. 8 position in the world and first spot in Asia.
- This beach has been awarded the Prestigious Blue Flag certification from "Foundation for Environment Education,Denmark" in 2021.
The clean blue-green water, the white silky sands and the beautiful white froth of the waves softly embracing the shoreline make the beach an area that must be visited. So, while you are on your visit to the Andamans do not miss the mini paradise in Swaraj Dweep.
Get on to this beach and experience the beauty of this one-of-a-kind beach and take back home some fond memories.
The Honeymooner’s Paradise
The serenity and tranquility of Radhanagar beach are loved by the newlywed couples who visit the island for their honeymoon. The charm and the incredible views of the beach emit romantic vibes which allure the honeymooners to Andaman.
The Radhanagar beach has a spectacular surrounding that is a perfect place to capture some great pictures. You can have an amazing photoshoot at the beach. We have our team of professional photographers who make sure to provide you with some perfect clicks of your visit to this place; you can hire them to take a romantic photo-shoot of you and your loved one.
Where to Stay Near Radhanagar Beach?
Radhanagar beach is located at Beach number 7 and only a handful of properties are located around this beach. Though the location is good, however, accessibility to this location is not very comfortable when you compare to properties around Beach number 3 and Beach Number 5 at Havelock Island. Having said that the 2 top properties are located right at the Radhanagar beach.
Taj - A 5 Star Property - Recommended by Experience Andamans for those looking for 5 Star properties in Andaman.
Barefoot - An Eco resort, having locally themed cottages and rooms. Barefoot at Havelock Island is a lovely property located at Radhanagar beach and have been very popular for its eco jungle experience.
Some other properties Radhanagar Beach are TSG Blue, Dream Land and Blue Ocean. If travellers prefer to stay at these properties then our recommendation will be to stay around Beach number 3. Here are some of our recommendations for the best places to stay in Andaman Islands.
Must-try local stuff at Radhanagar?
Here at Radhanagar, there is some amazing stuff that you got to try and that is food! Yes, this place has some lip-smacking food that is available all around the place.
- Yummy coconut water
- Fruit salads at the local shacks.
- Try local meals at a nearby restaurant.
- Tasty bhels and chaats are the main attraction among all the street foods that is available.
Treat yourself to all the tasty food that is around and enjoy.
How to reach Radhanagar Beach?
Various options are available to reach Radhanagar beach at Havelock Island :
By Private Cab Or Auto Rickshaw - Cabs and Auto are available at the hotel, Havelock Jetty or even your tour advisor can help you get a Cab to Radhanagar beach from Jetty or from your hotel. If you are staying at Barefoot, Taj, TSG Blue or any other property near to Radhanagar beach then the beach will be accessible by walk.
Government Bus - Government buses are available at regular intervals from Havelock Jetty, Beach Number 5, and Beach Number 3. The buses can be availed to reach Havelock Island and its pretty cheap
Cycle / Two wheeler - Cycle or Two-wheelers are available for rent at Havelock Island. Many travelers prefer such a mode of transport. However, make sure you know to drive the two-wheeler and cycle properly to avoid any accidents on the islands.
Do Not Litter
The Andaman Islands is a very clean and well-maintained region. The islands are kept neat and tidy and it does not encourage littering garbage in public places. Once you have emptied your food or water bottles do not throw it away in the open environment, find a dustbin and discard the waste in it. Wherever you are at the islands do not throw away the remains of your food or any disposable items on the beach or the roads. It is considered very offensive to litter the public places in the islands.
To conclude, Radhanagar beach is loved by people of all ages. From elderly people to small kids everyone will enjoy their time here to the fullest.
Radhanagar beach keeps everyone entertained and occupied. You can relax, play, swim or just lazily lie on the sand have a peaceful time. We all need some time to escape reality and spend ample of hours in solace and tranquility. So when you are here in Andamans make a stop at Radhanagar beach and never forget it.