Mark Bay Beach North Passage Island
Mark Bay Beach is another pristine beach accessible from Long Island and is located on North Passage Island. The North Passage island is very close to Strait island which hosts the primitive Ongi tribe people. One side of North Passage island is covered with dense mangrove forest. This is the part of the island where your boat will stop. Here, it anchors itself near a wooden Jetty. You have to walk through this narrow wooden jetty and walk for 300 metres through the mangrove forest which opens up to the beautiful Mark Bay Beach.
The waters of this beach makes it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. If you are a snorkeling enthusiast, then it is recommended that you carry your snorkeling gears and start off experiencing the rich marine life there. Kindly note that at Mark bay beach there are no guided snorkeling or scuba diving.
Mark Bay gives an experience very similar to or even better than Radhanagar Beach located at Havelock Island. The major reason for Mark Bay Beach is that less than 1% of the tourists visit this island, hence, the pollution is very much in control here. Mark Bay Beach is one of the remotest and one of the most beautiful beaches that you can visit in a lifetime. When we visited Mark Bay for the first time, we were engulfed by its charm and its aura. Lovely is the word for Mark Bay and for those who wish to go off the beaten track then we recommend you personally to visit Mark Bay Beach.
How to reach Mark Bay beach at North Passage Island from Long Island?
The only known way to reach this beach is to hire a private chartered boat from the Long Island jetty to reach Mark Bay Beach. On a clear day, the boat will take around about 01 hour to reach the island on a clear weather day.
If you are visiting Long Island, then you can first cover Lalaji Bay Beach and then proceed to Mark Bay Beach. You can plan the visit to Mark bay on the next day of your arrival to Long Island. Post completing Mark Bay, you can visit Guitar Island before returning back to Rangat / Long Island as per your itinerary plan.
Mark Bay stands as one of the most offbeat places to visit in Andaman. If you are a traveller who loves exploring unique places then this is the place to be in Andaman.
Are there any stay options in Mark Bay Beach?
No. There are no stay options here. You have to stay overnight at Long Island. This beach and the island is for a day visit only.