Best Beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Azhar
May 22, 2022

“The sand may brush off, the salt may wash away but the memories will last forever.”

Unlike the sand and salt that get stuck to your body while you visit the beach the memories, it often sticks to your heart. Beaches are loved by kids and elders alike; it is always a hard task finding someone who doesn’t like the idea of visiting a beach.

The best part about the beach is the stunning beauty and charm that it has and how it can change and charge a human! It is a place that has an incredible blend of tranquility and adventure that offers you a sense of joy and satisfaction.

The beach is not an area that is visited just for stress release, swimming or other water sports; there is a lot more that can be done at the beach. Wellness activities such as yoga and meditation or camping and partying, or even photoshoots and filming of movies or album songs!



The beach is a place where you can rejuvenate and fill yourself with positive vibes. Some fond memories of life are always made at the beachside and whether you are a thalassophile or not you will surely enjoy your time while you are at the beach. Here is why the beach should be your ideal vacation spot!

The sun, sea, and sand are something revives you and offers you a completely different feeling. You can either go on a tour to the beach with your family, friends, loved one or a solo trip you are sure to have fun at all times. You work hard all year long so travel should be a great experience. A beach holiday is just the perfect one for you to escape reality and enjoy your vacation because the beach is not always a place, sometimes it’s a feeling.

Beaches in Andaman

The beaches at Andamans are pristine, serene and unspoiled. The Andaman beaches are pollution-free and tidy; these beaches have crystal clear waters and sugary white sands that are alluring.

It is blessed with exotic corals and rich marine fauna vegetation that are undisturbed and well preserved. The beaches are paradise-like and heavenly where you can have a perfect vacation.

The Andaman beaches give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the solace and the feeling it gives you is amazing. The Andaman government follows a “No plastic & No litter” policy, that makes the beaches naturally spotless and fresh. The open seas have safe swimming zones that are made by setting up net boundaries which makes it safe for non-swimmers.

The quaint beaches of Andamans are beyond wonderful for an awesome vacation! Sit quietly at the beach, free yourself from all the worries and play with the waves of Andamans exquisite beaches! Here in this article we will share the list of the best beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and we hope you will like it.

Beaches in the South Andaman Islands

South Andaman comprises Port Blair, Havelock, Neil Island and Little Andaman. All these are some of the most visited islands and have different kinds of beaches that people love. Check out the below beaches at all these places.

Best Beaches in Port Blair


1) Corbyns Cove Beach


The Corbyn’s Cove is the nearest beach to the city and the only beach in Port Blair. This is one beautiful beach that has a number of palm trees lined at the shore. The drive to this beach is a great one as you will be to see views that are extremely stunning, the coastline and the nature that surrounds will leave you awestruck!

Corbyn’s Cove Beach is the perfect place to go if you have some extra time to spare at Port Blair. The crescent-shaped coconut palm-fringed beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. Activities such as Jet Ski and speed boat rides can be done here.

Corbyns Cove Beach

The beach is open on all days and no entry tickets are required. It is just 8 KM from the center of the city and can be reached via road. You can just sit by the seats that are built there and enjoy the views of the beach or take a boat ride. There are few eateries close by the beach where you can munch on some yummy food or have a picnic and spend time with you family!


2) Wandoor Beach


The Wandoor beach is the doorway to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. It is called the coral beach as you can spot exotic and vibrant corals here. The beach also has a rich marine life with a variety of species that are both endemic and uncommon.

Wandoor

You can take soulful walks or just relax at the beach after lunch. This beach is an awesome place for nature photography! The major island that can be visited around the Mahatma Gandhi marine national park is the Jolly Bouy island which is known for its rich marine reserve.

3) Chidiatapu Beach

The Chidiyatapu beach is a charming and a serene beach that is sure to leave you amazed! When you are at Port Blair you must add this to your list as it is definitely worth a visit. At Chidiyatapu you can sight beautiful birds of different varieties where you can bird watch so do not forget to carry your pair of binoculars.

You can take a walk to the Chidiyatapu beach to enjoy the spectacular sunset view; the view is mesmerizing as the skies play a game of shades. Go with your loved to this pretty beach and have a romantic evening!

 

4) North Bay Island Beach


Out of the many beaches in Port Blair, if you ask us which is the best place for doing water activity then North Bay Island is the best place in Port Blair to enjoy the beach and its water sports. Here you can indulge in different types of activities or just can laze around the beach here. A boat ticket has to be purchased from Andaman water sports complex to enjoy the beach at North Bay Island

North Bay Island


Best Beaches in Havelock Island

5) Radhanagar Beach


Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island is Asia’s best beach and one of the world’s best beaches. The white sandy beach with thick forest that surround it has won several awards for its charm and still remains the best. This beach will be on almost all the visitors’ lists as this is the most preferred and sorted beach on this island.


Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach at Havelock shouldn’t be missed because the stunning environment of this place gives you an experience of a lifetime and we assure you of that. The azure waters and the sands are the perfect place to relax or chill with your loved ones.

There are no water activities that can be done here but you can sit by the beach and relax, or bask under the sun or take a quick swim in the waters.

There are few food joints and restaurants close by from where you can grab a bite and enjoy the food here also remember to drop off the wastes at a bin as the people of Andamans do not encourage discarding litters in public places. The sunset here is a mesmerizing one!

sunset at radhanagar beach

Stay back at the beach until evening to engulf yourselves in the beauty of the sunset at this beach. Enjoy the colors of the skies as the sun fades away in the horizon. The scenic view is sure to strike you so do not forget to carry your camera kit to
photograph the amazing sunset view! Radhanagar Beach is 20 minutes away from the Havelock harbor.

We provide cab services to and fro to the beach. It is 8km in distance and can be reached in 15 about minutes.

6) Elephant Beach


The Elephant Beach is without a doubt the most visited beach in the entire Andaman Archipelago. The turquoise blue waters, silky white sands and lush green trees are an astounding sight. While you are here you will find uprooted trees lying on the shore, these trees are the remains of 2004 tsunami.

These trees are well-known for clicking pictures; you can capture some great instagram worthy pictures here!!

Elephant Beach

Elephant Beach at Havelock Island is blessed with extremely rich marine life; it contains varieties of fish and coral species that are attractive! The fringing coral reef is extremely stunning and gathers a lot of attention worldwide.

This beach is famous for the water sport activities that are conducted here. It is the best place for sea walking to explore the underwater wonders such as exotic corals and vibrant fish! Snorkeling are the other activities that you can indulge in and enjoy the beauty of life under the sea.



You can also avail the amazing glass-bottom boat rides to go explore the stunning from above the surface. There are a number of shacks that sell snacks and refreshments, you can stop by and purchase something to eat or drink while you leisurely spend time on the beach or plan a beach side picnic with your family.

Or you can take a dip or two in the beach and lazily bask under the sun and enjoy. You can reach this island by either treks, boats or a cab. If you are looking for tinge of adventure then go for the trekking trail that passes through woods that connect to the beach! Your trip will be incomplete if you miss out on this beach!

7) Kalapathar Beach


Kalapathar Beach is a unique and a quaint beach with silky golden sands with black rocks scattered across the shores of the beach. The village and the beach got its name Kalapathar because of these black stones at the beach.

Kalapathar beach at Havelock Island is a calm and secluded beach which is not often visited by many, if you are looking for some time away from the crowd and busy beaches then this is the perfect place for you.

This beach is not a very popular destination because there are no water sport activities that are available here which why it is a perfect place for seclusion.

You can take strolls along coast and enjoy the stunning sight of the beach or just take shade under the trees of the jungle around. Swimming is strictly prohibited in Kalapathar Beach due to the high tides and the rocks.

8) Vijaynagar Beach


Vijaynagar beach is one among the best beaches in Andamans that is not frequently visited, it is popularly known as Beach No. 5. It is one of the virgin beaches in the islands that are untouched and unaffected.

You will find very few people who go to this hidden gem of Havelock, the shades of blue waters as the depth of the water increases is a wonderful sight here.



There are no water sports that are available at Vijaynagar beach at Havelock, however, the beach has stunning and scenic views that will amaze you. The shallow waters are alluring and taking tiny walk in it is totally a different feeling. While you are at this beach you will spot plenty of mangrove vegetation around which adds to the scenic landscapes of the beach.

The beach is also an ideal location for wonderful photographs of both nature and yourself! There are several beach resorts that are lined up near the beach through which you might mostly have to enter the beach.

Best Beaches at Neil Island

 

9) Bharatpur Beach

The Bharatpur beach is the most popular and most visited beach in Neil island. The beach has clear blue waters, rich marine and vibrant corals and is the ideal place for some activities while you are at the Neil Island. Bharatpur beach is the only beach at Neil Island that offers you water sport activities such as Jet Ski, Banana and Speed Boat Rides, Glass-Bottom Boat Rides, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving.

Hop on to the glass-bottom boats and go on a ride and explore exotic coral life of Neil. You can stop by at the near-by eateries and take some snacks to the beach to spend some time leisurely!

10) Laxmanpur Beach

The Laxmanpur beach is a beautiful beach that has a whole of seashells scattered along the sandy shores of the beach. This beach has the most stunning sunset viewpoint in the entire Andaman Archipelago; the sunset here is mind-blowing and is sure to leave you awestruck! It is not very far from the Neil island jetty and you can easily reach this beach.

If you are looking for some seclusion then Laxmanpur Beach is the perfect beach for you to spend a romantic evening with your loved one.

The mesmerizing sunset is something that you should not miss out on, so carry a picnic cloth, comfy footwear and of course your cameras to the witness the most spectacular sunset of the Andaman Islands.

11) Sitapur Beach

Sitapur Beach is another charming but a quiet beach that is not frequently visited by many. This beach is unspoiled and exceptional due to the very less number of visitors. The best feature of this beach apart from its cleanliness and crystal clear waters is the magnificent sunrise.

The sunrise at Sitapur beach is a remarkable sight; it is a pleasure to watch the sun rising up the sky. The feeling of the sun’s first rays touching your skin is beyond wonderful and we are sure you will love it!



This quaint beach is a perfect place for you to take long walks or wander around the place. You can also carry few books and take shelter under lush green trees and have a good read having just the sound of waves for your company!

Best Beach at Little Andaman Islands or Hutbay

12) Butler Bay Beach

Butler Bay beach is an ideal spot for some adrenaline rush, the beach is best known for surfing. The high tides attract surfers from around the world and the raging waves are just perfect for surfing. Snorkeling is another activity that can be done at this beach in Little Andaman during the low tides.

Swimming is not advisable as the waves are pretty harsh here but if you are a professional swimmer then you can go for swimming. The beach has a stretch of golden sands that are gorgeous and the bluish-green waters that complement it is a beautiful sight!

Butler bay beach at Little Andaman

Beaches in Middle Andaman Islands

Best beaches in Baratang Island

13) Baludera Beach


Baludera Beach is an unpolluted and isolated beach that is 9 km away from Nilambur. This is a pristine and quiet beach which can also be called as a ‘Secret Beach’. If you are at Baratang and want to spend some time leisurely then head to the Baludera beach, it offers seclusion and peace where you can relax and revive yourselves! It is just the perfect place to go for walks or have a picnic with your family.

A night stay at Baratang Island is a must, if you are planning to visit Baludera Beach. During a day visit to Baratang Island only Limestone Caves and Mud Volcano can be covered.

Best beaches in Rangat

Rangat is at the heart of the Middle Andaman Islands, and Rangat has a lot of unique beaches and mangrove forests for one to explore. You need atleast 1 day to cover various kinds of beaches at Rangat and around it.

14) Ambkunj Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches in Rangat. Ambkunj beach is located right on top of the National Highway and it makes it easy to access this beach. The beach is not recommended for swimming but is good for walking or sightseeing.



15) Raman Bagicha Beach

This is another isolated beach that is rarely visited by people. The beautiful secluded beach has an amazing landscape that will charm you! You can take a walk from the Rangat jetty to this beach and relax by the shore.

The beach is ideal for basking under the sun or lazing around as there are no activities that can be done here. You can visit the beach to chill with your family or your loved one.

Best Beaches in Long Island

Now, Long Island is an offbeat destination and you need to take a ferry from Rangat to reach Long Island. To visit the beaches around Long Island you will require to charter a ferry from Rangat. Check out more details about visiting Long Island here

16) Lalaji Bay Beach

The Lalaji bay beach is a scenic beach in the long islands. The path to this beach is a stunning one you will spot mangrove creeks and catch sight of picturesque views. Lalaji bay beach can be reached by boats or by trekking.

If you want a tinge of adventure then you can go for the trekking trail it will take you an hour to complete the trek. The beach is ideal for sunbathing or swimming.



17) Merk Bay Beach

Merk Bay is an uninhabited beach that is very rarely visited by locals and visitors alike. The Merk Bay beach at Long Island is serene and a peaceful beach where you can go to unwind with nature and relax for a bit. You can carry some snacks and spend an evening at the beach with your loved one or your family.

There are no facilities as such that are available here as it is an isolated beach. It is a great place to go for walks or a photoshoot; the view is amazing and makes it a perfect location to capture some awesome photographs.

 

Best Beaches in North Andaman Islands

North Andaman Islands consist of two major islands, Mayabunder and Diglipur. With Diglipur being the most famous island among the two. Check out the most amazing beaches that one can visit in the North Andaman Islands.

Best beaches in Mayabunder

18) Avis Island Beach

Avis Island is a small but wonderful beach in Mayabunder. The waters are shallow, calm and very clear wherein you can spot fish playing underneath. If you step inside and take a walk into the waters you can also the pretty little corals.

The huge coconut trees around can be used to take shelter from the sun. The ideal time to visit Avis Island beach is during the mornings so that you can admire the beauty of this place. You will have to take permits prior to your visit to the beach from the local authorities.

 

19) Karmatang Beach

Karmatang beach is one of the best beaches around Mayabunder. This is an eco-friendly beach where you can go for picnics; there are bamboo tree houses, a playground for kids and other basic amenities for visitors.

Karmatang beach is a perfect spot for picnics and relaxation, if you are looking for seclusion then visit the beach during the weekdays and have a great time. You spot different types of turtles at the beach that come over for nesting.

 

Best Beaches in Diglipur Island

20) Kalipur Beach

The Kalipur beach in Diglipur is popularly known for turtle nesting. The beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling as the waters are crystal clear. You can spot some dead corals and mangrove trees fallen on the shore.

Kalipur beach in the North Andaman Islands is one of the very few beaches in the world where Leather Back, Hawksbill, Green Turtles and Olive Ridley come to nest their eggs.

The government has set up a shelter for the turtles to hatch their eggs here and once the eggs hatch the baby turtles will be set free into the sea. The season when you can spot these turtles is from October to March. If you are lucky then you can spot some in April as well.

21) Ross and Smith Island Beach

Well for most people who visit Diglipur, the sole reason to be here is to experience the Ross and Smith Island, this twin island is adjoined by a sand bar and provides on of the most unique experience to travellers visiting this part of the islands.

A private cab from Port Blair to Diglipur has to be availed to reach Diglipur Island. Reaching by a cab or a bus is the most efficient way to reach Diglipur.

If you are visiting Andaman Islands, then we recommend you to cover these beautiful beaches of Andaman Islands as much as possible. Hope this article has provided you all necessary information about the top beaches in Andaman.

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