Top 25 Beaches in India for Upcoming Summer Vacation
Listening to the word ‘Beach’ itself makes a tempting image of natural beauty in our mind. It’s all about S’s like sea, sand and sun basking. But whenever we think about beaches in India it’s all about Goa beaches that comes to our mind. But let me assure you that our beautiful country doesn’t hold just one beautiful beach scenery. So, let me introduce you to some of the best beaches in India for your next trip. Don’t forget to mention in comments that how many of them you visited till now.
1. Baga Beach, Goa
One of the most popular beaches in the list of Goa beach, It is located near Calangute beach, around 30 Km North of Panaji (capital city of Goa). Baga Beach Called as “The Hometown of Nightlife,” and reputed for its cranky music celebrations by late-night, mouth-watering food, designer shops, and adventure sports. Baga is the perfect destination and must visit for you if you wish to witness the excellent nightlife of Goa. Baga beach is famous for salty bath for many tourist in Goa over the year, as this beach has heavy waves among all the other beaches.
2. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman & Nicobar
It was awarded as “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004, and rated as Asia’s best beach and among best 10 beaches in the world by Time Magazine. Radhanagar Beach with its blue waters, white sands and vast shores of endless white grains stretch across 2 kilometres, makes it a prime attraction of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can also enjoy water sports like boating, parasailing, and scuba diving. Being located so close to the main Havelock Island which is at 12 kms its became favourite among tourists.
3. Colva Beach, Goa
Colva beach is one of the largest and popular beaches of South Goa with white sand and bounded by coconut palms that is covered from Bogmalo to Cabo de Rama alongside the coastline of south Goa. During day time, many tourists in colorful attires throng at this place and some are also seen sunbathing in the bright sun on beach. On the other side, drink stands and jewelry stalls on the golden sands make a moony evening on the Beach of Colva very romantic for honeymoon couples and tourist.
4. Elephant Beach, Andaman & Nicobar
Elephant Beach is one of the popular attractions located on Havelock Island, in Andaman and Nicobar Island. It is an ideal destination for tourist for water sports and for leisure tour on . You will feel to be in another world when on this beach located in Havelock Islands because of its rich coral reef structure and amazing underwater marine life and its bio diversity will certainly spellbind you and want you to keep coming back for more. It is a secluded long beach with clear blue waters and sugary white sand.
5. Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
Situated at a distance of 51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city in and 37 km south of Kollam, south Kerala. Varkala beach is a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several tourist attractions and Varkala Beach is one of them. Varkala beach is very famous for spa, mineral springs and ayurvedic centers, offering the best treatments and therapies. Cliff clad beaches and pretty vibrant environs give a joyous feel that attract beach lovers or honeymooners to spend holidays at this place.
6. Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep
Bangaram Islanda is a breathtaking island located in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, is a beautiful tiny island in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. It is surrounded by a shallow lagoon enclosed by coral reef. It has been ranked among the best getaways of the world. There are numerous adventures activities for tourist like scuba diving, beach games, swimming, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing. The Bangaram Island is stretched in area of 1.2 square kilometre and is the largest island in the chain of islands in the region with a beautiful lagoon.
7. Puri Beach, Odisha
The pilgrim town of Odisha is famous for its golden beaches which forms its eastern boundary. It is known as one of the safest and beautiful beaches in India, one can find tourists taking to sea and enjoying a leisurely bath. The beach congregation of people throughout the day except may be in the afternoon. Puri is one of the few destinations in country which offers spiritual salvation along with the thrill of nature. The Puri Beach offers tourists the solitude and serenity to soak in the mystical charm of the city.
8. Arambol Beach, North Goa
It is newest beach developed in Goa, Arambol Beach is a part of a fisherman’s village, and attracts a number of tourists who come in Goa. Arambol Beach is considered to be the most beautiful beaches in Goa, with borders of Mandrem Beach and Keri Beach on two sides. Arambol Beach hosts two of the most significant cultural events held in Goa– the Tribal Dance Festival and the Indian Juggling Convention. You can enjoy a number of watersports at Arambol Beach, as well as simply take a stroll along the water.
9. Yarada Beach, Visakhapatnam
Yarada Beach is one of the famous tourist spot in Visakhapatnam. Blessed with serenity in the ambiance, this beach is a favorite spot for tourist to burn away the stress and indulging in the playful water activities. Tourists visit this beach and enjoy a good time with their dear ones. The beautiful landscape of this beach lures tourists on a large scale every year. The slushy shoreline of the beach is an ideal location for relishing a walk with the life partner. Here you can capture the enchanting view of the sunset in the lens at this beach.
10. Palolem Beach, Goa
A white sand paradise on the southern tip of Goa, Palolem Beach is approximately 38 km from Madgaon, it is among the most favourite destinations for travellers seeking peace and quiet. Palolem Beach in Goa is also known as “Paradise Beach” which is located in South. Palolem beach is about one mile long and it provides seclusion and idyllic scenery. Palolem beach in South Goa is not very developed in terms of tourism So if you are planning to stay over at Palolem Goa, then you may find yourself residing in some huts to enjoy.
11. Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Kovalam is famous for its beaches, among the most pristine in India. It’s a magnificent beach supported by sharply mounting headlands and enclosed by fertile coconut palms. Kovalam Beach is extremely popular among westerner tourist due to shallow waters and low tidal waves on beach. It is also one of the oldest tourist enclaves of country, a well known part of the tourist circuit. The staggering blue waters of the Arabian Sea and the rocky headlands, makes this beautiful beach paradise for visitors.
12. Marina Beach, Chennai
Marina Beach is one of the most popular and the longest beach in India and the second-longest of its kind in the world. Situated in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Marina Beach is a natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal and major holiday destinations of city. With a white sandy shore and landscape of Marina Beach is a mesmerising and serene sight to behold. There is a aquarium in the Marina beach which is known for its extraordinary and rare collections of both tropical sea fishes and fresh water fishes.
13. Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram
Dhanushkodi Beach is India’s one of the pristine tourist destinations and major tourist attraction of Tamil Nadu. Encircled by the Gulf of Mannar from one side and the Bay of Bengal from other side, Dhanushkodi Beach is the place which not only attracts people from near places but also attracts tourist from other states and foreigners. Beach is best for photographers who can get some startling landscape clicks to add them in their surreal collection. Along with savouring the cool wind with pleasing sound of water waves on beach, you can enjoy the first light of the morning (sunrise) and the sundowning (sunset).
14. Agonda Beach, South Goa
Agonda is a very picturesque beach with natural view in South Goa, between Cola beach and Palolem, which is another popular beach in Goa. Agonda beach is 70.3 kilometer from Panaji and 39.2 kilometer from Margao. Palolem beach is just 15 minutes away from Agonda Beach. Agonda Beach is a great spot for sunbathing, relaxing and swimming, with less number of tourist which can be best for spending time with family. Agonda is a nice long pristine 2 kilometer stretch of beach.
15. Tarkarli Beach, Maharashtra
This beautiful beach should be the first place to be if you are planning a visit to Tarkarli village of Maharastra. Among all the stunning beaches within the Konkan coastline of the region, Tarkarli Beach has the most captivating white sands to enjoy. Its a paradise for the water sports lovers, you can witness the grooviness of the majestic sea. Starting from several forms of exciting water rides to the extremely fun-filled parasailing, this amazing beach offers everything!
16. Agatti Beach, Lakshadweep
Glistening sands, colorful coral reefs, and pristine waters create the image of the perfect and this is how the Agatti Island looks. This beach has one of the most beautiful lagoons in Lakshadweep (The Union territory of India ). The airport is built on this island therefore from the aircraft, as one approaches for a landing, one gets a breath-taking view of the airstrip on the island. Agatti is the virtual gateway to the islands. A 20-bed tourist complex with all modern amenities has been set up here.
17. Digha Beach, West Bengal
Digha Beach is West Bengal’s most popular tourist spot located south west of Calcutta. It is 187 km from Kolkata and Described as the ‘Brighton of the East best for a holiday. Digha Beach has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach with gentle waves extends 7 km in length. You can enjoy both sunrise and sunset at Digha sea beach, which is considered as best beaches of West Bengal, India. The sunsets and sunrises reflecting off the salty waters of the Bay of Bengal on beach are something straight off an artist’s easel. The sea at Digha is calm and shallow for about a mile from the beach making which makes it quite safe for swimming for tourist.
18. Serenity Beach, Pondicherry
Serenity beach is one of the most beautiful picturesqu beaches located in the coastal town of Pondicherry. Serenity beach is flanked by palm trees on the shore and gives a good view of the Bay of Bengal stretching into the vast expanse. One of the major reason of attraction of the Serenity Beach is the existence of sandy beaches and also a rocky beach portion along its stretch. Like most other beaches of Pondicherry, the Serenity beach is less crowded hence you can enjoy a quiet private time with their spouse, family or friends.
19. Paradise Beach, Pondicherry
Chunnambar is the official name of the Paradise Beach which is known by very few tourists who visit here. Beach got the name ‘Paradise’ because of its tranquil and peaceful setting that perfectly depicts the meaning of its name. With the glistering water, golden sand, palm trees, and restaurant shacks, Paradise Beach altogether a perfect beach setting for tourists. The breathtaking sight of the Arabian Sea, the bright moon and twinkling stars are all that you can enjoy while spending time on the Paradise Beach.
20. Nagao Beach, Diu
Famous for its pristine beauty and swaying palm trees, Nagoa Beach in Diu is most popular place in Diu for tourists all over the world. Beach is well connected with the resorts, which makes it easy for the tourist to relax and explore its beauty at the same time. Nagao beach is surrounded by beautiful palm trees swaying in the cool breeze which creates an exotic environment for the travellers to laze around. Beach is very much known for its water sports along with camel and pony riding. Sunbathing can turn out to be the most intoxicating experience for you at the Nagoa Beach.
21. Candolim Beach, North Goa
Located in North Goa along the stretch of Aguada Fort, Candolim Beach is one of most popular beach of Northern Goa. Candolim beach is about 12.5 km from Panaji the capital city of Goa. Foreigners prefers this beach because it is less crowded than its fellow beaches. The nightlife at Candolim attracts locals and tourists alike. It is one of the most popular beach for experiencing water sports or other activities like parasailing, bumpy banana ride, snorkeling, boat ride, jet skiing and even scuba diving!
22. Calangute Beach, North Goa
Known as the “Queen of Beaches” in Goa, Calangute Beach attracts all types of travellers, from nature lovers to adventure junkies to party freaks. Standing as a haven for nature lovers, in particular, this beach is the biggest and the most popular one in North Goa. Calangute beach has everything to offer to tourists visiting here because vibrant markets here sell everything, from beer and food, to junk jewellery, clothes, trinkets and pawn items.
23. Yarada Beach, Visakhapatnam
Yarada Beach is surrounded by hills on three sides and the Bay of Bengal on the fourth, covered with lush greenery and soft golden sands all over in Vishakhapatnam. It is a perfect holiday destination which allows you to spend quality time with your loved ones, the superb scenery gives an ideal backdrop to the Yarada Beach. The hills surrounding the beach make it appear surreal and perfect picturesque beauty.
24. Cherai Beach, Kochi
Cherai beach is one of the must visit places in Kochi, Kerala and another popular in the list of beaches in India. The 10 kilometer long Cherai Beach is the longest beach in State. The beach is located on the northern end of Vypeen Island and you can witness the alluring beauty of backwaters merging with the majestic Arabian Sea. Cherai Beach is also known as one of the cleanest beaches in India with clean water here which is safe for swimming and other water sports.
25. Somnath Beach, Somnath Gujrat
With the world-famous Somnath Temple, the Somnath Beach is an essential part of the itinerary of a tourist who visit Gujarat. Travellers can unwind here after a long day of sightseeing, although, swimming is not recommended because of high tide. You can rejuvenate here with fresh coconut water and corn available here along with the very famous camel rides on beach.