Relaxation and unending natural beauty are synonyms of beaches in Andaman. Lying in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Islands are dotted with sun—kissed beaches with swaying coconut trees and tropical fruits. The soft sand, azure waters and the unspoiled magic of the nature allures several visitors, every year, from all across. Explore the underwater gems, indulge in swimming, and sun bather at Andaman beaches, to your heart’s content. They are ideal for honeymooners as well as leisure vacationers. The tranquil and lovely beaches let you rejuvenate completely.
There are several options of things to do at the beaches of Andamans. For adventure junkies, there are water sports like snorkeling, deep sea diving, jet skiing, parasailing and so on. However, if you are a relaxed soul, you can go for glass-bottom boat ride or can simply relax at the shore, reading a book, accompanied by your favorite drink. If you want, you can also partake in fishing.
List of Must Visit Beaches in Andaman Nicobar Islands:
Corbyns Cove Beach
This is amongst the busiest beaches of Andaman with all the facilities that you might need. The beach is closest to Port Blair and is snaked with a road. This road offers one of the magnificent road trips anyone could ever have, thanks to the amazing landscape and sea-breeze. You can easily find accommodation options near Corbyn’s Cove. This beach has a lot of rejuvenation options like water sports and shacks/restaurant with tempting food and amazing view. Also you can take home some memories of Andaman from the souvenir shops around. There are well kept rest rooms and changing rooms; in case you change your mind and think of dipping into the emerald ocean.
Famous For: Seakart Adventure, Scuba diving, Boating, Sunbathing, Swimming, and Surfing
With the turquoise blue sea, white sands, and a touch of serene Ambiance, Radhanagar Beach offers a great opportunity to witness the grandeur of tropical Andaman. Being nestled on the western Coast in Havelock Island, that beach offers great panoramic sights of sunset. All these natural wonders and enchanting factors make it one of the best beaches of Andaman.
With the impeccable elements of nature, Radhanagar Beach will uplift your mood and give you a feeling of rejuvenation. Apart from tall trees, this beach offers huts, benches, and chairs to experience complete serenity and relaxation. Neil’s Cove, Elephant beach, and Kalapathar Beach are famous attractions near this beach. Apart from water sports, you can indulge in yoga, beach volleyball on this beach. Being one of the best beaches in Asia, Radhanagar gives you perfect beach vibes in your Andaman vacation.
Famous For: Beaches, Scuba Diving, Snorking, Trking
Ross and Smith Island
This twin island beach is connected by a sandbar. From afar, it looks like two bushy chunks surrounded by sparkling blue water, are holding hands through a stretch of white sands. These two islands stand in seclusion from city life. The tropical forests in these islands makes home for an expansive wildlife. Just near the beach is the turtle nesting point and marine sanctuary; must visit spots.
You would need to seek permissions from Forest Office in Diglipur for entering these islands. The cost for the same is Rs 50 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners. Timings of the permission activities are from 6 am to 2 pm.
Things to do: Snorkeling, Swimming, Scuba diving
Lalaji Bay Beach
Located at Long Island, Lalaji Bay Beach is one of the scenic beaches in Andaman. Visitors reach here enjoying a boat ride from Yerrata Jetty to Long Island. The one and half hours ethereal ride make way through scenic creek, making the sojourn an unforgettable one. Once at the Long Island, another boat ride awaits to transfer guests from the island to Lalaji Bay Beach.
Apart from the sparkling sand, the Lalaji Bay Beach fascinates with clear water. Enjoy fun-filled moments at the beach or bask-in the sun. Besides these, there are other things to do at Lalaji Bay Beach as well. Give a treat to your body and mind by celebrating some quite moments at the beach. Take a stroll along the vast shoreline and try to collect sea shells. Don’t forget to try snorkeling, the beach is famous for.
A heaven for skinny-dippers, the Lalaji Bay Beach is famed for offering exciting swimming options. Dolphin spotting is another attraction of the Lalaji Bay Beach which makes it a must-visit. A perfect amalgamation of experiences like boat ride, traversing through the dense forests and walking up to the beach makes the trip to Andaman a memorable one. Best time to visit Lalaji Bay Beach is from October to March as the weather remains pleasant during these months.
Famous For: Dolphin Spotting, Sunbathing, Boating, and spending some comfortable time in the sea-facing eco huts.
It is encircled by natural flora and fauna from the three sides and is located near Port Blair. The entrance of this beach is Mahatama Gandhi Marine National Park that offers diverse beauty and attractions. You can have a great Andaman vacation by enjoying clear blue water, scenic beauty, and a serene environment at this beach.
You will be surprised by looking at the coral reefs and striking sunset on this beach. There is a cave, which has formed because of high tides surrounding Wandoor Beach. No wonder! It is an eye-catching factor of this must-visit beach of Andaman. Visiting this beach opens many dimensions for you to engulf in natural beauty. You can explore Jolly Buoy Island to witness coral reefs and underwater marine life. If you are a bird lover, head to Chidiya Tapu and get an exclusive experience of bird watching. Whether you want to soothe your senses with peaceful vibes or satiate your adventure soul, this beach is just an ideal answer for you.
Things to do: Hiking, Snorking, Scuba Diving, Swimming and Boating
Nestled in Havelock Island, Elephant Beach in Andaman is a peaceful spot where you can soak into the lullaby of sapphire waves. The ideal beach is perfect for lazing around or even indulging in adventurous water sports like snorkeling, mirror boat rides and others. Visiting Elephant Beach in early morning can be a wonderful experience. Spot the golden ball at its mildest form rising up the horizon. Also, the vibrant and beautiful birds will be an add-on for sure.
Things to do: Mirror Boat Rides, Snorkeling, Diving, Kayaking, Trekking
Positioned at a distance of just 2 km from the Neil Jetty, Laxmanpur Beach lies in the village of Laxmanpur. One of the most beautiful beaches of Neil Island, Laxmanpur beach is ideal for activities like swimming and sun bathing. White shell sand with shallow waters and dead corals make it perfect for snorkeling as well. The wide beaches becomes perfect for evening walk and offers stunning sunset views.
In comparison to Bharatpur beach, which is located close to this beach, Laxmanpur beach is a bigger, longer beach and thus even during peak season, guests can find their own space.
Things to Do at Laxmanpur Beach: Photography, Scuba Diving, Sunset view, Trekking
Attracting a huge number of tourists every year, Bharatpur Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Neil Island. Boasting of green surroundings and clean sand, the beach looks quite inviting. The colorful coral reefs make the place look all the more beautiful. Swimming and snorkeling are the other activities that can be done here to explore the vast variety of colorful aquatic beings.
One of the best things to do at Bharatpur Beach is going for a glass bottom boat ride to have a closer look at the reefs. Do not forget to click photographs of the scenery, the coral reefs and the rich marine life.
Bharatpur beach is placed just half a kilometer away from the Neil Island jetty. Sunrise and Sunset views here are memorable. The serenity of the place comes as a blessing for peace seekers.
Glass bottom boat ride- INR 150
Snorkeling- INR 400 (for one round)
Things to do: Snorking, Boat Ride & Scuba diving, Swimming
One of the most beautiful beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sitapur Beach at Neil Island is placed on the island’s tip and is just 5 km from the main market. Also known as Beach No.5 and Sunrise beach, it is quite popular for offering memorable early morning sunrise views. Crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and picture perfect beauty of this serene beach with 2 curved bays are the highlights.
Though the sea here sometimes has stronger currents and higher tides but swimming is one of the best things to do at Sitapur Beach. The beach boasts of soft sands, limestone formation, natural vegetation and palm trees offering plenty of shades. Embark on a leisure walk and indulge in fun activities.
When the tides are low, you can also walk up to second bay for exploring the caves and the tranquility of the place. The beach is ideal for those searching for some intimacy and peace as it is not crowded. However, it is sans any facilities and only fresh coconut water is available. For food and water, there is a small restaurant just 100 m away from the beach.
Things to do at Sitapur Beach: Photography, Sunrise view
Being blessed with a canvas of nature with stunning contrasts of greenery of nature and blue sea, Vijaynagar Beach is something that defines heaven on the earth. This beach is part of Havelock Island that offers imposing beauty which is matchless. One of the most amazing things about this beach is, it is not rocky, even during the low tides. No wonder, it is one of the best beaches in Andaman for relaxation. An experience of Havelock island seems incomplete without stepping into this enchanting beach. You can take a long walk on the beach that allows you to connect with its beauty at every step. Baratang Island, Ross and Smith Island, and Radhanagar Beach are some of the nearby attractions that you can explore.
Things to do: Snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, and birdwatching.