Considering the fact that the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an archipelago of islands, there is no dearth of beaches here. Most tourists, including Indians, come here to enjoy the pleasure of clean beaches, and being a unique destination, the beaches here are way more pristine and untouched by extreme commercialization as compared to beaches in other parts of the country.
Without much adieu we are listing some of the best beaches of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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- Ross and Smith Island Beach
This beach is a natural sandbar that connects the two beautiful islands and also belongs to one of the few undisturbed beaches that are available here in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Located about a few nautical miles from Diglipur Jetty, this is a great place to enjoy some boat rides and the fact that water in the sea is clear makes it all the more beautiful. Whether it is snorkelling, sun bathing, scuba diving or swimming, the place is perfect for just about everything.
- Laxmanpur Beach
Located on Neil Island, Laxmanpur Beach is quite close to Bharatpur Beach, another famous beach here. If you would like to get away from the humdrum that is usually found on the beaches that are frequented by the tourists and have sufficient time on your hands then you must Laxmanpur Beach. It is long and wide as compared to a lot of the beaches found here and is ideal to enjoy some privacy and also to go on a walk.
- Radhanagar Beach
Located on the western coast of Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach was named by the TIME magazine to be the best beach in all of Asia in 2004. The beach is clean, composed and calm and has none of the craziness that can normally be seen in the beaches that are frequented by the tourists.
The beach has a beautiful setting with the beautiful blue water along the white sand beach. The beach is especially known for the number of underwater activities that it offers like snorkelling, scuba diving and the most famous one being sea walking which lets you get up close with the beautiful corals that are underneath and also the beautiful marine life.
- Lalaji Bay Beach
A beach on Long Island’s western coast, this is another one of the spectacular beaches that can be found on the island and yes it is well connected. There are regular ferries which ply between here and Rangat, Middle Andaman. The beach can be reached either by hiring a dunghi from Long Island jetty but if you enjoy walks through nature then you can reach the place by walking through the beautiful mangrove creek which takes about an hour.
- Guitar Island Beach
The beach is one of the most beautiful yet least frequented beaches in all of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is narrow, long and creamy and spectacular. It is ideal for couples who are looking to get away from the crowd and spend some alone time with each other.
- Wandoor Beach
It is one of the popular beaches that are found in Port Blair and like most of the beaches here it is very well known for the scenic panaroma that it offers and is said to be ideal to go swimming or coral sighting. Very close to the beach is the Marine National Park where one can enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling and other such sports. The park covers about 15 of the islands that are found close by which includes Jolly Buoy, Alexandra, Boat etc where the beautiful corals can be explored.
- Aamkunj Beach
Located in Rangat, Aamkunj Beach is known to be one of the finest eco-tourism destinations that can be found all across India. The beach is managed quite strictly by the officials of the forest division under the expert guidance of the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO). It is a nesting ground for the turtles and this generates a lot of interest among the environment enthusiasts and this draws a large number of them to the beach. Not very far from the park is Eco Park which again is a haven for the environment enthusiasts which is well equipped with trunk benches, eco huts, log teapoys, log stools and log sofas.
- Casurina Beach
Casurina is yet another famous beach in Diglipur which looks like something straight out of a dream with its beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue water. It is a sweet retreat for all those adventure freaks who are heading over to the Saddle Peak which happens to be the highest point found in all of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Bharatpur Beach
Another very popular beach to be found in Neil Island is the Bharatpur Beach whih is especially famous for its corals. Nature lovers throng the place for coral viewing which is galore underwater in all its beauty. Travellers can also hire one of the glass bottom boats which can be found here to enjoy the coral viewing. Adventure seekers too have a number of options to explore the beautiful beach. They can indulge in activities like snorkelling, scuba diving etc which lets them explore the beautiful coral rich world that can be found underneath.
- Corbyn’s Cove
The closest beach to Port Blair is the Corbyn’s Cove which seems to be overflowing with natural beauty. It is one of the most popular and most frequented beaches in all of Andaman and Nicobar. It is very popular for scuba diving, skiing, snorkelling, glass bottom cruises and several other activities. The beach is complete with the dense palm groves which line the beach and make it all the more picturesque. The fact that the beach is beautiful and has a number of restaurants dishing out some tasty eatable makes it all the more famous. It is very close to another very famous heritage, the Cellular Cell.
So there you have it, some of the best beaches in all of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you are planning on visiting the islands then do not forget to add these beaches to your list.