The beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have garnered worldwide fame for their picturesque surroundings, turquoise waters, soft sands and lush greenery that all go hand in hand to give you some of the best views and vibes you could ask for from a beach. From the magnificent beaches of Andaman like Radhanagar Beach and Elephant Beach that put this little island territory on the global map to unique beaches like Chidiya Tapu and Sandbar, the Andaman Islands are perfect to satisfy your beach cravings.
Here is the list of 12 Beaches in Andaman Islands For A Sun-Kissed Vacation
With its turquoise blue waters and powdery white sands, Radhanagar Beach in Andaman repeatedly features on lists of globally ranked beaches, rated Asia's best beach in 2004 by TIME Magazine. This pristine beach finds its place on the much-adored Havelock Island, a tourist's paradise and the largest of the islands present in this series of water-locked land masses.
With its brilliant coral reefs and alluring cyan waters, the Elephant beach in Andaman is one of the locations that add to the beach paradise reputation of the islands. The vivid colour of the water is accentuated by the pure white sands of the beach. These waters are a prime destination for tourists wishing to engage in water sports like snorkelling, swimming, and diving. A trip around the ocean in the glass boat is almost a divine experience. With the amazing coral reefs starting at a depth of a metre, this beach is truly a memorable sight leaving travellers with its imprint for years to come.
Located on Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Andamans. It offers a stunning view of the Bay of Bengal and a long stretch of white sand with big boulders of black stone on the beach and underwater. The water runs deep and is ideal for swimming but it is advisable to be careful of underwater boulders.
Located on Neil Island, Laxmanpur Beach is one of the stunning white shell sand beaches in Andamans just perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The shallow waters are home to corals which once thrived in abundance in the region. Enthusiasts can go snorkelling to explore the shallow waters and the corals too. The long stretch of sand is appropriate for long strolls and the enchanting sunsets.
Bharatpur Beach is a stunning shoreline famous for its pristine white sands and clear blue waters that surround the Neil Island. In spite of its proximity to Port Blair, it is seldom crowded and provides for a tranquil atmosphere for holidaying. The shore has shallow water with coral reefs that make this one of the beaches in Andaman for water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving other than beach exploration and sunbathing.
Vijaynagar Beach is one of the most famous beaches on Havelock Island and mostly visited for beach exploration, bird watching, fishing, trekking and thrilling water sports like snorkelling, surfing, sailing and swimming. The picturesque beach in Andamans has a long stretch of white sand and the pristine turquoise water reflecting the clear blue skies is a view worth visiting.
Located on Long Island, Lalaji Bay Beach is a picturesque attraction accessible by a small boat ride from Yerrata Jetty. The ride goes through a gorgeous Mangrove creek till the white sand beach. The pristine white sands and the crystal clear water of this beach in the Andamans provides for a stunning place to relax and rejuvenate.
Also known as Beach number 5 or the Sunrise Beach, Sitapur Beach, is a stunning stretch of golden sand on Neil Island. The contrast created by the clear blue waters makes it a mesmerising attraction. Mostly known for its enchanting golden sunrises and sunsets, this is one of the best beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a long stroll on the smooth sands to calm down jittery nerves.
Amkunj Beach is also called an eco-friendly beach in Rangat. It has a rocky shoreline and is not ideal for swimming; however, one can carefully stroll across to witness its beauty. Tourists can sit on the wooden benches installed on the shoreline and watch the waves come up to the uneven terrain. Sunsets and sunrises are the best times to visit the beach. It is also quite famous for spotting turtles.
Sandbar Beach is basically a long stretch of sand that connects two islands, Ross and Smith in Andaman. The stunning scenery created by the densely forested islands and the stretch of white sand is quite unique to the location and draws several tourists to witness it charm. On a clear day when the waves are gentle, one can relax a bit on the Sandbar or go snorkelling and swimming on either side.