Beaches in Digha for a Leisure Vacation

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List of Beaches in Digha

Popular as the seaside resort of West Bengal, the scintillating beaches in Digha need no introduction. It is a one stop destination for families, friends, couples, and nature lovers. Based along the northern end of Bay of Bengal, the town boasts of brilliant beaches, seaside resorts, and several magnificent temples. Lined with beautiful casuarina plantations, the shiny golden shores on the beaches are also ideal for long romantic walks. Besides, the beaches attract plenty of tourists to witness the mesmerising sunrise and sunset. So, the seaside is especially crowded and full of vigour and vibrance during mornings and evenings. In addition to that, Digha has a facility of umpteen water sports that you can try your hand at including, parasailing, paragliding, banana boat rides, swimming etc. But the beaches are only one aspect of the many tourist attractions the town has to offer. With very many holy temples to soothe the mind and equally great museums and research centres, the town is fast emerging to be the favourite destination and weekend away for the city folks. However, if you want a day-off from the mundane city life, you can head to the beautiful beaches in Digha replete with eateries, adventure and alluring scenery to calm your mind.

Here is the list of 7 Beaches in Digha for a Leisure Vacation

1. Shankarpur Beach

3.6 /5

Shankarpur is a virgin beach in Digha, located 15 kms away, with a lovely view of the beach surrounded by local fish boats and rows of trees giving visitors the perfect Kodak moment. Near the beach, there are also a few temples in Shankarpur.

2. New Digha Beach

3.6 /5

This one is a man-made beach, created 2 km away from the old one. It is better planned and more easily accessible from nearby hotels. The new beach is bigger, less crowded and better maintained compared to the Old Digha beach. This beach in Digha is famous for its alluring sunrise and sunsets, which are beautiful beyond words. With the golden rays of the sun reflecting off the sparkling sea, this spectacle will surely last in your memories for a long time!

3. Udaipur Beach

3.5 /5

If you're looking for a more laidback and tranquil beach in Digha, Udaipur beach is the right place to visit. The beach has lonely, deserted stretches of seashore where you can just walk along, take a dip in the water or just rent a bike to roam around.

4. Talasari Beach

4.1 /5 View 6+ photos

Located in Baleswar district of Odisha and at a distance of 10 Km from Digha, the Talasari beach is pristine, serene and has been bestowed with spectacular panorama. This virgin beach has sand dunes, calmer waves amid several palm trees, coconut trees, cashew trees known to be the last beach on the north eastern coast of India.

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5. Junput, West Bengal

This beach in Digha is adorned with casuarina groves, accompanied by the rhythmic sound of sea waves and gentle breeze form a breathtaking experience. The most famous attraction is the convergence point of rivers Rasulpur and Ganga. Other attractions include the lighthouse and museum of the fisheries department.

6. Tajpur Beach

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Overview Tucked between Mandarmani and Shankarpur, Tajpur is a small town set on the the tranquil shore of the Bay of Bengal, just 170 kms from Kolkata. Considered to be a serene secret of West Bengal, the virgin beach is hidden away from view and is still untouched by commercialization and tourism. Bereft of chaos and cacophony, it provides the perfect escape from the hustle bustle of city life. The highlight of the pristine beach are the hundreds of red crabs that are found on the shores which also give a perfect crimson colour to the beach. Besides, unlike the usual crescent shaped beaches, this one is an inverted crimson in shape. Fringed by dense eucalyptus, tamarisk and casuarina trees, the secluded beach is perfect to just laze on a hammock and spend some time in solitude amidst the sun, sea and sand.

7. Old Digha Beach, Digha

Old Digha Beach is one of the less popular beaches in Digha and experiences relatively less tourism. Although there are no shacks or eating joints on the beach, there are however, stone seats made for people to sit and relax. There are stone crumbles and boulders formed due to erosion, that dominate the area. However, it is still considered an ideal place to watch the sunsets and sunrises.

Which of these beaches in Digha have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!

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