Beaches in Digha for a Leisurely 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 (Read More)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. 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. Also, with several 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.

Here is the list of 8 Beaches in Digha for a Leisurely Vacation

1. Udaipur Beach

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. Bear in mind that the beach can be quite dirty during low tide. There is now a parking area near the beach. 

Parking Area Fee: INR 40

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Broad rides, horse rides, camel rides, toy jeep rides for kids
Eating Options: Stalls and shacks near the beach serve snacks and even beer.
Location: One can easily drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

2. Talasari Beach

Talasari Beach
4.2 /5 View 6+ photos

Located in Baleswar district of Odisha and to the west of Digha, the Talasari beach is pristine, serene and has been bestowed with a spectacular panorama. This beach is quite beautiful for its white sand and calmer waves amid several palm trees, coconut trees, cashew trees and is known to be the last beach on the northeastern coast of India.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Visitors can stay overnight near the beach for a wholesome experience.
Eating Options: Stalls nearby serve fish and other seafood. Coconut vendors can also be found.
Location: 9 Km from Digha. One can easily drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

Best Time: October to December, February

1 Talasari Beach Attractions

3. Shankarpur Beach

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. The beach is great for picnics as it is usually not that crowded. Near the beach, there are a few temples in Shankarpur and a park. Fishing activities can be observed here from sunrise to sunset.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Visitors can laze at the park nearby or get a view from the watchtower.
Eating Options: Stalls nearby serve fish and other seafood. 
Location: 15 Km from Digha. One can easily drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

4. New Digha Beach

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 and better maintained compared to the Old Digha beach. The beach has gained popularity over the years and remains pretty crowded throughout the day. 

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Parasailing, boating
Eating Options: Stalls nearby serve fish and other seafood.
Location: Located at the heart of Digha. One can easily drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

5. Chandpur Beach

Chandpur Beach

Flanked on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chandpur Beach is one of the less popular and less crowded beaches in Digha. Boasting of a beautiful seaside view and clear emerald water, the beach is considered ideal to relax and unwind. The beach, however, is different than the other beaches in the region. Its banks are slightly eroded and there is a recession caused by the seawater.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Several stay options are available near the beach for a weekend or day's stay.
Eating Options: There are no food vendors near the beach.
Location: 18 Km from Digha. One can easily drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

6. Old Digha Beach

Old Digha Beach

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.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Eating Options: No shacks or food stalls.
Location: Located 2 Km from the city centre. One can easily drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

7. Junput

Junput

Located to the east of Digha at about an hour's drive, Junput beach is adorned with casuarina groves. The most famous attraction is the convergence point of rivers Rasulpur and Ganga. Other attractions include the lighthouse and museum of the fisheries department. The beach has several resorts nearby and is a perfect weekend getaway from Digha.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Picnics, beach games, red crab sightings.
Location: 42 Km from Digha. One can easily drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

8. Tajpur Beach

Tajpur Beach
3.5 /5 View 6+ photos

Tucked between Mandarmani and Shankarpur, Tajpur beach lies to the east of Digha. The beach is hidden away from view and is mostly untouched by commercialization and tourism. 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. 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.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Paragliding, banana boat rides, kayaking and rock climbing
Location: 18 Km from Digha. One can easily drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

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

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