Best Beaches in India For A Perfect Beachside Vacation

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List Of Best Indian Beaches That Should Be In Every Traveller's Wishlist

India having the longest stretch of coastline exhibits some serene beautiful beaches. Important beaches in and around Mumbai include the Juhu Beach, Manori Beach, Alibaug, Kashid beach, Murud Janjira (Read More), Harihareshwar beach, Ganpatipule, Tarkarli, etc. Famous beaches trending towards the north of Mumbai are Mandvi beach, Daman, Diu, Dumas beach, Somnath, etc. Chennai being the beach town of India exhibits the true beauty of Marina beach. Apart from the Marina Beach, there are also several beaches including Mahabalipuram, Tranquebar, Kovalam, Poompuhar and Kanyakumari. Pondicherry is well known for its beautiful Beaches and being proximate to both Bangalore and Chennai attracts a lot of tourist throughout the year. Kerala boasts of several exotic and beautiful beaches including Kovalam, Varkala, Kochi, Alappuzha, Bekal, Kozhikode, etc. whereas, the beaches in Goa are the ones that attract a large number of tourist every year. Laying behind beautiful and some of the most exotic and surreal beaches Andaman and Nicobar Islands remain unexplored and untouched by tourists.

Here is the list of 50 Best Beaches in India For A Perfect Beachside Vacation

1. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman Nicobar Islands

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman Nicobar Islands
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Known For : Cellular Jail Scuba Diving In Andaman Radhanagar Beach

Awarded with the title of 'Asia's Best Beach' by the TIMES magazine in 2004, Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island with its turquoise blue waters and powdery white sands lives up to the moniker. Its vast shores of endless white grains stretch across 2 kilometres, making it a prime attraction of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Avoid the rainy season. Visit either between March to May or September to February
Beach Timings : 6:00  AM - 5:00 PM
Visiting during the daytime is the best. Make sure to come out before 5:30 PM as it begins to get really dark around 4:30 PM

Best Time: October to Jun

81 Andaman Attractions

2. Calangute Beach, Goa

Calangute Beach, Goa
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Known For : Calangute Beach Fort Aguada Cruise in Goa

Calangute Beach, often dubbed the "Queen of Beaches" in Goa, offers a vibrant blend of sun-soaked sands, water sports like parasailing and jet-skiing, and a lively atmosphere filled with beach shacks serving delectable Goan cuisine. As the largest beach in North Goa, it's a hub for tourists seeking both relaxation by the Arabian Sea and a taste of the region's bustling nightlife. Visit after monsoon to enjoy the water sports

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours

Best Time: October to March

197 Goa Attractions

3. Minicoy Island Beach

Minicoy Island Beach
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Known For : Minicoy Island Agatti Islands Bangaram Island

Minicoy Island Beach, part of the Lakshadweep archipelago, is a serene paradise boasting crystal-clear turquoise waters, vibrant coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and diving, and a unique blend of Maldivian and South Indian culture. Visitors can experience the island's traditional Lava dance, explore the ancient lighthouse for panoramic views, and indulge in its tranquil, untouched beauty.

Beach Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Best visited during daylight hours. 

Best Time: September to May

17 Lakshadweep Attractions

4. Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach
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Known For : Water Sports in Varkala Varkala Beach Edava Beach

Varkala Beach, perched along Kerala's coastline, offers a stunning backdrop of cliffs adjacent to the Arabian Sea, making it a unique spot for sunbathing, swimming, and paragliding. The nearby natural mineral springs, ancient Janardhan Temple, and bustling local markets enrich the experience, offering both rejuvenation and cultural immersion.

Beach Timings: Open from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Best Time: Throughout the year

25 Varkala Attractions

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5. Om Beach, Gokarna

Om Beach, Gokarna
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Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Paradise Beach, Gokarna

Om Beach, named for its unique crescent shape resembling the spiritual Om symbol, is a serene destination in Gokarna, Karnataka, perfect for beach trekking, boat rides, and indulging in watersports like banana boat rides and jet skiing. Its laid-back vibe is complemented by beachside cafes, offering fresh seafood and views of mesmerizing sunsets.

Beach Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Best Time: Throughout the year

20 Gokarna Attractions

6. Kovalam Beach, Kovalam

Kovalam Beach, Kovalam
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Known For : Kovalam Beach Vizhinjam Lighthouse Aazhimala Shiva Temple

Kovalam Beach, a crescent-shaped haven in Kerala, boasts three pristine beaches where visitors can enjoy sunbathing, surfing, and wooden boat rides on the shimmering waters. Lined with swaying palm trees, the beachfront is dotted with Ayurvedic massage centers, seafood restaurants, and bustling local markets, providing an authentic taste of Kerala's coastal charm.

Beach Timings : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Closed on Monday

Best Time: September to March

33 Kovalam Attractions

7. Tarkarli Beach

Tarkarli Beach
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Tarkarli Beach, nestled in Maharashtra, offers a serene escape with its golden sands, clear waters, and a vibrant underwater ecosystem perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. The beach vicinity also provides opportunities for boat rides to glimpse dolphins, relishing delectable Malvani cuisine, and exploring the historic Sindhudurg Fort nearby.

8. Kashid Beach, Kashid

Kashid Beach, Kashid
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Known For : Kashid Beach Murud Janjira Fort Phansad Bird Sanctuary

Kashid Beach, located about 125 km from Mumbai, Maharashtra, is a tranquil coastal stretch known for its silver sands, azure waters, and lush green surroundings, making it perfect for sunbathing, water sports, and enjoying local seafood delicacies. The beach is usually accessible throughout the day, but it's advisable to visit between sunrise and sunset to make the most of the scenic beauty and activities.

Best Time: October to March

7 Kashid Attractions

9. Alibaug Beach, Alibag

Alibaug Beach, Alibag
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Known For : Alibaug Beach Kolaba Fort Water Sports in Alibaug

Alibaug Beach, nestled in the coastal town of Alibaug in Maharashtra, offers a picturesque backdrop of the Arabian Sea, complemented by the historic Colaba Fort in the distance; it's an ideal spot for beach strolls, sampling local seafood, and witnessing stunning sunsets.

Beach Timings: Usually accessible from sunrise to sunset.

Best Time: November to March

29 Alibag Attractions

10. Puri Beach, Puri

Puri Beach, Puri
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Known For : Raghurajpur Artist Village Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Puri Beach Markandeswara Temple

Puri Beach, renowned for its golden sands and pristine waters, stands as a spiritual epicenter with the iconic Jagannath Temple nearby and is a hub for traditional sand art displays and vibrant beachside festivals. Tourists can indulge in delectable seafood, take camel rides, and experience the unique culture of Odisha.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but most activities are from sunrise to sunset.

Best Time: July to March

29 Puri Attractions

11. New Digha Beach, Digha

New Digha Beach, Digha
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Known For : Marine Station/Aquarium of Zoological Survey of India New Digha Beach Udaipur Beach

Digha Beach, a popular seaside resort town, boasts of its wide, flat sandy beaches where visitors can enjoy sunrises, indulge in watersports, and explore the Marine Aquarium and Regional Centre. The area also offers local seafood delicacies, making it a perfect getaway for food enthusiasts.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but most activities are from sunrise to sunset.

Best Time: July to March

9 Digha Attractions

12. Butterfly Beach, Goa

Butterfly Beach, Goa
3.9 /5

Butterfly Beach, with its golden sands and scattered rock formations, is a hidden gem in Goa offering a tranquil escape, where visitors can spot dolphins, witness stunning sunsets, and discover a beautiful backdrop of the forested hills. The semi-circular shaped beach is also known for its butterfly population and the occasional sighting of crabs.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but best visited from sunrise to sunset.

13. Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari
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Known For : Thirparappu Falls Kanyakumari Beach Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Kanyakumari Beach stands out for its multicolored sands and its unique position at India's southernmost tip, where visitors can witness the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. The beach offers a magical vantage point to witness both sunrise and sunset, and the nearby Vivekananda Rock Memorial adds to its charm.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but best visited from sunrise to sunset.

Best Time: October to February

28 Kanyakumari Attractions

14. Alappuzha Beach, Alleppey

Alappuzha Beach, Alleppey
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Alleppey Beach, with its vast stretches of white sand and iconic pier that's over 137 years old, offers a serene escape complemented by the captivating beauty of lagoons, lakes, and freshwater rivers nearby. It's a great spot for picnics, and the ancient lighthouse nearby adds a touch of historic charm.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but best visited from sunrise to sunset.

15. Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach
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Palolem Beach, known for its crescent-shaped shoreline and swaying palm trees, offers a tranquil setting ideal for sunbathing, dolphin-spotting, and engaging in water sports. Its relaxed vibe is enhanced by the charming beach huts lining the shore and the vibrant nightlife featuring silent discos.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but best visited from sunrise to sunset.

16. Colva Beach, Goa

Colva Beach, Goa
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Colva Beach, one of Goa's most popular beaches, boasts powdery white sands and coconut palm-fringed shores, with a plethora of water sports, shacks offering local cuisine, and vibrant nightlife scenes. It's a hub for both relaxation under beach umbrellas during the day and energetic parties at night.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but best visited from sunrise to sunset.

17. Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park, Kollam

Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park, Kollam
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Known For : Thevally Palace Amritapuri Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park

Kollam Beach, often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi Beach, offers serene coastal views complemented by the iconic lighthouse, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and witnessing spectacular sunsets. Visitors can also indulge in local seafood delicacies at nearby eateries and enjoy boat rides in the tranquil waters.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but it's best visited from sunrise to sunset.

Best Time: September to February

41 Kollam Attractions

18. Mandvi Beach, Bhuj

Mandvi Beach, Bhuj
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Mandvi Beach in Bhuj is a pristine oasis boasting clear blue waters and soft white sands, offering visitors a chance to indulge in camel rides, water sports, and witness the timeless art of shipbuilding at the local shipyards. The nearby Vijay Vilas Palace, with its exquisite architecture, further elevates the charm of a visit.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but ideal visits are between sunrise and sunset.

19. Kudle Beach, Gokarna

Kudle Beach, Gokarna
4.3 /5

Kudle Beach, ensconced between two hills, offers a serene expanse with soft golden sands, making it perfect for sunbathing, yoga, and leisurely strolls. Cafés lining the shore serve delectable seafood, while evenings resonate with the sounds of impromptu drum circles and fireside gatherings.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but ideal visits are between sunrise and sunset.

20. Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach
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Anjuna Beach, renowned for its trance parties and the vibrant Anjuna Flea Market, is a haven for tourists seeking a blend of relaxation and vibrant nightlife. The beachside shacks, with their eclectic menus, and the mesmerizing sunset views create a bohemian atmosphere that's hard to resist.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but the best time to visit is between sunrise and sunset.

21. Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach
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Arambol Beach, with its pristine shoreline, offers a blend of tranquillity and lively music scenes, and it's also famous for its freshwater lake just meters from the sea. Paragliding, drum circles at sunset, and relaxed beachside cafes make this beach a favorite among travelers seeking a laid-back vibe.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but the best time to visit is between sunrise and sunset.

22. Elephant Beach, Andaman-nicobar-islands

Elephant Beach, Andaman-nicobar-islands
4.6 /5

Elephant Beach in Havelock Island is best known for its stunning coral reefs, making it a paradise for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts, and its white sandy shoreline provides a serene setting for sunbathing and beach relaxation. The picturesque landscape, combined with the vibrant marine life beneath the clear waters, ensures a memorable visit for every traveler.

Beach Timings : The beach is open for day trips between 9:00 -4:00.
if you're planning to do adventure sports visit in between 10:00 AM -2:00 PM. The beach closes at 4:00 PM

23. Talasari Beach, Odisha

Talasari Beach, Odisha
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Talasari Beach, with its calm waters and pristine sands, offers an untouched beach experience dotted with palm trees and charming red crabs; the estuary where the river meets the sea adds to its unique charm. Its serene environment is perfect for leisurely strolls, witnessing mesmerizing sunsets, and enjoying the rhythmic dance of traditional fishermen.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but it's best to visit between 6 AM to 6 PM.

Best Time: October to December, February

1 Talasari Beach Attractions

24. Rishikonda Beach, Visakhapatnam

Rishikonda Beach, Visakhapatnam
4.1 /5

Rishikonda Beach in Visakhapatnam is famed for its golden sands and vast stretches of shimmering water, offering water sports like windsurfing, jet skiing, and beach volleyball, making it a haven for adventure enthusiasts. The serene environment coupled with lush green surroundings makes it a perfect spot for those seeking tranquility and a nature escape.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but it's recommended to visit between 6 AM to 6 PM for safety.

25. Diveagar Beach, Maharashtra

Diveagar Beach, Maharashtra
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Diveagar Beach in Maharashtra is a pristine and tranquil stretch of white sands lined with Suru trees, offering a perfect setting for relaxation; the beach is also known for its migratory seagull visits and the ancient Suvarna Ganesh temple nearby. Local delicacies, primarily seafood, can be savored at the numerous eateries dotted along the beach.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but for safety and best experiences, it's recommended to visit between 6 AM to 6 PM.

26. Ganapatipule Beach, Ganapatipule

Ganapatipule Beach, Ganapatipule
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Known For : Jaigad Fort Water Sports in Ganapatipule Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

Ganapatipule Beach, with its golden sands and clear blue waters, is renowned not just for its natural beauty but also for the 400-year-old Ganapati temple that's built right on its shores. Visitors can indulge in water sports, relish the local Konkani cuisine at beach shacks, and enjoy the serene palm-lined landscapes.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours; however, it's advisable to visit between sunrise and sunset for safety and optimal experience.

Best Time: November to February

9 Ganapatipule Attractions

27. Paradise Beach, Pondicherry

Paradise Beach, Pondicherry
4.4 /5

Paradise Beach in Pondicherry boasts pristine golden sands and turquoise waters, making it an ideal spot for sunbathing, boat rides, and beach volleyball. The tranquil setting is perfect for relaxation, while nearby shacks offer delightful local seafood.

Beach Timings: Typically open from sunrise to sunset, around 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

28. Muzhappilangad Beach

Muzhappilangad Beach
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Muzhappilangad Beach is renowned as Kerala's only drive-in beach, offering a unique 4 km stretch where one can drive alongside the shore, with the backdrop of swaying coconut palms and breezy waves. Adventurous visitors can also indulge in water sports and paragliding while savoring local cuisine at nearby shacks.

Beach Timings: Open throughout the day, but the best time to visit is from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

29. Maravanthe Beach, Maravanthe

Maravanthe Beach, Maravanthe
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Maravanthe Beach offers a unique sight with the serene Arabian Sea on one side and the gentle flow of the Souparnika River on the other, making it a picturesque destination for relaxation and beachside activities. Alongside its natural beauty, visitors can savor local seafood dishes at nearby eateries or indulge in water sports.

Beach Timings: Typically open throughout the day, with the ideal visiting hours between 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

30. Gopalpur Beach, Odisha

Gopalpur Beach, Odisha
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Known For : Gopalpur Beach Ramha (Chilika) Gopalpur Lighthouse

Gopalpur Beach, with its pristine sands and tranquil ambiance, serves as an ideal getaway for those seeking a quiet retreat, while its azure waters offer opportunities for water sports and beachside activities. The old lighthouse, which offers panoramic views, and the local fish market are added attractions that provide a taste of the coastal culture of Odisha.

Beach Timings: Open throughout the day, best visited between 5:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Best Time: November to February

9 Gopalpur Attractions

31. Dhanushkodi Beach, Dhanushkodi

Dhanushkodi Beach, Dhanushkodi
3.5 /5

Dhanushkodi Beach, flanked by the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, boasts serene beauty, pristine waters, and remnants of a town submerged by a cyclone in 1964, offering a surreal blend of natural charm and historical intrigue. The beach is also famous for its mythical significance as the starting point of Rama's bridge, as mentioned in the epic Ramayana.

Beach Timings: Open throughout the day, best visited between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

32. Agonda Beach, Goa

Agonda Beach, Goa
4.4 /5

Agonda Beach in Goa is a tranquil haven, known for its long and pristine sandy stretch, where visitors can relish the serene ambiance, engage in dolphin watching, or simply lounge on the beach under the shade of coconut trees. It's an ideal spot for those seeking solitude, away from the bustling beachside crowds.

Beach Timings: Open all day, but best visited between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

33. Poovar Beach, Poovar

Poovar Beach, Poovar
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Known For : Poovar Beach Thirparappu Falls Vizhinjam

Poovar Beach, flanked by a tranquil backwater river on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, offers a unique ecosystem where visitors can explore floating cottages, take boat rides on the serene backwaters, and enjoy the golden sands. The beach remains relatively undisturbed, making it a perfect retreat for those looking for a peaceful beach experience.

Beach Timings: Open all day, but best visited between 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM.

Best Time: August to March

9 Poovar Attractions

34. Morjim Beach, Goa

Morjim Beach, Goa
4.3 /5

Morjim Beach, renowned as the nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles, offers a tranquil ambiance complemented by golden sands, palm trees, and beach shacks offering delectable Goan cuisine. The relatively less crowded atmosphere, combined with vibrant beachside parties and watersports, makes it a go-to destination for relaxation and fun.

Beach Timings: Open all day, but best visited between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

35. Baga Beach, Goa

Baga Beach, Goa
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Baga Beach, located in Goa, India, is a vibrant hotspot renowned for its lively nightlife, with numerous shacks offering delectable seafood, and an array of water sports for adventure enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing during the day, indulge in parasailing and jet-skiing, and dance the night away at the famous Tito's and Mambo's clubs.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, but best visited during sunrise and sunset.

36. Kadmat Island Beach

Kadmat Island Beach
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Kadmat Island Beach, located in the Lakshadweep archipelago, is a serene paradise known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, rich marine biodiversity ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, and pristine white sandy shores lined with coconut palms. The beach offers visitors a tranquil escape with opportunities for water sports, sunbathing, and witnessing breathtaking sunsets.

Beach Timings: Generally open throughout the day.
Water sports activities: Typically from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (it's best to check with local operators for precise timings).

37. Ross Island Beach, Andaman Nicobar-islands

Ross Island Beach, Andaman Nicobar-islands
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Ross Island, once the administrative headquarters of the British in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, boasts of historical ruins, old colonial buildings intertwined with thick roots, and pristine beaches surrounded by crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life. Visitors can explore the remnants of a bygone era, walk amidst deer and peacocks freely roaming the island, and relax on its sandy shores while taking in the panoramic views of the surrounding seascape.

Beach Timings: Generally open throughout the day.
Best visited during daylight hours for safety and optimal exploration, approximately from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

38. Marina Beach, Chennai - The City Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai - The City Beach
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Marina Beach, located in Chennai, is one of the world's longest urban beaches and is known for its bustling atmosphere with a plethora of street food stalls, vibrant kite-flyers, and the iconic statue of Kannagi. Visitors can enjoy a picturesque sunrise, take a leisurely walk along the promenade, indulge in mouthwatering local snacks, or simply relax by the shoreline watching the rhythmic waves.

Beach Timings: Open throughout the day.
Best visited during the cooler parts of the day, early morning (around 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM) and evening (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM).

39. Harihareshwar Beach, Maharashtra

Harihareshwar Beach, Maharashtra
4.3 /5

Harihareshwar Beach, situated in Maharashtra's Raigad district, is a tranquil coastal retreat renowned for its pristine shores flanked by rocky landscapes and the ancient Harihareshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The beach offers visitors a blend of spiritual solace and natural beauty, with opportunities for sunbathing, savoring local seafood delicacies, and exploring nearby attractions like the temple and surrounding greenery.

Beach Timings: Open throughout the day.
Best visited during daylight hours for optimal enjoyment and safety, approximately from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

40. Murud Beach, Maharashtra

Murud Beach, Maharashtra
4.3 /5

Murud Beach in Maharashtra is a picturesque coastal strip renowned for its golden sands, swaying coconut trees, and the historic Murud-Janjira Fort that majestically stands offshore. Visitors can indulge in sunbathing, relish fresh seafood from local stalls, embark on boat rides to the fort, and immerse themselves in the laid-back coastal vibe of the region.

Beach Timings: Open throughout the day.
Best visited during daylight hours for a splendid experience and safety, approximately from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

41. Panambur Beach, Mangalore

Panambur Beach, Mangalore
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Panambur Beach, located in Mangalore, is a popular destination known for its clean sands, exhilarating water sports like jet-skiing and parasailing, and the vibrant beach festivals that attract throngs of tourists and locals alike. The beach also offers a perfect spot for sunbathing, indulging in local street food, enjoying camel rides, and witnessing the mesmerizing sunset over the Arabian Sea.

Beach Timings: Open 24 hours, best visited during daylight hours, approximately from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

42. Auroville Beach, Auroville

Auroville Beach, Auroville
4.3 /5

Auroville Beach, located near the experimental township of Auroville in Tamil Nadu, is a serene coastal stretch known for its rocky shores, golden sands, and shallow waters making it ideal for swimming. The beach, close to the international community of Auroville, provides a peaceful atmosphere for relaxation, meditation, and enjoying the rhythmic sounds of the waves, and it's also a favored spot for surfing enthusiasts.

Beach Timings: 5:30 AM to 6:30 PM.

43. Elliot's Beach, Chennai

Elliot's Beach, Chennai
4.2 /5

Elliot's Beach, located in Besant Nagar, Chennai, is a calmer counterpart to the bustling Marina Beach and is beloved for its clean sandy shores, modern eateries, and the iconic Karl Schmidt Memorial. The beach offers visitors a tranquil space for morning jogs, yoga sessions, sampling coastal cuisines at the beachside cafes, and witnessing the serene beauty of dawn and dusk.

Beach Timings: 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

44. Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka

Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka
4.2 /5

Murudeshwar Beach in Karnataka is a splendid coastal stretch set against the backdrop of the monumental Murudeshwar Temple complex, highlighted by a towering statue of Lord Shiva. The beach offers an intriguing blend of spiritual ambiance and natural allure, where visitors can bask in the sun, explore the temple precincts, indulge in water sports, and enjoy panoramic views from the temple's Gopura.

Beach Timings: Best visited during daylight hours from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

45. Karwar beach, Karnataka

Karwar beach, Karnataka

Karwar Beach in Karnataka, flanked by the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, is a serene coastal gem known for its golden sands, clear blue waters, and the picturesque Kurumgad Island nearby. This beach provides a haven for relaxation, sunbathing, boat rides to neighboring islands, sampling local seafood delicacies, and experiencing the tranquil beauty of sunsets.

Beach Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

46. Bharatpur Beach, Andaman-nicobar-islands

Bharatpur Beach, Andaman-nicobar-islands

Bharatpur Beach, situated on Neil Island in Andaman, is celebrated for its shimmering white sands, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Ideal for snorkeling and glass-bottom boat rides, this beach offers visitors an up-close experience with the rich marine biodiversity, leisurely strolls on the soft sands, and a tranquil setting to relax and unwind.

Beach Timings: Advisable to visit during daylight hours, approximately from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM

47. Velankanni Beach, Tamil nadu

Velankanni Beach, Tamil nadu
4.1 /5

Velankanni Beach in Tamil Nadu is not just a scenic coastal stretch but also a significant pilgrimage spot, being in close proximity to the renowned Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. Apart from its spiritual significance, visitors to the beach can enjoy the calming sea breeze, sunbathing, local seafood delicacies, and occasionally witness processions and ceremonies related to the church.

Beach Timings:  6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

48. Kozhikode Beach, Kerala

Kozhikode Beach, Kerala
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Kozhikode Beach in Kerala, with its sun-kissed sands and historic charm, offers a tranquil coastal experience complemented by the iconic two piers that stretch into the sea and an old lighthouse standing tall. Visitors can revel in the mesmerizing sunsets, indulge in delectable Malabar cuisines from local stalls, and immerse themselves in the local cultural performances often held at the beach.

Beach Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

49. Mahabalipuram Beach, Tamil Nadu

Mahabalipuram Beach, Tamil Nadu
3.7 /5

Mahabalipuram Beach, located in Tamil Nadu, is not just a serene coastal stretch but also a UNESCO World Heritage site, adorned with ancient rock-cut temples and magnificent sculptures. Alongside enjoying the sun, sand, and sea, visitors can explore the architectural marvels like the Shore Temple, engage in beachside activities, and savor the local seafood delicacies.

Beach Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

50. Bekal Beach, Kerala

Bekal Beach, Kerala
3.6 /5

Bekal Beach in Kerala is a serene coastal stretch known for its pristine sands and the iconic Bekal Fort that offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Visitors can stroll along the palm-fringed shores, explore the historic fort, enjoy boat rides in the backwaters nearby, and experience the tranquility of sunset by the beach.

Beach Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

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