Known For : Marine Station/Aquarium of Zoological Survey of India New Digha Beach Udaipur Beach
Beach town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its untouched beaches and scenic views, especially among people in West Bengal.
Best Time: July to March
Known For : Mandarmani Beach Shankarpur Beach Digha Beach
With more and more money being pumped into beaches all around the world to turn them into synthetic poolsides, Shankarpur gives you the luxury of experiencing the thrill of isolated beaches, calming winds and that typical old world charm.
Best Time: October to Apr
Known For : Bakkhali Beach Henry's Island Jambu Dweep
Wrapped in the commotion of West Bengal and yet a world in itself, Bakkhali is small beach town located on the West Bengal coast. If you wish to have the perfect beach getaway that doesn't include ear ripping music or just alcohol laden evenings, Bakkhali is the place to be.
Best Time: October to March
Known For : The Sagar Beach Ganga Sagar Mela Kamil Muni Temple
Sagardwip is a small island, a part of the Sunderbans group of islands. Sagardwip is at the confluence of the holy river Ganga (Ganges) and the Bay of Bengal, making it one of the most popular religious havens of the country.
Best Time: October to March
15 km from Digha, Shankarpur is a virgin beach with a lovely view of the beach surrounded by local fish boats and rows of tress giving visitors the perfect Kodak moment. Near the beach, there are also a few temples in Shankarpur.
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.
Located about 3 km away from Shankarpur, the beach of Mandar mani is completely deserted. Very few people are even aware of its existence.
If you're looking for a more laidback and tranquil beach atmosphere, 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.
The Sagar Beach is located at the tip of the Sagardwip, or Gangasagar, as some people call it. The beach is flooded with thousands of tourists every year as they make their way to Sagardwip for a holy dip in the Ganges. The beach otherwise is a calm, soothing place to enjoy a sunset.
The Bakkhali Beach is perhaps the most breath taking beaches in India. The near 7 km coastline is not just the most stunning view of the sea merging into the land, but is also very sparsely populated, which accentuates its beauty.
Not exactly a beach but Haldia's Marine drive is a beautiful 6 km road stretch from Coast Guard Jetty to 3rd oil jetty point. The road is lined with palm trees and every now an then a ship can be seen anchored on shore.
Diamond Harbour is built on the point where Hooghly River meets the Bay of Bengal. Very popular and even more stunning, the harbor, coupled with its pleasant and mildly humid weather and beach like setting is the perfect place to spend the day.
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 a spectacular panorama. There are secret beaches, beaches which are beyond the reach of contamination, beaches that refresh our senses and Talasari is one such place. This virgin beach has sand dunes, calmer waves amid several palm trees, coconut trees, cashew trees are known to be the last beach on the northeastern coast of India.
Best Time: October to December, February
West Bengal is an eastern state of India with a long coastline along the Bay of Bengal. But even with a long coastline, unfortunately, there aren't many touristy beaches in West Bengal as most of the coastline is marshy and is part of a delta. However, don't worry as this list prepared by Holidify's editorial team list down the most important, touristy, beautiful and best beaches of West Bengal. Bordering with land-locked states like Assam in the north and the states of Bihar and Jharkhand in the west, lots of tourists from these states and also from West Bengal travel to these places that make them great holiday destinations. Apart from these, there are many nice beaches near the border of West Bengal and Odisha that interests a lot of visitors.