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Avis Island Beach, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Overview

The Avis Island Beach is a public island beach for individuals wishing to spend some time away from crowds and in their own solitary company. Avis Island is an uninhabited beach, which automatically makes activity on the beach lesser and the beach itself more isolated. Avis Island Beach is also easily accessible and has crystal clear, calm waters that add to the serene ambience of the beach. Due to the organic coconut plantations on the island, Avis Island is also known as the coconut island.

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Open Timings

Avis Island Beach is open to individuals 24 hours a day, every day of the week. However, the Island itself is closed to tourists, and hence, travellers wishing to visit the beach require prior permission from local authorities.

Best Time to Visit Avis Island Beach

The weather in Avis Island Beach is much the same as the rest of Andaman. This weather includes hot and humid summer season which last from March to May and have an average temperature ranging from 25 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius. 
The monsoon season, on the other hand, last from June to September and the rain during this time range from moderate to extremely heavy. Lastly, the winter season lasts from October to February, and the average temperature stays at a cold 20 degree Celsius.

Monsoons are generally avoided by travellers while planning a visit to the Andaman Islands as they are mainly beaches which become inaccessible or dangerous due to the harsh rains. Therefore, the best time to visit Avis Island Beach is in the winter months of October to March.

Activities on Avis Island Beach

The Avis Island Beach is mostly known for its coconut plantations. The island was previously meant to be home to a famous hotel chain, but after legal ramifications, it fell into the hands of the national authorities who deemed the island for coconut plantations. Aside from the plantations, the beach is the only source of activity on Avis Island.

When visiting the island, many individuals prefer to use an opportunity for clicking stellar pictures with the sunset or sunrise, blue waters and the coconut trees as the background. The island also makes for an excellent place to spot fishes in the water as the calm waters are so clear and brilliant that the little bursts of colour are visible through the surface.

Swimming on Avis Island Beach is not recommended as the several pebbles, and stones covering the water bed hinder swimming and individuals might hurt themselves. The shore also offers a great view and shoreline which can be used for long walks on the beach or strolls. If visiting with a group, the island can be used as an isolated picnic spot for the gathering.

How to Reach Avis Island Beach

By Air: Port Blair is the closest airport to Avis Island Beach and connects to several metropolitan cities.
By Sea: It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Avis Island Beach from the Mayabunder Jetty using a dinghy.

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