Ranked 26 among Places to Visit in Andaman
Time Required: 3 - 4 hrs
With its brilliant coral reefs and alluring cyan waters, the Elephant beach is one of the locations that adds to the beach paradise reputation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The vivid colour of the water is accentuated by the pure white sands of the beach. These waters are a prime destination for tourists wishing to engage in water sports like snorkelling, swimming, and diving. A trip around the ocean in the glass boat is almost a divine experience. With the amazing coral reefs starting at a depth of a metre, this beach is truly a memorable sight leaving travellers with its imprint for years to come.
Boating around this beach can offer one some truly breathtaking imagery. There are boat rides organised from the Havelock Island dock to reach the main jetty. If one is feeling especially adventurous, the picturesque Radhanagar beach is an hour's trek from here. For those who are here to relax, the beach offers some exciting food and drink options while one lounges leisurely on the sands. This is the best beach in the Andaman Islands for engaging in water sports as well as other adventurous options like bird-watching, trekking and kayaking. As this area is famous for its coral reefs, sea walking is a major activity undertaken by almost every visitor to this beach, making this one of the best beaches of India.
Go for Water Activities
Elephant Beach is famed for its water activities and adventure sports. You can go for sea walking and snorkelling which are two immensely popular sports to be tried here. Snorkelling offers you the chance of experiencing the exquisite coral reefs of Andaman and also exotic marine creatures like fishes, crabs and even saltwater crocodile.
When you go for sea walking here, make sure to adhere by the safety norms and kits provided by the suppliers as you have to dive under deep water and take a walk in the sea. You will see for yourself many marine creatures and corals while walking in the sea. You can also participate in Scuba Diving, which is also an immensely popular water activity here.
Relax at the beach
If you come here in the winter months, then you should take a moment and sit silently on the white sand shore of the Elephant Beach. It would be one of a lifetime experience. Swimming and taking bath in the sea is also permitted here, but you can take rest and observe the beauty around the beach. You can also try the options that the local vendors offer in the stalls here.
Go for Boat Riding
You should definitely hire a boat to sail around the Elephant beach. It’s beautiful ambience and crystal blue waters will surely mesmerize you. Do not forget to capture the scenery in your camera. Boat rides are generally not too expensive in this beach, but in the peak season the boat operators can call for any rates, so you will have to bargain with them about the rate.
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