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Uppada Beach, Kakinada, Kakinada Overview

Uppada Beach is one of the safest and the most mesmerising beaches on the eastern coast of India. Situated in Kakinada town, the beach has an extensive shoreline. It offers a perfect recluse to adventurers, solo travellers and couples as well as families. The beach is also a scenic spot to watch the sunrise and sunset while being a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. Tourists engage themselves in several sports such as cricket or football while some opt for trekking along the sea-shore. One can even befriend the local fishermen in the area and accompany them for deep water fishing. A well-maintained park just behind the beach enhances its charm.

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Things to do at the Beach

Uppada Beach is an ideal shore for deep water fishing. One can undertake fishing by talking to the local authorities or simply the local fishermen. Being a tranquil and serene beach, it is an ideal place for sunbathing. The beach is maintained by APTDC or Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation that allows for surfing on the beach. 

Places to Visit Nearby

While in Uppada, one can take a sightseeing tour to Hope Island, about 8 km from Uppada beach known for providing a haven to the sailors against the forces of nature. Sri Kukkuteshwara Swamy Temple is one of the oldest shrines in Andhra Pradesh that attracts pilgrims from all over the country. It is around 12 km from Uppada Beach. Uppada village is famous for weaving and also known as the fisherman’s village.

Shopping around Uppada Beach

One can buy fresh seafood as well as other sea products such as conch, jewellery made up of sea products etc. But the unique product in the region is found in Uppada village that is Uppada Pottu Sarees that are hand-woven by the villagers themselves. Considered as among one of the most expensive sarees in the world, these are appreciated worldwide and are produced using the old Jamdani weaving method.

Tips for Visitors

There are not many tips to be followed except for the usual such as to carry enough sunscreen, hats and shades because the weather can be tricky. Well-advanced booking should be made if one opts to go during the peak seasons.

Best time to Visit

The climate in Kakinada is generally considered to be hot and humid with the temperature during the summers ranging within a maximum of 42 degree Celsius to a minimum of 38 degree Celsius between May-July. The monsoon season of July-September receives average rainfall. The winters which begin in November and ends in February witnessed a pleasant temperature ranging from a 20 degree Celsius to 18 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is during the winters from November to February.

How To Reach Uppada Beach

The closest airport is located in Rajahmundry at a distance of 70 km from Uppada Beach. There is a fair share of transport network available from the airport to Uppada beach including cab rental services and public buses.
The nearest and well-connected railway station to the Uppada Beach is located in Kakinada, at a distance of 22 km. The Kakinada Railway Station offers easy accessibility through public transport as well as rental cabs till the destination. If one intends to travel to Uppada by road, the ideal way would be to travel from Kakinada town which is at a distance of 18.3 km from this beach via the Kakinada-Uppada Beach Road. Cabs, buses and autos are readily available from the town centre, which is well connected to the nearby major cities. One can book a rental taxi service from Kakinada and travel for local sightseeing around the beach.

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