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105 beach attractions and activities in India

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

105 beach attractions and activities in India

Updated: Feb 10

A major part of India is bounded by water and hence there is no end of beautiful beaches across the country. This article lists the major beaches and various activities that tourists can enjoy in these beaches. The beaches have been grouped according to the states.


1. Palolem Beach, Canacona, South Goa (Different kinds of water sports, swimming)

2. Baga Beach, Bardez, Goa (One of the busiest tourist spots, all sorts of entertainment, famous for night life, water sports and many other attractions like parasailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, etc)

3. Calangute Beach, North Goa (Great Music, night life, foreign holiday makers, water sports like skiing, surfing, parasailing)

4. Candolim Beach, Bardez, Goa (Adventure sports, fishing activities, yoga, meditation, sunset)

5. Anjuna Beach, Bardez, Goa (Music)

6. Vagator Beach, North Goa (Laid Back Beach, Sunset viewing)

7. Agonda Beach, Canacona, South Goa (Sunbathing, relaxing, quiet beach, Ridley turtle)

8. Sinquerim Beach, Candolim, Goa (Watersports, Forts, Lighthouse)

9. Arambol Beach, North Goa (Budget vacation, food, paragliding)

10. Morjim Beach, North Goa (Serene, secluded, bird watching)

11. Colva Beach, South Goa (Water Sports, sea food)

12. Majorda Beach, South Goa (Watersports, night life, variety of food) Kerala

13. Kovalam Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Night life, water sports, sun bathing, massaging)

14. Cherai Beach, Kochi (Coconut Palms, Paddy fields, Backwaters, Swimming, dolphins)

15. Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Photography, rocky cliffs, local cafes, temples)

16. Ezhimala Beach, Kannur (Dolphins, sculptured stone pillars)

17. Bekal Beach, Kasarkod (old forts, clean, splashy waves, remarkable sunset, movie shoots)

18. Marari Beach, Alappuzha (Backwaters)

19. Payyambalam Beach, Kannur (Beautiful stretch of sand, picnic spot, sculpture portraying a mother and her child)

20. Kozhikode Beach, Kozhikode (Best sunset in Kerala, old light house, marine aquarium, lions park, other attractions) 21. Kappad Beach, Kozhikode (Clean, Monument associated with Portugese explorer Vasco Da Gama)

22. Alleppey Beach, Alappuzha (Backwaters, houseboats, fishing, lighthouse, beach parks)

23. Vizhinjam Beach, Trivandrum (Fishing, marine aquarium, temples)

24. Beypore Beach, Kozhikode (Small port, long bridge to the sea, sunset, handicraft shops)

25. Chowara Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (White beach, fishing, sunsets, dangerous sea currents)

26. Muzhappilangad Beach, Muzhappilangad (Coconut groves, private islands, hard beach, only drive in beach in Kerala)

27. Shankumugham Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Mermaid statue, starfish shaped restaurants, sunsets, indoor recreation club)

28. Nattika Beach, Thissur (Backwater cruises, country boat rides, elephant rides, cultural performances)

29. Andhakaranazhi Beach, Alappuzha (Serene, calm beach, lighthouse)

30. Neendakara Beach, Kollam (Fishing, view of Ashtamudi Lake merging in to the Arabian sea from the Neendakara Bridge)

Andaman and Nicobar

31. Karmatang Beach – North Andaman Island (Turtle Population, swimming, boating, snorkeling, zoology studies, steamer ride through the mangroves)

32. Corbyn cove and Chidiya tapu – Port Blair, South Andaman Islands (Coconut Palms, Coral reefs)

33. Radha Nagar Beach – Havelock Island, Andaman Islands (Flora and fauna, one of the top ten beaches in the world, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, elephant drives, sunset views)

34. Harminder Bay Beach – Hut Bay Island, Andaman Islands (Nature Lovers, intrinsic beauty) Lakshwadeep

35. Bangaram Beach, Lakshwadeep Islands (One of the top ten secret beaches, helicopter rides, angling, snorkeling, diving, other water sports, swaying coconut palms, coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons)

36. Kavaratti Beach, Kavaratti, Lakshwadeep Islands (Lakshwadeep Islands, Isolated Beach, Mytholic – beach where Lord Rama is believed to have stayed, water sports, marine aquarium with small sharks)

37. Kadmat Beach, Kadmat Island, Lakshwadeep (Cleanliness, soft white sand, mangroves)

38. Agatti Island, Lakshwadeep Islands (Gateway to Lakshadweep Islands, underwater viewing o a glass bottomed boat)

Tamil Nadu

39. Mahabalipuram Beach, Kanchipuram (Sea shore temple, tranquil atmosphere, old sculptures, scenic beauty)

40. Rameshwaram Beach, Rameshwaram (Pilgrimage Center, swimming, sunbathing, rare species – life algae, starfish, sea cucumber, sea cow, Ramanatha Swamy temple, longest bridge constructed on sea)

41. Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari (Sunset, sunrise, southernmost tip of Indian peninsula, pilgrimage spot, confluence of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean)

42. Covelong Beach, Chennai (Serenity, Meditation, Water Sports, Fishing Activities)

43. Marina Beach, Chennai (Second largest beach in the world in terms of area, memorials of great leaders)

44. Elliots Beach, Chennai (Erected Memorials)


45. Paradise Beach, Chunnambar

46. Auroville Beach, Pondicherry (Sunset view, World War I War Memorial, Statue of M


47. Surathkal Beach, Mangalore (Fascinating surroundings, lighthouse amidst the rocks, sunset viewing)

48. Om Beach, Gokarna (Water sports activities – surfing, water skiing, para sailing, etc)

49. Kaup Beach, Udupi (Pleasant environment, pristine, old lighthouse, movie shoots)

50. Kurumgad Beach, Karwar (For the nature lovers, Lord Narasimha temple, dolphins, otters)

51. Marudeshwar Beach, Murdeshwar (Lord Shiva Temple, swimming)

52. Gokarna Beach, Gokarna (Pilgrimage)

53. Marawanthe Beach, Kundarpura (Golden Sand, swaying palm trees, scuba diving, snorkeling)

54. Karwar Beach, Karwar (Fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, dolphin hunting, warm sun, cool breeze, sea food, hospitality)


55. Puri Beach, Puri (Camel rides, Hotspot for tourists, attracts a lot of holidaymakers and beach goers)

56. Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark (Konark Temple, cultural activities, Chandrabhaga mela)

57. Chandipur Beach, Balasore (‘Vanishing Sea’ phenomenon, walking, riding, seafood, sand dunes, rocky coasts, casuarina, wide range of biodiversity, Integrated Test Range of the Indian Army)

58. Gopalpur Beach, Ganjam (Swaying palm, gentle sea waves, luxurious resorts)


59. Bassein Beach, Vasai (Breathtaking night time appearance, picnic spot, religious and cultural importance)

60. Madh Island, Mumbai (Movie shoots, crystal clear water, scenic beauty, mangroves)

61. Marine Drive, Mumbai (Beautiful Walkway, Sunset Point, Queens Necklace)

62. Juhu Beach, Mumbai (Movie shoots)

63. Tarkali Beach, Sindhudurg (Clear water, scuba diving, snorkeling, house boat facility)

64. Ganapatipule Beach, Ganpatipule (Aesthetic, scenic, blue waters, swaying palms, pristine air, white sands, mangroves and coconut palms, white sands, religious activities, local food)

65. Dahanu – Bordi Beach, Palghar (Water adventure, trekking on nearby hills, pilgrimage)

66. Shriwardhan Harihareshwar, Raigad (Sun basking, sun bathing, beach walking, yoga, meditation, delicacies)

67. Mandwa and Kihim Beach, Alibag (Coconut trees, wild flowers, butterflies, birds, ideal place for nature lovers)

68. Marve Manori and Gorai, Mumbai (Sunrise, Sunset, late night beach parties, fishing)

69. Velneshwar Beach, Velneshwar (Green coconut palm groves, rock free seawater, swimming, sunbathing, pilgrimage)

70. Vengurla Malvan, Singhudurd (Coconut palms, Mango, Jackfruit, Cashew trees, soft white sands, clay potteries, sea food)


71. Diu Beach (Pleasant climate, forts, palm trees)

72. Vanakbara Beach, Diu (Pilgrimage, rocks, sunset, sea shell collection, unsafe for swimming due to high tides)

73. Jalandhar Beach, Diu (Forts from Portuguese colonial period)

74. Chakratirth Beach, Diu (Compact, calm, temples, sunset views)

75. Ghoghla Beach, Diu (Relaxed strip of sand, gentle waves, good sea food)

76. Khodidhar Beach, Diu (Peaceful, quiet, picturesque views)


77. Tithal Beach, Valsad (Black sand, popular tourist destination in South Gujarat)

78. Nargoal Beach, Valsad (Secluded, unexplored, lush palm trees, greenery)

79. Dwarka Beach, Dwarka (Pilgrimage, temples, chartered boats, white beach, extensive marine life)

80. Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach, Ahmedpur Mandvi (Long Coastline, beach sports activities)

81. Jamnagar Beach, Jamnagar (small islands nearby, Bedi port)

82. Sarkeshwar Beach, Junagadh (Water sports activities, different colored sea)

83. Somnath Beach, Somnath (One of the best beaches in Gujarat, pilgrimage, temples, camel ride, snacks)

West Bengal

84. Digha Beach, Midnapore (Most visited beach in West Bengal, shifting shoreline)

85. Tajpur Beach, Midnapore (Unexplored, Quiet, beautiful sunrise, sunset)

86. Bakkhali Beach, Namkhana (Cleanliness, composed beached, popular amongst bag-papers and weekenders)

87. Mandarmani Beach, Midnapore (Honeymoon destination, water sports, clear blue water, dazzling sunset)

88. Frazerganj Beach, Haroa (Unspoilt Panorama, poetic dawns and dusk, quiet, migratory birds)

89. Falta Beach, Falta (Undulating beauty, picnic spot)

90. Junput Beach, Midnapore (Casuarina trees, photography, family outings, picnic spots)

91. Sagardwip / Gangasagar Beach, Kakdwip (Pilgrimage)

92. Shankarpur Beach, Midnapore (Soothing atmosphere, unexplored, fishing)

93. Talsari Beach, Balasore (Boat ride, conifers)

Andhra Pradesh

94. Baruva, Srikakulam (Sunrise and sunset, Lighthouse, Old temples)

95. Bheemunipatnam, Vizag (Historical associations, Gosthani river, Vishakhapatnam city (Vizag)

96. Manginapudi, Hyderabad (Fisherman, Bathing in the sea, Imitation Jewellery)

97. Mypau, Nellore (Mypadu beach picturesque beaches, Golden sandy beach, Round up your visit with a snack break)

98. Ramakrishna Beach, Vizag (Rocky Beach, sea foods)

99. Rushikonda, Vizag (Water sport, speedboats, water skiing, windsurfing)

100. Suryalanka, Bapatla (Weekend getaway)

101. Thummalapenta, Kavali Mandal (Karthika pournam festival)

102. Uppada, Kakinada (Beach sports, nearby parks, eateries, family getaway)

103. Vodarevu, Chirala (Coconut groves, Yellow sand beach, Sunrise sunset, Fishing)

104. Vakalapudi, Kakinada (Uncrowded beach, Mangrove forest, Kakinada beach festival)

105. Yarada, Vizag (Lonely beach, Weekend getaway)

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