In our second part of the series, we explore 10 more Andaman beaches – some you have heard of, some that are off the tourist radar and some that you simply shouldn’t miss
In the first part our our series, we covered 10 beaches of Andaman. Some are known for their picture postcard white sand and blue water combination. Others offer room for water activities. And some don’t see too much crowd, giving honeymoon couples in Andaman the privacy they seek.
In the first part of the series, we covered, Elephant Beach, Guitar Island and Beach, Red skin island beach, Chidiyatapu beach, Badabalu, Little Andaman, Wandoor, Morcidera, Aamkunj and Diglipur beach.
Here are the next ten in the series
Silent, unexplored and completly inhabited, locals and tourists visit this beach if they want to enjoy a long evening walk and calm sunset. The shoreline is enveloped in greens and you can walk half a kilometer into the shallow waters and go for a swim. Baludera also has some eco-friendly huts that are a must-see for visitors. Situated just 100km from Port Blair, you can reach Baludera by both road and sea. Here’s all the info you need about Baludera Beach
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Corbyn’s Cove is the nearest to the city of Port Blair. As expected, its proximity to the city doesn’t make it exotic. But it gets included in most tourist itienaries if you are spending an evening in the city and have finished your share of shopping. You can rent a bike or take a rickshaw to the beach. The journey is scenic so we recommend you rent a scooter and get going.
Corbyn’s Cove Image Credit: Dontstopliving.net
Dhani nallah Beach
Take a walk amidst the greens with the mangrove nature walk towards the Dhani Nallah beach. It’s great to see the initiative by the island authorities to make this place a wonderful tourist attraction. Interspersed with sitouts on woodden benches, the walk makes a pleasant expereince. Do try it out
Butler bay beach
With a shoreline filled with dense trees and silky brown sand, the beach makes a wonderful sight. You can stop by at this beach for a while and proceed to the Kalapathar Limestone caves which is situated at a 10-min walk distance. Butler bay beach isn’t the most popular beach for scuba or snorkelling but it is a great beach to visit nonetheless
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Karmatang beach is one of the best beaches around Mayabunder. It has everything a tourist needs to have a good time. From restaurants offering interesting food to boating via the mangroves to the standard swimming activities, you can do a lot hanging around here. Here’s the other info you need on Karmatang beach
Munda Pahar beach
Munda Pahar beach in Chidiyatapu is again one of the beaches that offers the best of Andaman. Its dense vegetation is home to Andaman’s endemic birds. Also famous as a local picnic hotspot (since it is jut 25km from Port Blair), you can gather seashells, rest under the tree shade and catch a beautiful sunset – just like that
Image credit: Munda Pahar Beach
Situated 40km from the main city, Bharatpur beach is part of the Neil Island cluster in Andaman. The clear blue water remains shallow for a distance of around 500m from the shoreline. This makes it perfect for a lot of adventure water activities. Coral reef viewing is a popular activity and you can take a glass bottom boat ride, go snorkelling, do scuba or an underwater walk to explore and experience.
Situated in the northern region of the Diglipur Island, it is around 15 km from Kalipur.
Lakmanpur beach. The beach attracts tourists beacuse of its proximity to the Taralait Bay and Alfred caves.
Image credit: Trek Earth
Part of the Neil Island group of beaches, Laxmanpur beach is full of sea shells and dead corals. Much longer than its counterpart Bharatpur, Laxmanpur beach allows you to steal a private space even if there are other people around. While you visit Bharatpur during the day, stop by at Laxmanpur to catch the sunset.
Known primarily for its turtle nesting, the Kalipur beach is among the rare beaches in the world where four types of turtles – Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawksbill and Green Turtles – lay their eggs. It shows signs of volcanic black sand which give the beach an overall dull look compared to the postcard beaches of Andaman. Even then, it makes for an interesting stopover from Diglipur
That’s for now! Stay tuned for our concluding part on the beaches of Andaman.