Top 6 Exotic Beaches In Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Written By: Mehrosh Shamim

Sparkling blue waters, soft sands, charming cottages and huts, thrilling water activities are what make these the best beaches in Andaman. From majestic beaches like Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach and Kalapathar to unique beaches like Chidiya Tapu and Sandbar, the Andaman Islands are ideal for a beach vacation.

Discover the 6 beaches in the Andaman listed below for a fun beach vacation:

1. Radhanagar Beach

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The Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island is one of the must-visit beaches in Andaman. This beach, also known as Beach No. 7, was featured in the 2004 issue of Time Magazine. The beach is dotted with numerous cottages and benches. Moreover, food and water are permitted inside the beach. 

  • How To Reach: The beach is 10.8 kms from the Havelock Island jetty and is easily accessible via the SH4 road. 

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM

  • Best Season: December to February 

  • Nearby Restaurants: The Turtle House (0.39 km), and The Swimming Elephant (0.57 km)

2. Corbyn’s Cove Beach

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It is six kms from the Port Blair town and is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Hotels, changing rooms, restaurants, bars, and adventure water sports are available here. You can observe historical relics like Japanese Bunkers on the way to the beach.

  • How To Reach: It's about 9 kms from the airport and takes about 35 minutes to get there.

  • Timings: Open 24 hours

  • Best Season: October to May

  • Nearby Restaurants: Corbyn’s Delight (0.1 km), and Waves (0.4 km)

3. Kala Pathar Beach

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It is a long stretch of sand with large black rocks jutting out into the sea. It is not a very crowded area, and sunbathing, and photography are popular activities. You can also go exploring in the dense mangrove forest. The beach has no restaurants or cafes.

  • How To Reach: There are numerous routes to go to Kala Pathar, which is around 60 miles from Port Blair. There are government ferries that can get you here in 2.5 hours.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Best Season: October to May

  • Nearby Restaurants: Bonova Cafe and Pub (4.3 km), and Fat Martin Cafe (2.2 km)

4. Elephant Beach

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Elephant Beach is Havelock Island's only beach and is known for its clear water and water activities. The water at the beach is shallow, so people should avoid going too far out. Some popular activities include sea walk, glass bottom boats, and snorkelling.

  • How To Reach: The speed boats depart from the Havelock jetty and travel 8.7 km to reach Elephant Beach.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Best Season: December to February 

  • Nearby Restaurants: Dugout (0.2 km), and Amaya (0.8 km) 

5. Wandoor Beach

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Wandoor Beach is one of the best beaches in Andaman. The Jolly Buoy is a nearby attraction known for its underwater corals. A fee is charged for carrying a video camera here.

Keep in Mind: Crocodiles have frequently been seen close to the wooded area near Wandoor beach, so use caution.

  • How To Reach: Wandoor and Port Blair can be reached in 1 hour through the Andaman Trunk Road. Regular government and private buses are offered from Port Blair.

  • Timings: 4:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Best Season: March to May

  • Nearby Restaurants: Seafood Delights (16 km), and Icy Spicy (15.2 km)

6. Chidiya Tapu

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This location is also well-known for its picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking sunset views. The Chidiya tapu biological park, with its rich and diverse flora and fauna, is also a must-see. Chidiya Tapu's Sunset Point is one of its main draws.

  • How To Reach: Chidiya Tapu is about 30 kilometres from Port Blair, and there are several ways to get there from there.

  • Timings: 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Best Season: October to February 

  • Nearby Restaurants: Hashtag Chai (0.2 km), and The Islander Restaurant (0.3 km) 

Frequently Asked Questions—

Is a passport required to travel to Andaman for Indians? 

No, a passport is not necessary for Indians to travel to Andaman.

What time of year is ideal for visiting Andaman? 

Andaman is a tropical island. The best months to go are from October to May, especially if you want to try out the various water sports that are available. The seas are calmer and visibility is excellent. 

Which beach in Andaman is the cleanest? 

Radhanagar Beach, one of the cleanest beaches in Asia and unquestionably the nicest beach in Andaman, is well-known for being the ideal beach for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Are the beaches in Andaman crowded? 

All beaches have a moderate amount of visitors. You can go with your family because the throng is not too dense.

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