The Indian coastline is one of the longest in the world with some breathtaking visuals, credit for which goes to the Bay of Bengal on the East coast, the Arabian Sea on the West coast, and the Indian Ocean on the Southern coast. As much of India is enveloped by the sea and the ocean, it is endowed with some of the most diverse assortment of incredible beaches that offer everything from solitude to fun-filled parties to adventures. India now has 10 beaches which have been awarded the ‘Blue Flag Certification’ by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Denmark, which is a certificate awarded to beaches that are clean, safe, and environment friendly. These beaches are Eden beach, Kovalam beach, Ghoghla beach, Golden beach, Kappad beach, Kasarkod beach, Padubidri beach, Radhanagar beach, Shivrajpur beach, and Rushikonda beach.
Some of the best beaches in India that are trending on the travel scene can be found on the west coast, with Goa being the best beach destination of India where one can have some devilish fun. However, the southern coast also has some of the best beaches with spectacular scenery, most of which lie on the state of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andaman and Nicobar union territories. Every beach in India has something distinct to offer to cater to all kinds of visitors. From serene environment to fun water sports, from spending time in leisure to crazy parties and private coves, from a green belt of palm and coconut trees to hustle-bustle of streets selling delicious snacks, beaches in India convey the story of the city they are located in.
The beaches in India are an iconic arrangement of the sun, sand, and water enhancing their surroundings and offer a great location to explore, live in the moment, relax, and coddle in water activities. Whether you want a quiet stroll on the soft sand, a relaxing sunbath, some Insta-worthy pictures of sunrise, sunset, and with the moon over the clouds, or if you are an adventure freak, beaches in India offer everything from thrill to contemplation.
The west coastline of India has some of the famous beaches in India with Mumbai, Kerala and Goa keeping it to the top of the list. The Konkan region of India which includes parts of both Maharashtra and Goa is known for famous beaches in India with incredible nightlife and adventure activities and are filled with fun and frolic. Some of the most famous beaches in west coast are Kovalam beach, Kappad beach, and Varkala beach in Kerala, Kapu beach and Om beach in Karnataka, Kashid beach, Juhu beach, Tarkarli beach, and Alibaug beach in Maharashtra Konkan region, Nagoa beach in Diu, Somnath beach and Dwarka beach in Gujarat, Palolem, Cola, Agonda beach in North Goa and Baga beach, Anjuna beach, Candolim beach, Arambol beach, Mandrem’s beach in South Goa.
The beaches in the eastern and the southern tip of the country are more tranquil and filled with pious vibes. States such as West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha have several serene beaches, some of which have a blissful aura to them. The Digha beach, Shankarpur beach, and Bakkhali beach in West Bengal, Puri beach, Chandipur beach, Talasaribeach,Konark beach in Odisha, Marina beach, Mahabalipuram beach, Dhanushkodi beach, Paradise beach in Tamil Nadu are some of the famous beaches in eastern and southern coasts of India. Kanyakumari is in the southern tip of India; thus, Kanyakumari beach has the confluence of three water bodies in its surrounding.
Calangute beach in North Goa, also known as the Queen of the beaches in Goa, ranks among the top ten bathing beaches in the world with stunning landscape and several water sports.
Candolim beach in Goa is amongst the most famous beaches and top 5 beaches in India with lesser crowd, delicious seafood, beach shacks, and adventure sports.
Marina beach in Chennai along the Bay of Bengal is the longest beach in India and is world’s second longest beach reaching 21km.
Goa is referred to as the ‘Beach Capital’ of India.