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Top 10 Longest Beaches in India

India has a long coastline, which stretches about 7517 kms from Arabian Sea to Bay of Bengal. India is surrounded by Bay of Bengal in the East, Arabian Sea in the West and Indian Ocean in the South. This beautiful coastline offers wide range of commercial and tranquil beaches with nature at its best. Here is a list of top 10 longest beaches in India,

Marina Beach – Chennai, Tami Nadu, India

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Marina Beach located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, it is the longest beach in Indian and it is the second longest beach in the world. The beach stretches nearly 13 kms including the Promenade with golden sands. It is a recreational hub for the localities and most preferred tourist destination in Chennai.

Best time to visit:

During the winter months from November to February, where the average temperature ranges from 28-30 degrees.

Things to do:

The beach offers you a carnival backdrop with Eatery stalls offering local cuisine. One should not miss the horse ride and the famous thenga manga pattani sundal in the beach.

Major attractions:

Some of the nearby attractions are Lighthouse, which is erected at the end of the beach and offers panoramic view of Bay of Bengal. Other than this, Memorials of famous Tamil Nadu political Personalities and Aquarium are must visit places near the beach.

Colva Beach– Goa, India

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Colva Beach located in South Goa, it is the best alternative destination to the over-crowded commercial beaches in Goa. The beach stretches 5 kms along the coastline, which makes it the longest beach in Goa.  The beach is a paradise with soul stirring shades of palm trees and Lovely white sand. This place is a popular romantic getaway for beach lovers in India.

Best time to visit:

During the winter months from November to February, where the average temperature ranges from 22-30 degrees.

Things to do:

This beach offers various water activities like surfing and kayaking through the backwater canal. Many beach shacks are lined up, which provides fresh Goan seafood. Stay in beach facing cottages arranged for tourist with all basic amenities.

Major attractions:

Some of the nearby attractions are “Our Lady of Mercy Church”, founded in 1630; this church is famous for its 16th century architecture. A small trek to the hilltop nearby the beach offers you an enthralling view of shinning crystal clear Arabian Sea.

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Muzhappilangad Beach– Kannur, Kerala, India

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Muzhappilangad Beach located in Kannur district of Kerala is the longest drive-in beach in India. The beach stretches across 4.5 kms along the coastline and is the one and only drive-in beach in Asia. The unique hardness of sand in this beach allows people to drive their vehicle directly along the shores of the beach.

Best time to visit:

The period between the months of September to May is the perfect time to reach this destination. The temperature ranges from 26- 28 degrees.

Things to do:

Enjoy the cool breeze drive along the shores of this beach by splashing the water with roaring speed. Take a boat ride to nearby Dharmadam Island to sight dolphins swimming right beside you.

Major attractions:

Muzhappilangad Beach Fiesta conducted in the month of September brings major attraction from all over the state to this beach. A number of activities like amusement rides, water rides, cinematic dances, Gaana melas and auto- expos are organised. Thalassery fort, St. Angelo  fort and Ezhara Beach are some popular getaways near the beach.



Ramakrishna beach– Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Ramakrishna beach alias RK beach is the most popular commercial beach of Andhra Pradesh. The beach has its unique view with hills located on the either side of its end. It stretches 3 kms from Vuda park on one end to Aquarium on another end. The beach waters are very suitable for swimming and surfing, which is the reason many people visit here. The stretch hosts number of monuments, parks and other tourist attractions.

Best time to visit:

The suitable season to visit this beach is from October to March, where the temperatures levels are cool and makes everyone comfortable to sit and relax.

Things to do:

Submarine museum is worth visiting place in the beach, where the real submarine is brought to the shore to show the life of people living in it and glimpse of its technical aspects. People can take a long walk on the neatly paved footpaths.

Major attractions:

There are many attractions nearby Rk beach and the prominent one is Vuda Park, which is at a distance of 2 kms along the beach stretch. This lush green park is the treat to have a good time with your family and friends. Other than this, submarine museum, war memorial, Aircraft museum and Marine aquarium are some popular spots near the beach.

Kaup beach– Udupi, Karnataka, India

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Kaup beach also called as kapu by locals is an unexplored fantasy beach located in udupi, Karnataka. The breath taking view of 2 km beach stretch from the hillock gives you goose bumps to see the lush green coconut grooves merging with deep blue Seawater. It has a gigantic lighthouse erected over the hillock, which gives the beach a cinematic texture. The sunset view in this beach gives you a divine feeling.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit this serene beach is between the months of October to March.

Things to do:

Do not miss to watch the sunset at this location and its beauty provides feast for your eyes.

Major attractions:

Lighthouse is the major attraction here and is visited by every one heading towards the beach. It is the Center of attraction to click memorable photographs. Goddess Mariamma temple is another attraction nearby the beach.

Ganpatipule Beach – Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India

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Located in the Konkan coast of Ratnagiri, this is one of the cleanest and most serene beaches of Maharashtra. The coastal length of this beach is 10 kms with lush coconut and mangrove trees lining along the beach side. The beach offers you a peaceful atmosphere with many unexplored birds flying over it.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit Ganpatipule would be from October to March before the arrival of summer.

Things to do:

This beach offers local cuisine beach shacks and food stalls. The resorts near the beach offer you most exclusive rooms and peaceful stay. Camel rides and Horse rides are famous in this beach.

Major attractions:

The most visited place is Swambhu Ganapati Temple, where large number of devotees pay visit and offerings to the main deity of temple. Other attractions include the Jaigad fort perched on a hilltop near the Jaigad Creek and Prachin Konkan museum.

Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach– Junagadh, Gujarat, India

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Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach is a hidden treasure located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat. The 6 kms beach stretch offers you abundant excitement and adventures ranging from water sports, camel rides, Horse rides and Dolphin sighting. The beach is located adjacent to Diu Islands, where you can hop into a boat to reach the Island.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit this enthusiastic beach is during summer months of March to July to enjoy its beauty and water sports.

Things to do:

Parasailing, speed boat, water scooter are some of the adventurous rides to do in this beach. Camel rides along the pristine Seashore gives you an unforgettable experience.

Major attractions:

The best spot to visit is Diu Island, which is located adjacent to the beach. The Island offers you historical forts, underground caves and a 16th century church.

Radhanagar Beach– Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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Radhanagar beach located in Havelock Islands of Andaman & Nicobar is widely acclaimed by the top most travel magazines as best beach in the world. A stretch of 2 kms with Pure white sand, shinning blue water and lush greens as its backdrop this beach is a paradise for beach lovers and honeymooners. The beach is less crowded, clean and offers abundant water sport activities.

Best time to visit:

The best time to explore this place is during the months of October to March. This is the best time to enjoy water activities and deep Sea diving in this beach.

Things to do:

Most famous water sports activities can be enjoyed in this beach like Deep Sea diving, Snorkelling, Surf riding, Kayaking etc. The Sunset view at the beach gives you a heart warming and soul stirring touch.

Major attractions:

Due to its pristine waters and unexplored coral reeves, diving in this beach pulls major tourists to come here.  Elephant beach, Kaalapathar beach and Vijayanagara beach are most famous tourist places near the beach.

Swargadwara beach – Puri, Odisha, India

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This beach is the famous beach located in holy city of Puri, Odisha. Swargadwara means “Gateway to heaven” and people believe that immersing the remaining ashes of their beloved ones in this beach water may rest their soul in heaven. The beach is famous for its sand sculptures festival conducted every year with a unique theme.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit this Holy place is during the months of October to January, where the temperature will be pleasant and calm.

Things to do:

Take a camel and horse ride along the shores of the beach. Make sure to visit the magnificent sand castles built on the beach. Get blessings from the famous “Puri Jagannath” temple located near the beach.

Major attractions:

“Puri Jagannath temple” is must visit place near the beach, which is built in 10th century for Lord Jagannath. Ganesh temple, Chilika Lake and Raghurajpur heritage crafts village are some of the most visited spots near the beach.

Digha Beach– Digha, West Bengal, India

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With huge stones and concrete steps, this is one of the popular commercial beaches in West Bengal state of India. This serves as the holiday spot for beach lovers in West Bengal with all commercial aspects like Sea resorts, food stalls and shopping centres. The beach is encircled with casuarinas plantations along the coast adding more charm to it.

Best time to visit:

The period between July to March marks the best time to explore this place, as the weather is calm and pleasant.

Things to do:

The sunrise and sunset are beautiful in Digha beach, which gives you artistic scenery. Enjoy the Sea breeze by sitting on the concrete steps paved along the Sea facing coastline. The beach is flat with low tides and thus makes it ideal place for swimming.

Major attractions:

Marine aquarium and science museum are the latest attractions near Digha beach, which displays the marine bio-diversity of the region. Lord Shiva temple and Amravati Park are also major tourist attraction near the beach.

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