SPLENDOR ALONG THE BAY
Andhrapradesh is studded with over scenic beaches along the Bay of Bengal on the East coast. Most of these beaches offer multiple options for rejuvenation, adventure and water sports. Here are the Beaches in Andhra Pradesh:
BEACHES IN VISAKHAPATNAM
Visakhpatnam offers the most spectacular sea vistas, particularly at Lawson’s Bay, Rushikonda and Bheemili. The shores here are shallow and the waters crystal clear, making the beaches ideal for swimming, surfing and bathing.
Bheemili beach located 24km from Visakhapatnam at the mouth of the Gosthani river is one of the famous beach in Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the best place for swimming and water sports. One can also see the Dutch settlement with a ruined fort, Bell of Arms and a 17th century Dutch cemetery are preserved here. There is good accommodation facilities available in this place as beach resorts and hotels are near to it.
RAMAKRISHNA BEACH (RK BEACH) :
The Ramakrishna beach, along with Lawson’s Bay, presents one of the most picturesque sites in Visakhpatnam. A perfect place for unwinding the Ramakrishna beach has wide shores. There is an imposing Kali temple near the beach. An aquarium here is a magnet for tourists and local people.
LAWSON’S BAY :
The Lawson’s Bay is an ideal spot for swimming and surfing. The shallow waters here are crystal clear and safe for swimming.
The Dolphin’s Nose is a huge rocky headland 174 m high and 358m above sea level that juts into the sea at vizag. Shaped like a dolphin, it is an icon of the port city. The powerful beacon of a lighthouse set on a rock at sea directs ships 65km away. There are star hotels nearby where you can also find the accommodation and enjoy the scenic view.
The Rushikonda beach, with its golden sands and clean stretches, about 8km from Vizag, is ideal for swimmers, water skiers and wind surfers. The picturesque location draws many sea enthusiasts. You can also find various hotels available nearby for accommodation.
BEACHES IN SRIKAKULAM
Kalingapatnam beach is in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh and this is one famous beach known to be as one of the safe and clean beach resorts in north Andhra. This is the place where the River Vamsadhara meets the Bay of Bengal. One can really enjoy here resting in the beautiful resorts.
The Bhavanapadu beach is located in Santha Bommali mandal of Srikakulam District. It is also a fishing harbor and the nearest railway station sis the Naupada junction. It is a popular picnic spot for local people particularly during kartheekamasam which is one of the festive season.
BEACHES IN KAKINADA
The beach on the Uppada road, located about 5km from Kakinada town, is known for its clear waters and gradual slope. The shore here is very wide. Here you can also find a park where one can enjoy with family ,children and friends.
The manginapudi beach, about 11km from the historic port city of Machilipatnam, is blessed with magnificent stretches that offer supernal seafront thrill. It is also a popular health resort and a picnic spot for the local populace. Lakhs of pilgrims take a holy dip in the sea here during Magha poornami.
The Suryalanka beach is located about 9 km from Bapatla. Beach will be found crowded with children and families during weekends and holidays. The beach here is shallow with a gradual slope, while the shore is quite wide. Current facilities on the beach include separate changing shelters for men and women as well as food and beverages kiosks.
BEACH IN PRAKASAM DISTRICT
Voderevu is a seaside village, about 6km from Chirala, prakasam district. History suggests that at the close of the last century this village had a minor port through which a substantial volume of trade took place with places like Madras (present Chennai), Colombo, Jaffna, Cochin and Nagapattnam. Accommodation facilities are available in the village for tourists.
BEACH IN NELLORE DISTRICT
MYPADU BEACH :
It is located about 14km from the Nellore District which is in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is the place for real beach lovers as this is the place where one can find sun kissed sands and sea front adventures.
BEACHES IN ONGOLE TOWN
KOTTAPATNAM Beach :
Kottapatnam beach is located about 18 km from ongole town in Andhra pradesh. The beach here is unspoilt and clean, serving as a popular recreational spot for people in nearby villages. Considering the number of tourist arrivals here, the beach has been identified for development.
The beach at Motupalli village, about 12 km from Chinaganjam and 45 km from Ongole, is a preferred destination for beach enthusiasts who also love to caper in the midst of lush vegetation. The land abutting the beach is lined with casuarinas, providing an excellent backdrop to the virgin beach here.
BEACH IN WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT
The Perupalem beach is located quite close to Narsapur town in West Godavari District. While moving to this place one can view the green paddy fields and Coconut trees and one can really enjoy the fresh air.