Beaches in Port Blair
If Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which is called as ‘Kalapani’, translated as ‘black waters, were the graveyards of martyrs of Indian freedom movement, now it is one of the most famous tourist locations in the world. Plenty of visitors and tourists from all corners of the globe visit these islands every year attracted not only by its historical significances, but also by its mesmerizing natural beauty. There are many wonderful beaches around Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. All these islands are the favorite picnic spots of tourists due to its calm and serene atmosphere as well as adventure sports opportunities.
Popular Beaches in Port Blair
Wandoor Beach, which is located 25 km east of Port Blair, is a popular tourist location due to its picturesque scenery. Many people visits here for swimming and coral sighting. While the clean blue water and the dried trees on the shore makes this beach beautiful, the neatly constructed benches and changing rooms makes it comfortable for tourists. Adventure loving people also have many things here to enjoy. They can have a short trek to the natural caves here, which is formed over decades. If you start the trek in the morning when the tides are low, you can get back by early evening
Colinpur, which is near Tirur, is 36 km away from Port Blair. This place with beautiful sandy beach and shallow water is selected by many tourists for sun basking, swimming and sunset viewing.
North Bay Beach
North Bay Beach, which is situated at the north of Port Blair, is reachable with a 45 minute ride from Aberdeen Jetty. The beach consists of the lighthouse, which wonders everybody who braves the tough climb up with an astonishing view of the nearby Ross Islands and Port Blair. The tourists can also enjoy various water sports activities in North Bay Beach including sea walking, glass boat rides, scuba diving and snorkeling. People also visit here to enjoy the quality coral viewing in the shallow water of the beach. It is the closest place to Port Blair where you can find fringing coral reefs. Therefore, even though you visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands in a tight schedule and want to see any of the coral spotting sites, you can choose this option.
Munda Pahar Beach
Munda Pahar Beach, which is located in Chidiya Tapu, is just 25 km away from Port Blair and is reachable only within 40 minutes by road. The stunning sunsets and the meandering mangrove cover make this beach closer to nature.
As you can get a majestic view of the seaside sunset in Munda Pahar Beach, it is famous in the name of Sunset Point. After its emergence as a popular spot by visitors, the infrastructure of the beach has been redesigned and remodeled. A 1.5 km trek to the southernmost tip of South Andaman from Munda Pahar Beach also satisfies the adventure loving people. The trek that is through a dense forest and ends in a splendid view with the infinite waters that spread in front of you will surely astonish you. In short, Munda Pahar beach is a place that you should not miss during your Andaman and Nicobar trip.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Corbyn’s Cove Beach with a distance of mere 8 km from the City, is the nearest beach to Port Blair. That is why itself, it is also the most crowded as well as busiest beach in Andaman Islands. A drive to the beach, which is surrounded by lush greenery of coconut palms, is a visual treat. Apart from its natural beauty, the various entertainment options that the water provides in the beach makes this place the favourite spot of tourists. It is an ideal option both to enjoy a drink with your friend and to experience a zip across the ocean in a jet ski or a motor scooter.
As all these beaches are the popular tourist locations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, there are many restaurants, hotels and resorts that make the food and accommodation of tourists comfortable.