10 Most Famous Beaches in India

1.) Juhu Beach – The open beaches of Juhu have attracted the well-heeled and the most affluent among Mumbai’s population for almost a century. Juhu is the most affluent area of Mumbai and many major Indian celebrities live here, specially, Bollywood celebrities and famous industrialist call Juhu Place home as its aesthetic appeal and busy-yet-peaceful surroundings make it a great place to live.

Juhu Beach

2.) Kovalam Beach – is another famous beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, located around 16 km from the city center. Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach (Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach). There are a large number of beach resorts in and around Kovalam. Kovalam was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists, who arrive mostly from Europe and Israel.

Kovalam Beach

3.) Marina Beach – is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai, India, along the Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian Ocean. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south, a distance of 13 km, making it the longest natural urban beach in the country and the world’s second longest. The Marina used to be famed for its pristine beauty, jolly ambiance, and rich ecosystems. But, since the middle of the 20th century, the beach and water have become polluted.

Marina_Beach

4.) Alappuzha Beach – is a beach in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. The beach has a small park nearby. Alappuzha Lighthouse stands near the beach which is also an interesting spot for tourists. Remains of Alappuzha Sea Bridge, which is in ruins, are still there as a memory of the good old days when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The Sea Bridge enabled the passage of goods came via ships. The beach is one of the best beach locations for movies. Movies like Thashan, sura etc. were shot here partially.

Alapuzha_Beach

5.) Candolim Beach – Fifteen kilometers from Panjim, the Goan capital, is Candolim beach in north Goa. Beginning at Fort Aguada and merging with Calangute beach towards the end, it is one of the longest beaches in the state and is located in the Bardez taluka. The beach in itself is very calm and peaceful, at times tourists come here from Rajneesh Ashram in Pune to take a break. What adds to the scenic beauty of the sand and sea are the scrub covered dunes at the back of the beach quite popular with tourists.

Candolim_Beach_Goa

6.) Baga Beach – is in Bardez, Goa. The beach is named after the Baga Creek, which empties into the Arabian Sea at the north end of the beach. Baga is known for its popular beach and tourist destination in North Goa. It is visited by thousands of tourists annually. The beach contains rows of shacks and fishing boats, and at high tide the beach is narrow. The Beach is most famous for parasailing, water sports (banana ride) and dolphin cruises. Its a must visit place in Goa.

Baga Beach

7.) Anjuna Beach – Located about 18kms from Panaji (Goa) and situated in Bardez taluka, the Anjuna Beach is the part of a 30 km extended beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea. The beach is famous for its stunning natural beauty with swaying palms trees and soft powered white sands. The beach is marked by an unusual rocky formation overlying a cove of white sand and black rock that juts out into the Sea.

Anjuna_beach_Goa

8.) Colva Beach – One of the famous beaches of Goa, this whitish-silver sands beach is a treat to those who want to have a lovely sunbathe and a peaceful relaxed moment. The waves of the Arabian sea, the marriage of fresh water streams in the sea, the long stretch of beach, the beautiful coconut palms swinging by the wind, etc.

colva_beach

9.) Versova Beach – The Versova beach faces the Arabian Sea. A large population of Mumbai’s fishing community, the Kolis, reside at one end of Versova beach.[3] Fishing is the primary industry in this area. Unlike the Marine Drive, which is guarded by tetrapods, Versova beach uses massive rocks to buffer the buildings from the waves. During high tide, the entire beach goes under water, hence there are no permanent structures on the beach, nor any legal inhabitants.

Versova Beach

10.) Varkala Beach – also known as Papanasam beach is a beach in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, part of the Indian Ocean. Varkala beach is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. The beach is a haven for sun-bathing and swimming. The evening views of the sunset are worth lingering over. There are several small restaurants and snack shops near and around this beach.

Varkala Beach

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