Top 51 Most Exotic and Pristine Beaches of India to Visit

The 7517 km long coastline of India is bounded by Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. The beaches along the western regions of India starts from Gujarat and run parallel to Western ghats ranges to Kerala. The Indian West East Coast starts with West Bengal and extends further through Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and finally ends in Tamil Nadu. Lets explore the most top 51 most exotic and pristine beaches of India. Image – theholidayindia


Butterfly Beach, Goa

Butterfly Beach at Palolem is located at a distance of about 37 km from Margao. This tiny beach is the hidden gem of Goa and the island is most beautiful island of natural wonder.

Querim Beach, Goa

Querim Beach locally called as Keri Beach, located in North Goa and known as a sea shore marvel and peaceful environment. Keri beach is situated to the North of Arambol Beach at the mouth of the Terekhol river.

Benaulim Beach, Goa


Benaulim Beach is located along the South Goa coastline and most famous among foreign tourists. The beach is considered safe for sunbathing,wind surfing and swimming.

Kakolem Beach, Goa

Kakolem Beach or Tiger Beach is situated to the south of Cabo de Rama beach and one the most secret beach of Goa and also hot spot for the honeymoon travellers. Other most secret beaches in Goa also include Kalacha beach, Mandrem beach,Ashwem beach and Morjim beach.

Palolem Beach, Goa


Palolem Beach at Canacona in southern Goa is the most popular tourist destination of Goa and an exquisite destination. The beach is featured in the film The Bourne Supremacy,other neighbouring beaches include Agonda Beach, Patnem Beach and Polem beach.

Mandvi Beach, Gujarat


Mandvi Beach is situated 56 km south of Bhuj and popular weekend destination among travelers from Kutch and Bhuj. Mandvi is a port city and famous for number of points of interest such as Vijay Vilas Palace,72 Jinalaya,Wind Farms Beach and ship building yards.

Gopnath Beach, Gujarat

Gopnath Beach is located on the coastal area of the Gulf of Khamba and an ideal tourist destination near Bhavnagar. The beach is known for its natural beauty and Gopnath Mahadev temple, located close to beach.

Nargoal Beach, Gujarat

Nargoal Beach village of Gujarat is located near Vapi town and the beach is still unexplored with list of beauty spots. The beach is rarely visited by locals with very few tourists and part of the Gulf of Cambay.

Nagoa Beach, Diu

Nagoa Beach is the most beautiful and famous beach of Diu, known for its pristine beauty and palm trees. The beach and offshore lighthouse are the popular tourist destinations in Diu for recreational and parasailing.

Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra


Ganpatipule beach is the most beauitufl beach of Maharashtra, located in the Konkan region of Ratnagiri district. The pristine beach of Ganpatipule offers breathtaking view of sea and scenic natural beauty and serenity.

Ladghar Beach, Maharashtra

Ladghar Beach also known as Tamas Teertha is situated clsoe to Dapoli town and one of the most popular beach in the region with breathtaking sunset. Dapoli town in Ratnagiri district is dotted with series of beautiful beaches and home to one of the biggest Agricultural Universities in India.

Tarkarli Beach, Maharashtra

Tarkarli Beach of Malvan taluka in Sindhudurg district is the must visit place in Maharashtra and one of the known tourist destination for Scuba Diving in Maharashtra. The village of Tarkarli is also famous destination for coral reefs and marine adventures.

Diveagar Beach, Maharashtra

Diveagar-beach- destination

Diveagar Beach of Raigad district is the most popular and finest beaches near Pune. The village of Dive Agar along with nearby towns of Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar are popular beach destination in Maharashtra.

Velneshwar Beach, Maharashtra

Velneshwar Beach at Velneshwar is an ideal sea beach for swimming and sunbathing, also known for the temple of Lord Shiva. The beach is one of the favorite destination of mumbikars and puneites.

Guhagar Beach, Maharashtra

Guhagar is known for its virgin beaches,coconuts trees,betel nuts and Alphanso mangoes. The beach is one of the cleanest and less polluted beaches in Maharashtra.

Ranpar Beach, Maharashtra

Ranpar Beach of Maharashtra is one of the most secret beach of India, located in Ratnagiri Tehsil. The small village of Ranpar has crystal clear water beaches in Maharashtra.

Gokarna Beach, Karnataka


The temple town of Gokarna is known scenic and rocky mountains sea beaches, Mahabaleshwara Lord Shiva temple and a holiday destination. Scenic beaches of Gokarna are Om beach,Kudle beach and Paradise Beach,Belekan beach and Gokarna main beach. Gokarna is the youngest tourist destination in India and one of the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers in India.

Kaup Beach, Karnataka

Kaup Beach is the major beach along the National Highway 66, between Udupi and Mangalore. The beach has a lighthouse on the shore of the Arabian Sea and three famous Mariamma temples.

Maravanthe Beach, Karnataka


Maravanthe beach near the town of Kundapura is Karnataka’s most beautiful beach that runs parallel to the national highway 66 and Suparnika river. Maravanthe beach village is the only place in India where a river almost touches the Arabian Sea and creating a spectacular scenery.

Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka

Bhatkal Beach at Murudeshwar is a must visit beach, located near the famous Murudeshwar temple town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district. Murdeshwar is home to tallest statue of Lord Shiva in sitting posture and the temple has tallest Gopura in India.

Karwar Beach, Karnataka


Tagore beach is a mesmerizing sea beach in Karwar and known for beauty of nature and for its seafood cuisine. Devbagh beach ,Binaga beach, Karwar beach and Kali bridge are few popular seaside beaches of Karwar tourism. The seaside city of Karwar also has small mangrove covered islands,Kali river estuary,Anjadip Island and Devagadaguda Islands and Kali river and road bridge.

Marari Beach, Kerala

Marari Beach also known as Mararikulam Beach at Mararikulam is situated 11 km from Alleppey town and dotted with white sand and the shore lined with coconut trees. The Marari Beach was rated as HAMMOCK Beach by National Geographic survey.

Kappad Beach, Kerala

Kappad Beach is the perfect gateway of Arabian Sea near Kozhikode and the rock studded beach is known as Kappakkadavu. Kappad is beach where Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed.

Bekal Beach, Kerala


Bakel is a popular sea beach, located next to Bekal Fort and one of the must visit place in Kasaragod. Bekal is popular for its sea fort, backwaters and scenic beauty,situated at Bekal village in Kasaragod district.

Kovalam Beach, Kerala


Lighthouse Beach of Kovalam is one of the three most beautiful beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach are being two others. Kovalam Beaches of Trivandrum is located around 16 km from the city by the Arabian Sea.

Muzhappilangad Beach, Kerala


Muzhappilangad Beach of Kerala is the largest drive in beach in India,located parallel to National Highway 17 now known as National Highway 66. This beach is featured among the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world.

Varkala Beach, Kerala


Papanasham Beach of Varkala coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala is one of the geological monument of India where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. Varkala is home to important Vaishnavaite shrine of Janardana Swami Temple and hill top mausoleum of Sree Narayana Guru monument.

Alappuzha Beach, Kerala


Alappuzha Beach is the major tourist attraction in Alappuzha town of Kerala and host Sand art festival and Alappuzha beach festival. The seaside beach has a broken bridge which is one of the major tourist spot in the town for sunset photography.

Shankumugham Beach, Kerala

Shanghumukham Beach Jalakanyaka

Shankumugham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram district is located near to Trivandrum International Airport and home to sculpture of Sagarakanyaka. The Mermaid on the beach by Kanayi Kunhiraman is the major tourist attraction of Shankumugham Beach.

Bangaram Beach, Lakshadweep


Bangaram Beach in Bangaram Island of Lakshadweep is a roughly rectangular shape island, belongs to the township of Agatti Island. The Beach offer numerous adventure activities such as deep sea fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Kadamat Beach, Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep- beach

Kadamat Beach is a perfect destination for water sports activities, The long sandy stretches offers coral reefs and coconut palms, perfect for sunbathing and swimming.

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman Island

Beach No. 7 at Havelock of Andaman Islands also known as Radhanagar Beach is the most pristine beach of Havelock Island. This extremely beautiful beach is listed as one of the secret beaches in India you must visit to do nothing.

Kala Pathar Beach, Andaman

Kala Pathar Beach at Havelock is situated on one corner of Havelock Island and one of the most scenic beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Havelock Island of Andaman is home to some of the most exotic and pristine beaches of India.

Lakshmanpur Beach, Andaman Island


Lakshmanpur Beach of Neil Island in Andaman is famous for white sand,picturesque waterfront and blue sea. The sea is shallow and calm like other beaches of Andaman Island and blessed with scenic beauty and stunning landscapes.

Silver Beach, Tamil Nadu

Silver Beach at the down town of Cuddalore is the second longest beach on the Coromandel Coast and one of the longest sea beaches in India. The 57 km long stretch of Silver beach is still untouched by the busy life of the city.

Covelong Beach, Tamil Nadu

Covelong Beach also known as known as Covelong beach of Tamil Nadu is located on the way to Mahabalipuram. The Kovalam is one of the famous beach near Chennai and finest and beautiful beach by nature.

Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu


Marina Beach of Chennai along the Bay of Bengal is the longest natural urban beach in India. The Marina beach stretch is a natural urban sandy beach and also most crowded beaches in the country.

Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu


Dhanushkodi Beach is located at the last tip of the Rameswaram island and the beach attracted thousands of tourists each day. The beach is considered as a ghost town but the main attractions of the beach is Ram sethu view point.

Promenade Beach, Pondicherry


Promenade Beach is the pride and most popular stretch of sea shore in the city, along the Bay of Bengal. The beach also known as Pondicherry Beach starts at War Memorial and ranked one of the key attractions of Pondicherry.

Paradise Beach, Pondicherry


Paradise Beach is situated in Chunnambar, 7 km from the city center of Puducherry. The beach is Pondicherry’s one of the many landmarks to discover and among top 10 must visit tourist attractions in Pondicherry.

Manginapudi Beach, Andhra Pradesh

Manginapudi Beach at Machilipatnam in Krishna district is the most important tourist place, located on the coast of Bay of Bengal. Machelipatnam is famous for tallest statue of Sai Baba,Bandar Laddu and popular Indian Classical Dance of Kuchipudi.

Yarada Beach, Andhra Pradesh

Yarada Beach is the most beautiful beaches of Andhra Pradesh, situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Yarada village. The beach is located near the Dolphin nose mountain and surrounded by lush hills with a part of the Gangavaram Port.

RK Beach, Andhra Pradesh

Ramakrishna Mission Beach or RK Beach of  in Visakhapatnam is the most popular beach park in Andhra Pradesh. The beach attracts large number of visitors and best known for the INS Kursura Submarine Museum.

Bheemilli Beach, Andhra Pradesh

Bheemunipatnam Beach is most wonderful beaches of Andhra Pradesh state, located at the mouth of Gosthani river in Visakhapatnam district. The pristine Bheemilli beach and sea side road has Buddhist statues, temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha and many sculptures.

Gopalpur Beach, Odisha

Gopalpur Beach at Ganjam also known as Gopalpur on Sea in one of the most famous sea beach and must visit tourist destination around Berhampur. The beach celebrates Gopalpur Beach Festival with list of Aqua Sport such as Wind Surfing,Rowing and Scuba Diving.

Puri Beach, Odisha


Puri Beach in the holy city of Puri on the shore of the Bay of Bengal is the most popular tourist attraction in Odisha state and the sea beach is site of the annual Puri Beach Festival. Puri beach host annaul sand art displays by local sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik.

Chandipur Beach, Odisha


Chandipur Beach at Balasore also known as hide and seek beach of India, water recedes up to 5 kilometers during the ebb tide. The unique beach of Odisha is also supports rich bio-diversity and only known habitat for Horseshoe crab found in India.

Gahirmatha Beach, Odisha

Gahirmatha Beach is part of Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary and separates the Bhitarkanika mangroves from the Bay of Bengal. This unique sea beach of Odisha is most important nesting ground for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in India.

Mandarmani Beach, West Bengal

Mandarmani Beach and seaside resort village of West Bengal is one of the secret beach of India,lies in East Midnapore district. The beach said to be the longest drive in beach in India and fast developing seaside village of West Bengal.

Digha Beach, West Bengal


Digha Beach at Midnapore seaside town is the most popular sea beach resort in West Bengal. This shallow sand beach along with New Digha beach,Marine Aquarium and Research Centre and Lord Shiva Temple At Chandaneswar are the few places of interest in Digha.

Junput Beach, West Bengal

Junput Beach of West Bengal is a extremely popular tourist destination and among the top 20 tourist attractions in West Bengal. The calm waters of Junput ocean visited by thousand of tourists and renowned for family picnic spot.

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