Beach Destinations in India

The concept of 'Blue space' is something that has been increasingly recognised as a means to relieve stress. Should this be the one reason as to why you need to plan a vacation at a beachfront property? By choosing to vacation by the beach you get to satisfy the holiday requirements of all the members of your family. 

135 Beach destinations to visit in India

Calangute, Goa

Ranked 1 of 135 Beach destinations
5.8 / 7

26793 Ratings & 629 Reviews

10 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Group
Ideal place to visit with family, calm and quite Very clean beach I... More »

Sasinairak , 2 months ago

Kochi (Cochin), Kerala

Ranked 2 of 135 Beach destinations
5.7 / 7

22712 Ratings & 320 Reviews

49 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Beaches are normal as others, as such nothing to see, palace is not... More »

Jinu Gill , 4 weeks ago

Digha, West Bengal

Ranked 3 of 135 Beach destinations
5.6 / 7

12020 Ratings & 341 Reviews

11 sightseeings
Preferred by: Group, Couple
Although I visited many times but this time old Digha looked too... More »

Mahalaxmitrading asl , Mar 27, 2017

Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 4 of 135 Beach destinations
5.8 / 7

18147 Ratings & 406 Reviews

29 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Very good tourist place ... Good location .. Especially in the... More »

Rohangade , 4 weeks ago

Mandarmani, West Bengal

Ranked 5 of 135 Beach destinations
5.7 / 7

8961 Ratings & 243 Reviews

3 sightseeings
Preferred by: Group, Couple
Mandarmani is an excellent beach. It is very clean and tidy. Very... More »

Shamina Lodhi , 1 week ago

Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar

Ranked 6 of 135 Beach destinations
5.8 / 7

12590 Ratings & 382 Reviews

40 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Group
Portblair seems to be a place where you can forget your daily... More »

N S RAJ , Delhi , 2 weeks ago

Kovalam, Kerala

Ranked 7 of 135 Beach destinations
5.9 / 7

10404 Ratings & 187 Reviews

19 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
I visited Kovalam in month of January of 2017 with friends.... More »

Saba Rehan , 4 weeks ago

Candolim Beach, Goa

Ranked 8 of 135 Beach destinations
5.9 / 7

8890 Ratings & 226 Reviews

2 sightseeings
Preferred by: Group, Couple
One of the premium beach of Goa. Calangute, Candolim and Baga,... More »

Tushar Patoliya , Ahmedabad , 2 weeks ago

Alibaug, Maharashtra

Ranked 9 of 135 Beach destinations
5.5 / 7

5570 Ratings & 166 Reviews

27 sightseeings
Preferred by: Group, Couple
Alibaug is one of the most visited beaches by people of Mumbai and... More »

Siddharth Naik , Pune , 4 weeks ago

Baga, Goa

Ranked 10 of 135 Beach destinations
5.8 / 7

9700 Ratings & 194 Reviews

Preferred by: Couple, Group
A good place but a lot of tourists all over the place. Shaka are... More »

Sagar Gant , Pune , 2 months ago

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Top Beach Destinations in India

Beach resorts provide the opportunity for you and your family to enjoy separately, but also together for wholesome family fun. So where do you go to enjoy this wholesome fun? India has a long coastline and hundreds upon hundreds of beaches and it will be difficult to describe every single one of them. Through this space, we hope to give you an idea of the possible destinations for you and your family. 

Kovalam Beach, Chennai

Kovalam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu is home to some of the most beautiful seafront properties in India and is one of the best beach destinations in India. Formerly known as Covelong, this little fishing village changes hands from the Dutch to the French to finally the English. The Dutch fort is the present day Vivanta Taj, Fishermen's Cove resort  where you can enjoy the waves if you are a surfer or you can learn how to surf courtesy. You can also go shallow sea diving with the fishermen who provide you with proper life jackets. About 20 km south of Covelong, is another famous seafront destination called Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram as it is known now. This town was an ancient seaport used predominantly during the Pallava reign as evidenced by all the beautiful sculptures and rock temples present all over the town. A beautiful, laid-back town with more foreigners than locals and welcoming locals who make you feel at home, this town is your quintessential retreat from everyday stress. There are a number of resorts in this town, both upscale and affordable lodgings, easily available to visitors.


Puducherry, formerly named Pondicherry, was a French settlement town located approximately 170 km from Chennai. Puducherry or 'Pondy' as it is fondly known, is a union territory and famous for its French Quarter, locally referred to as 'white town', with it is French colonial architecture, mustard and white coloured buildings, cobbled roads and its beaches. The promenade beach (rocky beach), Auroville beach and serenity beach are the main tourist spots in Pondy. The Auroville township is located north of Puducherry. Visitors to Auroville can stay, can participate in workshops conducted or volunteer to work on Auroville farms, all in an effort to des tress and move closer to nature.


Goa lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is bordered on the east by tropical evergreen forest. The architecture of city is reminiscent of the Portuguese heritage. The city has a plenitude of beaches and some of them are considered to be the best beaches in India. Goa is also a popular honeymoon beach destinations. The Anjuna beach is renown for its history with hippies; with most of the having moved to the Arambol beach. The Arambol beach is ideal if you are looking for alternate therapies such as yoga retreats, taichi, reiki, water sports, dolphin sight-seeing trips and a happening night life. Baga and Calangute beaches are the busiest beaches with well-developed commercial centres. If you are looking for a quiet spot just to relax, ride the waves and swim with dolphins, Benaulim is the site for you. For those of you who are budget-conscious, the tourist friendly Colva beach awaits you.

Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the country. Radhanagar beach on Havelock Island was voted the 7th beat beach in Asia, which makes it arguably the best beach in India. This idyllic beach, on the contrary to its reputation, remains quite empty and if you are the kind of person who enjoys white stands, azure blue waters and solitude, Radhanagar beach is the place to be. Ross and Smith Islands Beach is unique in that the twin islands are joined together by a natural sandbar which enables you to walk from one island to the other. Just being on these remote beaches with the clear blue waters reaching out to the horizon and deep green of the tropical forests as the back drop will make you want to stop time flowing by.