Best White Sand Beaches in India

India has been blessed with a dream coastline and consequently, some of the most stunning beaches in the world. When you think of taking a beach vacation, check out the best white sand beaches in the country.

White sand beaches are indisputably the most beautiful beaches in the world. Let’s introduce you to the best of them.

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman Nicobar Islands

Envelop yourself in peace and bliss on the lovely white sand and deep blue waters of this beautiful beach. Located on Havelock Island, South Andaman side, Radhanagar beach is backed with lush green forests. This is famous for being the best beach of India.

How to Reach

Direct flights operate from Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Vizag to Portblair Airport which is the nearest to Nicobar Islands. Ferry services run from Portblair to Havelock Islands. Buses, rented jeeps, scooters and jetty can take you to the beach which is about 10 kms from Havelock.

Varca Beach, Goa

This clear white sand is among the best beaches of India. It’s especially tranquil with its scenic environment. The cool breeze flows constantly and the sunsets are heart warming a big draw.

How to Reach

Flight tickets are available for Goa Airport which is approx 34 kms from the beach. Taxis from the airport are available.

Varkala Beach, Kerala

This stunning white sand beach is located in TrivandrumTrsouth Kerala and is popular for its healing properties. It is believed that the pristine waters kill all sins and therefore it’s also known as the Papanasham beach which in Hindi translates into the destroyer of all bad karma. The water is believed to be loaded with minerals and has natural springs with medicinal properties. The presence of Ayurvedic massage centres has turned Varkala into a Health resort. Set in the backdrop of the cliff, the beauty of this beach is mesmerising. The place attracts devotees and tourists alike as the ancient 2000-year-old Jaganath Temple and the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt are at stone throw distance from the beach. Even for the adventure lovers there is a host of activities are like parasailing and paragliding.

How to Reach

You can book cheap flight tickets to Trivandrum Airport and from there the beach is approximately one hour drive.

Kovalam Beach Kerala

Tucked in the city of Trivandrum, this exotic beach is strewn with gleaming white sand, colourful seashells and fringed with distinct palm trees. It’s bow shape makes it unique because it’s made up of three beaches namely, Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach; each separated by rocks. The sea waves flowing in different directions make for a spellbinding sight. You can also take a trip to Lighthouse.

How to Reach

Cheap Flight tickets are available to Trivandrum Airport and Kovalam stands at a distance of only 5 kms.

Malpe, Karnataka

Sweeping across the port of Malpe and the Swarnanandi river, this beach is the calmest and cleanest beach located about 6 kms from the temple town of Udipi. Its gleaming white sands along with golden sunsets will make you want to stay here forever. The beach has a line of adventure activities like river rafting, Jet Ski rides, Speed boat rides, parasailing, surfing, kayaking waiting to b explored.,

How to Reach

Flight tickets till Mangaluru Airport can be booked and from there , and the drive down to the beach is a litte above an hour.

Ganapatipule, Maharashtra

The best part about the beach is not only the glittering white sand but also the fact that it’s thankfully not crowded giving more solitude and quality time to the visitor to enjoy the surrounds. A beautiful sight to behold is The merging of beach with the river along with the sight of a hill shaped like Lord Ganpati. From street food to cushy restaurants there are plenty choices of food. Close by, you can also check out the Aarey Waarey beach, where there are abundant water sports too.

How to Reach

Ratnagiri airport is the closest airport to Ganapatipule, at a distance of 50 kms. You can make flight bookings till the airport and then you can hire cabs till the beach.

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