The shoreline extends from Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district of North Andhra Pradesh bordering Odisha, to Tada in Nellore district of South Andhra Pradesh bordering Tamil Nadu. The coastline of A.P lies in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore. Here are the details of some of the best beaches of Andhra Pradesh:
Beaches in Visakhapatnam DistrictVisakhapatnam is a treasure trove for beautiful and clean beaches.
Yarada BeachYarada is a small fishing town close to the famous Dolphin's Nose hill of Visakhapatnam. This is a less visited beach and is nearly 15 Km from Visakhapatnam. The beach with golden sands, is calm with green hills surrounded on three sides. The sea waters here are safe to swim. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in India. An early morning walk or an early morning picnic on the beach is the most enjoyable one.
Rushikonda BeachOne of the best beaches in the tourist-friendly city of Visakhapatnam, with pristine waters and beautiful surroundings. Visitors enjoy long walks in the stretch of golden sands. The beach is popularly known as the 'Jewel of the East Coast'. This is a secluded beach located at a distance of 8 Km from the main city. Visitors enjoy the beautiful view of the natural hill formation called the Dolphin's Nose.
Ramakrishna Beach popularly known as R K BeachRamakrishna Beach is the most popular and crowded beach in Visakhapatnam. This is one of the most favorite hangouts of the local people.
Gangavaram BeachThis is one of the most beautiful and less-visited beaches of Visakhapatnam, with palm trees all around which offer a perfect picturesque scene. This is a secluded beach and fascinates the tourists.
Lawson's Bay BeachThis beach located near Lawson's Bay colony in Vizag. It has white sands and is calm and secluded with a stretch of lush green trees. It is an extension of RK Beach and the shallow sea with calm waves makes it an ideal place for swimming, surfing and sun-bathing
Other must-explore beaches in Andhra Pradesh
Baruva Beach in Srikakulam DistrictBaruva is a small coastal village located near Sompeta, the nearest Railway Station, in the Srikakulam district of A.P. Baruva beach is one of the best beaches in the east coast of India, with less crowd. There are govt owned Haritha Resorts for a comfortable overnight stay at this solitary place. The beach provides tranquility and the best place to spend time far away from the maddening crowd. At this place river Mahendra Tanaya flows into the Bay of Bengal.
Kalingapatnam Beach in Srikakulam DistrictThis is one of the ancient harbor towns of A.P. At this place Vamsadhara river empties into Bay of Bengal. It's an important sea port and an important sea route for European traders in the past. Srikakulam, a small town and district HQ in the northern Andhra Pradesh, is the nearest town to this beach.
Bhavanapadu, Kaviti, Sivasagar, Ganagallavanipeta, Matsyalesam, Mogadalapadu and Bandaruvanipeta are some of the less explored beaches of the district.
Perupalem Beach in West Godavari DistrictThe beach is at a distance of about 20 Km from Narsapur. It's a serene beach with natural scenic beauty. The blue sea waters offer a fascinating view to the tourists. It's a naturally formed bay with shallow sea waters and is safe for tourists. Narsapur is a town in the West Godavari district and is of historical importance.
Kakinada Beach in the East Godavari DistrictThe beach is located in the city of Kakinada, the headquarters of E.G district. The beach offers a beautiful landscape with blue sea waters. However, being in the heart of the city, the beach needs to be uplifted by the tourism dept.
Uppada Beach near Kakinada in E.G DistrictUppada is a small coastal village near Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 10 Km from Kakinada Railway Station. This is a small fishing village and is famous for handloom weaving. The light weight handloom saris of Uppada have earned world fame. The wide shore of Uppada beach offers a rejuvenating atmosphere. The silver sands of the beach and the crystal clear sea waters look majestic. APTDC (Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation) operates well maintained Haritha Beach Resorts at Kakinada and Uppada.
Motupalli beach in Prakasam DistrictMotupalli was a flourishing town in the past. It is around 45 Km from Ongole in the Prakasam district. There are rock inscriptions in old Telugu language which speak volumes about the past glory of Motupalli. This beach looks isolated and is one of the lesser known and lesser visited beaches of Andhra Pradesh. It needs to be uplifted by the govt, attract the tourists and improve the economy of the place. The beach offers a wonderful place for relaxation and rejuvenation. Tourists can enjoy long walks on the sands and other pleasant beach activities at this place.
Mypadu Beach in Nellore DistrictMypadu beach is one of the most significant beaches of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 18 Km from Nellore. The beach offers cool breeze and tranquility. APTDC offers aquatic motorbikes for a thrilling ride on the waves. It charges Rs.250/- (subject to change) per person for a single 4 minutes ride.
Suryalanka BeachSuryalanka beach is located at a distance of 9 Km from Bapatla in Guntur District. There are APSTDC operated Harita Resorts in an attractive surroundings.
Vodarevu Beach in Prakasam DistrictVodarevu beach is at a distance of 6 Km from Chirala in Prakasam district. It is one of the most popular and most visited beaches in Andhra Pradesh. It offers few adventure water sports and other water activities. There are few accommodations available near the beach at reasonable rates.
Manginapudi Beach in Krishna DistrictManginapudi is a small fishing hamlet located at a distance of 11 Km from Machilipatnam. It is a natural harbour and previously it was a port. There are few Dutch monuments which speak the past glory of the place.
The sea waters here are shallow and are safe for water sports / activities. The beach is heavily crowded during weekends, holidays and during festive occasions. There is a small village nearby named Chilakalapudi which is famous for fancy jewelry.