Here are 5 best beaches in India you can visit with your family for a break
1. Cavelossim, Goa
Cavelossim is a village in South Goa district in the state of Goa, India. The town hosts a well known beach at the southernmost tip of the Salcete beach stretch that starts from Majorda in the north to Cavelossim in the south. The Sal river flows into the Arabian Sea at the south of this town.
Cavelossim beach is known for its contrasting black rocks and white sand. It is ranked 19th in Asia by Tripadvisor 2016 and 5th in India Cavelossim Beach is located at 15 km south of Margao, the district headquarters of South Goa. Other neighbouring beaches include Carmona Beach to the north and Mobor Beach to the south. Cavelossim Beach is a beach with white sand and black lava rocks. The beach lies in between the river Sal along the east and the Arabian sea to its west. Being a peaceful beach, Cavelossim attracts a lot of tourists. Besides relaxing or swimming on the beach one can also go for dolphin sighting boat trips in the sea.
2. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman & Nicobar
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman & Nicobar is an enticing destination with resorts and fun-filled water activities. It is enjoyable during the holidays, offering the best of the best for those looking to enjoy. Radhanagar Beach on the western coast, also known as Number 7 Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004. Radhanagar Beach offers pearl-coloured seashores with coconut groves at the edge of turquoise waters. It is also home to a coral reefs which is beautiful to watch.
3. Juhu Beach, Maharashtra
Juhu is an upmarket neighbourhood of Mumbai. It is most famous for the sprawling Juhu Beach. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Versova to the north, Santacruz and Vile Parle to the east and Khar to the south. Juhu Beach is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. It stretches for six kilometres up to Versova. It is a popular tourist attraction throughout the year. The beach generally gets more crowded on weekends and public holidays. The food court at its main entrance is famous for its ‘Mumbai style’ street food. Horse-pulled carriages offer joyrides to tourists for a small fee while acrobats, dancing monkeys, cricket matches, toy sellers vie for tourist’s attention. The beach is among the most popular sites in the city for the annual Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
Juhu Beach is also a popular spot for planespotting as a portion of it lies underneath the departure path from Runway 27 and occasionally, the arrival path from Runway 09 of Mumbai Airport. The nearest railway stations are Santacruz, Andheri and Vile Parle on the Western Line and Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The nearest metro station is Versova. There are two minor B.E.S.T bus depots in Juhu.
4. Alappuzha Beach, Kerala
Alappuzha Beach is a beach in Alappuzha town and a tourist attraction in Kerala, India. Beach has an old pier which extend to sea is over 150 years old. The beach host many events annually like beach festival, Sand art festival. Alappuzha beach is one of the major tourist spot in Alappuzha town. Lighthouse situated near to the beach. Beach is accessible through various town roads and an elevated highway will passing by the beach as part of Alappuzha bypass in order to preserve the beauty of the area. Alappuzha beach festival is a famous event organised as part of new year celebration. It’s organised as an annual event in every year.
5. Palolem, Goa
Palolem Beach is a stretch of white sand on a bay in Goa, South India. It’s known for its calm waters and for its nightlife, including “silent discos” where partygoers wear headphones. Lined with palm trees and colorful wooden shacks, the beach faces Canacona Island, known for its resident monkeys.
Palolem Beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself. It is about one mile (approximately 1.61 km) long and is crescent-shaped; one can view the entire beach from either end. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea. The depth of the sea increases gradually, being shallowest at the northern end of the beach, making it safe for average swimmers, and the currents are not fast.