Visakhapatnam also know as Vizag is the oldest port city of Andhra Pradesh. It is between the Eastern Ghats and the coasts of the Bay Of Bengal. This city is also known as city of destiny beacuse it is filled with lots of beautiful & breath taking nature’s gift. Mostly it is famous for its beaches. Vizag offers the most spectacular sea vistas. So, if you’re planning a trip to Vizag here are some of the elegant & mesmerizing beaches that you must visit.
1. Rushikonda Beach
Covered with blue & refreshing water in its border, the virgin beach is a soothing sight to your sore eyes and tired souls that is just a short drive away from city. Rushikonda stands top in the list of the most fascinating beaches in Vishakhapatnam that you must visit. It is also one of the few beaches in Andhra Pradesh that is maintained by APTDC, the state’s tourism development corporation.
If you love adventures then this is just the beach for you. It has many interesting water sports like jet skiing, wind surfing, speed boating, scuba diving, & sea kayaking which you can explore and have fun. Also, it is a great place for indulging in some lip-smacking delicacies that are sold in the hill-top restaurants with mesmerizing view of the sea.
2. Yarada Beach
Yarada beach is named after the village it is situated in. It boasts of an incredibly stunning location. This beach is surrounded by hills on three sides and the mighty Bay of Bengal on the fourth. Yarada beach is one of the cleanest bleaches along the Coromandel Coast.
A trip to this natures work has its own appeal. Once you reach this idyllic spot, you can spend your time lazing around on the sparkling sand, trying your hands at making sand castles, or taking a dip in the cool waters of the Bay of Bengal.
3. Rama Krishna Beach
Among the most prominent Vizag beaches, Rama Krishna Beach has a charm of its own. The beach derives its name from the Ramakrishna Mission ashram situated across the Beach Road. It is most crowded beach coz of football games and its busy yet beautiful street.
Often referred to as the RK Beach, this place is surrounded by some exciting places to vist like VUDA park, war memorial, submarine which has a lot of historical significance. This beach has often high tides so be careful when you go for a swim.
4. Bheemili Beach
Bheemili Beach derives its name from Bheema, one of the five Pandava princes from Mahabharata. Away from the maddening city crowds, Bheemili provides the perfect excuse to indulge in a variety of water-based activities like boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and even snorkeling. If you love swimming, you can have a great time practicing your skills.
You will have to travel over an hour to reach this beach, which is at a distance of about 45 km from the city. But the beauty of the place and the experiences that await you here will make your efforts totally worth it.
5. Gangavaram Beach
Gangavaram Beach is one of the most enchanting place that you must visit in visakhapatnam. As far as scenic beauty is concerned, Gangavaram is second to none and that’s probably what draws many movie makers to this location to shoot lovely scenes.
Swimming is prohibited at this place. One of the best things to do here is to enjoy a picnic with your loved ones, especially in the evenings. If you are seeking a place where you can spend some serene moments in Vizag, Gangavaram Beach is indeed your best bet.
6. Lawson’s Bay Beach
Lawson’s beach is a peaceful beach beacuse of less crowd. If you want some alone time from your busy stressful life just have a walk by this beach. Many joggers choose to exercise here just to witness the sun over the sea. You can simply lay down with a book and get lost in your own world. If you stay back till the sun sets down, you will be able to witness a glorious sight. If you are photoholic and like to capture some great photos to share on your social media profiles, Lawson’s Bay is just the perfect spot.
7. Sagar Nagar Beach
One of the lesser-known beaches near Vizag, Sagar Nagar Beach is blessed with clear blue waters. It is far from the crowded localities of the city. The sea here isn’t rough and you can go for a swim, but it is not recommended to venture deep into the waters. If you are a nature lover or photographer, the mesmerizing sunsets at this beach will capture your imagination and leave you with lasting memories.
Every beach in Vishakhapatnam is endowed with ample beauty, each serving a different purpose. While some are great for water sports & fun-filled activities, others are perfect to relax and spend some quiet moments. If you are keen to experience this port city through its beaches, make sure to visit all of them. Any day is a good day to visit these beaches and you can never, ever, overdose on Vitamin Sea!