Andhra Pradesh has approximately 1000 km. of coastline with eight of its 23 districts having direct access to the sea with water caressing golden sands. The coastline begin's from Bheemunipatnam near Visakhapatnam down to Mypad in Nellore district. As matter of fact the coastline of Andhra Pradesh offers unrestricted enjoyment to the sun worshippers and sea bathers. Moreover It is a thrill of a different kind for the fun-loving picnickers. Apart from Visakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam beaches, there are other famous beaches such as Manginapudi, Kakinada, Chirala, Kalingapatnam and Mypad.
Ramakrishna Beach and lawsons bay
Visakhapatnam and its environs present a soul stirring panorama of golden beaches. Lush green vegetation and splendid monuments form a rich heritage.
Rishikonda is just 8 km from Visakhapatnam or as some people would call it - Vizag. Golden, unspoilt beach, washed by the sun-warmed sea, it is ideal for swimmers, water skiers, and wind surfers. Tourists can enjoy a holiday in picturesque settings.
At a distance of 24 kilometers from Visakhapatnam (Vizag), this beach is located at the mouth of the river Gosthani. Once a Dutch settlement, the ruins of a fort and cemetery are still intact. A little way inland from here is Hollanders Green, the Dutch cemetery. The beach is very safe for swimmers. The journey between Visakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam is exhilarating.
How to get there
Air Visakhapatnam is well connected by air with all major metros like Hyderabad, Chennai, Calcutta and Mumbai.
Rail Daily train services from all major towns – Mumbai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneshwar, Calcutta etc.
Road Bheemunipatnam is well connected from Visakhapatnam.
Located at a distance of 11 km. from Machilipatnam in Krishna District, there is a lovely beach known as Manginapudi which deserves mention here not only for its picturesque locale but also for its historical importance. The beach has tremendous potential with a natural bay and comparatively shallow and safe waters. Machilipatnam was a flourishing trading centre in days of yore and served as a gateway to India. A beautifully laid park with a fountain and well lit surroundings further enhance its reputation as a place for relaxation.
Air The nearest airport is at Vijayawada about 85 km. away.
Rail The nearest railway station is at Machilipatnam about 15 km. away.
Road Manginapudi can be reached from Vijayawada which is at a distance of 85 km. and Machilipatnam which is at a distance of 15 km.
VodarevuVodarevu beach is 6 km from Chirala in Prakasam district. The place has a beautiful beach. This beach is quite famous with tourists regularly, this too is a nice getaway from the bustle and hustle of city life. There is a constant inflow of tourists spending their weekends in these serene settings as the place is very nice to visit and for relaxation.
How to get there
Air The nearest airport is at Hyderabad.
Rail Vodarevu can be reached 6 km from Chirala, and 35 km. from Guntur.
Road 70 km. from Vijaywada and 35 km. from Guntur.
My pad BeachA determined sea lover will find the entire coastline of Andhra Pradesh stunningly appealing with azure sea waters gently washing the sunbathing sands and lush green vegetation providing an enchanting back drop. It is 25 km from Nellore and 130 km from Tirupati. As beaches go, this one too is pretty with the sea kissed shoreline very beckoning to all those who visit the beach.
How to get there:
Air The nearest airports are at Tirupati (130 km.) and Chennai (200 km.)
Rail Mypad beach can be reached from Nellore (25 km.)
Road Mypad Located from Nellore at a distance of 25 km.