Lesser known beaches in Andhra Pradesh

As the days are getting hotter and hotter in the Indian subcontinent, do you have any plans to visit the unexplored beaches in the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh? Read on the article to find the list of some of the best less known and lesser visited beaches in Andhra Pradesh.

Summer time is the best time for beach holidaying. India being a peninsular country with long coastline, so there is no dearth for beach destinations in the country. There are the best and most visited beaches in India, however there are many beaches which is unexplored / virgin beaches and are not much popular like the beaches of Goa and Kerala in the west coast or the beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The state of Andhra Pradesh lies on the east coast with a long coastline. Let's explore some of the lesser known / less visited beaches of Andhra Pradesh that allure the visitors with their untouched beauty and irresistible charm.

Beaches of Andhra Pradesh

  1. Yarada Beach near Visakhapatnam

    Courtesy: Wikipedia

    R.KBeach and Rushikonda beach are the famous beaches in Visakhapatnam. Yarada beach near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is still one of the least explored beaches. It is nearly 15 Km from the main city. Yarada is a small coastal village on the east coast and the calm beach of Yarada with golden sands is located close to the famous Dolphin's Nose hill. The beach offers a natural beauty with a stretch of green hills on the three sides and Bay of Bengal sea on the east. Yarada beach is one of the best place for the newly wed couples who can enjoy in loneliness. However, visitors need to carry their own food / snacks as there is no restaurants / hotels nearby.

  2. Bheemili beach near Visakhapatnam

    Bheemunipatnam (Bheemili) was an important Buddhist centre in the past. It is also one of the major Dutch settlements in the 17th century. There are still few old Dutch buildings in the old town. It was the main trading base in the East coast during the time of British India East Company. Bheemili is at a distance of 32 Km from Vizag Railway Station (RS). The beaches of Bheemili still have very few Dutch and British settlements. The beaupches of this town are calm and far away from the maddening crowd with picturesque beauty. At Bheemili beach, River Gosthani merges with the Bay of Bengal sea. The unspoiled Bheemili beach with soft golden sands and bluish sea waters mesmerize the visitors. The beach is considered safe for swimming and for other water sports like scuba diving and water-skiing etc.

  3. Uppada beach near Kakinada

    Uppada is a small coastal village of Andhra Pradesh, located at a distance of 10 Km from Kakinada town RS. Uppada is not only a fishing village but is popular for its weaving. The handloom sari of Uppada have earned world fame. Uppada beach has a wide shore that offers rejuvenating atmosphere. The beach looks majestic with clear sea waters and silver sands. There are well maintained Haritha Beach Resorts run by the A P Tourism at Kakinada and Uppada.

  4. Motupalli beach in Prakasam district

    Motupalli in the present Prakasam district was a flourishing port town in the past. The rock inscriptions in old Telugu language speakes volumes of the glorious past. Motupalli is nearly 45 Km away from Ongole. The beach is less known / visited and needs uplift by the govt and the place looks isolated. The beach is suitable for relaxing, long walks on the sands and other pleasant beach activities.

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Author: Juana02 Apr 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 7

Yarada Beach is in Visakhapatnam and not near Visakhapatnam. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches I have been to. It was a hop across (well almost) from where I lived in Vizag, and we have had many early morning picnics on the beach. During one of the cyclones a ship had run aground just off the shore and it had become quite a tourist attraction for our community.

There is a hillock at one end of the beach which can be traversed during low-tide to reach the village on the other side. It is a secluded and scenic beach, not very big. A number of tiny streams emerge from the hillock onto the sands and into the sea. You can spot a lot of bright red crabs on the hill area.

Bheemunipatnam Beach is also picturesque. It has been further beautified with statues on the beach and on the road that runs alongside. Major landmarks are an Old Dutch cemetery and a 17th-century lighthouse. When I visited it last there were no decent eating joints in the area. I don’t know if things have changed because I remember it as no more than a small fishing hamlet.

The drive from Vizag to Bheemunipatnam Beach is along the coast and it is one of the most amazing drives. There is an ancient Buddhist site called Thotlakonda on the way to Bheemunipatnam. There are also red sand dunes called ‘Erra matti dibbalu’ a little distance from Rushikonda Beach, and quite close to the Naval Base INS Kalinga that makes for a good trek.

Author: Kalyani02 Apr 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

I am a native of Visakhapatnam. Yarada is originally a village which is at a distance of around 30 minutes drive from the main city. Yarada has become a part of Vizag after the formation of GVMC (Great Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation) in 2005.

Author: Juana02 Apr 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

I lived in Visakhapatnam for nearly eight years and lived quite close to Yerada Beach. I would, in fact, climb Dolphin Hill every evening on my walk. It is not open to the public and only Naval personnel are allowed. The route to Yerada is therefore not accessible through Dolphin Hill for civilians and they have to go through a longer route.

I was in Vizag prior to 2005 and have always known Yerada to be in Vizag. Also, GVMC was formed in 2005 merging Ankapalli and Bheemli into Vizag. It is not that Yerada became a part of the municipality in that year - the name of the municipality changed to its present name in 2005. Yerada was already part of Vizag in 2005. Therefore, it is right to say that Yerada Beach is in Vizag and not near Vizag (even if we go by your theory of 2005).

Distance cannot be measured in time - because there are many factors such as speed that you are travelling at and the traffic signals you encounter etcetera that come into play when you mention the time it takes to reach a place. Distance wise it is only 15 kilometres from the city centre.

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