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Top 10 Beaches in Andhra Pradesh

If you are a person who shouts beaches between ‘mountains or sea?’ then Andhra Pradesh is calling you! Everything about Andhra Pradesh is mesmerizing. Be it the people or the rich historical confluence. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday destination, then Andhra is the right place for you; not only because it has extraordinarily beautiful beaches but also because the tranquility in the air is captivating. The wind, the palm trees, the unadulterated sea would make you fall in ‘love-at-first-site’ with its beaches. We bring to you a comprehensive guide to the top ten beaches of Andhra:

1. Mypadu Beach

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The uniqueness of Mypadu beach lies in the golden sands and a vast coastline adorned by coconut trees. A typical day at this beach will rejuvenate and uplift your spirits. Watch the sun going down into the blue sea and appreciate the beauty called nature.

2. Ramakrishna Beach

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There is a reason why Ramakrishna beach is the favourite spot of tourists. The picturesque location and the crystal clear waters lure the travelers as well as the localities. The proximity to Vishakhapatnam city makes it even more accessible through public transport. The beach has got its name from the ashram by the same name across the road.

3. Uppada Beach

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If you have been a keyboard stroking robot throughout the weekend, this beach will heal your soul and give you immense calmness. Go sunbathing or swimming to recover your lost charm. Uppada beach is a perfect location for families looking for a much needed break. Other attractions which are nearby include- Kolleru lake and a wild life century.

4. Suryalanka Beach

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Drive down 9 kilometres from Guntur district to discover this sojourn site for your weekend getaway. The beautiful sun rising from the Bay of Bengal will stay in your memory stash for a long time. If you are visiting in November, a major attraction is the sight of dolphins at Suryalanka beach.

5. Rishikonda Beach

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Another gem in the lap of the ‘port city’ Vishakhapatnam, Rishikonda beach offers you adventure as well as serenity. Explore the world of water sports with Jet skiing and water surfing. If you are a nature lover, head to the beach early in the morning where cool breeze will welcome you and blue sea will pamper you.

6. Bheemunipatnam Beach

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The Gosthani river opens up to Bheemunipatnam beach which is a serene spot for every traveler. This beach, unlike others, is least commercialized and therefore has less touristy crowd, which means you can enjoy your own personal space here. The beach is considered to be very safe for swimming.  For history lovers, there are many architectural spots and temples located in the vicinity.

7. Perupalem Beach

If you are driving down to the Perupalem beach, you will encounter rich flora and fauna, vast stretch of paddy fields and waving palm trees. So even before reaching the beach you will have an exhilarating feeling. The excitement reaches to another level after you see the azure sky meeting with the turquoise waters of the Bay of Bengal. Furthermore, this beach has a peculiar auspicious touch wherein people come to take a holy dip on religious occasions.

8. Maginapudi Beach

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Apart from being a port location, Maginapudi beach, located at a distance of 11 Km from Machelipatnam, is also famous for its black soil. The sight of an old lighthouse on the nearby cliff and the blue-gray sky is dazzling. The beach is unspoiled by population and you can spend quality time in appreciating God’s beautiful creation.

9. Motupalle Beach

The main attraction of this beach is its solitary location- a pleasant atmosphere with no touch of urban life. Walk along the shore for a memorable evening. A lot of Buddhist monuments are located around Motupalle beach.

10. Kalingapatnam Beach

Even the state government recognizes Kalingapatnam beach as an important tourist site. You can lie down and enjoy bathing in the sun-kissed sand. Because of its huge popularity, there are a lot of sea food stalls which offer mouth-watering delicacies. For photography lovers there is a beautiful light house and a Buddhist Stupa to ‘capture-nature’ for your travel diary.

Andhra Pradesh is a surprisingly exotic location full of amazing places. The beaches are scattered and will surprise you as each one has a different alluring sky. A perfect place of a seasonal backpacker, Andhra is just waiting to be discovered!

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