Top 10 Most Beautiful White Sand Beaches in India

What is your first impression of a perfect beach? Well, most people go to beaches to cherish the moments of romance, and moments of fun with friends and family or some go for a peaceful serene stay. But one thing is common in all these people that when they imagine their dream beach the first thing clicks in their minds is the turquoise blue water that feels good in their hearts; accompanied by white sand which sparkles like pearls when the sun shines over it. The combination itself is like heaven, which makes you feel its fragrance during the time of sunsets, the view then touches your soul deeply.

But are you searching for these white sand beaches with blue water abroad? Well then we have a surprise for you that from now on you don’t have to travel out of India for your quest. There are plenty of amazing white sand beaches with blue water in India itself. Some of these have been counted as one of the best beach destinations in the world. So here we present you the best 10 beaches selected out of many such beaches which you may consider first to explore before going to any other beach once in a lifetime.

1. Radhanagar Beach- Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Radhanagar Beach, White sand beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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This is the beach that will touch your heart and soul with its mesmerizing beauty. As part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this beach has its own magnet effect which brings people who are looking for a less-discovered yet one of the most beautiful beaches in India having white sand accompanied by pure blue water. The beauty of the beach has touched so many hearts that it has once been awarded the prestigious “Asia’s best beach” by the legendary Time Magazine. If you are looking for a serene view and want to feel nature close to your heart then you must visit here once in a lifetime. Although swimming is allowed from 8 am to 4 pm you won’t find any water sports here. The best time to visit is from the month of November to April.

2. Candolim Beach – Goa

Candolim Beach - White sand beach in Goa
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The Candolim Beach of Goa can easily be counted among the best beaches of India in terms of its beauty decorated by white sand and blue water having calmness in the atmosphere. It offers almost everything to all types of beach lovers starting from water sports activities, meditation, fishing, yoga, and massage to delicious seafood accompanied by a splendid feel of night parties. The beauty of the beach is even more stunning with a lighthouse and a beautiful church as part of it. This beach is also famous due to the ancient Aguada Fort, built in the year 1912 by the Portuguese for safeguarding themselves from Dutch and Maratha invaders. The beach surrounding offers some of the best hotels, beach resorts, and refreshing spa & massage parlors. The best time to visit is from the month of November to April.

3. Corbyn’s Cove – Port Blair

Corbyn's Cove - Port Blair
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Once treated as the most isolated jail, now has become one of the country’s most exotic beach destinations, the beautiful Port Blair. In the lap of mother nature, this place has a magical feel of pure serenity, surrounded by lush green layers of trees and plants giving a beautiful color contrast to the white sand and turquoise blue water of this beach. The capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands also offers a peaceful natural outing rich with minerals, and limestone caves; making it a kind of heaven for all the photographers of the world. Although the place is less explored true nature lovers always keep this place on their list of travel.

4. Colva Beach- Goa

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The amazing white sand with pure blue water in the shadows of hundreds of coconut trees makes Colva Beach one of the most beautiful travel destinations of South Goa. This is also one of the largest beaches of South Goa with a historical background. Margoa’s esteemed society members used this place as their resting place. Now it’s home to Goa’s most exotic rave parties and beautiful nightlife. Colva Beach also offers an ancient “Menino Jesus” statue situated at Our Lady of Mercy church established in the year 1630. The best time to visit this beach is from October to May.

5. Kovalam Beach – Kerala

Kovalam White sand Beach in Kerala
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Kovalam Beach which is situated at Malabar Coast, is gifted with white sand over a long stretch. It is one of the most popular beaches in Kerala located 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The beach is a combination of three beaches namely Samudra Beach, Hawah Beach, and Lighthouse Beach. The sunsets are a delight to watch from this beach and from the lighthouse nearby. The view of the sea is mesmerizing and a delight to feel. If you’re visiting Kerala, you can find a variety of comfortable Airbnb Kerala nearby to enhance your stay in Kerala. Explore the beauty of Kerala while enjoying the convenience and unique experiences offered by Airbnb Kochi Airport.

6. Mandrem Beach – Goa

Mandrem Beach White sand beaches in Goa, India

If you are searching for a white sand beach with blue water and a less crowded place then you must visit Mandrem Beach of Goa. The peace and freshness in the air here are unmatched and can never be experienced in city life. Only true nature lover visit here so it makes this beach less crowded and very clean also. If you are lucky enough you may even see the famous Olive Ridley marine turtles here.

7. Ross and Smith Island Beach – Andaman

Ross and Smith Island Beach Andaman
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This is made by two islands Ross and Smith connected with a thin sand bar of white sand making it one of the most attractive beaches of the Andaman Islands. It offers heart touching view of blue water combined with white sand which can be felt more closely if you know to swim. The main way of traveling is by boat here and which can easily be found in short intervals. You may enjoy beautiful sunsets from tree houses here or can have a sunbath for hours in the lap of nature. 

8. Merk Bay Beach – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Merk Bay Beach of Andaman Island can easily be counted as one of the best beaches in India providing a beautiful view of white sand accompanied by turquoise blue water. You can reach this beach by taking a boat after doing a short journey of an hour from the nearest boat station Long Island Jetty in the morning. You should carry your food as being a small Island it only offers you coconuts to eat and no resorts to stay in as well. For an overnight stay, you can choose Long Island.

9. Varkala Beach – Kerala

Varkala Beach Kerala
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Varkala Beach is also one of the famous beaches of Kerala known for its hot springs of natural minerals accompanied by rocky red cliffs with white beach sand and clear blue water situated on the mighty Arabian Sea. You will find a variety of delicious local foods available at walking distance in beach restaurants and food counters. Most people come here for a relaxed serene outing proving their bodies with the all-needed sunlight.

10. Arambol Beach – Goa

White Sands Arambol Beach
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This is one of the most happening beaches for nature lovers as well as other tourists. Situated 55 km from Panaji, this is a very nice place for feeling the natural white sand with pure blue water. This beach is very peaceful mostly due to less number of people coming here, which makes it a more clean place to spend quality time of your life. You can enjoy water sports like paragliding, and water biking on the beach. There is a Dolphin point in the sea near this beach, which is one of the major attractions here.


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