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6 Beautiful Sea Beaches near Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata, being a landlocked city, doesn’t have a sea beach. However, there are several beaches near Kolkata that you can visit.

All these beautiful sea beaches are less than 200 kilometers away from Kolkata. Some of these beaches are the perfect destination for a weekend trip from Kolkata.

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The state of West Bengal only has the sea, the Bay of Bengal, on its southern side. But still, there are several beaches that you can visit in the state.

In this article, you will get to know about the following sea beaches you can visit near Kolkata,

  1. Digha Sea Beach
  2. Mandarmani Sea Beach
  3. Tajpur Sea Beach
  4. Sankarpur Sea Beach
  5. Bakkhali Sea Beach
  6. Baguran Jalpai Sea Beach

Let’s see each one of them in detail.

Best beaches near Kolkata

1. Digha Sea Beach

New Digha Sea Beach
Distance of Digha from Kolkata182 km
Best time to visitOctober to March

Digha Sea Beach is about a 4 hours drive from Kolkata. This makes it a famous sea beach to visit near Kolkata, especially during the weekends.

Most people living in Kolkata consider this as their first choice when selecting a weekend destination. It is also considered one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in West Bengal.

Trains and Buses to Digha from Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal are readily available.

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New Digha Sea Beach and Old Digha Sea Beach are the two sea beaches you will find in Digha. Both of these sea beaches are well maintained.

They are famous for their alluring sunrise and sunset, which are beautiful beyond words.

2. Mandarmani Sea Beach

Mandarmani Beach (Nilanjan Majumdar, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Distance of Digha from Kolkata160 km
Best time to visitOctober to March

Mandarmani is a seaside resort village and is one of the best places to visit in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal. It is located close to the Digha Sea Beach.

Mandarmani is a perfect beach for those who don’t like crowded places. You can say that Mandarmani is a solitary sea beach near Kolkata.

Mandarmani sea beach is also one of India’s longest (13 km) drivable beaches. So you can enjoy driving on the beach here.

There are several popular resorts in Mandarmani where you can stay with your friends or loved ones and enjoy a perfect weekend.

3. Tajpur Sea Beach

Red crabs in Tajpur Beach
Distance of Digha from Kolkata164 km
Best time to visitOctober to March

The Tajpur Sea Beach, located between Digha and Mandarmani Sea Beach, is famous as one of the virgin sea beaches near Kolkata.

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One of the main attractions of this beach is the Tamarisk trees. This sea beach is also unique due to the presence of red crabs.

Tajpur Sea Beach is one of the best places to spend your weekend and enjoy the serenity of nature.

4. Shankarpur Sea Beach

Shankarpur Sea Beach (Pinakpani, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Distance of Digha from Kolkata160 km
Best time to visitNovember to March

The Shankarpur Sea beach is also known as the twin beach of the New Digha Sea Beach. It is located 14 kilometers away from Digha through Contai road.

You can visit this beach from Digha, which makes it one of the best places to explore near Digha. If you have gone to Digha by car, you can take your car and go to Shankarpur. Parking is available at the beach. You can also go by Auto or Toto from your Hotel at Digha.

This beach is covered with Casuarinas trees.

Shankarpur beach is way less crowded than Digha sea beach. You will get a lovely view of being surrounded by local fishing boats and rows of trees.

5. Bakkhali Sea Beach

Bakkhali Sea Beach (Dwip Sutradhar, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Distance of Digha from Kolkata140 km
Best time to visitOctober to March

Bakkhali is a small seaside resort village located on one of the deltaic islands in the southern part of West Bengal.

This sea beach is located at the southern tip of West Bengal, close to the Sundarbans.

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It takes about 3.5 hours to reach Bakkhali sea beach from Kolkata. This is an ideal weekend beach destination for the people of West Bengal.

Henry’s Island is another popular destination you can visit near Bakkhali.

6. Baguran Jalpai Sea Beach

Distance of Digha from Kolkata165 km
Best time to visitOctober to March

The small coastal village of Baguran Jalpai located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal is another popular beach near Kolkata. It belongs to the Kanthi sub-division in the East Medinipur district.

As a new weekend destination, the place has gained the hearts of many visitors. The dense Jhau forest offers a sense of peacefulness.

Another beauty of Boguran is the crawling red crabs all over the shore. Numerous crabs inundate the beach like a red carpet. You can also enjoy collecting sea shells and oysters. The breathtaking sunrise and sunset view will leave you in awe.

Unlike the waves of Digha, the sea waves are small here. If you want to enjoy solitude, this is a must-visit place. The fresh air will give new vitality to the body and mind. Local people and the fishermen’s community are amicable and you can mingle with them easily.

Although it can be visited at any time of the year, it is best to go between October and March.

This ends our list of some of the beautiful and photogenic sea beaches that you can visit near Kolkata. Make sure to visit these beaches if the sea is calling you.

Happy Tripping!


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