Visakhapatnam Beach

Vizagapatam is a port city on the southeast coast of India in the state of Andhra Pradesh and often called "The Jewel of the East Coast" and the "City of Destiny". With a population of 2,091,811 and occupying 681.96 square kilometres (263.31 sq mi).it is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district, and the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the third largest city on the east coast of India (after Chennai and Kolkata).

Visakhapatnam is located 625 kilometres (388 mi) east of the state capital, Hyderabad and 781 kilometres (485 mi) North east of Chennai.It is situated in the middle of Chennai-Kolkata Coromandal Coast . The city is home to several state-owned heavy industries and a steel plant,one of India's largest seaports and has the country's oldest shipyard. Visakhapatnam has the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal on the east. Visakhapatnam is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.    

On the east coast of India, Visakhapatnam serves as the gateway waterway for Andhra Pradesh. It has one of the country's largest ports, and the oldest shipyard on the east coast. It is a land-locked harbour,[17] as connected to the sea by a channel cut through rock and sand. Visakhapatnam is one of the busiest ports in India. Vizag Seaport owns two berths in the inner harbour; berth EQ-8 is fully mechanised and berth EQ-9 berth is not. Both berths are capable of handling Panamax vessels. The shipyard at Visakhapatnam is the largest in India. On the Chennai–Kolkota corridor, the city is also a hub for ground traffic. The Gangavaram Port is India's deepest seaport. In December 2010, Coal India agreed to enable an additional berth to be built at the port

Rama Krishna Beach
Rama Krishna Beach also known as R.K. Beach is located on the east coast at a distance of about 5 km from the centre of the city. This beach occupies the largest part of the seafront and is a great spot to spend leisure time. The R.K. Beach was jointly developed by the Municipal Corporation of Visakhapatnam (MCV) and the VUDA.

The Submarine Museum, Visakha Museum, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, an aquarium, the Kali Temple, statues of prominent personalities, roadside restaurants and parks are the added attractions of the R.K. Beach. The war memorial called 'Victory at Sea' on the seashore was constructed to pay homage to the soldiers of the 1971 war is worth visiting.

Rushi Konda Beach
This beach is located 13 kms. from Visakhapatnam and is an ideal tourist destination. Rishikonda is a thickly covered hill. This lovely beach with golden sands and vast stretches of water is the best beach in Vizag. It is an ideal destination for lovers of nature especially water sport enthusiasts. Tourists can enjoy water skiing, sunbathing, wind surfing and swimming. The tourist complex here is well equipped with a tourist lodge, individual rental cottages, a restaurant and other amenities. The 14th century Sri Sapta Rusheswara Temple surrounded by seven hills is located in Rishikonda.

Lawson's Bay Beach
Lawson's Bay Beach with golden sands and lush green vegetation is located a little ahead of the RK Beach on the way to Kailasagiri Hill. The shallow crystal clear water of the beach is ideal for sea bathing and surfing. Sometimes known as Peddawaltair Beach, it presents a picturesque and scenic beauty of nature.

Konda Karla Ava
Kondakarla village, situated in Achyutapuram mandal lies about 48 kms from Visakhapatnam. It is famous for the biggest fresh water lake in the state, Kondakarla Ava. The serene water of the lake surrounded by coconut trees on one side and green hills all around provides a picturesque locale. The Bird Sanctuary here, located in lush green surroundings has a rich variety of bird species.

Bheemunipatnam Beach
The beautiful beach at Bheemunipatnam also known as Bheemli, located at the mouth of the river Gosthani, is considered to be one of the safest and calmest beaches for swimmers. The beach with its invigorating climate coupled with the pleasantness provided by the lush green palm groves makes it a popular sea side resort.

Yarada Beach
Yarada Beach, located 15 kms away from Vizag city offers a fabulous landscape with its exotic blend of golden sands and the lush green stretch of hills. Nestled between the hills on all the three sides and the Bay of Bengal on one side, this beach could be an ideal spot for a day out.

Gangavaram Beach
The beautiful Gangavaram Beach, lined with palm trees is located near the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), at a distance of about 26 kms south of Vizag. The beach has a beautiful coastline which attracts number of tourists and film makers.