January 30th, 2019 by Prachi Mohan Srivastava

Who doesn’t love to visit the beach especially if it includes a long drive to reach? Even though Hyderabad does not have any beach of its own, there are so many beaches nearby that you wouldn’t mind what’s missing.

The beaches listed in this blog are secluded, unspoiled and make the nicest place to spend time with the important people in your life. Check out these beautiful beaches to make your weekends or any other holidays absolutely perfect!

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16 Best Beaches Near Hyderabad

  1. Manginapudi Beach
  2. Kakinada Beach
  3. Bheemunipatnam
  4. Vodarevu
  5. Uppada
  6. Yarada
  7. Guntur
  8. Machilipatnam
  9. Rushikonda
  10. Yanam
  11. Suryalanka
  12. Chirala
  13. Dolphin’s Nose
  14. Gangavaram
  15. Lawson’s Bay
  16. Ramkrishna Beach

1. Manginapudi Beach

There are many beautiful beaches near Hyderabad but Manginapudi has its own charm. This beach has a different allure far beyond that powdery sands and blue waves. Surrounded by a beautiful lake and river, the beach looks like a paradise on Earth. It is located 11km away from Machilipatnam town. It is one of the most important trade centre and the gateway to India via Sea. Not only the beach but it is a great Historic port city and popular health resort.

Apart from the beach, you can visit a few more amazing places here, like Chilakalapudi Panduranga Swamy Temple in the rural area named Chilakalapudi.

Things to Do: Do visit the plethora of temples by the beach. Explore the port and revel in the sights and sounds of the workers as they go about their daily work. Various kinds of birds often drop by to nibble on fish at various times of day.

Best time: December to March.

Distance: 353 km

Reach: It is a two-hour journey, from Vijayawada railway station or bus station. So it is your choice what transport you want to travel from or is comfortable with. You will experience nature’s blessings and the cold fresh air.

2. Kakinada Beach

Every beach is a fun place to explore and travel, and coming to Hyderabad is like you will definitely find many beautiful beaches near this city. Your travel will gradually maximize and you will explore new places. This beach is ready to welcome you and give you the amazing relaxation and happiness of your time. It is located in the Kakinada city which is one of the largest cities and is the headquarters of Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

There are few amazing and great places to explore like Coringa wildlife sanctuary, Godavari delta, and Hope Islands are amazing sightseeing places. Also, try the seafood and many other famous dishes to water your mouth.

Things to Do: The wildlife sanctuary here will give you a glimpse of various kinds of monkeys, birds, turtles, fish, and reptiles. The children love the safari through the sanctuary. Hope Islands is also a frequent place for couples to visit some alone time.

Best Time: September to March

Distance: 493 km

Reach: Either go by bus or train, it will take 9 hours 26 mins to reach this place, but you will be amazed by its beauty.

3. Bheemunipatnam

Located in Andhra Pradesh, Bheemunipatnam is a very famous beach near Hyderabad. The beach has remnants of Dutch forts and graves which gives the beach an antique look. The lined coconut trees and sand dunes on the beach give a beautiful backdrop.

Abbreviated as Bheemili, the neighborhood has many pilgrims for tourists. The beach is located near Gosthani River and has shallow water which makes it perfect for swimming and kayaking. Bheemili was named after Bhima, a major character in Mahabharata.

Things to Do: The region is visited by a lot of pilgrims so if you are looking for spiritual solace, this is the place to be in. You will love the serenity of the region. Engage in water sports but be careful as the waters here are a bit erratic.

Best Time: Anytime apart from the monsoons

Distance: 628 km

Reach: Take a 1-hour flight to Vishakhapatnam and then book a cab to reach Bheemunipatnam which is 40 kms from the main city. You can take a train to Vishakhapatnam attractions too which is a 10-hour journey.

4. Vodarevu

Located on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal, Vodarevu is a beach that is a major tourist attraction. With all the basic amenities around the beach, Vodarevu is a great beach to enjoy with your friends and family. You can book boats to sail in the sea or go swimming, kayaking or scooter ride.

There is a lighthouse situated on the beach which is a great spot to enjoy the views of the sea and the beach. You can climb up the lighthouse and take some amazing pictures.

Things to do: The lighthouse is a great place to explore and boating is a must. The boats and ferries charge reasonable rates and the bigger boats often go a bit far out into the sea. Kayaking is fun here and one gets to meet many likeminded people.

Best Time: January to April

Distance: 305 kms

Reach: You can drive to Vodarevu by road which will take 5 hours via NH 65. You can also take a flight to Vijayawada and book a cab to Chirala which would take 2 and a half hours.

5. Uppada

As a beach near Hyderabad, Uppada is quite famous for its white sand, longshore and clear water. It is a perfect place to relax and hang out with your family, friends or colleagues. The beach always has people playing cricket, volleyball or other sports. You can also spot joggers who come here for a peaceful jog or to do yoga.

The gradually descending water into the sea is perfect to go for a swim. Another good thing about visiting Uppada is the lip-smacking snacks being sold in the beachside shops. Do not forget to see the golden sunrise and sunset on this beach.

Things to do: Swimming here is very popular because of the clean beach and calm water. The sandy beaches are often visited by college going crowds and the beaches come alive with games of beach volleyball. The beach is also perfect for holding bonfires. The shacks around the beach are well known for serving delicious food.

Best time: Round the year

Distance: 497 km

Reach: If you choose to take the road, then it will take 7 hours via NH 65. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Kakinada and then take a cab to Uppada.

6. Yarada

Located in Vizag, Yarada is a beach with golden sand and lush green mountains in the back. The scenic beauty of Yarada is just like a movie, making it a hot attraction for tourists especially honeymooners. Though swimming is not recommended because of the presence of rocks near the sea, you can come to Yarada simply for a walk.

Most families also see Yarada as a picnic spot and come regularly for the same. The golden sand is a unique feature of the beach and makes a great spot for taking pictures.

Things to do: The green hills at the background will provide you with ample opportunities to take perfect photographs. Visit the secluded spots by the beach which is frequented by honeymooners. However, swimming here is not allowed for most parts of the year because of the treacherous rocks.

Best Time:  November to February

Distance: 634 km

Reach: Reach Vizag via flight or train and then take a cab or private car to reach Yarada beach.

7. Guntur

Guntur is in Andhra Pradesh and is home to the Suryalanka beach. The district of Guntur has many tourist spots among which Suryalanka beach is one. This makes for a perfect getaway on weekends. The beach opens into the Bay of Bengal and has a wide shore which doesn’t make it crowded even if there are a lot of visitors. The beauty of the beach is magnificent with the small cottages and beach view houses. People come from far off places just to spend the weekends in the cottage. Some other places to visit in Guntur district are Amaravati Museum, Bapatla Suryalanka, Durgi Stone Craft, Ethipothala waterfalls, Guthikonda Caves, Kondaveedu Fort, Nagarjuna Sagar, Undavalli Caves and Uppalapadu Birds.

Things to Do: There are a number of waterfalls a little way away from the beach and the caves provide the perfect spot for exploration. However, be sure to return before dark if there is no guide with you. The cottages around the beach mostly belong to locals but some rent it out during the season and you can enjoy a home stay here as well.

Best Time: Anytime apart from monsoons

Distance: 266 kms

Reach: Reach Guntur by road via NH 65 which will take 6 hours of driving.

8. Machilipatnam

A port town in Vijayawada, Machilipatnam is known for its cotton textiles. The scenic beauty is unbelievable making it an attraction for tourists. The beach is located near Krishna delta and is lined with coconut trees right on the beach. Dutch influence can be seen in the place as there are forts and other historic monuments present near the beach.

One of the best activities to take part in is hiring a boat and sailing towards the delta where you will get gorgeous views. A horse ride on the beach is a must, especially for kids. There are other beaches and attractions around for you to explore and extend your holidays for a little longer.

Things to do: Be sure to visit the local shops by the beach which sells lovely cotton garments. You can buy sarees, kurtas and stoles and they are very reasonably priced as well. The forts along the beach will surely enthrall anyone who has a love for history with its impressive architecture as they have a distinct Dutch influence.

Best time: December to March

Distance: 340 km

Reach: Travel to Vijayawada via a flight from Hyderabad and then take the RTC bus from Vijayawada central bus station.

9. Rushikonda

Rushikonda is a beach near Hyderabad which offers many fun activities like surfing, skiing and beach volleyball. A good thing about this beach is its pristine beauty which hasn’t been commercialized  yet. If you looking for tranquillity then this is the place for you. Visiting Rushikonda means creating some fond memories and already planning the next trip to this beach. Rushikonda has a lush green background with mango and palm trees.

The food sold near the beach is exquisite and is a must try. You can also visit nearby dhabas to get a proper meal. Other attractions near Rushikonda are INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, Dolphin’s Nose, Kailasagiri, Yarada Beach, Ramakrishna Beach, Bheemunipatnam Beach, Kondakarla Ava Beach, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Gangavaram Beach and Visakhapatnam Zoo.

Things to do: As stated above, you will find no dearth of activities in Rushikonda and you can enjoy a long vacation here and every day is sure to be filled with some activity or another. The zoo is especially a favorite haunt among the tourists.

Best time: Round the year

Distance:  648 km

Reach: After reaching Vizag from Hyderabad, you can take a cab or hire a private car to reach Rushikonda since it lies on the outskirts of the city.

10. Yanam

Yanam beach is located at the meeting of Godavari and Coringa river in Puducherry. The beach is beautiful with three big statues of Lord Shiva, Jesus Christ and Bharat Mata. The beach is picture perfect with shackles and beach beds all over the place.

You can spend the entire day in this place but you will still want to come back on the next day. Being in Puducherry, Yanam has a high French influence because of their French connection. The French lived here for 200 years and to show their French side, the government has even built a replica of the Eiffel Tower which also has a restaurant on the top seating 160 people.

Things to do: Just like, Yanam will provide lovely views of homes and cottages which have a distinct French influence. There are many cafes by the beach which serve French inspired pastries and chocolates. The food is wonderful and you can also buy souvenirs from the beach side shops.

Best time: October to February

Distance: 403 km

Reach: The most suitable transportation is the railway. It takes 8 hours from Hyderabad to Yanam by rail but the duration can stretch to around 12 hours if you stop on the way. If you wish to take a long drive then take NH 65 and you’ll reach Yanam in 7.5 hours.

In case you are not only looking for beaches, there are many other tourist places near hyderabad you can explore and enjoy the quality time.

11. Suryalanka

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Suryalanka Beach is located near Bapatla near Guntur. It is the ideal beach if you love to go for a swim in the sea. The beach here is wide and spacious so there is ample to room to run around for the children as well. The beach has good accommodation facilities because the APTDC cottages line the beach but it is best to book the rooms well in advance because they are almost always taken by the weekenders. The beach is also ideal for sunbathing as it does not have the chaos of other tourist beaches.

Things to Do: Make it a point to visit the local eateries because they almost always serve fresh catch from the sea. The raised ground around the beach is ideal for photography.

Best time: Round the year

Distance: 319.km

Reach: Bapatla railway station is the nearest station to the beach which is 7 km away. One can easily can cabs to reach the beach from here. Trains travel to and from Hyderabad regularly. Additionally, one can also go to Guntur and take a bus from there.

12. Chirala

chirala beach

Chirala Beach is located in Prakasham district of Andhra Pradesh and is also known as Ksheerapuri. The beach is very well known for its scenic beauty and splendid views of the open stretches by the beach. The handloom industry here is thriving and so one can splurge on exquisite handloom sarees, kurtas, stoles and scarves. The people here are known for their hospitality and the region is also known as Mini Bombay. The people love to enjoy the sunrise and the sunsets here.

Things to Do: Once here, the beach town nearby will provide ample scope to explore. Do not forget to visit the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Padmanabhumi Swami Temple, and St. Luke Church, among the many other churches and temples of the region. You can shop in the Moscow Bazaar and Pirala Market. The laid back ambience of the beach is sure to touch your heart. The scene of the monsoons are simply stunning but be careful to go into the waters at this time.

Best Time: March to September

Distance: 300 km

Reach: Chirala has its own railway station and there are frequent trains to and from Hyderabad. You can get cabs to the beach from the station very easily. One can also reach the Chirala bus stand and buses from various cities from Andhra Pradesh come here.

13. Dolphin’s Nose

Located in the South of Vizag, the beach is so named because of the interesting shape of the beach, which is like a Dolphin’s nose. It is not to be confused with the Dolphin’s Nose peak in Munnar. The beach is a high rocky land, and stands at a height of 174 meters and provides great scope for exploration. Once the top of the headland is reached, it provides a wonderful view of the sea and can watch the sea gulls that come and perch here, without in the least caring about the presence of humans. The beach also has a working lighthouse and it still acts as a beacon for ships and boats that pass the headland after dark. The light of the lighthouse can be seen from 64 km away into the sea.

There is also a hill nearby, named Dolphin Hill, which is used as a residential area for the armed forces and entry is restricted here. If one wants to go to the rear of the hill, to the secluded Yerada beach, then special permission has to be taken. One can stay in the number of hotels and lodges near the beach and they can be booked through the Oyo App.

Best time: Round the year

Things to do: Take a hike up the Dolphin’s Nose and you will be mesmerized by the view around. Indulge in some photography with the seagulls and hill in the background.

Distance: 632 km

Reach: One can get a number of buses from the main city of Vizag. It is ideal for a day trip or for a weekend. There are a number of trains throughout the week from Hyderabad to Vizag.

14. Gangavaram

Gangavaram beach is a little out of the way, but nevertheless, it is one of the most pristine beaches near Hyderabad. The beauty of the beach often attracts TV shows and photoshoot sessions and you might even catch a glimpse of a star here. South Indian movie stars also visit this place occasionally for a getaway. The shores are dotted with palm trees and you can see the waves crashing on the rocks which produce foam like spray, and they make some real shots for photography. However, because of the rocky structures, swimming in this beach is strictly prohibited.

Things to do: The beach is ideal for relaxation so if you are looking for a secluded beach for sunbathing, this is the ideal spot. You can stay in some of the budget hotels by the beach, and can book rooms through the Oyo app. The beaches have some stalls lined during the weekends so you can pick up an assortment of knickknacks. You can also explore the nearby rocky cliffs.

Best time: November to April

Distance: 630 km

Reach: The best way to reach the beach is to catch a bus from Vizag as it is only 26 km away from here.

15. Lawson’s Bay Beach

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Lawson’s Beach is very calm and secluded and frankly speaking, there aren’t many so called tourist attractions here. Those who come here do so for enjoying the serenity of the place. The beach is clean and beautiful and the beach is located by the Lawson’s Bay Colony, a very posh and remarkable coastal residential area. A number of new shops, supermarkets and parks have been inaugurated here in recent times and some high profile persons of the state have acquired property here. It is best to arrange for your own transport from the hotel and you will not find the cacophony of public transport here.

Things to do: Explore the surroundings and walk up to the end of a secluded beach. It will surely make for a romantic walk. You can also pick up items from the nearby trendy stores and the restaurants here serve modern versions of local food. Swimming in the crystal clear water here is a real delight.

Best time: August to March

Distance: 620 km.

Reach: One can get a train to the MVP Colony railway station. Additionally, one can also get a bus from Sagar Nagar, Daba Gardens and Jagdamba Center.

16. Ramkrishna Beach

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Ramkrishna Beach is close to the above mentioned Lawson’s Beach and is more frequently visited by tourists and likewise, it has a number of tourist spots around as well, which will surely keep you busy for the weekend. Do not forget to visit the Matya Darshini aquarium, and do indulge yourself in the Aura Spa. The INS Kurusura Submarine Museum will surely delight the kids because an entire submarine has been converted into a museum and it is rare to go inside one. Similarly, the TU 142 Aircraft Museum will also offer some visual treats. The Vuda City Central Park will be a great place to take a stroll in. However, if you are at the beach, be sure to look for signposts of caution, because certain parts of the beach are considered to be dangerous and have claimed lives before.

So how many places are already on your bucket list after reading this blog? I hope all are. These beaches are a definite visit if you want to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life to rejuvenate your inner self. If you are looking for more beaches then here are some: Goa, Gangavaram, Ramakrishna Beach, Lawson’s Bay beach, etc. Go and get yourself Relaxed and find some time for yourself.

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About Prachi Mohan Srivastava

Her mind rushes into deep imaginations and collects fragments from there to bring to the real world. When she is present in the reality she tries to portray her thoughts as words to give a glimpse of her own world. If she is not working with words it’s only because she dives into the sea of creativity sometimes and captures them on her D5600.