About Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Teeming with people and encircled by lush green coconut palms, Corbyn’s Cove Beach is one of the more busy beaches in the Andaman Islands. This is the closest beach to Port Blair, a mere 8 km from the City center. The drive to the beach is a stunning visual treat. You will get quite a view of Marina Park, the pristine blue sea lining along the entire route.
What makes this beach such a popular destination with tourists is its many entertainment options. Zip across the ocean in a jet ski or a motor scooter. Enjoy a relaxing drink with your friends at the beach-facing restaurant. The blue benches lining the area make for a great seat to enjoy the view. You will also find clean and well-maintained bathrooms and changing rooms at your convenience.
For those staying near the beach, there are great accommodation options to choose from. You could try the Peerless Sarovar Portico Resort which is the only beach resort in the city. Or the Hornbill Nest Guest House, which contrary to its name does house human beings. All in all, this is a great beach to hang out at if people and energy are what you are looking out for, however not such a great beach to be swimming at.
How to Reach Corbyn’s Cove Beach?
About 7km from the city center, getting to Corbyn’s cove beach can be both simple or tedious based on the mode of transport chosen. Rented taxi/auto or 2-wheelers (daily rentals) are the easiest bet. Whatever you choose, they must wait there to get you back to the city, as generally, you will not find cabs at the beach to bring you back.
If you are keen on public transport, you can take a bus to Corbyns Chawk near Nayagaon and then walk for 2.4kms to the beach.
There are two routes to this attraction and the most popular is the scenic seaside route where you can see the ocean and Ross island to the left and small patches of Tropical Jungle on the other side. This is a short but beautiful ride that starts at Marina Park – Imagine good roads, a sea breeze, and a great view.
- Book Guided Tours of Corbyn’s Cove Beach
- Book Sightseeing Tour of Port Blair