About Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Teeming with people and enveloped by lush green palm trees, 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, a pristine stretch of blue sea along the entire route.
What makes this beach such a popular destination among 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 it’s not a great spot for swimming.
How to Reach Corbyn’s Cove Beach?
About 7 km from the city center, getting to Corbyn’s Cove can be both simple or tedious based on the mode of transport. Rented taxis, autos or 2-wheelers (daily rentals) are the best bets. 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 take you back. If you are keen on public transport, you can take a bus to Corbyn’s Chawk near Nayagaon and then walk for 2.4kms to the beach.
There are two routes to this spot 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.
Popular Attractions around Corbyn Cove Beach
1. Cellular Jail
This popular colonial prison is a major tourist attraction. Located just 6.3 kms from Corbyn’s Cove, you should be able to reach Cellular Jail within 15 minutes.
You can get a cab or hire a two wheeler if you want to experience the roads yourself!
Find out everything you need to know about Cellular Jail.
2. Jogger’s Park
Nothing could be better than Jogger’s Park for some peace and quiet. Located 5.1 kms from Corbyn’s Cove, you can reach the park within 15 minutes if you’re looking for some intimacy within nature or some solitude.
We recommend you head over to the park either early in the morning or late in the evening, as you’ll truly be able to witness the wonders of the park!
You can rent a cab, take an auto, or rent a 2 wheeler to get there.
3. Murugan Temple
If you’re looking for a spiritual experience, there’s no better place for you than Murugan Temple. Easily accessible from Cellular Jail, you can head on over there in a private cab, a bus, or your favorable method of transport!
You’ll find beautifully sculpted statues of deities and idols like Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Parvati. We suggest you go for Darshans and celebration of Tamil Festivals that are sure to immerse you in a wonderful religious experience and forget all your troubles.
4. Anthropological Museum
Since there’s no chance for travellers to interact with the native tribes that inhabit the islands, the best way to know about them would be to visit this museum!
You’ll find the Anthropological Museum full of crafts, art, and historic photos. The museum offers an in-depth knowledge of the daily lifestyle of the tribes in Andaman.
If you’re a history and culture buff, this is the place for you! You can reach via a cab, tourist taxi, or rent a 2 wheeler, which should take you about 10 minutes.
5. Samudrika Marine Museum
As if the beauty of the island wasn’t enough, Port Blair also offers an amazing tour of Samudrika Marine Museum, which will tell you everything you need to know about the islands!
Learn about marine life, the tribes of the Andamans, and what the topography is like.
You can take a two-wheeler, an auto (a tuk-tuk), or a cab to reach this place from Corbyn’s Cove. Your journey should last no longer than 15 minutes.
Best time to visit Corbyn’s Cove beach
If you want to enjoy the refreshing sea breeze, the panorama, and the perfect roads that lead to Corbyn’s Beach, we suggest you visit between October to May, preferably early October. This is the ideal season for great weather and accessibility to all activities. Get there before the monsoons roll in!
What to do on Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Corbyn’s Cove is the perfect place for you to sit back and live in the moment. Chill in the cool breeze and rejuvenate yourself, or grab a picnic basket and have a scrumptious meal at the beach! If adventure is what you are looking for, Corbyn’s Cove is perfect for a bit of an adrenaline rush.
Here’s all you can try out at the beach:
- You can go jet skiing, swimming or boating. Try scuba diving or surfing for a more immersive experience of the marine life.
- You can also try out a self-drive sea-kart, a fairly new activity. It’s just like go-karting, only in water!
- Indulge in a variety of local delicacies and street food that will leave a lasting sensation. If you’re looking for a wonderful restaurant experience, we recommend you go to Corbyn’s Delight for a scrumptious bite!
Corbyn’s Cove is jam packed with entertainment options, which will make you feel like there’s not enough time to experience everything that the beach has to offer! We suggest you take some time out for this ecstatic experience.
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