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About Elephant Beach
Elephant Beach is a secluded spot with clear blue waters and sparkling swathes of white sand. Ancient trees cast long shadows along the shore. Unfortunately, the beach is now but a fraction of what it used to be, as the shoreline was largely swept away by the 2004 tsunami. The corals here are some of the best on the island. With the reef so close to the shore, this is an excellent spot for snorkelling.
It is essential to bring your own snorkel, as the underwater world truly is amazing. It can get crowded especially when sea-walking and snorkelling tours take place, but one can always find their own special secluded spot.
In high season there are a couple of vendors selling fresh fruits and coconuts, one can even find some water and snacks on the crowded parts of the beach. Apart from this, no other facilities are available here.
How to Reach Elephant Beach?
The Elephant Beach in Havelock Island lies on the western coast and can be reached by either taking a speed boat or by trekking through a forest trail. The speed boats leave from the Havelock jetty and take about 20 minutes (8.7kms) to reach Elephant Beach.
For those who don’t mind a brisk 2.5km trek through the jungle, a path opens up on the way to Radhanagar beach which can take you to the beach, in place of the ferry. This trek should take about 30 minutes. Guides are available at the entrance if you need one. Carry water and wear comfortable footwear.
Best time to visit Elephant Beach
The best time to visit Elephant Beach would depend on the type of trip you want.
- If you’re looking for a trip full of activities and adventure, we recommend you visit between October to May, as this is the ideal time for you to access everything that the beach has to offer.
- If you’re looking for a workcation, we recommend you visit between the months of May to September. This time is the best for massive discounts on your visit, tons of availability, and solitude.
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What to do at Elephant Beach?
Water Sport Activities
The gleaming sands and calm waters of Elephant Beach are sure to make you crave a magazine-worthy travel moment. For this, you may indulge in any of the following water sport activities!
Crystal clear waters, beautiful skies, and great weather make for the perfect atmosphere for snorkelling. You can experience the life that coral reefs breathe into the waters, schools of colourful fish, and a lot more.
What if we tell you that you could get an aerial view of the vast forest, the beautiful beach, and the pristine waters of Elephant beach? Parasailing is a traveller favourite at Elephant Beach.
3. Jet Skiing
Sail across the beautiful waters of Elephant Beach at great speeds to experience the thrill of this famous water sport activity.
4. Glass Bottom Boat rides
For those who are either terrified of water or don’t want to disturb marine life, you can take a Glass Bottom Boat ride, where you can view the magic that lies beneath the ocean.
5. Sea Walking
Sea Walking is one of the most rare and special experiences you can have only in the Andamans. Walk on the ocean floor and get those memories captured for free!
For Nature Lovers and Adventurers
1. Elephant Beach Trek
Venture into the dense forests under the guidance of an experienced trekker at Elephant Beach. This short trek is simply worth it for the beautiful birds and insects that bring the forest to life. You will begin your journey from Radhanagar Beach, trek through the forest, and towards Elephant Beach.
2. Mangrove Forests
Explore beautiful Mangrove forests full of rich flora and fauna.
1. Radhanagar Beach
Crowned as “Asia’s best beach”, you can experience one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever witness, here at Radhanagar. Surround yourself with white sands and crystal blue waters.
2. Scrumptious Meals
Head on over to our recommended eateries near Elephant Beach to satiate your appetite! Here are a few of our favourites:
- Anju Coco Restro
- Bonova Cafe and Pub
- Full Moon Cafe
- Dakshin by Barefoot
- Something Different
3. Visit the Kalapathar Beach
You can’t miss the sunrise at Kalapathar Beach. This place is perfect for picnics, walks on the beach’s silvery sand and teal waters. Kalapathar Beach is also a picturesque location, ideal for capturing your memories!
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