Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island

Radhanagar Beach is one of the most famous attractions in Havelock Island and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands itself. Commonly known as Beach No. 7, Radhanagar has been given the title of the best beach in Asia and the 7th best beach in the world by Time Magazine in 2004. The beach is also included in the Top 25 beaches in Asia by Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards in 2016.

Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island

Needless to say, it is one of the most spectacular beaches you will visit on your trip to Andaman. Hugged with Coconut trees from all sides and covered with tropical jungle from both the sides, the Radhanagar Beach opens up a world of complete serenity and relaxation for its visitors.

Radhangar Beach Shoreline

As soon as you enter from the gate, you are greeted by one of the most spectacular sceneries the island has to offer. A panoramic view of the sea complemented by soft white sand, stretching along as far as your eyes can see, suddenly lifts your mood and gives a feeling of rejuvenation. The emerald blue waters with just the right amount of splash combined with perfect blue sky meshing into the horizon make you want to go for a dip, almost immediately.

Radhanagar Beach

There are a lot of huts, benches, and chairs scattered around the beach, along with tall trees that give you a place to relax, take in the beauty and unwind with some snacks and drinks. One of the best things about this is that you are allowed to take food and water inside the gates, so you can sit around with your friends and family and enjoy the view, while the kids play in the sand.

Radhanagar Beach Sea and Shore

The double story hut at the center of the beach provides a complete view of the sea in front and is a great place to capture photographs.

Radhanagar is one of the few beaches in Andaman, where there are no restrictions on swimming. The waves are medium and don’t have too much current. Moreover, the depth of the sea is adequate and transcends gradually, so you can enjoy long hours of playing in the ocean with your loved ones.

Radhanagar Beach Shoreline and Water

If you like swimming and need to go for a dip, there’s no better place in Havelock than this. Lifeguards are stationed near the beach during opening hours who constantly surveil the area, so you can easily get help in case of any mishaps.

To ensure the safety of tourists, it is not advised to go too deep into the sea. A great distance for swimming is 10 meters, beyond that the water currents and waves start to get a little rough.

General Information and Tips:

  • It is not allowed to stay at the beach after this time.
  • Radhanagar Beach is also known as Beach Number 7 and the area is called the Radhanagar Village.
  • It is not allowed to go inside the water anywhere else near the beach. The radius is set at 50 meters on both sides.
  • There are no corals in the waters at the beach.
  • Paid showers are available at the beach and cost INR 10.
  • Lockers are also available near the beach that costs INR 10 for the day.

Things to Do at Radhanagar Beach:


Swimming at Radhanagar Beach

Swimming at the beach is both enjoyable and safe, as there are lesser spottings of crocodiles in the area, and the forest department keeps keen surveillance of the whole village to make sure everyone remains safe. The waves are medium and there are no rocks or corals at the beach, making it a great place to swim.

Adults who know swimming can go a little bit deeper, but it's not recommended to leave the 10 meters radius. Children are advised not to go too far and play near the shoreline itself.


Sunset at Radhanagar Beach

The beach provides a wide view of the open sea and is one of the most celebrated spots in Havelock to watch the sunset. The open horizon adored by clear blue water and unmatched greenery provides a scene to wonder about.

The sunset usually happens at 5:30 on the island, which gives you enough time to relax and leave the beach area before it closes down. The seats near the beach fill out pretty fast during this time, so make sure to grab one for your friends and family, early.


Jungle Trek at the Radhanagar Beach

The right and left side of the beach is perfect for a walk in the evening. Surrounded by dense rainforest trees on one side and the open sea on the other, you can give in to the feeling of amazement without any disturbance. Located on the right side of the beach is the Neil’s Cove lagoon which can be reached by trekking for 1.3 KMs through the beach and jungle, and offers a great place to capture some memories.


Barefoot Jungle Resort Staycation in Havelock

The Barefoot Jungle Resort offers a great place to enjoy a staycation near Radhanagar Beach. Constructed inside the forest nearby, the resort aims to provide a raw stay experience devoid of any other disturbances and noises. There is no TV or WiFi at the resort which helps you completely dive into the stay experience and live in peace throughout your vacation.

How to Reach Radhanagar Beach:

The beach is located 10.8 KMs from the Havelock Island jetty and can be easily reached by taking the SH4 road which goes through both open area and jungles. It usually takes no more than 20-30 minutes to reach there, depending on the mode of transportation. Here’s how you can easily reach the beach:

  • Bus:
    Govt. owned A/C and Non-A/C buses are available from the jetty to the Radhanagar Beach.
    The first bus from jetty departs at 6:20 AM and reaches there by 7:15 AM. Following this, a bus is available almost every hour, i.e, 8:45 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:45 PM, 3:45 PM, and 5:15 PM. Ticket cost for NonA-/C is INR 30 while the A/C bus charges INR 50.
  • Prebooked Cabs:
    Prebooked cabs are considered the best way to reach, mainly because it's comfortable. Cab from the jetty charges around INR‌ 1500 for A/C and INR‌ 1200 for Non-A/C for the complete trip which includes going there, coming back and the waiting time. It generally takes around 18 minutes to reach there, depending on the traffic.

    You can also find a lot of cabs waiting around the jetty which can be booked on the spot to take you to the beach directly, who charge INR 1700 for the same trip, which can be negotiated.
  • Rental Scooter:
    Rental Scooter is great for small families and bachelors as it allows for a better view of the surroundings, so you can enjoy the view while traveling to Radhanagar Beach. The usual charge for a rental cost around INR‌ 500 for the whole day, petrol has to be bought separately. It is always advised to take an offline map of the island with you, and leave early from the Radhanagar Beach as the street lights, shops are scarce.

    There are a lot of Rental Bike shops throughout Havelock Island, the closest one to the jetty called “Bike Renting” which is located around 160 meters away, which can be easily reached by walking. You can also take the card of the respective shop and order a rental bike after you reach your hotel.
  • Shared Jeep:
    Fixed route shared jeeps and cabs are available to and fro the beach, which charges around INR‌ 50 to travel from the jetty to Radhanagar Beach. Shared jeeps can be found near the jetty and follow no specific timings. You can also find them outside the beach till 6 PM. Jeeps are faster than buses but can get a bit jammed as they are mostly used by locals to travel around the island.

Nearby Places to Explore:

Neil's Cove near Radhanagar Beach
  • Neil’s Cove:
    Located 1.5 km from the beach, Neil’s Cove is a lagoon, that can be easily reached by taking a walk from the left side of the beach. The walk itself is worth remembering, thanks to the cold breeze and tranquil environment of the area. The lagoon is quite mesmerizing, surrounded by forest from one side and long stretches of greenery on the other, opening into a wide view of the open sea. The place is considered a picture point, as there are a lot of great background options, so to say.
Elephant Beach
  • Elephant Beach:
    Located 2.2 km from the Radhanagar Beach, the Elephant Beach is considered the water-sports haven of the Havelock Island. The beach can be reached either via boat or trekking through the forest nearby. Everything from Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Jet Ski, Glass Bottom Boats and Sea Walk are available at the beach making it one of the best places to visit for some fun and adventure.

    The best thing is that both Radhanagar and Elephant Beach can be easily visited in one day if planned right.


  • Havelock Jetty to Radhanagar Beach: 10.8 KMs
  • Radhanagar Beach to Kalapathar Beach: 6.3 KMs

Hotels and Resorts near Radhanagar‌ Beach:

Taj Exotica:
Taj Exotica near Radhanagar Beach

Located just 43 meters from the beach, Taj Exotica is a 5 star resort which has set new standards among the hotels at Havelock Island. Spanning over 46 acres this resort features premium independent rooms that are both comfortable and luxurious. Most of the rooms face the beach and provide a great view from the comfort of your room.

Taj Exotica Room

The restaurant offers food from all major cuisines and comes with an attached bar. With premium amenities like inhouse spa and outdoor Olympic length swimming pool it is one of the best choices to stay near the beach.

Rooms Start From: 28,000/-


Dreamland Resort:
Dreamland Resort near Radhanagar beach

More popular among families and bachelors, Dreamland Resort is a budget stay option, located just 270 meters from the Radhanagar Beach. The resort boasts small bamboo hut type rooms with both A/C and Non-A/C stay options with an attached bathroom. The restaurant is open type and located at the terrace that offers multiple major cuisines. Overall a decent place to stay without worrying about the costs.

Rooms Start From: INR‌ 1200/-

TSG Blue:
TSG Blue Resort near Radhanagar Beach

Located 600 meters from the Radhanagar Beach, TSG Blue is a 3 star hotel with a vintage theme that offers premium wooden rooms with a lovely ambience. The hotel itself is surrounded by lush green forest and the beach is just 7 minutes walk away, making it a peaceful retreat. The hotel also comes with a swimming pool and a indoor restaurant that makes the stay even more perfect. Overall a great stay experience at this price range.

Rooms Start From: INR 8,000/-


Blue Ocean:
Ocean Blue Resort near Radhanagar Beach

Blue Ocean Resort is a budget hotel, located just 600 meters from the Radhanagar Beach. This 2 star hotel comes with cozy, independent, wooden rooms with all the basic amenities for a comfortable stay. The resort also has an inhouse restaurant, delivering food straight to your room. The beach itself is at a walkable distance, so you can visit there anytime and enjoy long hours of sitting and swimming. Overall, a decent place to stay at this budget.

Rooms Start From: INR‌ 2,200/-

Barefoot Jungle Resort:
Barefoot Jungle Resort near Radhanagar Beach

Located 1.3 km from the Radhanagar Beach, Barefoot Jungle Resort is the most unique place to stay in Havelock and is adored by tourists who like to completely dive into the lap of nature. The resort is located deep in the middle of the jungle, far from the city noises and into the world of relaxing forest sounds and birds chirping.

Barefoot Jungle Resort

It has cottage style independent rooms without any TV‌ or WiFi, so you are left with nothing else but to completely enjoy the nature around you. The resort also has an open-type restaurant, where you can enjoy dinner with your loved one, under the cool evening breeze. Overall, a great stay experience or staycation to have.

Rooms Start From: INR 12,000/-

Nearby Restaurants:

The Mohwa Restaurant near Radhanagar Beach
The Mohwa Restaurant
  • The Mohwa:
    Located inside the beach area, the Mohwa is a wooden hut type restaurant, located almost 170 meters from the beach. They offer Indian cuisines and seafood in an open type seating area located on the first floor. The food is a bit greasy but decent. A good place for a quick bite.
    A meal for two costs around INR‌ 600.
Turtle House Restaurant in Havelock Island
Turtle House Restaurant by Taj Exotica
  • Turtle House:
    Located 400 meters from the Radhanagar Beach, the Turtle House - Global Grill Restaurant is a part of Taj Exotica, and offers high quality, mouth-watering food from all major cuisines. The restaurant boasts wooden interiors with comfortable sofa style shared seatings that compliment the meal inevery way. Overall, the best place to eat, if you don’t mind spending a bit extra money.
    A meal for two costs around INR 1200.
The Blue Cafe near Radhanagar Beach
The Blue Cafe
  • The Blue Cafe:
    The Blue Cafe is located 700 meters form the beach and offers great refreshments and decent food. Although, not that great in terms of a full meal, the restaurant can be visited if you are looking for some tea, or soft-drinks along with snacks.
    A meal for two costs INR 300.


What is the best time to visit Radhanagar Beach?
The best time to visit the Radhanagar Beach is between 9 AM to 3 PM, as the crowd is lively at this time. The best month to visit are from November to February, as the weather is mostly clear.

Are there any crocodiles at Radhanagar Beach?
There have been past spottings of crocodiles and two reports of such attacks at the beach, but thanks to the efforts made by the forest department, crocodiles are relocated far from the beach. For additional safety, safety nets are installed in the sea, so you enjoy swimming safely.

Can I go to Radhanagar Beach on my own?
Yes, you can. It's best to get a rental scooter if you are planning to explore the beach and other attractions at Havelock on your own as the buses and rental jeeps are mostly used by locals.

Is Radhanagar Beach worth visiting?
Radhanagar Beach offers great sceneries and a perfect place to enjoy swimming. It is also considered one of the best beaches in Asia. Read the whole article to learn why and is it worth visiting for you.

Is alcohol allowed at the beach?
In short, No. The governing authorities are strict and alcohol usage on the beach is prohibited. You can however visit resorts and bars located near the beach, and enjoy a few drinks with your friends.

How much money would it cost for a trip to Radhanagar Beach?
The cost of a complete trip to the beach depends highly on the mode of transportation you choose. Going there by bus or shared jeeps cost no more than Rs. 100 per person. If you are looking for a more comfortable journey, you can opt for prebooked A/C cabs who charge INR 1500 for the complete trip, including waiting time and return to the hotel.

Radhanagar Beach is in which state?
Radhanagar Beach is located in the Swaraj Dweep Island (Havelock Island) under South Andaman District, in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

What's the ranking of Radhanagar Beach in Asia?
Radhanagar beach is ranked the 7th best beach in Asia by Times Magazine, and 6th best beach in Asia by Tripadvisor.

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