Blue Flag Beaches in India

21 June 2024

1. Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach (formerly Covelong Beach) was certified as a blue flag beach in 2021. It is located in Covelong, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. It is a popular tropical paradise with azure waters and golden sands.

2. Shivrajpur Beach

In October 2020, Shivrajpur Beach was awarded the Blue Flag certification. It is located 12 km from Dwarka. Shivrajpur Beach's rocky outcrops, white sands and meandering waters are very serene.

3. Rushikonda Beach

Rushikonda Beach consists of immaculate golden sand, crystal-clear blue waves, and verdant surroundings. It is situated in Rushikonda Hills, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Bay of Bengal.

4. Golden Beach

Golden Beach or Puri Beach, is the first Asian blue flag beach located in Puri, Orissa, besides the Bay of Bengal. It features solar-powered buildings, a great waste management system, and no plastic.

5. Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach, located on Havelock Island in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, is among the world’s best. Times Magazine ranked it the 7th best beach in the world in 2004.

6. Kappad Beach

Kozhikode, Kerala is home to the village and beach known as Kappad, or Kapakadavu. It is believed that Vasco-da-Gama first entered India in 1498 through Kappad Beach's shore.

7. Padubidri Beach

Padubidri Beach is located along the Arabian Sea in Padubidri, Karnataka's Udupi district. The beach management has installed proper footpaths to walk around the beach.

8. Eden Beach

The Blue Flag certification was given to Eden Beach, Chinna Veerampattinam, Puducherry, by Denmark's Foundation for Environment Education in 2019.

9. Ghoghla Beach

Although Ghoghla Beach in Ghoghla, Diu is less frequented, its beach and water sports amenities are quite remarkable. It boasts golden sand, crystal-clear water, orderly surroundings, and regular tides.

10. Kasarkod Beach

Kasarkod Beach is situated in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, at Honavar. At the beach, you can find impressive solid waste management, greywater treatment plants,  an impressive old lighthouse, and solar lighting.

11. Minicoy Thundi Beach

Minicoy Thundi Beach, with its immaculate white sand and glistening turquoise waters, is an excellent vacation spot. Snorkelers and divers will love the coral reefs that encircle the beach.

12. Kadmat Beach

Lakshadweep's Kadmat Beach is a picture-perfect location. Among Kadmat Beach's best features are its brilliant coral reefs, clear turquoise waters, swaying coconut palms, and powdery white sands.