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8 Indian Beaches Awarded For International ‘Blue Flag’ Certification

Indian Peninsula is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, giving us a number of beautiful beaches and sandy shores. The coastal lines of India have been so popular since the historic ages for their significance in international trading and magnificent ships used for the exchange of cultural and commercial values among the countries even far off.

Over the years, India has laid a strong workforce along the sea borders to protect the country as well. At this juncture, Eight beaches in India have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certification that has drawn universal attention, which is an open call to the naturalists, environmentalists and tourists from across the globe to explore the elite beaches in India.


Cleanest beaches are indeed a positive sign of an eco-friendly environment around. The ecosystem which we live in is well knotted with a number of factors, getting reflected in the cleanliness of a beach and the quality of aquatic lives.

Though India has hundreds of beaches to name in a row, the following eight are the most cleanest beaches identified and awarded by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on 11th October 2020.

Eight beaches spread across five states and two union territories in India have been awarded the ‘Blue Flag’ certification. The eight beaches are Shivrajpur beach in Gujarat, Ghoghla beach in Daman & Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri beach in Karnataka, Kappad beach in Kerala, Rushikonda beach in Andhra Pradesh, Golden beach of Odisha and Radhanagar beach in Andaman and Nicobar.

Now, shall we have a closer look at the 8 Indian beaches awarded for Blue Flag certification?

Shivrajpur Beach – Gujarat

Located near the religiously significant Dwarka CityShivrajpur Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in India with clear water and white sand. A less explored destination to spend a weekend peacefully. The rocky shorelines beautify the ambience. It is synonymous to heaven for those love to stay from the hustle-bustle of the city.

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Ghoghla Beach – Daman & Diu

Most scenic attraction of DiuGhoghla Beach is situated to the north of Diu, attracts tourists round with its tranquil ambience, cleanest shores and complete amenities. Parasailing, surfing and banana boat are the popular water sporting activities offered here.

Padubidri and Kasarkod Beach – Karnataka

Two beaches from the same state have been recommended for Blue Flag Certification. Cleanest beaches, standard amenities, water sporting activities make this beach a wonderful place to explore and enjoy.

Closely guarded by dense row casuarina trees, Kasarkod Beach and Padubidri Beach in Karnataka is having the cleanest environment with white sand and scattered group of visitors. The large 100 acres park which has got transformed into a beautiful beach is quite tranquil to stay aloof and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Kappad Beach – Kerala

Called locally as Kappakadavu, the beautiful Kappad beach is located in KozhikodeKerala. Kappad was once the gateway for the European merchants, which will be ideal for those historically inclined. The wider and longer shores, rocks and hillocks project a more pleasing experience to the beach lovers and photo fanatics.

Rushikonda Beach – Andhra Pradesh

The pristine sandy beaches in Vizag of Andhra Pradesh attracting locals and tourists alike. Swimming, water skiing and windsurfing are the popular water sporting activities offered in Rushikonda Beach amidst the scenic ambience all the sides, enjoyed by a number of tourists from all parts of the country and beyond.

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Golden Beach – Odisha

Odisha, known for wonderful touristic destinations has a highlighted location called Golden Beach, recommended for Blue Flag Certifications. Also known as Puri Beach, visited by pilgrims worshipping at Puri Jagannath temple. The grand Marine Drive road running parallel to the beach is ideal for long walks with your loved ones. The view of Puri temple and the beach is quite scenic from top of the lighthouse in Golden Beach.

Radhanagar Beach – Andaman & Nicobar

One of the most spectacular beaches in Andaman, the most scenic group of islands flocked by global travellers. Lookout and as long as your eyes can see, there is soft white sand, Radhanagar beach is with emerald blue waters combined with blue sky tempting everyone goes for a dip, almost immediately.

Beaches give you the immense sense of happiness with their untired never-ending tides, unending expanse of blue waters and sandy shores. India has stepped into the right path, bringing about the cleanest beaches into the global arena.