Digha Beach in Kolkata

Kolkata's most popular attractions: Digha Beach.

Kolkata's most popular attractions: Digha Beach. | Photo credit: Wikipedia/Biswarup Ganguly

Digha Beach Overview

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The most popular of all the attractions in Digha is, undoubtedly, the spectacular Digha Beach. With an unspoilt and vast shoreline that is lined with dense Casuarina plantations, this beach truly exudes romance at every step. Frequented by beach lovers and honeymoon couples from all corners of the state and beyond, this shoreline stretches over an area of 7 km. Digha Beach was previously known as 'Beerkul' and was discovered in 18th century by the British.

Digha Beach is flat and is considered to be one of the widest in the world. Lapped by shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal, this beach is the ideal place to bask in the afterglow of the descending sun. Due to the gentle waves of the sea, it becomes suitable for beach lovers to indulge in activities like swimming and motor boating. The best way to explore the complete coastline of Digha is by taking a motorboat ride. Oozing immense beauty, this beach has been given the title 'Brighton of the East' by Warren Hastings - Bengal's first Governor General.

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  • Photo Opp

    Beaches have always been ideal spots for photography. During sunrises and sunsets, the reflection of the sun on the salty waters of the sea, has always lured onlookers and incited them to click. Digha Beach brims with immense beauty and thus, carrying you
  • For Kids

    The beach, which is wide and flat, is like a vast playground for kids. The beachside is an ideal place where they can enjoy playing games like football and cricket. And since the sea has low tides, they can indulge in swimming under the guidance of their

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Location

Digha, Purba Medinipur, Kolkata, 721428, West Bengal