Bheemili Beach - Andhra Pradesh
Vishakhapatnam, one of the popular cities in Andhra Pradesh is well known for the ports and industries, flocked by travelers around the year. The beaches in and around Vishakhapatnam draw lots of tourists around the year. The well maintained sandy regions and the options for water sporting activities have made the beaches more popular among the tourists.
Bheemunipatnam or Bheemili beach is one such wonderful destination overlooking the Gosthani river meeting the Bay of Bengal.
The golden sandy shores ceaselessly splashed by the blue waters of the sea, tall palm groves swaying as the wind blows and the captivating red sand dunes add to the beauty of the beach.
Apart from its picturesque settings, the Bheemili Beach is teeming with water sports like scuba diving, water skiing, snorkelling, etc that attracts the tourists who love adventurous water activities.
One can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the concrete pathway of the beach where you come across the statues of Buddha, five Pandavas and a dinosaur.
As Bheemili Beach is often free from crowds and noise, it is one of the best beach settings to visit for those who wish to take a break from their tiresome regular schedules.
The Bheemunipatnam or Bheemili Beach is perfectly positioned where the Gosthani River meets the Bay of Bengal offering a spectacular sight.
The statues of Buddha, five Pandavas and the dinosaur forms the highlighting features of this beach.
The ancient Dutch bungalows, ancient cottages, ruins of a 17th-century fort and the cemetery built by the Dutch can be spotted here from which it is evident that the place was once a Dutch settlement.
The Pavuralakonda hillock surrounding the Bheemili Beach was once an important Buddhist Centre.
The Red Church that dates back to 1850 and the Andhra Baptist Church which is more than 130 years old are the popular attractions of Bheemunipatnam or Bheemili Beach.
The small shrine dedicated to Lord Narasimha, the lighthouse that dates back to 1868, Maharaja's guest house, clock tower and St. Peter's Church are the other attractions near the beach.
Things to do:
Best Time to Visit:
April to June.
Way to Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport to Bheemunipatnam or Bheemili Beach is at Vishakhapatnam which is situated at a distance of 38.5 Km.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Bheemunipatnam or Bheemili Beach is at Vizianagaram which is situated at a distance of 27.8 Km.
By Road: Bheemili Bus Station is the nearest bus station to Bheemunipatnam or Bheemili Beach.