Situated at a manageable distance of about 82kms from the capital city of port Blair resides the very dazzling Long Island Beach. The beach proposes an exceptional sandy beach at Lalaji Bay with untainted surroundings and evergreen woods. The sea around the beach abounds with very amicable dolphins. Blessed by a stupendous weather, flourishing green background and the crystal clear waters, the long Island beach is one of the most charming beaches of the Andaman Islands. Besides this, the Beach also houses coconut plantations, henceforth offering a South-Indian pat to its visitors. A visit to the Long Island beach will take you a step ahead towards the tranquilized marine life.
The Long Island Beach is meant for those people who wish to spend some time alone away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. It is indeed difficult to find peace in the world in which we are living today. As such, there exists a place where you can find some peace-the Long Island Beach. One can take a walk along the beach and spend some quality time in the proximity of nature without any disturbance. This is what makes the beach special and versatility. For those seeking for repose and tranquillity, the Long Island Beach is the perfect one for them. Not only this, the long Island Beach offers you with the pleasure of snorkelling as well. It is an integral part of the Andaman Islands, thereby attracting numerous tourists every year.
The Long Island Beach is a virgin island. Sustaining a population of about 2000 people, the Beach is truly a sight to behold. There are two things that one can see. Firstly, the unblemished, paranormal island where there is very little tourist expansion and an appealing village ambience. Secondly, one can travel around the forests and beaches or can also opt for snorkelling. Besides this, one can also go for trips to the neighbouring unpopulated islands. The village hamlet is extremely warm and amicable. The festivals of the place are worth seeing and are well enjoyed by the tourists. A simple trail to Lalaji bay is also pleasurable. One needs to pass through a jungle in order to access the bay, which is very well enjoyed by the enthusiasts. Besides this one can also opt for scuba diving, snorkelling and boat rides in the Lalaji Beach. The beach abounds in fish and corals, thereby taking you a step closer to the marine life. One can also take a nice soothing walk on the tickling sands of the beach. Keeping in mind about the fluctuating seasons, trekking and camping are also some of the activities.
In order to access the beach, ferry services are always obtainable from the capital city of Port Blair or the very magnificent Havelock Islands. One must remember that no transport facilities are available on the long island.
How to reach
Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and other cities connect you to Port Blair. Once you reach Port Blair, you can easily reach your desired beach. Besides that, regular passenger ship services are offered in order to access Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam, thereby covering duration of 3-4 days.