Where exactly is Radhanagar beach and how to reach?
Radhanagar beach approximately 12 Kms away from the Havelock port. You can hire a cab, auto rikshaw or take a government bus to reach the beach. The bus timings are not very convenient and the buses are in very bad shape. Auto rikshaws may prove slow and uncomfortable. It is suggested that you hire a cab to reach the beach after you get down at the jetty. The road condition is good till half distance. If you are travelling single or as an couple, you may also prefer to hire a two wheeler. To hire a two wheeler or a cab call 7063955900 or 8001123888.
What to do ?
Radhanagar is famous for its serene beach. The sand is pure white and the water is crystal clear. The first thing you need to do is to change over to your swimming costume and just jump into the water. Do not worry it is a very safe beach. The waves are not too high and there is no stone or corals under water. Also as the water level increases gradually quite similar to a swimming pool, it absolutely safe for children and non swimmers.
Elephant joy rides
Havelock is also known for its trained elephants. These elephants were brought to Andaman by the britishers to work for the forest department. Surprisingly these elephants developed brilliant swimming and diving skills. One such very famous elephant named Rajan expired in the year 2017.
During tourist season the forest department conducts joy ride with the elephants depending on the availability. If you are lucky you may find an elephant to take you around Radhanagar beach. There is no advance booking for this activity.
Swimming Costumes, Changing rooms, lockers and wash rooms
Swimming costumes are sold near the entrance of the Radhanagar beach. It is advised that you carry a towel and changing clothes. Do carry sunscreen lotion and sun glasses. Eco-friendly changing rooms are available free of charge. Fresh water wash rooms are also availble for a nominal charge. You can keep your valuables in the lockers and have fun in the sea.
What to eat and where to eat
You will definitely feel very hungry after a long session of swimming or a long walk along the beach. Dont worry ! There are plenty of eating options near Radhanagar beach. For health conscious people, there are many road side vendors selling fruit salad and tender coconut. Do try the mixed fruit salad made of the local fruits and the king coconut (A desi variety of coconut, light orange in colour, small in size).
For lunch or a few beers you may walk down to the Barefoot resort, this is one of the finest resorts in Andaman and little expensive too. A beer will cost around Rs.400 and lunch Rs.800 per person. Also there is another good mid-budget resort named TSG Blue on the main road. This is a good option for a tasty sea food lunch near the beach. For the luxury lovers Taj resorts and spa is within a walking distanc. But the winner surely are the numerous budget friendly restaurants serving delicious thalis for a very less cost. Fish thali and chicken thali are a must try. Unfortunately there are not many options for vegetarians. In case you need to go back to the Havelock Jetty to catch your ferry, you may have your lunch in the famous sea side cafe Big Bite.
Safety and security
Following safety rules at sea is very important. Always follow the instructions of the life guards and the security personnel. Andaman is a very friendly place and security is never a concern here. There are red flags on the beach to mark the safe swimming zone. You should not go beyond the flags if you are not an expert swimmer. Avoid swimming if you have medical problems or an open wound. Keep an eye on the children and always seek the help of the life guard for any emergency.