Elephant Beach - Havelock Island - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Port Blair Central Bus Stand): 65 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Place Location: Havelock Island

Transportation Options: Boat

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 65 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand (road + ferry) and 10 km from Havelock Ferry Ghat, Elephant Beach is the most secluded beach and also one of the most popular beaches in Havelock Island for day trips. This is one of most popular places of Andaman Tourism.

Elephant Beach is an ideal site for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life. The corals here remain one of the best on the island with the reef being close to the shore, making this an excellent spot for snorkeling. The beach is also famous for water sports activities like jetski, scuba diving and underwater sea walk. Glass bottom boats are available to watch the coral reefs through these boats. The shoreline of the Elephant Beach was largely swept by the 2004 Tsunami.

One can reach Elephant Beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 30 minutes. By road one can go up to the Forest Camp which is 8 km from the Jetty towards Radhanagar Beach and from there one has to trek 2 km through a dense forest to reach the Elephant Beach. The trail is well marked but never trek alone as the forest is very dense from the main road to the beach. Private ferry operators organize tours to Elephant Beach from Havelock Jetty.

The ferry cost varies from Rs. 750 - 1500 per person for round trip and snorkeling.

Timings: 9.30 AM to 4 PM