India | West Bengal | Digha
#4 of 11 Places to Visit in Digha
Distance (From Digha Railway Station): 16 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: At Shankarpur
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 16 km from Digha Railway Station, Shankarpur Beach is another beautiful beach located in Digha, West Bengal. Situated between New Digha Beach and Tajpur Beach, it is one of the less commercialized beaches in Digha and among the best places to visit in Digha.
The Shankarpur Beach is a virgin beach with a lovely view of the beach surrounded by local fishing boats and rows of casuarina trees giving visitors the perfect Kodak moment. This recently developed beach has been still untouched by the crowd giving a feel of a private beach. Known for its scenic beauty, the morning sun reflecting on the sea waves in the east, and the local fishing boats on the coast, offer excellent photographic opportunities.
This is a good place for those who don't like the crowd and want to rest on an isolated beach. As the tides are a bit higher as compared to Mandarmani, it is not suitable for bathing and swimming. The picturesque queue of trees against the blue sea is a truly surreal sight visible at Shankarpur Beach.
Apart from the long, tree-lined beach, the Shankarpur Fishing Harbor Project adds to the beauty of this beach. Besides, there is a nice park with a view tower that has been built here by the government to attract tourists. There are also a few temples situated in the proximity of the beach.
Timings: 6 Am - 6 PM