Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is known for its pristine beaches which attracts a horde of visitors every day throughout the year. Among many beaches, one of the very popular beaches is the Ramakrishna Beach also known as RK Beach, which never fails to amaze with its scintillating beauty no matter how many times you visit it. The beach is always bustling with visitors young and old alike.
The beach is named after the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram situated near the beach. The beach offers a fabulous view of the countryside and provides a serene ambiance with its pristine blue waters and the golden hue of the sand. Locals often visit this beach to witness the mesmerizing sunset and to have some relaxed and peaceful time with their loved ones. The beach is popular among the tourists and locals as well. It gets crowded in the evenings and especially during the weekends with people playing on the silky sand and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. You can see visitors enjoying different activities such as swimming, surfing, playing volleyball, sunbathing, etc.
You can also enjoy camel rides on this beach or boat rides arranged by the local fishermen to take you on a trip of the beach and to capture that enchanting sunset casting its colors on the waters of the sea. To have a taste of the local cuisine and to pamper your taste buds, head to the nearby eateries and restaurants not very far from the beach and enjoy delectable seafood and other cuisines along with some refreshing drinks to go with.
Surfing is one of the fun and adventurous activities that you can enjoy and create memories from. Relish in the rush of adrenaline and swift through the cool waves of the sea.
Several boat rides are arranged by the local fishermen on their fishing boats to take visitors on a trip of the beach where you can also see some fishes diving in and out of the water.
If you have children with you or even if you don’t, don’t miss the chance of a buggy ride on a camel back and view the landscape from a different height.
Relax on a lounger or sit under a shade to bask in the warmth of the sun. The cool, peaceful, and relaxing atmosphere of the beach proves rejuvenating and perfect to take a sun bath.
RK beach has a very spacious stretch of sand that is ideal for playing sports such as volleyball or soccer. If you are here with your buddies, then beach games is an ideal activity to spend time and make unforgettable memories.
These are some of the tourist spots near RK beach that you must visit whenever you make a trip to Vishakhapatnam. Don’t forget to carry your camera because it will be worth your time:
1. INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
2. Kali Temple
3. Visakha Museum
4. VUDA Park
5. VMRDA Kailasagiri
6. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
7. TU 142 Aircraft Museum
RK beach is surrounded by many eateries and restaurants which serve delectable cuisines and lip-smacking seafood. After fully enjoying the beach, head over to one of these restaurants to have your taste buds filled with delight.
1. Café Coffee Day
2. WelcomCafe Oceanic Restaurant
4. Vista (The Park)
5. The Square
6. Bean Board – China Waltair
Vishakhapatnam has moderate and pleasant weather throughout the year, so you can have a trip to this place at any given time of the year. But if you like a moderately cool weather, the winter season is the best time to visit the beach with the temperature circling in 20-degrees Celsius range. The monsoons here are very pleasant as well and you can enjoy the area at that time also, except you cannot do swimming at this time because the water-current rises a bit.
The months of March, April, and May are a bit hot so those must be avoided. Other than that, the beach can be visited any time of the year.