Kalapathar beach is the third most popular destination for tourists to visit in the Havelock island (Swaraj Dweep) which must be listed in your ‘To do List’ in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
The white silky sand intertwining the greenery of the dense tropical forests and the Turquoise blue shade of the Indian Ocean is also subsided by the big black rocks. These black rocks not only add to the splendor of this place but also set it apart from the other beaches. This is also a reason why this is named as Kalapathar Beach. Kalapathar is a Hindi word for ‘Black Stone’. These black rocks are also a reason why swimming is prohibited on this beach considering people’s safety. The beach is also aligned by a village which is known as the Kalapathar Village; must be because of the rocks. Another specialty of this beach is that here you can also hit upon the remains of the trees that were uprooted during the tsunami in 2004. They are still scattered on the shore.
The water is deep enough on this beach but is not affected by tides. It is a secluded & peaceful destination hence it is perfect for those who come in search of tranquility, peace, & space. Though there is an arrangement of a couple of umbrellas and wooden sit-outs but you can also take your personal mats, and utilities to relax and enjoy the sunbath either alone or with your loved ones. This place is perfect for a romantic walk barefoot besides the tropical trees that protect you with their shadows in case the sun is scorching. This is also the best place to just relax in your hammock.
Though being an isolated spot you will find eatables (mostly local fruits) & coconut water stalls by the locals but not much of the commercial activities are noticed on this beach. In a nutshell, this beach is meant for those who come to Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) for isolation & ‘me time’. Along with Sunbathing, relaxation, & rejuvenation away from the hustle bustle of cities and towns you can also witness a beautiful sunrise in case you are an early riser. Sunrise at Kalapathar beach is unique in its own way whether your eyes simply wants to behold one of the perfect portrait of nature or you want to capture this in your camera being a photography lover. This is a reason Kalapathar Beach is also known as the sunrise point of the Havelock island (Swaraj Dweep), hence the best time to visit it is before 5 in the morning.
So if you want to experience the true feeling of being on an island, secluded, isolated, peaceful & nourished, this place is a must visit tourist destination for you. It is a blessing for the Honeymoon couples who could plan for an escape from the crowd and enjoy their lonely time in silence.
The ride to the beach is about 15 to 20 minutes from the harbor and the Havelock marketplace. You can hire the self driven as well as the chauffeured vehicles to travel to Kalapathar Beach.
Havelock Island Beach Resort would provide you with both the options and you can choose whichever you wish to.