(Last Updated on : 08/04/2014)
Bheemunipatnam beach is one of the popular beaches in the Andhra Pradesh
state of India. This is a calm and serene beach. This beach is also referred to as Bheemli and is considered as the safe beach for swimmers
. The sparkling blue waters surrounding the beach are popular among tourists visiting Andhra Pradesh. The Bheemunipatnam town near the beach was a Dutch settlement and it is here that the River Gosthani
enters the Bay of Bengal
Location of Bheemunipatnam Beach
Bheemunipatnam beach is situated along the coastline of Andhra Pradesh at a distance of twenty-four kilometres from the main city of Vishakhapatnam
. Visakhapatnam is a port city on the southeast coast of India.
Attractions of Bheemunipatnam Beach
Bheemunipatnam beach offers a calm and serene atmosphere to the visitors. And due to its wonderful locales, this beach attracts tourists from all parts of India.
A river named Gosthani lies in the Bheemunipatnam beach region. It is an east flowing river that originates on the Ananthagiri Hills of the Western Ghats. At the place of its origin the Borra Caves
Then a little distance from the beach, one can trace the remnants of a fort, which confirms the existence of Dutch settlement in the region. Hollanders Green, an ancient cemetery that dates back to the 17th century, is another attraction for the tourists.
The town on its bank is housed with various pilgrim centres, old churches
which offer a soothing sight for the tourists. The clock tower, light house and the port are the other beauty of this beach.
Along with scenic, historical and architectural beauty, it also ensures full fledged entertainment. This beach is regarded as one of the safest beaches for swimming in the Andhra Pradesh. It also offers a perfect site to take sun-bath, while getting salubrious tan.
Connectivity of Bheemunipatnam Beach
The beach is easily accessible from all the metropolitan cities of India. The nearest railway station is the Visakhapatnam Junction Railway Station.
Myth about Bheemunipatnam Beach
There is a myth behind the name of this beach. According to the folklores, it derived its name from Bhima (one of the Pandavas
), who killed Bakasura here. He commemorated his victory by installing an idol of Goddess Lakshmi
, on top of a hill.