Corbyn Cove and Chirya Tapu Beach In Andaman Nicobar

Locate : The beach is 10-km Southeast Of Port Blair, Andaman Islands in India.
Touring Season : The most ideal time is between October to May.

The Beach
Corbyn's Cove is the best beach within easy access of the capital Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar island. Corbyn's Cove beach in Andaman & Nicobar lies 10-km southeast of Port Blair. Corbyn's Cove beach is a small arc of smooth and soft white sand supported by impressive veil of palms.

Corbyn's Cove is the nearest beach to Port Blair. The nearby Snake Island is surrounded by coral reefs, a good place to visit. Corbyn's Cove, the coconut palm flanked beach is ideal for sun basking.

Chirya Tapu or "Bird's Island"
Chirya Tapu is a tranquil place just 30-km south from Corbyn's Cove at the tip of South Andaman. The motorable track running beyond this small fishing village leads through thick jungle overhung with curling creepers to a large bay, where marshland give way to shell-spread beaches.

Beach Accessibility
Airlines : Port Blair is connected to Chennai and Calcutta by Air. Presently flights are operated by Indian Airlines on Calcutta-Port Blair-Calcutta sector on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and on Chennai-Port Blair-Chennai sector on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey time is approximately 2 hrs. for both sectors. From Port Blair you can either pick the road route or cruise through the water by boat.

Jet Airways has also started their services every day of the week on Chennai-Port Blair-Chennai sector.

Aqua Lines : Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam. There are three to four sailing's every month respectively from Chennai and Calcutta to Port Blair and vice-versa and from Vishakhapatnam once in every two months. The voyage takes about three days and ships normally berth at Port Blair for about two days. From here you can reach the exact destination by road or boat.

Loging at Corbyn's Cove & Chirya Tapu
Facilities like hotel, restaurant and bar, changing room etc., are available near to the beach. Comfortable accommodation at affordable rates are also available in - Port Blair, Rangat, Havelock, Mayabunder, Diglipur.

Oceanic Activities - Charm of Corbyn's Cove
Snorkeling
The beach offers wholesome of peaceful and quiet, forest walks and easy access to an inshore reef. The water here is nowhere near as clear as at some places in the archipelago. If you are a serious snorkel and a crazy diver, you may be tempted to try for a boat out to volcanic Cinque Island, a couple of hours' towards south.

Scuba Diving
Snake Island situated nearby is famous for Scuba Diving. Historical remains of sunken ships or Japanese bunkers can be seen here. Currents in the water here are pretty strong and swimming can be dangerous.

Fishing
One can also try one's hand in fishing. This one sport can be practiced by all.

Important Information
Before leaving for Andaman & Nicobar, please keep these things in mind -

For Domestic Tourists
Before starting your journey please confirm your to and fro tickets of Flight or Ship.
Entry Formalities Out of the two groups of islands, only the Andaman group is open to tourists. The domestic tourists (Indians Nationals) do not require any permit to visit Andamans. However, visiting tribal areas of Andaman and Nicobar districts is prohibited. Permits to visit the tribal areas can be granted by the Deputy Commissioner, Andamans. District, Port Blair, in special cases only.

For Foreign Tourists
Foreign tourists need a special permit to visit the Andaman Islands (for 30 days extendable by another 15 days) This can be obtained from Indian Missions abroad or the immigration authorities in Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Madras or on arrival at Port Blair Airport. C'MORE can also have the permits arranged for you prior to your arrival minimum 3 months in advance Foreign Nationals are not allowed to visit Nicobar Islands. This permit is valid for Port Blair Municipal Area; Havelock Islands; Long; Neil Islands; Mayabunder; Diglipur; Rangat for a period of one month where night halt is permitted. However only a day's visit is allowed to places like Jolly Buoy; South Cinque; Red Skin; Moun Hariet and Madhuban Foreignershaving the required permit can stay over night at the following islands/ places: South Andaman, Middle Andaman and Little Andaman Isl (except tribal reserve) Neill Isl, Havelock Isl, Baratang Isl, North Passage Isl, Long Isl, Diglipur and islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (excluding Boat, Haboday, Twin, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto Islands)

More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.

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