Merk Bay Beach – Andman And Nicobar
Comprising of“white fine sand and clear blue water” is a beach located in Long Island in the Andaman and Nicobar called “Merk Bay Beach”. This beach is extremely scenic and pristine and, provides for an absolute magnificent view of the island. It is also located in an isolated area with its surroundings being filled with tranquility and, hence an ideal spot for complete relaxation. Additionally, it is also a perfect spot for snorkelling. So if you intend to relax in complete isolation away from the rest of the world or you are a snorkelling enthusiast then, this beach must be on your “to visit” bucket list.
How to get there Merk Bay Beach?
- By Water:
There are regular speed boat services that operate three times a week from Port Blair that travel up to Long Island. On arrival at Long Island a “Dinghy Boat” needs to be used to get to the beach.
2. By Bus:
There are a number of bus services available from Port Blair that connects to Rangat, a village that lies in close proximity to Long Island. From this village boat services to Long Island are available.
3. By Air:
The nearest airport to this beach is located in Port Blair. The Port Blair Airport is well connected to major cities in the country such as Mumbai, Kolkata etc.
Climate and the best time to visit Merk Bay Beach:
The climate during summer beginning from April and ending in June being hot and humid with, temperatures ranging from a minimum 25 degree Celsius to a maximum of 35 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoons which begins in July and ends in September ranges from moderate to heavy. Finally, winter begins in October and ends in March with, the climate being extremely pleasant and, temperatures ranging from a minimum of 20 degree Celsius to a maximum of 34 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beautiful beach is from October to March, since the pleasant climate during this period is ideal for relaxation in complete isolation.
- Things/activities to do:
Snorkelling is popular at this beachand can be safely undertaken. Additionally, the tranquil atmosphere surrounding this beach makes it a perfect destination for complete relaxation of the mind, body, and soul.