One of the most popular beaches on South Andaman, Corbyn’s Cove is full of fun activities both day and night. A short ride from Port Blair, this sandy beach has food stalls, restaurants, hotels and beachfront bar, plus watersport rentals. Tall palm trees offer shade and lounge chairs for relaxing, and a well-lit strand for walking on balmy evenings.
During World War II this beach was reinforced with cement bunkers and cannon by the Japanese Army to repel the British. These reminders of the Andaman occupation along the waterline on Corbyn’s Cove beach can be explored with care. Across the bay is Snake Island, an uninhabited rocky atoll that offers great scuba and snorkeling for visitors (watch for sea snakes). Cool off in the designated swimming area, but farther away from the guard tower visitors should be watchful for saltwater crocodiles.
Private car rental, cabs, transportation from hotels, rickshaw or scooter rides and limited bus access can all be used to travel to Corbyn’s Cove. Beach area is open from morning until night, and the adjacent restaurants and bars set their own hours. Night swimming is prohibited, but the strand is well-lit and remains active well into the evening.
Corbyn’s Cove has a parking area, changing rooms and bathrooms, and does not charge admission to the beach itself. Rental lounge chairs are available for visitors, and private operators offer jet ski rides, banana boats, and snorkeling trips on small motorboats out beyond the surfline. There is also a floating dock for easy access to water sports for non-swimmers.