Andaman Lagoons - Popular Destination Rangat (North and Middle Andaman) in Andaman Islands

Aamkunj Beach

Aamkunj Beach is located at a distance of about 8 kms. from Rangat towards Mayabunder. Amkunj Bay beach is a sandy beach which is barely 100 mts. from the main road i.e. ATR. This beach, developed in a unique way with the help of eco-friendly structures, has a couple of eco-huts and groves named after locally found flora (casurina, jamun, pandanus). The eco-friendly beach facilities such as log sofas, log tepoys, indeed novel and innovative ideas, provides a perfect place for recreation to the people of Rangat and the adjoining villages.

Aamkunj Beach is known as a popular Turtle Nesting ground. Being one the best eco-tourism detinations in Andamans, this beach is ideal for swimming, sun-bathing and relaxation. One can see a long stretch of grey pebbles bordering the sea. One can enjoy long walks and discover some secluded places further down the beach.

Aamkunj Beach has been transformed into an eco park that is now the main recreation area for the locals and visitors. What makes this park unique is the fact that everything is made up of woods and particularly the wood logs that were lying around the beach.


Dhaninalah Mangrove Nature Walk is located at a distance of 20 Kms. from Rangat adjacent to ATR. It is a wooden boardwalk meandering through mangrove creek for a distance of 713 meters. This place Dhaninallah is named after a mangrove associate locally called as Dhanipatti. This Walkway leads to a very beautiful long beach called as Dhaninallah beach, which is known for turtle nesting.

Dhaninalah boardwalk is completely an eco-friendly structure constructed departmentally using rejected teak logs. This walkway provides an unique opportunity to witness diverse mangrove eco-system found in Andamans in a single place. This long board walk has halt at intervals, for the visitors to sit & enjoy the gift of nature from close quarters. These halts are named after the commonly found birds of this locality for generating awareness on wildlife. An eco-hut at the midway of the boardwalk is named after the most frequented sea turtle of the Dhaninallah Beach i.e. Olive Ridley. This is an ideal location for nature awareness camps. The Dhaninalah walkway leads to a beautiful and long beach known as Dhaninallah Beach.

At Dhaninalah Beach one can see a hatchery for sea turtles. A nature trail from the walkway leads to the eco-friendly beach facilities which include a tree top hut, a couple of eco-huts, sit-out areas, changing rooms and toilet facilities. One can have a fantastic view of the Cutbert Bay Wildlife Sanctuary from the tree top hut. The beach has been adequately furnished with eco-friendly log sofas and log teapoys for the convenience of the visitors.

Morice Dera Beach

Morice Dera Beach is located along the ATR at a distance of 12 kms from Rangat towards Mayabunder. Eco-friendly beach furniture's, sea facing sit out areas and their proximity to sea makes it an ideal location to relax.

Morice Dera Beach is an eco-friendly beach and is an ideal location for beach relaxation with sea on one side and lush green forest on the other side. It has unique twin rock formations right on the beach where you can walk along the ridges through a pathway. A fresh water stream located at this side serves as natural swimming pool for the visitors.

At Morice Dera Beach a walkway in between Twin Rocks leads to a spectacular horizon view point. A fresh water stream located at this side is not only perennial but also scenic. Specially enchanting is admiring the sunrise with absolutely no crowds around. It serves as a popular picnic and resting place with some sit out areas. The uniqueness of the beach is volcanic rock formation overlooking the sea.

Yerrata Mangrove Park

Yerrata is located at a distance of 8 kms from Rangat along with luxuriant mangrove creeks. Yerrata, which is well connected by road has breath-taking scenic beauty of various species of mangroves and is an ideal location to learn about diverse variety of mangroves.

As a step towards creating awareness among general public about mangroves, department of Environment and Forests has established a Mangrove Interpretation Centre which has attractive display panels depicting various species of mangroves found in these islands. A mangrove view watch tower is an unique structure of its kind which provides an opportunity to have a panoramic view of mangroves and adjacent forest. This is the only such tower in whole of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to view mangroves. The height of the watch tower is 13 mtrs. The Department of Environment and Forests has developed a Mangrove beach trail having 300 meters stretch of bench walk passing through the natural mangrove forest which is an important tourist attraction. The bench-walk gives the visitors a fantastic feel of mangroves.

Cutbert Bay Beach

Cutbert Bay Beach is located at a distance of 12 kms. from Rangat. This lengthy beach with a tropical forest bordering is famous for turtle nesting in season. One can view the turtle nesting during December-February.

Cutbert Bay is a Wildlife Sanctuary and is known as one of the most important turtle nesting beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Turtles come to the beach only to lay eggs They dig a pit, lay eggs and go back to the sea. This event takes during the night. In the Sanctuary the turtles come on the beach almost every single night during the season. One can see the turtles laying eggs when they come to the beach for nesting. The process of the turtle egg transfer to the hatchery can be enjoyed and one may get a chance to release the turtle hatchlings in the sea and contribute to the ongoing marine turtle conservation efforts.

Cutbert Bay Beach is mostly visited by Olive Ridley Turtle. Green Sea Turtles often visit this beach and Hawksbill and Leatherback turtles have also been reported to visit occasionally.

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