Andaman & Nicobar: Elephant Beach on Havelock Island

This beach is in the very north of the Havelock Island. Before 2004, this was the best beach – wide strip of super white sand. (The name comes from about a century ago when elephants were used for logging and dragged the trees to the beach to be picked up by boats). Unfortunately, the tsunami of 2004 hit this beach hard, eroding almost 80% of it. Now the trees are literally standing in water at high tide and there is a wide zone that gets flooded with the tides everyday – with cool flora of mangroves and even cooler fauna of funny mudskippers and giant sea snails. Once again – almost no tourists and you can have the whole beach to yourself.