Rishikonda Beach, at Visakhapatnam
in Andhra Pradesh
, draws tourists with its pristine golden sands washed by the sun-warmed Bay of Bengal
. Situated 8 km from the city, on Vizag-Bhimli Road it is an ideal for water sports, especially swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism has set up cottages near the beach with a bar and a restaurant.