Digha Beach, renowned even during the days of Warren Hastings (the first Governor-General of India), is located in Midnapore District
. It was earlier known as Beer cool.
Serene, tranquil and beautiful, Digha Beach is an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is spotted with Casuarina plantations and the sea is quiet and shallow for about a mile, which makes it safe for swimming.
Digha Beach is situated 185 km southwest of Kolkata. The nearest railheads are the Kharagpur (116 km) and Contai Road (151 km) stations. There are daily buses from Kolkata to Digha.