of coastal environments threatens the use of beaches as an
economic, recreational, and aesthetic resource. Water
quality problems and debris not only harm the sensitive
aquatic habitat in the near-shore waters but are
aesthetically displeasing as well. Read more at:
Protecting Our Beaches
by water on three sides, the vast peninsular
an amazing array of beaches. Both the West and East Coast
of India offer verdant vistas of palm on the Arabian Sea
shores or the Bay of Bengal.
On the west coast there are miles of sandy beaches broken
into attractive bays by rocky headlands. The most popular
ones are the beaches of Goa and Kovalam at Kerala.
The beaches on the eastern coast are less well developed.
The best known are the beaches of Mahabalipuram and a
small but exquisite beach in Orissa called Gopalpur-on-Sea.
Read more at: Major
beaches in India