Sun, sea and sand are an irresistible combination for photographers. So we challenged our Flickr shutterbugs to share the best pictures from India's long coastline. From the staple Goa seascape to little-known beaches in the Andamans and Odisha, we received a tsunami of submissions. Here are the best, handpicked by our travel team.
Inspired? Continue to add your best beach photos to our Flickr group pool. Our editors will pick the most compelling images for this slideshow. Go on, hit the beach! Boat on the beach, Mandrem beach, Goa, India Turtle on the beach in India. Credit: Angshuman Paul Local kids playing cricket amongst the fishing boats on the beach of Mamallapuram Beach posing Beach in front of our hotel - Rococco Ashwem Goa Crowds on Calangute beach, Goa, India Looking north up the beach at Valmiki Nagar in Chennai. I think this is my favourite beach for its intensely local flavour over the more commercial,hip Eliot's Beach and mass-crowd Marina Beach. Despite the heavy clouds and sprinkle of rain (and despite it being Monday afternoon), famous Chowpatty beach is crowded with roamers, loiterers and visitors. Diu - A beach, India Beach shacks at Palolem beach Check out my travelblog at www.175days.no Anjuna beach Goa India India Goa Anjuna Beach Flea Market India : Gokarna to Cuddly (Kudle Cudle) Beach India_Goa_Colva, a beach resort (10).jpg Vijaynagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andamans By Rahul Soni Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark, Odisha, is one of the cleanest beaches of India, with its long shoreline stretch and serene horizon. It is 4 km from the World Heritage Site of Konark. By Vinay Chalageri Sunset at Cherai Beach, Kerala By Indira Nair Shankarpur Beach in Digha, border of West Bengal and Odisha By Srikumar Mitra Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman. By Rahul Soni Sunrise at Kanyakumari By Nanda Kumar Kovalam Beach By Nanda Kumar An evening at Muzhapilangad beach, Thalassery, Kerala. The beach is special as it is the only drive-in beach on the continent, all of four kilometres long. It is one of the main tourist places in Kannur. By Jithesh NP Vagator Beach is the northernmost beach of Bardez Taluka, Goa. It is located on the opposite bank of the Chapora River from Morjim in Pernem. By Indira Nair Rameshwaram Beach at dawn By Baphilinia Jones Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai, Tamil Nadu By Baphilinia Jones Miramar Beach, Goa By Indira Nair A white sand beach in South Goa, Colvá beach is one of the longest in the world (24 km). By Indira Nair Lonely beach at Tajpur, West Bengal by Ashim Chakravarty Udaipur Beach on the border of West Bengal and Odisha by Ashim Chakravarty Fishermen at Thiruvanmiyur Beach in Chennai, India by Sivakumar B