The relatively untouched Rushikonda Beach is a hub of serenity, Natural rocks jutting into the clear waters of the sea, the surrounding hills and the winding continental shelf make for a rare and riveting beach landscape.
Several water sports such as surfing and jet-skiing are on offer here. There are a few shacks selling basic food and beverages. There are a couple of beach-facing resorts here as well.
The beach, which is located about 8km from the centre of the city on the way to Bheemunipatnam Beach, is an outstanding beach on the Coromandel Coast and one of the city's biggest attractions.
The nearest airport is Visakhapatnam which is 25 km from Araku.
The nearest railway station is Visakhapatnam.
There are buses from which are run by APSRTC.
"Best time to visit is between the months of October and March."
The temperature during this time stays between 15 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.
Ramakrishna Beach- It stretches along the extent of the main city. Close to the beach, on Beach Road, are other tourist attractions.
Dolphin's Nose- It is a hill, so named because its headland has the shape of a dolphin's nose.
Submarine Museum-Located on Beach Road, close to the Ramakrishna Beach
Visakha Museum-An old Dutch bungalow near Ramakrishna Beach, also known as Corporation Museum.
Kailasagiri-The park situated atop Kailasagiri offers the most spectacular views of the city.
Simhachalam-About 16km from the city centre lies a small, densely wooded hill known as Simhachalam.
Bheemunipatnam Beach-Is a sleepy fishing village near Vizag, and a former Dutch settlement.
Yarada Beach-About 15km from the centre of the city, located close to the Dolphin's Nose is the picturesque Yarada Northern end of Beach Road.