Digha is West Bengal's most popular sea resort and tourist spot located Southwest of Kolkata. It is 187 km from Kolkata and described as the 'Brighton of the East', it is best for known as a small destination known for its sea-side tranquil. Digha has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach with gentle waves that extend 7 km in length. Mandarmani is a seaside resort village in East Medinipur district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the large and fast developing seaside resort village of West Bengal. It is almost 180 km from Kolkata Airport on the Kolkata - Digha route. Red crabs crawling around the 13 km long beach is a special attraction of Mandarmani. It is argued to be the longest driveable (drive in) beach in India. Geomorphologic-ally, this area has relatively low waves than nearer tourist beach of Digha.