Shankarpur, a virgin beach as yet, is a recent discovery. It is a twin beach of Digha, around 10 km. from it. It offers nearly all the pleasures of a private beach. This beach too is cupped with casuarina plantations. Shankarpur is only 14 km. east of Digha, along the Digha-Contai Road. It is also a regular fishing harbour. Shankarpur is now developed as a sea resort with hotels, tourist lodges and other facilities.
The attached Matsyagandha Rest House of West Bengal Fisheries Corporation is a pleasant halt, and can be booked from Calcutta. There are numerous private hotels and lodges.
How to get there
Regular buses ply between Calcutta and Shankarpur. Tourist cabs and luxury cars can also be hired from Calcutta. Accommodation Ashoka Hotel and a Government Lodge offer convenient accommodation.