4. Shankarpur -Most of the places near Kolkata do not match up to Shankarpur’s charm or open beaches. While most beaches near the city tend to get crowded with people during the festive season, Shankarpur remains calm. Enjoy the thrill of isolated beaches, calm breeze and old world charm. The place is known for its scenic beauty. The picturesque surroundings give Shankarpur an edge over the other beach destinations in West Bengal. With so many beaches in the world being turned into artificial poolside, Shankarpur is a welcome relief. This beach town gives you the chance to breathe in the fresh sea air. You will enjoy taking long strolls along the isolated beaches with calm winds blowing in all directions. Shankarpur is famous for its picturesque beauty and is perfect for a short break from the city.