Shankarpur is about 185 km from Kolkata. Shankarpur sea beach is one of the least crowded beaches in the country. Clean water, white sand and mildly blowing winds make the Shankarpur beach, not just a great tourist attraction, but also one of the most sought after beaches on the entire Eastern Coast. This regular fishing harbour is situated on the Digha-Contai Road. A rest-house, operated by the West Bengal Fisheries Corporation, is located close to the beach. Tourists can reach this beach with the help of state operated buses, from the towns of Kolkata and Shankarpur. Main attraction in the beach is Red crabs. You can see thousands of red crabs on the beach. Its almost impossible to catch even a single one if you try to run and catch. They can run even faster (not really) than you. Its a must visit place for younger members in your family if you come to Digha. After you get on the beach, you will see an endless stretch of sea meeting beach. On the left side about about a 45 min walk, you will reach Mandar Mani- a small beach. But do not take your car on the beach because you may get trapped in the quicksand.