Dumas Beach: Haunted Places in India

Dumas Beach

Dumas Beach resides in the Indian state of Gujarat. A short distance from the bustling city of Surat, it remains a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. A market-like assortment of shops lines the busy beach front during the day, while various forms of entertainment such as horseback rides and ATV bikes entice families to the area. Whilst this beach is a bustling attraction by day, you might not spot anyone, at least not a living soul, near the beach at night.

Haunted Dumas Beach black sand in India.
The blackened sands of Dumas Beach, India. One of the most haunted places in the country.

What is it that gives Dumas Beach such a fierce reputation for being one the most haunted places in India? The answers may lie in its blackened sand.

Dumas Beach sunset in India.
Walking along Dumas Beach, waiting for night to fall to see if there are ghosts in the area.

Ghost Stories of Dumas Beach

Dumas Beach is a well-known destination in India, not just as a place of leisure, yet as a place that harbors many ghost stories. The origins of these stories and legends seem to be held within the beach’s sand. Dumas Beach is covered in sand, like most other beaches, though it is not your typical soft, white sand. Dumas beach is covered with a sand cross mud hybrid that makes its surface mostly un-walkable and also black in appearance. Though this could be caused by some other phenomena, legend has it that the black appearance is caused by the ashes of cremated individuals being mixed with the sand. This belief derives from rumors that the beach was supposedly a former burial ground.

Power lines on Dumas Beach, India.
Power lines that run along the beach.

Since the beach is a place where many dead people were laid to rest, some have come to the conclusion that it may be haunted. It is said that a number of ghosts exist, trapped on the beach, confused as to where they are. For this reason, Dumas Beach clears of people as the sun goes down.

Dumas Beach Gujarat, India.
The blackened sand sprawled over Dumas Beach in Gujarat, India.

Superstitious locals believe that a spate of unexplained disappearances along the beach is related to the presence of spirits. Further reinforcing the ghostly claims of Dumas Beach are vast reports of paranormal occurrences experienced by locals. Many claim to have seen full-bodied apparitions walking along the beach at night and having captured spirit orbs in their photographs. Another commonly reported paranormal occurrence is to hear disembodied voices, screams and even laughter coming from the empty beach in the dead of night.

Most haunted beach in India.
The last sunlight of the day disappearing over India’s most haunted beach.

Visiting Haunted Dumas Beach

Dumas Beach is easy to access. It can be reached from the nearby city of Surat by a short cab ride. Accessing the beach at night is much harder than during the day. Whilst I was there during the sunset, people and police were clearing the beach once darkness fell. I recommend either driving to the beach or organizing your own transport ahead of time if attempting to stay after dark.

One of the most haunted places in India, Dumas Beach.
Looking concerned as I explore Dumas Beach, one of the most haunted places in India.

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Thanks for reading!

xoxo

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Comments (4)

  • Posted by Bertil Hoberg on January 15, 2019

    Thank you kindly for sharing these stories and photographs! Your blog is always interesting and instructive. Always enjoying these!

      Posted by Amy on January 16, 2019

      Thank you for reading, Bertil! I really appreciate this and it motivates me to continue sharing these stories! Stay spooky!

  • Posted by Chinmay Raj Gandhi on April 29, 2019

    anytime you came back to Gujarat, India, i would like to join you.

      Posted by Amy on April 29, 2019

      Hi Chinmay. Thanks for your comment. I had a great time in Gujarat, and loved exploring the haunted Dumas Beach. I don’t currently have any plans to return right now, but you never know. Thanks again.

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