Back in the 80s, Digha used to be one of the top-most beach destinations near Kolkata. With time, the region has lost out on its earlier grandeur and popularity. The once wet beach of Digha has given way to rough cut boulders. This might have rendered the place somewhat dangerous for swimming however, the natural beauty of Digha with its swaying casuarinas and palm trees make for some breathtaking views. Spend an entire evening relaxing on the beach. You could help yourself to some interesting curios made from sea shells being sold at the countless stalls that line the beach.
You can also drive over to New Digha, which is barely 5 minutes away. The van ride from Digha to New Digha criss-crossing through the palm forests is truly exciting. Thankfully, New Digha is more conducive to swimming so you could get into those swimming trunks and take a plunge here.
Digha is also home to a large marine aquarium that houses several species of marine animals. Do remember to stopover.