There are a lot of beautiful beaches along the entire Konkan coast. Most of this beaches are not yet truly discovered by the tourists and are far better than the so called popular beaches in India. We are giving you a list of Beach along the Konkan Coast.
Many of the beaches like Alibag, Guhagar, Harihareshwar, kihim, Ganpatipule on the coast areÂ dangerous for swimming and proper care should be taken while entering the water.
Located at a convenient distance from Mumbai and Pune, Alibag is the ideal getaway of tourists looking for Virgin beaches and majestic forts.
Alibag is a small beach town few hours drive away from Pune on the Konkan coast with a long stretch of beach from Rewas to Revdanda. Alibag beach is famous for its fresh air, clean water & sand and seafood – special spicy konkan food. Lately Alibag has become a preferred weekend holiday destination from Pune for people looking for a weekend getaway. Alibag is about 4 hours drive from Pune.
The beaches of Akshi and Nagaon
Located on Alibag. The hamlet of Akshi is just 5 km away from Alibag.Â Â The Akshi Beach is a beautiful white sand beach. Plenty of suru trees can be seen along the coast. The water is very clean and it renders safety for swimming. The beach is also a favorite among the birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Nearly 7 km away from Alibag, the Nagaon beach, lies between Alibag and Revdanda. The beach is lined with Casurina Plants (Local Name: Suru) and is clean and beautiful. While the sea is rough here, it is not dangerous like the Alibag beach.
Located on the Road to Murud Kashid beach is a lovely stretch of white sand and clear water. It is one of theÂ best beaches on the Alibag Murud Stretch,
Kashid is a beautiful seaside weekend retreat on the Konkan stretch and arguably one of the best beaches around Pune.Kashid is popular mainly because of its white sand, blue seas, green mountains, and paddy fields. Kashid has a 3 km stretch of beach tucked in between two rocky hillocks with Casuarina groves all around the seashore. This is by far the best beach in this part of the Konkan region and though quite deserted,
Located at 12 kms. From Alibag, on the Mandwa-Alibag road Kihim is a very beautiful place to stay, it has a long beach which is excellent and clean. It is a favorite weekend getaway of mumbaikars. It is relatively quiet but stony and hence not safe for a swim or even wading in water. Quite a few birds drop by at the Kihim beach in the morning. Kihim Beach boasts exquisite natural intensity and is most look forward place to visit. The beach is surrounded by various wooded trees, colorful butterflies and wild flowers. It is a secluded beach and is far away from the commercialization clutches as well as maintains its natural beauty.
located at 17 Kms. From Alibag revdanda is an important port. The Salav bridge at revdanda which joins Murud and Alibag gives a cool view of the surroundings, You can see a beautiful sight of Revdanda port, beach and The Vikram Ispat factory from the bridge.Â A walk to the adjoining beach will give you a breathtaking view of the Revdanda Fort. The fort was built by a Portuguese Captain by the name of Soj in 1558.
Karde ( Murud) beach
Located at 11 kms. from Dapoli the beach at Karde (Murud) is excellent whiteÂ sand beach and we would like to rate it asÂ one of the best beaches on the Konkan coast.
Srivardhan is a nice place with sun kissed sands on a spectacular beach. It has a nice atmosphere and an unpolluted air and sea. The beach at Srivardhan is a very good beach and a nice place to spend your evenings watching the sunset.
located at only 18 kms. from Srivardhan is also a beautiful place with with an ancient Shiv Temple and Kalbhairav Temple situated on the beach. Harihareshwar beach is also aÂ very clean and excellent beach. It is famous for a temple on the seashore as well as the beach and the natural beauties.
Bagmandla beach Situated near Srivardhan is a very clean and secluded beach near Harihareshwar, you will surely enjoy playing in the white sands and clean water on the beach. You can also take a boat ride from here to the nearby Bankot Fort.
Diveagar was the ancient capital of the Shilahar kings. Diveagar has a beautiful beach situated behind the Ganpati Temple and stretches up to 4-5 kms. The beach is a very clean and beautiful beach with clear waters, and unlike other beaches it is not very crowded.
Located at 40 kms. from Dapoli, Kelshi is a typical small Konkani village. The 2.5 Kms. beach at Kelshi is very beautiful and secluded and there are beautiful sand dunes on the beach where children enjoy sliding down on the sand dunes. This beach between two rocky hills.
located at 200 kms away from Mumbai. Despite its quietness, Harnai fort is Â a main tourist attraction of the area. South of Harnai fort is the palm-fringed beach of Murud, famous for its clean white sands and safe waters. Panhale Kazi, the famous rock-cut monument is 30 km from Murud-Harnai.
located at 42 Kms. from Chiplun is a typical Konkani town with a beautiful clean Beach where a lot of people come in the evenings to see the sunset. There is an ancient Shiv temple of Vyadeshwar here. Â Guhagar beach offers all sanctity one looks in a serene and secluded beach. The invasions of modern concrete buildings are scanty in this beach. The beach offers a perfect place for sunbath, relaxation and meditation, away from the madding crowds. Attracts the visitors to its lap in Guhagar. The beach is assumed to be very safe, with many venturing out to sea for a bath.
Located at 16 Kms. from Guhagar, Velneshwar has a beautiful beach and an Ancient Shankar Temple. The Temple complex has three four different temples and the secluded beach behind the temple is very beautiful and clean. is an ideal beach for swimming and sunbathing. The green coconut palm grooves and rock free seawater make the beach so beautiful and attractive. Water sports are the frequent activities,
Ganpatipule is famous for the ‘Swayambhu’ Ganpati temple and the whole hill is considered as a ganpati. A lot of people visit Ganpatipule and it is becoming a hot tourist destination. The beach at Ganpatipule stretches for 12 kms. and is a very beautiful white sand beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the konkan coast, However caution should be taken before entering the sea as lot of people die every year because of drowning.
Located at 3 Kms. from ganpatipule, Bhandarpule also has a very beautiful beach. The beach at Bhandarpule is secluded and less crowded than Ganpatipule, However the sea here also is dangerous for swimming. you can get a beautiful view of ganpatipule and Bhandarpule beach from the top of the hill before descending to Bhandarpule.
Ratnagiri is a beautiful city and an important port. The city is quiet industrialized and has many fish processing and exporting units. The Ratnagiri beach is a lovely beach, which penetrates the sea and you can see aÂ White sand beach on one side and aÂ Black sand beach on the other at the same time. You can watch a beautiful sunset at the beach in the evenings.
.Located at 6 kms south of Malvan and 546 kms gone beginning Mumbai on the coast of Maharashtra is Tarkarli. The mojar attraction at this time is the prolonged and narrow stretch of beach, with its spotless water. On a tidy day, you can see the sea bed from end to end a depth of 20 ft. Then, of avenue near are the forts, Singhudurg, one of Maharashtra’s new popular and meaning sea forts, built in the 17 th century and the famous Padmagarh fort.
Located at 25 Kms. from Savantwadi, Vengurla is a beautiful coastal town with a excellent beach and a port. The Dutch and Portuguese conducted trade activities on a large scale through the Vengurla port. The beach near the port has someÂ very beautiful spotsÂ where you can relax on big boulders and look at the ships and boats in the sea.
Dahanu Bordi beach
Dahanu, a quite seaside town with a sprawling, uncluttered beach, is situated in Thane district. The Dahanu-Bordi stretch is 17 kms. This once-barren land thrived under Irani settlers, an earthy people. Dahanu is lined with fruit orchards and is famous for its chickoos. Accessible from Dahanu is Udwada, the â€˜Mecca of Zoroastriansâ€™ and a port town of Sanjan, one of the early settlement regions of the Zoroastrians who fled to the Indian sub-continent in order to escape religious persecution in their Persian homeland. It was here that these Iranian refugees built their first fire temple in India. An amazing fact, but true : this fire has been kept alive for almost thousand years.