The blue Arabian Sea thundering next to the 720 km long coastline of Maharashtra offers charming beaches open to locals and tourists to explore natural beauty at its best. Most of the beaches attract a large number of tourists every year and a lot of them also have arrangements for water sports for adventure enthusiasts.
Owing to the weather in Maharashtra, anytime except for the June-September duration (when the monsoon strikes hard) is a good time to visit these beaches.
Here’s a list of most popular beaches in Maharashtra
A crystal clean beach with isolated sections and a wide array of water sports to be enjoyed with the family, Tarkali beach has almost everything going in its favour. Snorkeling and scuba diving are a hot favourite here while one can also explore coral, dolphins and a variety of other fishes if lucky.
Dahanu Bordi Beach
Dahanu is a world of its own with its sheer beauty, chikoo orchards and an endless shore with 17 km stretch for a walker’s delight. The beach is a couple hours drive from Mumbai.
A major attraction here is the great Parsi temple in the nearby village, Udwada. According to the belief, the temple has a holy fire lit inside which is said to be kept alive for almost a thousand year.
The beach is particularly popular for its migratory sea-gull sanctuary which attracts hundreds of tourists every year. The clear and pretty atmosphere makes it a favourite with the locals who drive down here for picnics with family. While relaxing here, you can always catch fishermen going on about their business in the waters on a regular basis.
Another of the very popular beaches in Maharashtra, the entire surroundings, its location and the breath taking beauty of the beach make it an instant hit with the tourists. The beach has a wide variety of exotic birds migrating here and rows of Suru trees lined at the shore. Its USP is its crystal clean water when compared to other beaches in Maharashtra, thus attracting a lot of tourists.
If you always fantasized what it would be to have a beach of your own one day, think no more and straight head to Kashid Beach. The beach gives you a feel of a private beach with its clean, sparkling shores and almost no traces of commercialisation. The coastline is vast and one can find isolated spots to relax in solitude and enjoy the sunset.