Murud Beach Overview

Murud Beach in Raigad district of Maharashtra is one of the most prominent tourist attractions of the western Indian region. It is famous for its beautiful sandy coastline adorned with majestic forts and bordered by columns of coconut and palm trees. The calm and serene atmosphere with splendid scenic beauty makes Murud a great place for a family holiday. With multiple options for accommodation, the beachside locale is the place to relax and enjoy a fun-filled holiday.

The golden beaches of Murud, sparkling waters of the ocean, adventurous water sports and gorgeous sunsets all these ingredients can make your vacation a memorable one here.Murud Beach is basically a vast swathe of black sand with clear turquoise waters that stretches around 1.7km along the coastline. Murud Beach is not only one of the famous beaches of the entire state of Maharashtra, it is one of the top destinations for tourists to visit in Alibaug.

Here, the beach is surrounded by hills on three sides. In the east, you will find Murud town, beyond which there is a range of mountains. With serene and fresh atmosphere round the year, this place is great for a weekend escapade.

How To Reach

Murud is well connected through all means of transportation facilities.

1. Via Train:
Roha railway station on the Konkan lines is the nearest station to Murud Beach which is connected to all major trains to and from Mumbai. Rajya Rani Express, Netravati Express are some of the major trains that take you to Murud from places like Bhavnagar, Ratnagiri, and Kochuveli among other districts of Maharashtra. 

2. Via Taxi/Car:
Roha to Murud Janjira takes around an hour through app cab or normal taxi services. Murud is just three hour drive from Raigad. You can also opt for the registered vehicles of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation from places like Mumbai, Nasik, Pune or Mumbai to get to Murud.

3. Via Air:
The nearest airport is the Mumbai International Airport which is located around 142km from Murud Beach. Several private vehicles and pre-paid taxi services are available from the airport to Murud village. Connecting or direct flights to all major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Bhopal, Indore, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Bhubeneswar, Chandigarh and Coimbatore among others are available to reach this tourist destination.

Best Time To Visit

As per Weather:  Winter is the best season to visit Murud Beach. This time the temperature remains soothing and pleasurable while you can roam around the region with ease and comfort. The best weather can be witnessed from October to March when the atmosphere remains perfect for sightseeing. The minimum and maximum temperatures hover around 13 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius at this time. This is the best time to take a tour of Murud Janjira and the beach. 

As per Festivals: Murud celebrates a lot of festivals in a very colourful manner. Among them are Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Ugadi among others. August-September marks the celebration of a grand Ganesh festival here which is observed across Maharashtra.

Other Essential Information

Murud Beach is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea at Murud in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is 181km from Pune and 158km from Mumbai.

Timings: Beach is open for visitors round the clock. To avail boat facilities, one should visit anytime between 7am to 5pm every day.

Distance from Alibaug City Centre: The distance between Alibaug city centre to Murud Beach is around 48.1km and it takes around one and a half hours to cover the distance via car.

Places to Eat in and near Murud Beach

1. Zhilan:
Located around 6.7km from Murud beach, this restaurant specialises in offering Indian, seafood, barbecue and Asian dishes. The dining area is huge with a cosy atmosphere; therefore, it is a great place to be with your family and children. Here the food is worth the price. Zhilan functions between noon to 10pm.

2. New Sea Rock Restaurant:
This is among the top three beach restaurants in Murud that serves brilliant prawn, lobster, crab and other seafood items at lucrative prices. Like all beach restaurants, the place functions from 9am to 10.30pm.

3. Eat Local:
Eat Local is situated near the Information Centre Azad Maidan, around 8km from Murud beach. With nice interiors and nice decor, this place specialises in serving authentic Konkani dishes. You can also try the known Indian delicacies too here. In terms of ambience and food, this place is popular among tourists. This place remains open from 11am to 11pm.

4. Jagdish Deluxe:
This is another good place to satiate your hunger at Murud village. The eatery serves seafood, Chinese, Indian and grilled items. Located around 6.8km from Murud beach, food at this restaurant is moderately priced. It remains open from noon to 10pm.

Places to Stay near Murud Beach

1. Golden Swan Beach and Resort: Located on Darbar Road near the customs office, this resort is for plush and luxurious stay in Murud Janjira. The rooms are subdued and set up in colonial style with access to private beaches. Playground, free wifi and grand buffet dining are some of its major features. A premium room is priced at Rs 5500 per night here.

2. Hotel Elegant:
This is the ideal accommodation for those with medium budget plan. Located on the Revdanda-Murud Road, this facility comes with nice, clean rooms, a lot of open spaces and lawn for kids, a good in-house restaurant, free wifi and other such facilities. A deluxe room here is priced at Rs 1400. 

3. The Nest Bamboo House:
This is an ideal facility for campers and backpackers. Located on Murud-Darbar Road, this place has been made as a perfect beachside accommodation that bears beautiful coastal architecture. A family room here will cost you around Rs 2400.

Travellers' Tip before visiting Murud Beach

Carry sunglasses, wear cotton outfits, hats and sandals if you are visiting the beach during summer

2. Use sunscreen to protect your skin from the scorching sun.

3. Carry drinking water while roaming around the beach and its neighbouring attractions because summer can be really hot and dry here.

4. Carry umbrellas and raincoats if you arrive at Murud during monsoon. The coastal belt witnesses showers almost every day this time.

5. Do try the beachside food shacks to enjoy some tasty seafood items at very cheap rates.

6. Use mosquito repellents while visiting the forests in Garambi or other such areas.
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