20 Beaches in Konkan: 2021 (With Location & Activities)
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Ganapatipule beach, Tarkarli Beach, Alibaug Beach, Kashid beach, Murud beach, Juhu beach, Versova beach, Manori beach, Harihareshwar beach, Madh island, Aksa beach, Diveagar beach, Malvan beach, Revdanda Beach and many more.

Loaded with all sorts of natural beauty, the beaches in Konkan are a perfect place to head out on a weekend getaway. All the beaches nestle in the midst of alluring greenery and azure blue waters of the Arabian sea offering an unspoiled environment to relax, rejuvenate, and have fun filled adventures.

Dotted with various beautiful spots, the Tarkarli Beach has got a gorgeous beach side which is adorned with pristine water, white sand, and age old sea fort Sindhudurg.

Konkan beaches like Alibaug is known for its laid back rejuvenations in the middle of coconut grooves, Ganpatipule Beach is known for its places of worships and surfing activities, Malvan Beach is very much popular for its rich seafood cuisines and snorkelling activities. Every single beach in the Konkan region has got its very own identity, so it is up to you to decide the one which matches closely to your taste for an ideal holiday destination.

Here's our list of the best beaches in Konkan:

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01

Ganpatipule Beach

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Take a break from the city and escape to the beautiful shores of Ganpatipule Beach. Known around Maharashtra for its calming waves and deep blue sea, this is one of the most preferred destinations for holidaymakers and pleasure seekers. The deep azure of the seas will definitely calm your nerves frayed by the city.

There is also a Ganpati temple situated on the shores of the beach, which account for its name. The idol is said to have materialized out of the ground in perfect shape and features intact. Located at a distance of approximately 330 km from both Mumbai and Pune, the beach has always enjoyed a preferred status amongst the beaches in Konkan.

Activities: Motorboat, water scooter, pedal boats, paragliding, rowboats, kayaking, jet skiing, bumper ride, banana ride, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing.

Location: Ganpatipule.
02

Tarkarli Beach

Situated at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea, Tarkarli is best known for its golden sand beaches and crystal clear blue sea. The uninterrupted coastline is one of the most preferred holiday destinations for couples, friends and families and it is one of the best Konkan beach.

Tarakarli has also gained prominence for the scope of adventure activities, water-related sports and gorgeous spots for relaxation and sunbathing that it offers. The beaches of Konkan are always more beautiful and serene during the months that follow the monsoons and it is no different for Tarkarli, the hills, jungles and coast dons on a gorgeous mélange of green, gold and blue.

The vast open sea, a few fishing hamlets dotting the scene and the occasional sight of Dolphins pouncing out of the clear blue waters to catch a glimpse of the skies above is certainly breathtaking!

Activities: 
Banana ride, jet ski ride, bumper ride, kayaking, water scooter, parasailing, 

Location: 
Malvan, Maharashtra.
03

Alibaug Beach

The sun kissed beaches of Alibaug, albeit a little crowded offer a perfect escape in the sun and sand charms of Konkan. The food of the land and the beauty of the coastline are what have made this fort a preferred destination for holidays amongst all the Konkan beaches.

This coastal town offers up more than a few unspoilt and unexplored beaches on its coastline, which is like a blessing for a beach loving bum!  Despite heavy tourism, the destination is gorgeous getaways. Alibag can be effortlessly reached from Mumbai as it is at a mere distance of 82km.

Activities: Banana boat Ride, j
et skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, bumper ride, sea kayaking, dolphin sightseeing.

Location: 
Alibaug, Raigad, Maharashtra.
04

Kashid Beach

Speaking about the Kashid beach, this is one of those beaches in Konkan, which are famed for its serene yet placid aura. Kashid is undeniably a complete getaway in each sense however the key reason for its vast quality is that it sits right between the urban center and Pune and it is one of the best beaches in Konkan.

Proximity to 2 km makes it a preferred beach getaway close to the urban center and is sort of jam-packed throughout weekends.

Activities: You can walk along the sands, soak in the warmth of the sun, swim across the crystal clear waters, or just relax on the sands. 

Location: Alibaug, Kashid, 
Maharashtra.

05

Murud Beach

Catering to a melange of tranquility and paradisiacal views, this one in the list of beaches in Konkan, is more of heaven on earth. The beach is flanked by trees on either side and offers a surreal escape from the noise and pollution of the cities and it is one of the best Konkan beaches.

The beach is known for its clean sands and one can see a few stalls here which offer tea and vadas to make your getaway delightful.

Activities:
 Water sports & more.

Location:
 Alibaug, Maharashtra.

06

Juhu Beach

Of all the Konkan beaches, the Juhu beach is the most revered one. Sprawling over six kilometers this stretch of lands receives tourists from all over the map.

Be it the food courts, entertainment, restaurants, or anything you want, this beach has it all. Missing out on the sunrise here is just out of the question as that is the most picture-perfect time.

Activities:
 You can enjoy, bumper ride, banana boat, flying fish, or just walk along the sands, soak in the warmth of the sun, swim across the crystal clear waters, or just relax on the sands. But if you are a food lover then you can treat your taste buds at the food joints on the beach.

Location:
 Mumbai, Maharashtra.

07

Guhagar Beach

If your heart calls out for you to be at one of the pristine and untouched shores of the beaches in Konkan, then head out to Guhagar. Among the initial few beaches on the Konkan coastline, it is cosseted between the Vasishthi River and Jaigad Creek. This is the place where the white sand beauty of Konkan actually begins.

The beach is located between two hills and is shielded by the Suru trees. The beach and the town are very well known for its quiet environment and products of Alphonso mangoes, coir items, coconut and betel nuts. The beach of Guhagar is easily reached from Chiplun, which is a railhead and is very well connected by road.

Activities: Jet ski, wave surfing, wakeboarding, banana rides, donuts rides, bumper rides, jet ski.

Location: 
Chiplun, Maharashtra.
Counted best among places to visit in Mumbai, Versova beach is extremely popular among tourists because of its fascinating coastline. It’s ahead of Juhu beach and is separated from that beach by a creek, and is closer to the suburban area of Andheri.

The Versova village is located close to the Versona beach; the village is home to fishing folks who go by the name of “kolis”. Mumbai boasts a lot of beaches, but not all of them are serene and popular among Mumbai tourist places because of how peaceful it is to sit on the shore and enjoy the sunset in the Arabian Sea.

It’s a blissful experience to sit on the beach and watch the fishing folks head out in the sea and fish. Apart from the serenity that Versova beach offers, every year, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated here, which is spectacular and is a must-see for everyone.

Location: Versova Beach, Bharat Nagar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Can be visited at any time of the day
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 25 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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09

Manori Beach

The place is relatively unspoiled by commercialization and offers a  very clean and gorgeous landscape to treat your eyes with. It is surrounded by greenery and makes a perfect weekend getaway to let you say goodbye to the pollution of the cities and just soak in the serenity of nature and it is one of the famous beaches in Konkan.

One can actually feel captivated by nature here and enjoy a rejuvenating time with their loved ones.

Activities:
 Boating, water sports activities such as water scooter, speed boat rides & more.

Location:
 Manori village, Maharashtra.

10

Harihareshwar Beach

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One of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai, Harihareshwar is an old coastal town that has a prominent Shiva temple at its façade. The rocky beaches of this coast are a delight to explore! The Savitri River enters the sea at Harihareshwar and thus the town has assumed a religious as well as scenic importance.

The town alone has two beaches of which one is 2.4 km long and the other is 2 km long. In the arms of nature and at the foothills of the Sahyadris, Harihareshwar is the perfect beach holiday destination.

Activities: Boating, water sports activities such as water scooter, speed boat rides & more.

Location: Raigad district, Maharashtra.
11

Velneshwar Beach

Coming to Velneshwar is almost like finding a hidden cove of treasure that is full of natural beauty! The beach is a small cave sheltered by coconut and palm trees. Bordered by the beaches of Guhagar and Ganpatipule, it is slowly becoming one of the most preferred beaches in Konkan.

Velneshwar is one of those places where fronds of coconut and the relatively safe sea water make it an ideal escape for pleasure seekers and holidaymakers. Located at around 250-300km away from Mumbai and Pune, it is well connected to both by road. Bet at peace with nature and welcome the serenity that Velneshwar will offer you.

The beach is also identified by a Shiva Temple which is famous for its divine and quiet air. This temple is around 1700 years old and is impeccably clean.

Activities: Boating & more.

Location: 
Pokharan Road No. 1, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
12

Madh Island

Hold on to the moment and make the best of this variant of Konkan beaches, the Madh Island. This beach is going to captivate the solo traveler in you as it is known for its breathtaking view of the sunset against an enchanting backdrop.

It is known for its moderate waves and pristine sands making it a great spot for beach lovers

Activities:
 Water sports activities.

Location:
 Christian Wada, Madh, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

13

Diveagar Beach

Get a much needed taste of seclusion, calmness and being far away from the maddening crowds and civilization in Diveagar . Situated on the western coast of Konkan, this gorgeous destination offers you with unparalleled views of the surroundings and the horizon that will certainly perk up your soul.

A true place for nature lovers, the beach is kissed by the azure blue seas. Unspoiled and shielded by tall trees of Suru and coconuts, the beach is certainly a quiet and calm getaway into the arms of sun, sand and nature. Savor the fantastic cuisine, taste the local delicacies, take home some fresh catch and have an unforgettable time at Diveagar .

Activities: Quad bikes, boat rides, speed boats, banana boats, water scooters & more. 

Location: 
Shrivardhan Taluka, Raigad, Maharashtra.
14

Awas Beach

Amongst all the beaches in Konkan, this is perhaps the one that has remained safe from the vagaries of nature, wildlife or modern disturbances. Seeming much like the Dive Agra beach, Awas is also shielded by coves of hills and locally grown tall trees and plants and it is one of the best beaches in Konkan.

One of the most pristine beaches in Konkan, it has along and uninterrupted coastline littered with beautiful flora and fauna.  Catch the mesmerizing view of the sunset over relatively clean and clear waters and take back an experience worth cherishing for life.

Activities: 
Banana boat ride, jet ski & more. 

Location: 
Village Awas, Alibaug, Maharashtra.
15

Sasawne Beach

If you are looking for some charm of the coastal live son your next visit to the beaches of Konkan, then Sasawne has to be topmost on your list. Although it easily connected to Mumbai by road, the more ideal and picturesque way to get here is to take a ferry or a catamaran to Mandwa Jetty and then head off for a half an hour drive to Sasawne.

The ideal way to experience the quiet charm of Sasawne is to stay at one of the local homestays and smack your lips to the taste of delicious coastal cuisine and some local gossip!

Activities: Water scooter, pedal boats, paragliding & more.

Location: 
Sasawane Beach Road, Sasawane, Maharashtra.

16

Malvan Beach

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A town located in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Malvan is especially renowned for its cuisine and proximity to the Sindhudurg Fort in Maharashtra. Located at a short distance of 7km from the beaches of Tarkarli, tourism in the area is high primarily because of clean beaches and long and uninterrupted coastline. 

Enjoying a typically coastal climate, an escape to Malvan is just what you need to taste adventure, enjoyment and pleasure all in one go.The beach is also very safe for swimming and merrymaking. 

Activities: Scuba diving.

Location: 
Malvan, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra.
17

Revdanda Beach

On the off chance that you have picked Revdanda as your destination of choice amongst the beaches in Konkan, then rest assured that you have made the right choice! Revdanda is a place that is a getaway to the Revdanda fort which can be easily reached from the beach.

The place holds high importance as it was here that St. Francis delivered his first sermon in India. The haven still exists on the fortification and reminds one of a period in history that is long past! The sand on the shores of Revdanda is pale and soft, giving the beach its distinctive beauty and character and making it a perfect place for camping in the night!

Activities: Water sports activities such as water scooter, speed boat rides & more.

Location: 
Revdanda, Maharashtra.
18

Shrivardhan Beach

Feathery sand at your feet and cool waters lapping at your toes, Shrivardhan Beach is as perfect as a beach getaway can be. The beach is very well known for the stunning and intricately built promenade that has washrooms, facilities and clean and fresh facilities. The beach is not very populated since it falls off the tourist maps and it is one of the best Konkan beach.

The beach is a mix of black, golden and white sands and is a rainbow of colors on the coast. Majorly a part of the fishing village, the soft and fine sands present a perfect escape.

Activities: Boating & more.

Location: Shrivardhan, Raigad, Maharashtra. 

19

Hedvi Beach

Love the rocky beaches? Then this is your place to be! Located close to the white sands beaches this one displays its own uniqueness and it is one of the famous beaches in Konkan.

Though it is advised not to take a dip in the waters, as the land underneath is all rugged and hard. But, if solace is what you are looking for, then this stretch of sand will not disappoint you.

Activities:
 Banana boat ride, jet ski & more.

Location:
 Ganpatipule, Maharashtra.

20

Aksa Beach

Heard about the song on Aksa beach Ghumadu? It’s time to witness this beauty. Most sought in the list of Konkan beaches, this one is a perfect escapade and it is one of the best beaches in Konkan.

Be it a luxury resort or a number of resto-bars, here you can find everything.

Activities:
 You can enjoy sand bikes, parasailing, speed boating, walk along the sands, enjoy lip-smacking delights at hotels, soak in the warmth of the sun, swim across the crystal clear waters, or just relax on the sands.

Location: 
Malad, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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03 January 2021
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We were 5 people and went on the next day of Christmas. It was the best experience so far in lake side camping. The staff namely Ramrao Rathod and Baldeo were very much helpful. He alloted our tents. Tents were clean and bedsheets and woolen blanket were provided. After checkin we had our evening snacks which was Tea and Maggi. We went back to our tents. Ramrao fired up bonfire around 7. We sat around and after an hour he brought kebab sticks for BBQ. The weather was very good. Got to see both sunset and sunrise. The food was great. Veg and Non Veg both options were provided. Lightning was dim which was just perfect. Can't get better. We danced till 12 am midnight. Went to the lake in evening. Clicked some great photos. The trip was memorable and will surely visit next year in winter season.
11 November 2015
Excellent
An amazing experience. For the first time, I got the chance of river rafting and I loved it alot. Thanks you my lovely friends for insisting me to go on this trip.
"one of the best Trek celebrated Independence Day at top, enjoyed a lot by exploring new peoples, I would specially thanks the best ,caring and friendly host Atit and Smith team who assured me that I m solo traveler while coming to trek but while going I will be hand full of memories, and really the same thing happened with me and these guys kept their words . \nfinally I will conclude it was really awesome day thank you thrillophilia for making my day. "
19 February 2019
Excellent
It was my husband bday and I wanted to give surprise to him and whole family .. As my mother in law and father in law was with me I was really scared how the place will be will they be comfortable but Mr Anirudh gave me surety that visit once and sees the experience he gave me the number of host who is really awesome she made all the arrangement I request her for decoration & cake . As soon as I reached there she welcome whole my family with warm-hearted and arrangement. Tents were neat and clean, she made my family and me so comfortable she explained about the place in detail then we went to sunset it was really beautiful and feel peace to see that, as soon as we Came back evening snacks was ready Taste was awesome and it was unlimited. Barbeque with born fire was really pleasant with cold weather .. my family really enjoyed and especially I want to thank camp manager she really made them feel comfortable and it was Home away from home.
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It was altogether good 1 day trip. Organizer Shailesh and Driver Mukesh organized the trip very well.
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  1. Which are the best beach resorts in Konkan Maharashtra?

    1. Sindhudurg Palace Resort: Find your peace in the lap of nature with a stay at Sindhudurg Palace Resort. It features guided tours, conference halls, marriage hall, multi-cuisine restaurant and a garden. 

    2. Kashid Beach Resort: This is a luxurious Spanish style villa where you can enjoy a rejuvenating escape. The resort is famous for its discotheque, indoor games, badminton, an outdoor lawn etc. 

    3. The Fern Silvanus Resort: Enjoy a lavish stay by enjoying the wonderful amenities of Fern Silvanus Resort. The resort also offers banquet and event services along with a swimming pool. 

    4. Sagar Sawali Beach Resort: Enjoy a refreshing retreat at Sagar Sawali Beach Resort in the lap of nature. The popular activities to look forward during your stay here are parasailing, dolphin safari and sand biking. 

    5. Tranquil Coast Resorts: Have a perfect beach getaway at Tranquil Coast Resorts with your friends and family. It features sea view balconies and a swimming pool for your comfort and recreation. 
  2. Is Ganpatipule beach safe?

    Ganpatipule Beach doesn’t attract a lot of crowds. However, it’s not safe for activities like swimming. Only a few water sports are held here under guided supervision.
  3. How do I get to Guhagar Beach?

    Guhagar Beach can be reached via the nearest railway station which is Chiplun. Chiplun is well connected to all the major cities and offers cab and taxi services to reach Guhagar Beach.
  4. How far is harihareshwar from Pune?

    The distance between Harihareshwar from Pune is 180 km which can be covered in approx. 5 hours via Tamhini Ghat Road.
  5. Which are the best beaches in Konkan for watersports?

    1. Alibaug Beach: It is one of the best beaches in Konkan that nestles in the middle of coconut grooves. Tourists choose this place as a perfect weekend getaway to try out various water based adventure sports like jet skiing and boating.

    2. Ganpatipule Beach: This beach town on the Konkan coastline stands out from other beaches because of its virginity and unspoiled setting. You can come over to this place to spend time in serenity as well as indulge in some fun filled adventure activities like surfing, scuba diving, and jet skiing.

    3. Malvan Beach: Malvan beach is clean, refreshing and a bit less crowded. You will get to experience beautiful sunset views and tranquility to the core at this place. Malvan entices a number of tourists from all over the country to try out snorkelling and scuba diving to explore the underwater world.

    4. Tarkarli Beach: Come over to Tarkarli with your loved ones in the course of your holiday vacation to try out relaxing as well as adventure water sports in the lap of nature.

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