Silvery sand, picture-postcard-perfect beauty, and spotless, are things that define the beach of Harihareshwar. This shore is one of the most less crowded and unspoiled beaches near Mahabaleshwar that is also popularly known as the temple town or Dev Ghar. It is perfect for taking long strolls, relaxing with family and friends, and making castles of sand.
The beach has ample eating options and has been replete with all sorts of hotels. Some special attractions unique to this coast are Ganesh Gully, the Temple of Kalbhairav, Bhagamandala, and the beach itself. It accommodates two wonderful beaches that are a major draw, and also works as a beach resort to a large array of tourists.
Best Time: October to March.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 132.9 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
People come to the Anjarle Beach to while away their days under the sun with sweeping views of the ultramarine water, amidst the palm shrubs. It is free of crowds and is the least commercialized hence you can spend endless hours with your loved ones in peace.
This beach is extremely famous for the celebration of Kadyavarcha Ganpati because it lies in the vicinity of a Lord Ganesh Temple that adorns the top of a cliff near the Fort of Suvarnadurg. Undoubtedly it is one of the scenic beaches near Mahabaleshwar where you will find the Jog River estuary that has helped to form a rich ecosystem that you can explore. Another notable but grand event that draws people to this beach is the spawning of Olive Ridley turtles nesting here.
Best Time: November-March (winters), as it becomes a paradise for bird-watchers by attracting several species of birdies.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 107 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
One of the most beautiful and serene beaches near Mahabaleshwar that is a must-visit has to be Diveagar Beach. The marine-life enthusiasts will love the jellyfish sightings on this four-kilometer stretch of glistening sand tethered to the Arabian Sea. The town is majorly a tiny fishing village that encases many mid-sized resorts that serve the hundreds of tourists visiting here.
You will find indulge in options of water sports that include parasailing, evening rides on the buggy, and foot stalls serving easy eats like Vada Pav and Maggi. There is nothing more you need for a beach vacation when besides all of these you can also visit the typical, Konkani-style Ganapati Temple transporting you back to the Shilahara Dynasty times.
Best Time: July-September (monsoon time).
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 131 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
Hugging the Arabian seashores, this is one of the beaches near Mahabaleshwar that is a precious Konkani coast gem. The gleaming blue waters and tall trees framing the Kashid beach make it the most-visited beach. It is considered to be a perfect end-of-a-week, the tranquil getaway destination that is exceptional for long saunters, family cookouts.
Making the most of water sports all along the beach while you watch the twilight. The well-kept, mostly clean shore shacks sell a variety of delicious snacks. Also when you are on the Kashid Beach, it will be a great idea to visit the Wildlife Sanctuary of Phansad that homes various animal and bird species, besides the Fort of Murud Janjira.
Best Time: October-February (winter).
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 163.7 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
One of the pristine beaches near Mahabaleshwar has to be the Ganapatiphule beach that has a list of limitless adjectives associated with, of which tranquil serene and idyllic are some. This place is renowned for its impressive natural beauty and sea’s mesmerizing views.
While the beach offers infinite options for water sports, like motor boarding, jet skiing, scuba diving, and snorkelling, you can also indulge in camel rides. There are ample food stalls to satiate the foodie in you besides making the most of the picturesque landscape that homes diverse species of trees and flowers. When at the Ganpatiphule Beach, you must visit the Jaigad Lighthouse that is a spectacular landmark alongside the Ganapati Temple of Swayambhu.
Best Time: October-March.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 194 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
If you are looking for an out-and-out escapade lying away from urban life only to admire nature’s scenic views then you must come to Alibag Beach. It is one of the best beaches near Mahabaleshwar that is ideal for spending weekends besides indulging in adventurous and thrilling activities.
Alibag being a beach splendor helps you unravel yourself by shedding every bit of stress and offering arresting sundown views. While you can explore the healthy and colorful marine life on the beach, you can also scuba-dive, kayak, and beach camp with bonfire time filled with music and songs.
Best Time: November - July.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 169.1 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar (via National Highway 66).
One of the beaches near Mahabaleshwar in Ratnagiri, famous for coconuts and mangoes has to be the Guhagar beach. It is the longest beach known for its wide expanse of white sands and cleanliness. This beach is a peaceful picnic spot where people frequent the most to quietly relax and sit.
For those looking for green foliage and solitude can pay a visit during monsoons as the waves swirl. This beach is safe for the non-swimmers and children and is considered to be the perfect location to perch and enjoy seafood. It has many attractions nearby and those include the Koyna Dam, Sawatsada Waterfalls, Marleshwar Temple, and many more.
Best Time: November-April.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 151 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
One of the most pleasurable and lively beaches near Mahabaleshwar has to be the Karde beach. You can come to capture the photos of rare migratory birds while fiddling the soft and silky sand. Every traveler and tourist fulfill their hearts in the pollution-free, relaxing, and calm beach of Karde that lets you enjoy rides on the dolphins in the deep seawater and sample shack food.
This beach also offers thrilling water activities and sports that involve parasailing, kayaking and so much more. While the evenings on the beach let you enjoy gorgeous sunsets beside you can also embark on special boats with the fishermen and sail deep into the sea.
Best Time: November-March.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 107.5 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
One of the most unexplored and untouched beaches has to be the Kelshi Beach that is surrounded by dense forests of Cyprus, betel nut, coconut trees, and massive greenery. It is a satisfying setting where you can indulge in bird-watching, sitting on the pristine white sand besides spending soothing days.
This place is well renowned for glorious sunsets that let you capture beautiful shots. Kelshi remains an endless, untouched, and virgin beach that is full of serene beauty and tranquil vibes that you must explore. Near the beach you can visit the small locales of Dapoli that hold religious and historic significance, like the Panhalekaji caves, Keshavraj, and Unhavare Hot Springs, to name a few.
Best Time: November-February.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 110 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
Soused in history, preen as a picture and secluded beach of Revananda is a very exciting one nearby Mahabaleshwar. Dotted by the coconut trees, this beach is perfect for a weekend visit, as you can get the city’s hubbub out of your mind.
It houses the Portuguese fort of Korlai where St Francis Xavier delivered his very first sermon and unusual Jewish synagogue of Bet El that draws countless visitors to the beach. If flowers have always kindled your spirit then you will be glad to know this beach is renowned for a unique aromatic flower specimen, called the “Bakuli”, and people flock to see them in full bloom.
Best Time: October-February.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 160.8 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.