Mandwa is a small village that lies in the heart of Maharashtra in Raigarh district. It is about 9 km distance from Alibaug and about 100 kilometers from Mumbai by road. Mandwa can also be reached by the Mumbai Alibaug ferry, which starts from the gateway of India and ends at a small harbor near the village.
This small fishing village is now a renowned beach destination and a popular weekend getaway where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. This place is renowned for its Buddhist caves, churches, ruins of Portuguese historical sites, and a synagogue. Another famous attraction of this spot is the Karmarkar Museum that is known for its alluring sculptures. It is also renowned for its beautiful Mandwa beach that is thronged by tourists all around the year. The beach is lined with coconut and areca palms. It looks like a paradise with golden white sands and blue waters with white foamy waves crashing the shores. The view of the sunset from the beach is really breathtaking.
Mandwa village and the adjoining beach is particularly known for their abundant water sport activities. This includes Banana Boat, Jet Ski, bumper ride, Quad Bike Ride, Wakeboarding, Power kite, Parasailing, Kite surfing, and swimming. You can also enjoy fishing around the beach to test out your adventurous skills. The pristine vibes of this beach offer a pleasant and relaxing experience for the visitors.
The best time to visit this beach is between November to May. At this time, the sky is clear, and you can see the best sunsets on the horizon. In the summer months, you can enjoy the buzz of watersports activities here, and you can also have a long walk around the seashore. The weather in this region is hot and humid during summer, and it experiences heavy rains during monsoon.