Konkan

Top 5 Beaches in Sindhudurg District, Konkan

Konkan is a beautiful scenic spot located in the Western part of the state of Maharashtra. It is divided into a total of 7 districts. Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Palghar, Thane, Mumbai city, and Mumbai suburban are the 7 districts in which the  Konkan region is divided. The Konkan region is a strip of land between the western coast of India and the Sahyadri mountain range.

Konkan
Konkan Railway

It is a great place to get away from the daily grind and to enjoy the trip. There are many places to visit in Konkan. Konkan is especially famous for its beaches and forts. Once you reach Konkan, you will know what how actually Konkan looks like.

Konkan

Surrounded by lush greenery, bushes, valleys, forests, this Konkan tempts everyone with its beauty. The train route passes through a lot of tunnels, rivers, and valleys full of the waterfall makes this journey memorable. The rail route to Konkan is one of the most beautiful and exciting train routes in Maharashtra. This is a great place to go for a trip with the family. 

Konkan

Apart from all of this, Konkan is also famous for one more thing, which is Alphonso Mango. Devgad and Ratnagiri are famous in all over India for its Alphonso Mango and also the people here are very good-natured and helpful.

Let’s take a look at some of the famous beaches in the Sindhudurg district in the Konkan region.

1.Bhogwe Beach:  

Bhogwe beach is one of the best and cleanest beaches in Konkan. It is about 6 km from Parule Bazaar. Parule bazaar is situated in the kudal city, Sindhudurg District. Bhogwe beach is located on the western shores of the Sindhudurg district. It is near to Nivati Fort.

Bhogwe Beach
Bhogwe Beach

The beach is between the famous beaches Tarkarli and vengurla. Speckled by rocks and forests makes this beach unique. It is included in the list of the top cleanest beaches in India. It is the best spot for travelers looking for peace and to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The sparkling white sand, blue water, beautiful weather, surrounded by lush greenery, unending sea, enchants you and gives you an amazing experience.

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Bhogwe Beach
Konkan
Bhogwe Beach

This beach is different from all other beaches. Here you can enjoy swimming without any worries as it’s not dangerous as the rest of the beaches. But it can be quite risky in the monsoon. Water sports activities are also available like Scuba diving, parasailing, and so on.

Distance From:

  •  Kudal: 30 km
    Parule Bajar: 6 km
    Tarkarli beach:25 km
    Sindhudurg Fort: 22 km

Famous For: Beach, Water sports activities

Nearest Railway Station: Kudal

2.Tarkarli Beach:

It is one of the most famous and finest beaches in Konkan. It is about 25 km from Bhogwe beach and 30 km. away from Kudal station. Tarkarli beach got more famous after Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (M.T.D.C.) started the beach resort in Tarkarli and declared  as one of the premier and cleanest beaches in Maharashtra. Best spot to view the sunset.

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Tarkarli Beach

Tarkarli beach is a very clean and exquisite beach in Sindhudurg. It is like heaven for beach lovers. Speckled by coconut trees, sparkling white sand, water attracts everyone and forces you to come back again and again. Morning walk on this beach is really awesome. If you come here in the morning, you will see starfish on the beach. It is also famous for its water sports activities like a Banana rides, Speed boat rides, Parasailing, Scuba-diving, and so on.

Distance From:

  •  Kudal: 45 km via Malvan
    Bhogwe Beach: 25 km
    Sindhudurg Fort: 6 km

Famous For: Water sports activities,to view sunset 

Nearest Railway Station: Kudal

 3.Tsunami Island:

It is one of the famous spots in Sindhudurg. In recent years, it has become a significant location for water sport activities. It is located in the city of Kudal, in the district of Sindhudurg. It is about 3 km. from Bhogwe beach and 30 km. from Kudal.

Konkan
Tsunami Island

Here you can enjoy many water sports like a Banana ride, Bumpy ride, Speed boat ride, Scuba-Diving, and Parasailing. There is something special about this Island is that the water level rises automatically in the afternoon and goes decreasing in the early morning. Here you will get many small snacks shops for breakfast.

You can reach here by boat or auto. From Parule Bazaar chowk you will easily get an auto to reach here which will cost you Rs.150 for 4 people. If you are alone, then also you will have to pay Rs.150. When tsunami waves hit the Indian ocean in the year 2004, at that time Tsunami Island appeared. Due to this, Island got its name Tsunami Island.

Distance from:

  •  Kudal: 30 km
    Parule Bajaar: 3 km.
    Tarkarli Beach:8 km via sagari mahamarg
    Sindhudurg Fort: 10 km via sagari mahamarg

Famous For: Water sports activities.

Nearest Railway Station: Kudal

4.Nivati Beach:

It is situated very close to Nivati Fort. Nivati Fort is not in good condition but the view from the top is  awesome. If you are looking for peace then it is a perfect destination for you. It is less crowded compare to other beaches in Sindhudurg. Best place for photography enthusiasts.

Nivati Beach
Nivati Rock
Nivati Beach
Nivati Beach

The sound of the waves, the chirping of birds, the beautiful nature, give you an unforgettable experience. Nivati beach is about 5 km. away from Bhogwe and 10 km. from Tarkarli. Located in parule village. There are many ways to get there. You can go by boat or vehicle.

Distance From:

  •  Kudal: 30 km
     Parule Bajaar: 5 km
    Tarkarli Beach: 10 km
    Sindhudurg Fort: 28 km
  • Famous For: Beautiful scenery,Nivati rock.

Nearest Railway Station:Kudal

 5:Devbagh Beach:

It is about 3 km. from Bhogwe beach. It is located near Tsunami Island. From Tsunami Island you can easily reach Devbagh by boat. Devbagh beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Konkan. It is located in Malvan city. Devbagh is about 30 km. from Kudal railway station. It is less crowded compare to other beaches. Numerous hotels and resorts are also present at this site.

Devbagh Beach
Scuba Diving in Devbagh Beach

Rent vehicle is also available. You can rent a vehicle to enjoy your trip and to fully explore the famous spots in Sindhudurg. Devbagh beach is not only famous for the sparkling beach, golden sand but also famous for the water sports activities. Especially famous for Scuba-Diving. They will take you to the deep sea for Scuba-Diving. This place is better than the rest of the places for scuba diving. From my personal experience, I would like to suggest you to do scuba diving in this beach.

Distance From:

  •  Kudal: 35 km
    Parule Bazaar: 8 km
    Tarkarli Beach: 6 km by road
    Malvan: 13 km by road

Famous For: Sparkling sea, Golden sand, Water sports activities

Nearest Railway Station: Kudal

Extra Activity:

If you are planning to visit Konkan, plan your trip for 5-6 days. Because there are many interesting things that we can do. It will be better if you did your all bookings including water sports activities and ferry ride in advance. It will save your time.

Apart from all of this, there are famous 7-8 points, that you will enjoy by ferry ride. Morning is the best time to visit these points. It will be great if you get here by 6 a.m. since most of the people want to see the Dolphins.

They cost around 1700-1800  for ferry rides which covers all of these points.

  • Dolphin poin
  • Black water point:
  • Devbagh-Sangam point:
  • Nivati Rock Beach:
  • Golden Rock:
  • Seagal point:

Water sport Packages:

  •  scuba diving: Rs.1200
  •  Banana ride, Bumpy ride, Speed boat ride: 500-600 Rs.
  •  Ferry ride: 1800 Rs.
  •  Parasailing : Without deep-600 Rs.
                                 With deep-800 Rs.

 

Must Try:

  • Malvani food
  • Surmai fish thali
  • Solkadhi
  • Spicy chicken curry
  • Seafood

Where to stay:

If you want to stay near Parule Bazaar, there is a hotel there named ‘Gratitude stays’, which is really different from other hotels. Surrounded by forest, lush greenery puts you in a better mood and gives a different experience. The Hotel staff is very friendly. It is about 5 minutes of a walking distance from Parule Bazaar Chowk. You can easily explore all the famous spots in the Sindhudurg district from this location. Otherwise, you can also book a hotel in Malvan, Best hotels are available at this site.

Beaches in Konkan
Gratitude stays
Beaches in Konkan
Gratitude stays

MTDC has luxurious resorts near the Tarkarli beach. If you want to stay near Tarkarli, there are lots of hotels are available at the beachfront.

How to reach:

You have to catch the train to Kudal. From Kudal station about 5 to 10 min. of a walking distance you will get bus stand. From the bus stand you have to catch the bus to Malvan. If you have booked your hotel near Parule Bazaar then you have to get off at Parule Bazaar. Auto is also available and  it will cost you Rs.700-800.

Bus charges : 

From kudal to Parule bajaar:  Rs.40-50
From Parule Bajaar to Malvan:  Rs.30-40

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit is between oct-jun. Just before the rainy season. Winter is the best season to visit Konkan.

Also read Sindhudurg Fort 

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