Kashid Beach is located on the coastline of the Arabian Sea, in the Northern Konkan region in Maharashtra. It lies on the Alibag-Murud road, at a distance of about 30 km from Alibag and about 160 km from Mumbai. The beach is considered one of the best beaches in the Konkan region.
Kashid Beach is popular for its white sand, blue waters, lakes, water streams and green mountains in the surroundings. The beach stretches for about 3 km and lies amidst two rocky hills. There are casuarina groves throughout the seashore.
The waves here rise as high as 5 to 6 feet, making it ideal for surfing. However, surfing is usually not allowed during the monsoons, in between the months of June to September, as the waves become very high.
Things to do in Kashid Beach
There are a number of historical and other places to visit in and around the beach town of Kashid. Janjira Fort is a popular fort, which is strategically located right in the centre of the sea and has historical significance. The Nawab’s Palace is another attraction which displays great architectural work. Birla Temple and the Ganapati Temple are two of the most popular temples in the region.
Tourists visiting the Kashid Beach can also visit Murud, which is at a short distance from this place. It is an old town, which is inhabited by fishermen. It also has a clean beach. Revdanda Beach Fort is a tourist attraction located 8 km from Revdanda and has a fort that is in ruins and a hilltop Datta Mandir.
Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is another popular tourist attraction and is about 10 km from Kashid Beach. This sanctuary accommodates different species of birds, butterflies and snakes along with leopard, sambar and barking deer.
The coastal town of Alibaug is also well connected to the beach town of Kashid. After exploring Kashid, tourists can visit Alibaug to explore its numerous attractions including Mandwa, Rewas Jetty, Undheri Fort, Kolaba Fort, Khanderi Fort and Vrindavan Farm. This place also has several popular temples including Jai Bhavani Temple, Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple, Someshwar Temple, Hanuman Temple and Nagoba Mandir.
Nature lovers can opt for Kanakeshwar Forest, Brahma Kund and Pushkarna Kund. There are also a few beaches in and around this place including the Kihim Beach, Versoli Beach, Alibag Beach, Nagaon Beach and the Akshi Beach.
Except the monsoon season, tourists can visit Kashid Beach throughout the year. However, the best time to plan a trip to Kashid Beach is from October through June. The pre summer period, before the month of March, is considered good for sunbathing.
Travelling to Kashid Beach
Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai at a distance of 140 km is the closest airport to Kashid. Mumbai is well connected to all major cities in India and many cities abroad. Tourists can hire taxis from Mumbai to reach Kashid. Roha railway station in the Konkan line serves as the closest railhead at a distance of 122 km from Kashid. Kashid is well connected by road to other cities in and around by state owned public transport buses.
Travelling within Kashid Beach
Tourists can hire bicycles to roam around the city. They can also opt for cart ride in Kashid. There are regular buses connecting different points and cities around. Tourists can go for ferry rides between the beaches.
Accommodation in Kashid Beach
There are ample accommodation options in Kashid Beach. Tourists can opt for hotels ranging from budget to luxury and beach resorts.