Kashid Beach Tourism
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Kashid Beach Tourism

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The specialty of this destination is that its a secluded, almost virgin beach, not too far away from Mumbai. The best way to get there, to make your journey even more interesting is to take a ferry, or if you're feeling indulgent to hire a speedboat and get to the jetty point which takes you to Alibaug as well. Of course, one can go by road as well, but that's a longer route. I took the ferry to get to the Alibaug jetty, and proceeded towards the general bus depot point. From here, you can either hop onto the state transport bus, or get yourself an autorickshaw, which is probably slightly more comfortable, which is what I did. It took us around an hours time to get to the beach.

Once we got there, it was one of the most beautiful beaches I must've been to. Hardly any people, the least commercial of them all. Of course it was bright and quite sunny to be taking a walk; hence, we decided to look for accommodation first. Along the length of the beach, there are a few modest, nothing extravagant or 5-starly luxurious kinds of accommodation. Very modestly priced too. Within a range of 500-1200 rupees, a basic room bang on the beach, the latter making it a complete steal. We dumped our luggage and decided to chill and relax in the premises of the hotel itself. We found ourselves a couple of hammocks and a sea-view spot in the shade of coconut trees right outside the hotel. The entire afternoon was as relaxed as relaxed can be! We saw the sun set, and post that decided to take a walk on the beach. A kilometer ahead from our sun-bathing spot, we found eating joints. Around 10-12 restaurant-like shacks with coconut water, maggi etc. Nothing fancy. Here is where we did find a few tourists with families, kids etc. All in all, if you're someone who prefers a luxury stay any day, then this is probably not a good option, but if you're the kind who can adjust to different kinds of people, stay and travel modes, and you have an open mind and a strong inclination towards exploring less-crowded options, then this is a good place to visit. There were a few water sporting activities too. Horse-riding etc. The generic family type of activities and pastimes.

As for me, I took to reading a book, lounging on the hammock, and taking frequent breaks from reading to gaze in the direction of the ocean and feel the breeze rejuvenate my senses. Hours passed by, and it was time for the shops to shut. Yes, all the shops shut by 8:30-9:00 pm max, hence, whatever it is you need to buy/order for must be prior to this time. We took a stroll on the beach, the moon kissed sand was a sight to behold; although there was hardly anyone else on the beach apart from us, it didn't feel unsafe. Felt more like our own private expanse of water, surf and sand. A few friendly dogs kept us company on our way back to the hotel. We got back to the hotel, ordered for food accompanied by beer for who-so-ever was drinking. Here's a word of advice- if you're a drinker, then you must carry your own alcohol to be on the safer side, as there are just 2 stores in the vicinity and they are quite far from the beach. This was a problem faced by my friends who had to go look for wine shops and returned only after 45 min or so.

I think avoiding the summertime to visit this place would be a good idea. We spent a night here and left the next day in the afternoon to get back to Mumbai by 7pm. We resorted to taking a state transport bus on our way back due to lack of transport. Also, one has to keep in mind the last ferry timing to plan the journey back. We got to Alibaug first and then from there to the jetty point to get to the ferry that would bring us back. No places to shop at Kashid, its anything but a shoppers paradise. No special food which is a must-try. Although you must try out the fish at the restaurant/hotel we put up at. It was home-cooked fresh catch of the day. That was really yummy! Basically, I would sum it up as a weekend getaway, under a spend of Rs 5000 - Rs 7500. A spot you visit to get ready for the week ahead!
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S mukherjeee
  • S mukherjeee
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews

"Good place to relax"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
You can unwind. The beach is serene with white sand. Lot of options like Water scooters, paragliding etc. were available. Only more good quality shacks will make this beach a Near Goa beach experience. Coconuts amply available for kids and family. Horse rides are available.
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Vaneeta Purohit
  • Vaneeta Purohit
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Pristine! Almost A Virgin Beach!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The specialty of this destination is that its a secluded, almost virgin beach, not too far away from Mumbai. The best way to get there, to make your journey even more interesting is to take a ferry, or if you're feeling indulgent to hire a speedboat and get to the jetty point which takes you to Alibaug as well. Of course, one can go by road as well, but that's a longer route. I took the ferry to get to the Alibaug jetty, and proceeded towards the general bus depot point. From here, you can either hop onto the state transport bus, or get yourself an autorickshaw, which is probably slightly more comfortable, which is what I did. It took us around an hours time to get to the beach.

Once we got there, it was one of the most beautiful beaches I must've been to. Hardly any people, the least commercial of them all. Of course it was bright and quite sunny to be taking a walk; hence, we decided to look for accommodation first. Along the length of the beach, there are a few modest, nothing extravagant or 5-starly luxurious kinds of accommodation. Very modestly priced too. Within a range of 500-1200 rupees, a basic room bang on the beach, the latter making it a complete steal. We dumped our luggage and decided to chill and relax in the premises of the hotel itself. We found ourselves a couple of hammocks and a sea-view spot in the shade of coconut trees right outside the hotel. The entire afternoon was as relaxed as relaxed can be! We saw the sun set, and post that decided to take a walk on the beach. A kilometer ahead from our sun-bathing spot, we found eating joints. Around 10-12 restaurant-like shacks with coconut water, maggi etc. Nothing fancy. Here is where we did find a few tourists with families, kids etc. All in all, if you're someone who prefers a luxury stay any day, then this is probably not a good option, but if you're the kind who can adjust to different kinds of people, stay and travel modes, and you have an open mind and a strong inclination towards exploring less-crowded options, then this is a good place to visit. There were a few water sporting activities too. Horse-riding etc. The generic family type of activities and pastimes.

As for me, I took to reading a book, lounging on the hammock, and taking frequent breaks from reading to gaze in the direction of the ocean and feel the breeze rejuvenate my senses. Hours passed by, and it was time for the shops to shut. Yes, all the shops shut by 8:30-9:00 pm max, hence, whatever it is you need to buy/order for must be prior to this time. We took a stroll on the beach, the moon kissed sand was a sight to behold; although there was hardly anyone else on the beach apart from us, it didn't feel unsafe. Felt more like our own private expanse of water, surf and sand. A few friendly dogs kept us company on our way back to the hotel. We got back to the hotel, ordered for food accompanied by beer for who-so-ever was drinking. Here's a word of advice- if you're a drinker, then you must carry your own alcohol to be on the safer side, as there are just 2 stores in the vicinity and they are quite far from the beach. This was a problem faced by my friends who had to go look for wine shops and returned only after 45 min or so.

I think avoiding the summertime to visit this place would be a good idea. We spent a night here and left the next day in the afternoon to get back to Mumbai by 7pm. We resorted to taking a state transport bus on our way back due to lack of transport. Also, one has to keep in mind the last ferry timing to plan the journey back. We got to Alibaug first and then from there to the jetty point to get to the ferry that would bring us back. No places to shop at Kashid, its anything but a shoppers paradise. No special food which is a must-try. Although you must try out the fish at the restaurant/hotel we put up at. It was home-cooked fresh catch of the day. That was really yummy! Basically, I would sum it up as a weekend getaway, under a spend of Rs 5000 - Rs 7500. A spot you visit to get ready for the week ahead!
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Neha Singh
  • Neha Singh
  • Lives in Pune
  • 11 Reviews

"Nice and Calm experience"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 13, 2014
Why Visit: This is a must visit place for all the people who like beaches. It not that crowded but with a lot of water activities to do.

To visit around/ Activities: One can go to Murud Janjira which is around an Hour's drive from Kashid. On the way to Murud there are a few nice beaches in between. If any one has seen Malgudi Days TV show then the village ahead will make you feel as if this is just like that village. While going back one can also check Alibaug beach. For Alibaug you have to take a diversion, however if you have enough time on hand, a small visit to the Alibag fort on the beach is a nice idea. There are various water-sports available on the Kashid beach.

Stay: In normal season one get a room for Rs 1000-1500.

Food: Food is good. The place where i stayed served nice non-veg food. Masala Maggi on the beach is enjoyable.

Advice: There is nothing to be wary of however carry scarves and caps to cover your head while its sunny. People are nice and friendly.
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Shamal mali
  • Shamal mali
  • 3 Reviews

"A beach with natural beauty"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2014
Experience is very good. Beach is very clean, though crowded. The banana rid and car driving experience was the best among the lot. Local sea food is very yummy, you can buy some papad, pickles, and also see the village lifestyle very closely. This place is known for its natural beauty.
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Ashish
  • Ashish
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews

"A different perspective."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2014
On 1st December my friends and I decided to go to a good place, a place where there is fun and where we could make a memory because we all will be passing out from college in the next couple of months. After a great dilemma we came to the conclusion: Kashid Beach. In no time we had done our planning. We (10 friends) took a ST bus.

Now my personal perception about ST buses are crowded, dirty and uncomfortable. But it was opposite to what I expected. It was nice and we all had a good time, bumpy though, but with friends you only enjoy. Though we reached in 5 hours, we were pumped up to enjoy the beach. The hotel, food, and overall experiences were good and satisfactory.
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Nittin Mittal
  • Nittin Mittal
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Fantastic beach.."

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 8, 2013
Fantastic beach I went to Kashid for a day outing with my family. It took us around 3 hrs form Mumbai to reach Kashid Beach by cab. The beach is very clean and sandy, we enjoyed there for the full day. The beach area is very big which can accommodate a lot of people so the beach doesn't look that crowded even if there are a lot of people present. We played football on the beach and in the water too, It was fun. The shacks at the beach serves awesome seafood which is must to have. You can also go to nearby places like Janjira fort and Phansad wildlife sanctuary which is situated 30 min from the beach. By 7 we had great fun in and around Kashid beach and the we returned back.
Suggestions : Don't carry your expensive belongings to the beach or don't keep it at some crowded place. I would suggest to either leave it in the hotel room or in your car/cab..
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Prasad Benake
  • Prasad Benake
  • 3 Reviews

"Hangout @ Kashid Beach"

  • Posted Aug 3, 2013
Hangout to Kashid beach was awesome, we enjoyed a lot at beach played water sport, played in water at night we partied and had drinks, some card games etc.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was awesome specially fish,yummyyy.
Sight seeing was Janjira fort and some shopping in fish market :)

Activities & things to do: Play beach volleyball, cricket football, at night you can play any games

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: we travelled by car roads are good but should be safe driving. While enjoying in water take care that you don't go deeper.
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Rohit Sawant
  • Rohit Sawant
  • Lives in Thane
  • 1 Review

"Visit at Kashid Beach and Murud Janjira"

  • Posted Jul 12, 2013
Alibaug is known as 'Mini-Goa' & Kashid Beach of Alibaug is reason to it.
Kashid beach is safe, quiet, cool & ideal place to spend a time.
It is 20 Kms aways from Alibaug City. Its better to get there by your own vehicle because the market is 7 Kms away from the Beach.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: 1. Water Activities like Banana ride, etc
2. Safe & Quiet beach
3. No dirt on beach
4. Scenic view on the road which reaching Kashid.

Activities & things to do: Banana Ride and all water sports

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Buses are available to reach Kashid from within Mumbai (Borivli, Dadar, Mumbai Central and Thane) and Pune. You can also take Catamarans from Mumbai to Alibuag (Oct-May) and from there take local transport which are readily available..
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Shubhankar Majumder
  • Shubhankar Majumder
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  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Weekend getaway near Mumbai, Pune"

  • Posted Jun 22, 2013
Located about 30km south of Alibag, it is an perfect getaway from Mumbai or Pune. It is ideal for a relaxed holiday. The beach is still clean and have decent numbers of activity going. The drive to Kashid after Alibag is very pleasant with last 5 km with aen awesome experience of driving along the coast!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We stayed at Kashid beach resort, food & stay was pretty decent. One can visit murud which is about 20km from Kashid. There is no option for shopping as such.

Activities & things to do: Beach activities like camel, horse ride, moto-scooters and few water sport at the beach.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Pune, take expressway and exit at khopoli exit. Then just keep following direction of Alibaug and then to Kashid.
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Amit A
  • Amit A
  • 2 Reviews

"Lovely Kashid beach"

  • Posted Jun 20, 2013
Nice place to visit for sure. It's a fun beach place.
My idea of fun beach is it being relaxing with less or moderate crowd.
There are surely usual beach activities to do there.
The best part is the beach is very clean. There are small 30-40 huts by the roadside that provide the food, drinks, water and a small tin shade to change the clothes. You can also enjoy lying in hammock there when you need a break. You can get noodles, some other snacks and drinks.
I saw them serving fish in the evening too.
I would surely visit this beach again.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Patil Khanaval at Murud
Kashid beach

Activities & things to do: Usual beach activities.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Book the hotel before you get there and make sure you sort out the food.
The food available in kashid is below par. There is a good konkani restaurant called 'Patil Khanaval' at Murud, 10 km from kashid. It's a lovely drive by the sea.
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Kashid Beach Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Altitude: 625 m
  • Pincode: 402201
  • District: Raigad
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 02144
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 12 to 33°C
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.  
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