Kashid Beach Tourism
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Kashid Beach Tourism

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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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Prasanna Mategaonkar

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  • Lives in Pune
  • 14 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
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"Excellent and clean beach but parking issues"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This beach is too good with all type of activities, food and silence (if needed). This beach has all a beach can offer, except the parking place (it's difficult to get a parking in weekends). Reach there early to enjoy the morning or be there for sunset but you should be there at least either for sunset or to enjoy the beauty of morning.

Overall, it was an excellent experience.
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Sabaresh Kumar

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  • Sabaresh Kumar
  • Lives in Pune
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  •  93 helpful votes
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"A Perfect off-beat one day trip"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015
Have been on a Sunday with my friends by car. Water Sports are the best there. Jet Skiing, Para Sailing with Dips, Banana Ride, Bumper Ride- these make you awe. And relaxing under coconut trees will take our stress away. Very well within the budget. Would take you around 3. 5 hours from Pune. Better than Alibaug.
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Samudra Chaudhury

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"A Great Beach which is soft on your pocket."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 9, 2015
Kashid is a nice beach with silver sand which offers something for both the adventurous and the relaxing types of travellers. The beach is clean and nice. There are various water-sports like Para-sailing, Banana boat ride, water scooters available. Beach scooters, horse and camel rides, tanga and bullock cart ride is also available.

However for the relaxed and lethargic type there are nice quiet patches on the beach where there is no disturbances at all. The weather is fantastic as the climate bares a combination of both the coasts and hills.

A must visit.
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Jyoti G

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"Cleanest beach, Awesome rides, Non-commercial place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Feb 6, 2015
Kashid beach is very clean with awesome rides. They have their package like for parasailing they were charging 1500 for 2 people, for another rides 600 INR per person including Jetsy, Banana Ride and one more rides. If you want to go to relax and enjoy the beauty of beach, must go their. I found it better than Goa.
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Yogesh Harke

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  • Lives in Pune
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"A clean beach to have fun with friends"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2015
Kashid beach is situated in Alibaug. Alibaug is often crowded by Mumbaikars for relaxation from their hectic and busy life. Kashid beach is really nice. It's clean unlike other beaches. The sightseeing is good. The climate here is cool. Here we can relax and have fun with our family and friends. There are horses on which you can have a ride and roam around the beach and enjoy. The water is very clean and blue in colour. The white sand is its speciality. The hotels nearby are also nice.
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Vinay Joshi

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"Get your own transport"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jan 3, 2015
I live in Mumbai and went to Kashid-Murud-Janjira on the weekend of 26-28 Dec 2014. We were four families with a kid each. We specifically lived in Kashid, because we wanted to tour Jal-Jazeera fort. Of course on reaching Kashid, we hit the beach, which is a good beach, with watersports facilities. But the entr-exit of KAshid beach is always full of traffic

Kashid to Murud is just 45mins-1 hour journey. Al-jazeera fort is certainly worth a visit. A tip for travellers is visit Kashid and Janjira together. Stay at KAshid and finish off Al-jazeera fort visit. Because after that don't visit kashid, stay at alibaug, which is well connected.

I say this, because we did not take our own transportation, which was a mistake. Because, tum-tums (8 seater rickshaws) take forever to travel, and are not available at all after dark. Remember this, no transportation is available after dark. We had to walk in pitch dark road for 2 kms and it was scary for females. It was memorable later of course, reminiscing it.

We stayed at Surya Kiran resort at Kashid. We were allotted two rooms for four families, a facility not available anywhere else. The place is managed by a family. Everything is available, but then its taxing for the family. We had to wait for breakfast, for some time everyday. Regarding food, there is nothing available except khanavali (lunch plate). No sandwiches, no pani puri, no bhel puri, no sandwiches. Only kanda poha and lunch plate

Once KAshid-Murud is done, stay at alibaug. Now, even bikes are available on rent there. So stay at alibaug, and visit kashid if you want for full day.
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Pravin Solanki

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"Best beach to enjoy"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2014
Awesome beach with clean water. Very interesting water rides available, you can enjoy whole day over there. The best thing is that outside the beach there are small bathrooms were clean hot water is provided for bath at Rs 20 only. Means you can enjoy the whole day and at the end while going home you will carry no sand along with you.
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Shrikant

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"Serene beauty and many water activities"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 26, 2014
You can unwind as the beach is serene with white sand. Lot of options like water scooters, paragliding, etc are available. Only more good quality shacks will make this beach a near Goa beach. The best way to get there is to take a car.
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S mukherjeee

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"Good place to relax"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 25, 2014
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

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"Pristine! Almost A Virgin Beach!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Apr 19, 2014
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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