Kashid, where you can pick your private beach!
The gem of a place I found is known by the name Kashid....
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This is a beach town and the best along the Konkan Coastline. This is the cleanest beach out of all and the high waves of this beach make it perfect for surfers and adventure seekers. The beach is marked with white sand and blue waters. The sea is between two hillocks which have a number of Casuarina trees on top of them. The natural beauty around makes this place a peaceful retreat for people who want to escape from their daily routine and spend some quite time to refresh and rejuvenate themselves. The Murud Janjira Fortress, Birla Temple and others are other attractions around. Surfing here during the months of June- September when monsoon is at full swing can prove to be fatal.
Korlai fort houses a modern Lighthouse which is managed by Indian Navy. This high tech lighthouse makes sure that the ships are guided properly to their destinations. Korlai light house tour will cost 30/- per head and is done by a ex service man. Korlai fort is on the back side of the lighthouse and is a good hike up some 100 stairs. View from the fort of mighty Arabian sea is mind boggling and worth a view.Note:- Areas looking like parking lots on the way are actually places where the fishermen dry their catch so please do not park vehicles on them. ALso if your car is air conditioned its advised to have windows shut as one may not like the fish smell that fills the area.Once done from Korlai fort we headed to Kashid beach. Amazing place to spend weekend. Worth the additional 40km drive. Quite, serene beach with family mostly coming there. Unlike Alibaug beaches are clean. We stayed in a hotel that was prebooked via referral and we could manage a good deal for a day stay.Dinner was without doubt Fish for non vegetarians and for few veg food was served. Post dinner all of us took to the beach enjoyed the cool breeze, saw candle balloons been flow high. Strolling down the beach relaxed all. At night it was UNO time and singing and dancing. Everyone enjoyed the sunset, drive alongside beach.Next day morning two of us who managed to get up early, headed to find another local beach nearby and strolled for some time. Saw fishermen begin thier day and enjoyed the cool sea breeze. Heard water crashing against the rocks, birds chirping off. Once everyone was done we headed to breakfast and were headed to the beach from where plan was to head for Mumbai again. Cars were returned to BKC compound and we had to only pay for additional 40kms. Zoomcar services unless you breakdown or crash the vehicle are amazing and i would recommend the same to people who don't wanna take their own vehicle.
Located about 135 km from Mumbai, Kashid is a laidback beach town on the shores of the Arabian Sea. This town is a great weekend destination for those living in Mumbai and Alibag. There are numerous resorts here ranging from luxurious to budget, so visitors have lots of options to choose from. Besides the famous Kashid Beach, you can visit the Ravdanda Beach and Fort. Though the fort is in ruins, it is worth a visit for its sheer beauty and peace. Murud Janjira is another fort you can visit if you have a little time to spare. Like most weekend destinations, Kashid promises you an unhurried, calm and rejuvenating holiday with great food, stunning sunsets and warm people.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Kashid is from October to March