Maharashtra is blessed with many finest beaches in the country. These beaches are nice places to unwind, chill, relax, blast and have a day full of water sports and beach activities. Some of the beaches are crowded and full of activities while some beaches are tranquil, serene and calm. They are the natural wonders and perfect destinations to escape the hustles and bustles of the city life. Kashid beach is one such destination where you can share some quiet moments with your loved ones in the laps of nature. Stretched along the shores of Arabian Sea, Kashid beach lies in the Konkan region serving as an ideal romantic weekend getaways from Pune. With its white sand beaches and casuarinas groves, Kashid beach rejuvenates the mind and soul of its visitors. The beach is also well connected to several other tourist places in Maharashtra.
How to reach
Kashid is 170 km from Pune via Mulshi. You can also take the Pune Mumbai expressway, which is around 170-19- km from Pune. To reach kashid beach you need to go via Alibaug road and on the way you will cross the Wadkhal Naka. This is a very quiet place with hardly any soul to see. From that road kashid beach is visible.
About Kashid Beach
Unlike the other beaches in the state of Maharashtra, Kashid beach is secluded and free from crowds. The serenity allows you to have personal moments with your family and loved ones. Here you can also enjoy the tranquility of the Arabian Sea. The waves in kashid beach are quite high giving you the opportunity of surfing. During the monsoon the sea comes to live with wave’s height reaching to 5 -6 feet. Kashid beach also provides ample scope for water sports thereby attracting tourists year round. It has the tourists mesmerizes with its blue waters, captivating scenery and white sand. The beach is also one of the cleanest beaches in the Konkan region. So you can just sit, relax and hear the sound of the waves. The Casuarinas groves at the backdrop add to the beauty.
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation in kashid is quite limited. There are few resorts and hotels available ranging from luxury to economic level. Hotels of top quality are located near seashore providing an amazing view of the scenic beach. The budget and economic hotels are located near tourist sites, shopping centers and transport terminals. They are equipped with modern facilities and offer comfortable stay to the boarders. Most of the hotels and resorts have in-house restaurants where you can indulge in authentic Konkani foods. Sometimes due to heavy rush of tourists looking for a hotel room could be a difficult job, so it is advised to book a room in advance.
Places to visit near Kashid beach
- Murud beach: If you want to experience another beach just head towards the Murud beach. It is just a few km from Kashid beach.
- Janjira fort: In the middle of the sea lies the Janjira fort. The ferry will carry you to the fort.
- Datta Temple: nestled at the hilltop, Datta temple offers panoramic views of the Konkan coastal belt.