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Kashid Beach tucked between two rocky hillocks on the Alibaug-Murud road is one of the best beaches near Pune and Mumbai. A long stretch of beach, Kashid stretches along for almost 2 kms! Kashid with waves much higher than other beaches in Alibaug is by far the best beach in this part of the Konkan region and though quite deserted on weekdays, Kashid attracts its fair share of week-end holiday makers.
Kashid is a beach town on the shores of Arabian Sea, in the North Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is located 30 km from Alibag and 135 km from Mumbai on the Alibag-Murud road. Kashid is popular mainly because of its white sand, blue seas, green mountains, paddy fields, and rivulets. Kashid has a 3 km stretch of beach tucked in between two rocky hillocks with Casuarina groves all around the seashore. This is by far the best beach in this part of the Konkan region and though absolutely deserted on weekdays, the town can attract its fair share of week-end holiday makers. There are a few of small hotels in Kashid as the rest of the area is privately owned. The waves here are unusually high and can be paradise for surfing. The waves can reach a height 5–6 feet even during the non-monsoon months. However it is dangerously high during the monsoons and surfing is not recommending during the months of June to September.
Activities to do in kashid beach :
Water sport facility available (except during monsoon)
Hotels are available in kashid and alibag.
How to reach kashid beach :
There is a road from VADKAHAL NAKA on Mumbai–Goa highway.
By Air :
The closest International Airport is Mumbai. Murud-janjira is 158 km from Mumbai by road, a journey of 5 hours via Navi Mumbai.
By Rail :
Nearest railroad is Roha, 122 km. The fare is Rs.230/- for the Ist class and Rs.60/- for the sleeper on the Konkan Kanya on the central route leaving Mumbai at 22.30 pm.
By Road :
Government buses are an easy way to commute in the city. They are inexpensive and cost between Rs 10 and 30. However they might be crowded during the peak hours. Buses are not very comfortable, especially if they are crowded.
How to get there by Sea Route:
There are regular ferry services available from Ferry Warf upto Rewas (23 km) starting at 6 in the morning through 6 pm. The service is suspended during the monsoons. Fare :Rs.13.50. After Rewas, one needs to take the road transport. There are also regular catamarans from Gateway of India, operated by Maldar Catamarans upto Mandwa and the oneway fare is Rs.75/-, 100/- & 125/-
Places to visit in Kashid Beach :
Map : Kashid Beach Map.