Explore the west coast from Mumbai to Goa with Marine Solutions and experience beautiful yachting destinations along the Indian coast! Sea fort views, fish thalis and of course some of the state’s best beaches… why fly straight to Goa when the coastal route via a luxury yacht has so much more to offer! Most people love beaches and most of us will agree that there’s nothing like a trip to Goa to experience the wonderful beaches and relaxed ambiance. The 220 nautical miles stretch of coastline that separates Mumbai and Goa has some lovely forts and white beaches to offer. Jaigarh offers a beautiful experience wth a scenic village with tiled roofs, lovely beaches a short drive from Ganpatipule and it is an experience to remember. The best time to visit is between October to March. Gautama Dutta, Director of India’s leading yacht sales company in India says “The fantastic Konkan Coast is just waiting to be discovered by the international boating community. I see this stretch of India’s coast booming as a boating destination very soon, like Croatia and Turkey recently. We have the essential ingredients – history and natural beauty”.
Kihim, the last-minute-decision beach! Come here to get away from the crowded beaches of Alibaug. Kihim is close to Mumbai, closer than Alibaug in fact. Kihim’s proximity to Alibaug means you’re never short of supplies and alcohol, and it’s proximity to Mumbai means you’re never too far from home.
Murud, for the island sea fort and food lover, is a clean, relatively less crowded beach than the nearby Kashid beach, and the nearby rocky Nandgaon beach, with high-end resorts for comfortable accomodation. You should spend a day and a night here for two main reasons. It’s the closest beach to the massive Janjira fort nearby and the food is excellent.
Diveagar the most peaceful beach of them all; it’s beautiful with a vast expanse of gorgeous sand and surf (about six kilometers long) and a few birds for company. This is where you come to relax. The nearest town or main road is a world away. All you have is the beach, and, a short walk away, a few homestays and guesthouses surrounded by acres of coconut and betel plantations. Devbaug beach is close to Tarkarli, near Malvan, about 500 kilometers from Mumbai, close to the border with Goa.
At the Malvan pier, you can arrange boat rides to go diving, snorkelling, dolphin watching and to go explore Sindhudurg, another enormous island sea fort. Devbaug itself is a narrow strip of clean beach, less visited than its popular neighbour Tarkarli to the north. However, the Karli river running along Devbaug’s inner coast gives the place a very backwater type feel, excellent for boating. You can also use Devbaug as a base from where you can travel to Nivati, a cut-off beach with a hill to explore, and the so-called Tsunami Island, a sand bank that they say rose out of the sea after the 2004 tsunami.