Like a piece of hidden secret beauty, Kashid Beach stayed a virgin, unknown, and undiscovered white sand coast for very long, until the 90s. Located on the Alibaug-Murud Road, this beach became famous after travellers on their way spotted this place and often stopped here to take in the pristine beauty along their journey. Since then, over the years the popularity of the beach has gradually spread, and increased. The beach town, located on the shores of the beautiful Arabian Sea, is now a major tourist attraction of Maharashtra. It has become an ideal getaway for beach holidays and ranks among some of the most popular beaches of India today.
Located in the Konkan Coast, this beach is an unexpected surprise and a package of a variety of elements. Within a green and rocky terrain of hills and cliffs, it is a splash of white sand and blue waters. A beautiful line of Casuarina trees lining the seashore adds a special beauty to the amazing scene. The sound of waves and the tranquility of nature is what pulls tourists to this destination. It is not a very crowded place on most days, and becomes a weekend treat to most tourists coming in from cities all around. It is well connected to Mumbai, Thane, and Pune. Accessibility by road is quite good. Buses ply from various places to Kashid. Those looking for a surprise on a weekend tour should surely think of this Konkani tourist attraction.
The holiday mood sets in once one gets to this place. Tourism has certainly developed in the area, keeping in mind the increase in tourist attraction here, and various beach resorts at highly affordable rates are available in the area over the weekends. However it is often suggested to look at the home stays of the local people, instead of the resorts, because they give a different feel to the tour. The special Konkani fish and food is served at the local home stays, cooked in the traditional style. It is an absolute must to try out these dishes.
This is one of the things to do and among the other activities that can be found in this region, surfing is a regular sport, due to the high waves that are found in the surrounding throughout the year. The monsoons are dangerous, which makes surfing not possible in this season.<
The beach getaway is often compared to Goa in its beauty and fun, so it is definitely worth taking a trip there!