September 22, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.123: Ganpatipule Beach.

“Very Famous and Favorite among Konkan Beaches.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 19 September 2015NEW
This beautiful beach is in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It is about 20 km north of Ratnagiri town along the Konkan coastline. It is also about mid-way between Mumbai and Goa. You have to turn off the Mumbai – Goa highway at Nivli (near Sangameshwar) and travel 30km along a state highway towards the coast to reach the scenic, quaint, seaside village of Ganpatipule.

The beach and village get their name from the famous Lord Ganesha temple located just next to the beach, and most of the visitors to the beach are devotees of this deity.

However, the beach itself is a very long and beautiful one, lined with swaying coconut palms and Casuarina trees and is a sight to behold. The sand is soft and light yellow in color. It is a gently sloping beach making it suitable for swimming in calm weather. It is good for long walks in the evenings and early mornings. One can view some spectacular sunsets over the Arabian Sea.

The state run MTDC resort is located right next to the beach, and the guests have direct access to the north end of the beach. They also arrange some water sports activities during the summer and winter seasons. There are many other good stay options also nearby, in Ganpatipule and Malgund villages, for those who want to have a longer beach vacation.

There are many shops and food stalls near the temple end of the beach, and one can sample the local Konkani food preparations, both vegetarian and seafood. Don’t forget to take home a crate-full of the famous Alphonso mangoes if you come here in the summer season.
Visited August 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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