December 20, 2015

My HolidayIQ Review No.2: Velneshwar Beach, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra.

"Beautiful Secluded Beach" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
The coconut tree lined crescent shaped beach is very beautiful with yellowish sand speckled with black particles, bounded by small hills at both ends. There was not a single shack or stall on the beach itself, and the beach was relatively clean. The water looked very inviting for a swim. There are very few people on the beach, except in the evenings when some locals and tourists come out for a walk along the 2 km stretch of beach. The beach is safe for swimming, but there are no lifeguards.

At the south end of the beach are the Velneshwar fishermen's village and a beautiful Shiva Temple which we visited. There are a couple of restaurants serving snacks and local Konkani cuisine near the temple. At the north end of the beach are a couple of private bungalows, and the Kinara Beach House, a private resort. The other stay options at Velneshwar are the MTDC Resort on the hilltop, and the Atithi Resort on the beach road.

The best times to visit the beach are early morning and evenings. One can see the local fishing vessels bobbing up and down on the waves. The sunsets are spectacular and will definitely leave an eternal mark in your memory.

The beach is definitely worth the trip all the way from Pune. We stayed at the MTDC resort on a hill overlooking the beach.
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