Tarkarli Beach is one of the most stunning and picturesque beaches in Maharashtra. The exceptional beauty of this beach makes it a favourite holiday destination for tourists from within the country as well as abroad. Lined along the Konkan Coast, the Tarkarli Beach is an 8 kms long beach that extends from Malvan to Devbag. The sparkling clean waves and silvery white sands make this place a paradise for beach lovers. The water in the beach is so clear and clean that you can almost see the sea bed till the depth of nearly 15 feet. The thrilling activities at the beach side, the spectacular view of sunset and serene atmosphere describe Tarkarli Beach at its best. Holiday in this seaside heaven will give you a truly unforgettable experience.
Location : State/District
Tarkarli Beach is located in the Sindhudurg district of the state of Maharashtra in India.The latitude of Tarkarli Beach is 16.0116⁰ N whereas the longitude of the beach is 73.4905⁰ E.
Tarkarli Beach is among the most popular beach destinations of the Konkan coastline.
The beautiful beach of Tarkarli is ideal for vacationing with family and friends. There are all kinds of entertainment packed at the beach side to keep the visitors happily engaged. The water sports facilities at Tarkarli Beach make it a prime destination for adventure enthusiasts. The clear waters, sparkling sand and serene atmosphere draws nature lovers to this place. A holiday in this seaside heaven is a pleasant break for the crowd in Mumbai and Pune and works like a stress buster.
The weather and temperature at Tarkarli Beach remains more or less same as it is in the state of Maharashtra. Summer season remains from April to May and the weather is hot and humid. The minimum temperature is recorded at 23⁰C while the maximum temperature touches the mark of 40⁰C. High humidity and heat makes it an undesirable time to visit Tarkarli Beach. Monsoons are marked with heavy rainfall in Tarkarli Beach and this time is best for holiday makers who love to enjoy the natural beauty of the place. Monsoons start from June and continue till September. Winter months from mid-October to February is pleasant and cool. The minimum temperature never drops below 7⁰C during the winters. The best time to plan a vacation in Tarkarli Beach is from the months of October to March as the weather remains ideal to enjoy the scenic beauty and activities at the beach.
Indian citizens can travel to Tarkarli Beach at any time without any travelling restrictions. There are however some regulations for foreign tourists. Before visiting to the splendid beach of Tarkarli, Foreign Nationals must apply for visa. A correctly filled application must be submitted to the governing body along with a photocopy of their valid passports. Only after getting visa clearance they can visit the Tarkarli Beach and enjoy activities there.
Tarkarli Beach is a chosen destination for water sports and adventure lovers. The water sports facilities available here is the best in the whole of Maharashtra. Visitors here take pleasure in adrenaline gushing activities like jet skiing, wind surfing, paragliding and even scuba diving. Besides these thrilling water sports tourists at Tarkarli Beach also enjoy swimming and boating at the sea. The clear waters of the beach make it a great spot for swimming. A relaxing sunbath at Tarkarli Beach rejuvenates your mind and body. Also the leisure walks on the smooth sand at the beach side in the company of your loved ones gives a refreshing feeling that will make you forget all the worries of life.
It is one of the few beaches in Maharashtra wherein tourists can indulge in snorkelling. This unique experience gives you an opportunity to explore the intriguing underwater rockscapes and marine life. For novice tourists there are trained snorkelling guides available that guide them through the snorkelling tour to offer a safe and unforgettable experience.
Places to Visit
Devbag is a small fishing village located on the southern side of the Tarkarli Beach. Bordered by sea on one side and River Karli on the other side, Devbag is a hamlet that makes it a paradise for nature lovers. Boating at the Devbag Sangam is a popular activity enjoyed by the tourists visiting Tarkarli Beach.
The Karli Backwaters at the River Karli are among the best backwaters Indian as well as abroad. The confluence of Karli River and the Arabian Sea close to the Karli creek is one of the most picturesque spots of the area. The boat ride on the river is full of beautiful and stunning moments. The banks of the river are bordered with verdant forests that add to the overall appeal of the place.
Sindhudurg Fort is a remarkable fort of the region that is worth visiting. Sindhudurg in Marathi means a fort build on the ocean floor. This incredible structure was constructed during the rule of King Shivaji and it took a combined effort of 100 Portuguese architects and 1000 workers to build this fort. Sindhudurg Fort was completed in a span of 3 years and houses the temples of Goddess Bhavani, Jarimari and Lord Hanuman.
Food & Accommodation
Eating out at Tarkarli Beach is a pleasurable experience for food lovers. While at the place, you must try the authentic Malvani food of the region that includes ‘kombadi-vada’ and different varieties of fish. Some of the popular eating joints that you must try are Hotel Chaitanya, Vijaya Bakery, Silver Sand Garden Restaurant, Janki Restaurant and Vasant Niwas Nyahari Yojana.
Tarkarli is very famous for fresh cashew nuts. During your stay you must also eat the cashew bars, Amba poli, Amba wadi, Karvande wadi and Kokam wadi. These sweets taste delectable and also make sure to buy some of these to take back with you, home for family and friends.
Finding accommodations at Tarkarli Beach is not a problem. The place has the best of hotels in all budget categories to offer a pleasant stay to the tourists. For budget conscious travellers looking for accommodations within INR 2000 per room/night there are several options like MTDC holiday Resort Tarkarli, Siddhivinayak Beach Resort, Sea View Resort, Soham Resorts, Tarkarli Niwas, Visava, Omkar Deluxe and Shree Ganesha Beach Resort. There are also mid-range hotels around Tarkarli Beach that have facilities to offer decent stay at affordable prices. The options under this category are Blue Water Resort and Saagar Sangam. The room tariffs in these hotels range between INR 3000 – 5000 for a night. Tarkarli Beach has some very good luxurious hotels that provide world class stay experience. MoonStar Housebaot, Hiranyakeshi Houseboat MTDC and Karli Housebaot are some famous accommodation in the category. The rooms in these hotels are available at INR 6000 onwards.
Safety and Security
While performing water activities particularly snorkelling and scuba diving, follow the instructions given by your guide. Swimming deep into the sea without the presence of lifeguards around is not advisable.