A considerable part of India’s western coast falls in the state of Maharashtra. While Goa remains India’s primary beach destination, it is often crowded with hoards of tourists. In this regard, Maharashtra’s beaches are fairly secluded and much cleaner. Not only do they make for a serene getaway, they also provide breathtaking views and make you feel closer to nature. With a coastline spreading across 720 km, Maharashtra is home to a number of spectacular beaches. Here are the best beaches in Maharashtra which you must visit at least once. ALSO SEE 45 fabulous beaches in India that every beach lover must visit! Also Read - Two Doctors of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital Assaulted While Buying Grocery, Case Filed


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One of the cleanest beaches in India, Diveagar is perfect for a getaway from the urban hustle bustle. It is famous for the Suvarna Ganesh temple and its history dating back to 800 AD when the Shilahara dynasty ruled Diveagar. Your Diveagar visit can be clubbed with a visit to other beautiful beach destinations like Shrivardhan and Harihareswar which are also popular weekend getaways. Also Read - Entertainment News Today April 9, 2020: Zoa Morani Feels Much Better Says She is Responding Well to The Treatment


Ganpatipule beach

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Another beach known for its cleanliness and serenity is Ganpatipule beach located by the fishing town of the same name. It has one of the best MTDC resorts overlooking the beach making it ideal for family getaways. The Lord Ganesha temple located here is visited by pilgrims from all across India. Swimming in the clear waters of this beach is not advisable as the currents here are quite strong. However, you can take long walks and try sunbathing here. CHECK OUT 5 white sand beaches in Maharashtra


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Harnai Beach – Photograph Courtesy: Aftalalvi/Wikimedia Commons

Located 215 km from Mumbai, Dapoli is a beach town with some secluded beaches that are untouched. Be it the stunning view of Anjarle beach or the serene ambiance at Harnai beach, you will be spoilt for choice at Dapoli. The entire coastal stretch of Dapoli makes for an excellent excursion and can be one of the best beach holidays you will ever take.


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Photograph Courtesy: Sballal/Wikimedia Commons

One of the more popular beaches in Maharashtra, Tarkarli is known primarily for its white sand and stunning view of the Sindhudurg fort. It is also popular as Maharashtra’s prime snorkeling destination. The fishing village of Tarkarli offers several homestays where hosts serve delicious local food.


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Photograph Courtesy: Ankur P/Creative Commons

And then there is the delightful Velneshwar, one of the most scenic beaches in Maharashtra. Its pristine waters and clean sand make it ideal for long walks in the evening. It is the ideal holiday spot for those who want to relax and spend some quality time amidst nature away from the noise and pollution of the city. NOW SEE 5 unique trips in Maharashtra that you mustn’t miss!

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