Kashid can be reached from Alibag by road. The 30-km drive is scenic and small winding roads pass through beautiful small villages.
If you're coming from Mumbai, then as soon as you enter Alibag, take the left road at the trisection with the temple, and take the first left. After some distance, a road will branch off towards the right. Take this road to go to Kashid. When the road emerges out of the villages, you will encounter a bridge after a toll post, with the VIKRAM ISPAT steel loading/unloading setup to your right and the plant to your left. Turn right immediately after you cross the bridge. Here onward the sea, and the beaches will be on your right.
You can recognize Kashid by tall trees and an open view to the sea.
Buses plying regularly between Mumbai central - Murud halts at Kashid. Buses plying regularly between Thane - Murud halts at Kashid. Frequent service are available for Alibaug from Mumbai, Thane. From there buses are available for Murud which halts at Kashid village.
Ferry service from Gateway of India (Mumbai) to Mandava beach. From Mandava beach take a MSRTC bus to Alibaug. From Alibaug station private shared tempo (mini bus, 20 seater) to a naka (road junction) near Kashid. It would take approximately 1 hour to reach here. From this naka change tempos to reach Kashid in 25 minutes.
The 3 km-long Kashid Beach combines all the elements of a perfect beach holiday. Murud Beach in the old fishing village of Murud, a few km away from Kashid, is another option for beach lovers. While Kashid Beach has crystal clear blue waters, Murud Beach has clear green water. Janjira Fort right in the middle of the sea is a sight-seeing highlight. Ferry boats are available to the fort. Other places worth visiting include Nawab's Palace, Ganapati Pule Temple and the beautiful Birla Temple. Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 km from Kashid Beach is home to several types of birds, butterflies and snakes, as well as leopard, sambhar and barking deer. Other places of interest include the Portuguese Revdanda Beach Fort, almost in ruins and the hilltop Datta Mandir, 8 km from Revdanda with sweeping views of the entire coastal belt.
The vast stretches of beach would probably be the only best thing to see in Kashid. Some beach areas are really deserted with no humans in sight. However they are quite safe to be walked on during the evening.
Many people rent bicycles to ride along the long strip of road. Its a beautiful sight during the early mornings because you get to see the most beautiful lush greenery on either side of
This is a paradise closest to Mumbai, also called "poor man's Goa". It is the ideal place for a beach getaway from Mumbai and Pune. Even though there is not much you can do there in terms of activities but a suitable place for folk who like to runaway from the hustle bustle of the metro. Its virgin beaches always have something to explore and the enchanting atmosphere always is very welcoming.
Kashid has small stalls which serve snacks like eggs (omelette) and poha (made from flattened rice or beaten rice cooked in oil and spiced with turmeric and mustard seeds). These stalls are open from 8 AM in the morning till dusk. If you travel 1 km ahead of Kashid towards Murud, there are places where one can find sea fish preparations.
We can get cold drinks and famous Coconut Water near beach stalls.
- Prakruti Resort.
- Kashid Beach Resort.
Besides these luxury resorts in Kashid a lot of local people let out there make shift shacks and rooms to stay, you would never be disappointed as there is space for everybody.
The idea is to stay in the same place and eat there because there are no restaurants to offer you 'a la carte' service.
There is also this homestay in Borli Mandla, 10.5 km up the coast:
- 1 Devrai Farm House (near Borli Mandla bus stop), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Comfortable homestay with a bungalow for large groups and cottages for small groups.