(Last Updated on : 13/11/2014)
Chivla beach is one of the beautiful tourist destinations for the nature admirers. It is located in a small village
at a walking distance from Malvan
in Sindhudurg district
of Maharashtra state of India
. The scenic beauty and water sports
are the highlights of Chivla. This serene beach lures tourists in large numbers from various distant places.
Beauty of Chivla Beach
This beach is for those who are looking for peace and tranquillity. It is a small arc shaped beach and is stretched for about 1.5kms. The beach mainly consists of clean sands. It is surrounded by pleasant cool atmosphere. The beach is ideal for sunbathing and bird
watching in the morning.
Nearby Attractions of Chivla Beach
Chivla Beach also inhabits a wide number of admirable sites nearby like Bhagwati Temple
, Jay Ganesh Temple
, Rameshwar Temple, Kunkeshwar Temple, Bharadi Devi Angnewadi, Dhamapur Lake
Hill Station and Bhalachandra Maharaj Ashram. Rameshwar temple is visited by many devotees when planning a trip for Chivla beach.
People interested in the history
can visit the Sindhudurg fort
and Padmagad fort. The Sindhudurg fort is one of Maharashtra's most popular and important sea forts. It was established in the 17th century.
One also has the option of visiting few other near-by beaches like Tarkarli beach
, Tondavali beach, Kolamb beach and Vengurla Malvan beach.
Recreational Activities at Chivla Beach
It offers immense opportunities to indulge in various recreational activities such as swimming
, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving
. The beach inhabits several aquatic species so fishing is also popular among the visitors. It is one of the favourite destinations of the local populace for an evening stroll. The evening presents a stunning view of the sky.
Connectivity of Chivla Beach
The beach can be accessed by various means of transportation like airway, railway
and roadway. The nearest airport
is in Mumbai
and the closest railhead is in Kudal. If one wishes to go by road then can avail state transport buses that ply from Mumbai, Kolhapur
to Malvan. From Malvan region one can go either by autos or rickshaws. The ideal time to visit this beach is from December to February as these months have clear skies.