Alibaug Beach

Alibaug Beach is one of the prominent beaches of Alibaug town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Among all the beaches, Alibaug Beach has the blackest sand deposits. Tourists can have a beautiful view of the Kolaba Fort from this beach. Keeping in mind the safety of tourists, a platform has been built by the government.

Along side of Alibaug beach the sight cypress trees and bungalows which add beauty to the view of the beach. Alibag beach is totally pollution free. Trees move through and fro giving fresh air which a fresh feeling. Walking on the sandy beach is quite pheasant, the waves bring the water close to your feet and because of this one can’t resist himself from entering the water.

Fresh air, Sandy beach,sight of the Colaba fort are the major attractions in Alibaug beach. In addition to that you may enjoy Bhel-puri, Coconut water, Ice-cream, Sea Food, etc.

Alibaug Beach is also very safe due to its long bed. The Kolaba Fort is walkable distance from Alibaug beach during low tide. There are specific timings during which only people should visit the Kolaba Fort. Many cases of accidental death have been registered as they tried to walk from the fort at the begining of high tide. People often think that they can walk till the alibaug beach, but the water fills in very fast at the end of low tide.

Tourists are advised to note down the safe timings to visit the Kolaba Fort before planing or visiting the place.

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More about Alibaug

Alibaug is the a small town on the coast of the Arabian Sea, with a vast seashore stretching from Rewas to Revdanda. Alibaug is famous for coconut and betelnut plantations and a large number of historic places to visit. Lately Alibaug has become a preferred weekend holiday destination for people from Mumbai looking for an beautiful getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban Mumbai.

Alibaug used to be the headquarters the great Maratha Admiral, Kanhoji Angre and has the famous Kolaba fort in the sea. Kanhoji Angre created the town of Alibaug towards end of 17th century. Legend has it that a wealthy Muslim named Ali Owned many plantations, which gave the town the name Alibaug . Alibaug is the seat of District Administration of Raigad (formerly Kolaba) district since 1852. The name Kolaba is attributed to a Sea Fort Kolaba built by Shivaji the great, in 1680 to fight the mighty naval prowess of the Siddis’ (Abyssenians) of Janjira and the British of Mumbai. Kolaba fort is famous for many battles, between Siddis and Kanhoji Angre, the British and the Portugese.

The Kolaba Fort is accessible only at low ebb through a 1 km long land strip that is covered during high tide. The fort has a sweet water well in the middle, temples, fortifications and guns facing the sea. Being on the fort gives you a taste if the history of Alibaug.

Alibaug is surrounded by beautiful pristine beaches such as Aakshi, Nagaon (where our cottage is), Kihim, Kashid (white sand beaches)etc. Other places of interest are the Vikram Vinayaka temple, Revdanda, Vikram Ispat factory, Kanakeshwar, temples of Sri Datta, Shitala Devi, Hingulja Devi, Sri Rameshwar,

Alibaug produces classic local products like seasonal white onions, tamrind balls, tender coconut, dried fish of tremendous variety, water melons, palm fruit (Tadgola) Jamun, Mangoes of local and Alphonso variety, Flowers with intense fragnance like Sonchampa, Bakul etc. Fresh fish such as Pomfret, Surmai, Ghol, Saranga are also available in the Alibaug fish market and can be ordered at our cottage. Alibaug provides an excellent holiday destination as well as a great place to visit historical landmarks.

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