Beaches in Ganpatipule

In Ganpatipule there are secluded beaches right from Jaigad to Ratnagiri seperated from each other by rocky cliffs. The beaches are largely white sand with slight mix of fine black sand in places. The only beach with shops and shacks near by is the Ganpatipule beach near the Ganpatipule temple.

Ganpatipule beach is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches amongst the Konkan beaches. With the Ganapati temple on the shores rendering a peaceful atmosphere, Ganpatipule is as close as you can get to a perfect holiday destination in Konkan. With food stalls horse riding and camel rides Ganpatipule beach has a vibe of leisure written all over it. Alchoholic drinks should be avoided and it is advisable to dress conservatively here.

Ganpatipule Beach

Beaches in Ganpatipule

Ril beach

There are many beaches on the way to Jaigad from Ganpatipule with the road running parallel to the beach for quite a distance. Ril beach is one of them. Ahead of the Gaiwadi beach famous for the watersports across a hllock is the Ril beach. A secluded stretch of beach, visit this beach only if you want to enjoy some solitude away from everything. There is no shops or water sports available on this beach.


Bhandarpule is practically the first beach south of Ganpatipule on the way to Ratnagiri. Two kilometers from Ganpatipule, nestled amidst two hillocks is the tranquil shore of Bhandarpule beach. The shoreline has soft sands and is lined with suru trees. Not many people are seen here and thus makes it an ideal place for people seeking solitude. A hillock nearby offers a great view of the shoreline.

Waare Beach

The twin secluded beaches of Aare and Waare are famous for the view points it offer on top of the hill than the beaches itself. The view points are definitely worth its fame with the place offering a grand view of the sea. The place almost offer a 270 degree view of the sea. Drive down the hill across a small bridge to the secluded stretch of Waare beach. There is a single restaurant across the road from Waare beach.

Ganpatipule & Gaiwadi Beach

Ganpatipule beach with the Ganpatipule swayambhu temple is the main beach in Ganpatipule. Gaiwadi beach ahead of Malgund is in a way the hub of water sports in Ganpatipule although M.T.D.C water sports complex is near the M.T.D.C resort at the Ganpatipule beach.

Right at the doorstep of the temple Ganpatipule definitely paints a pretty picture however to revel during a holiday in Ganpatipule the Gaiwadi beach ahead of Malgund might be better. Both the beaches have fine white sand and the Ganpatipule beach has a rocky stretch towards the southern end of the beach. Gaiwadi beach or the Malgund beach is about 3.5 kilometers from Ganpatipule.

Caiwadi beach