Harihareshwar has about five beaches on its either sides. Shrivardhan Aaravi and Diveagar are located to the north of Harihareshwar and Kelshi and Anjarle is located almost at the same distance away from Harihareshwar to its south across the Bankot creek. Thanks to the Suvarnadurg Marine Services the beaches across the creek is also easily accesible from Harihareshwar.
Beaches near Harihareshwar
Shrivardhan and Diveagar is located to the north of Harihareshwar which is about half an hour apart. The coastal route connects the beaches and the drive offers beautiful vistas from vantage points on the highway. Aaravi a little known stretch of beach is located between Shrivardhan and Diveagar. If you have time while on the trip to Diveagar you could visit Murud Janjira from Dighi which is about 15 kms from Diveagar.
There are 5 beaches on either sides of Harihareshwar
Velas is a small beach about 10 kms from Diveagar enroute Murud Janjira. Velas is known for the Turtle Festival which is organized every year to mark the release of Olive Ridley turtles.
Anjarle is one of the finest places in Konkan just 35 kms from Bankot across the creek from Harihareshwar. Anjarle is famous for the ‘Kadyawarcha Ganpati’ (Ganesh temple upon a cliff) and is the primary attraction in Anjarle along with the pristine Anjarle beach.
Just outside the Kelshi village is the Kelshi beach, which stretches for 2.5 kms and the sunsets here are spectacular. Apart from the beaches Kelshi is well known as a pilgrim center, thanks to the Mahalaxmi temple and the Yaqub baba dargah. There also is a Siddhivinayak Ganpati temple in the main village street of Kelshi. A number of important festivals is also celebrated in Kelshi, in a manner that still preserves the traditions of yore.