Situated on the west coast of India Gujarat has a long coastline extending to 1,600 kms. The state is dotted with some of the finest beaches of India popular for its clear blue water, swaying palm trees and a pleasant climate. The Gujarat beaches promise for a pleasant beach holiday by relaxing on sea beaches and with sightseeing and other activities. The
coastal area is also popular for Portuguese forts, shore temples, port cities and beach resorts.
Major Beaches of Gujarat :
Diu Beach - Located at a distance of 125 km from Junagada, the island Diu is a beautiful beach holiday destination in Gujarat. A combination of sun, sand and deep blue sea with numerous historic buildings and churches of Portuguese architecture make it one of the most sought after beach holiday destination in Gujarat.
Mandwi Beach - Situated on the northern coast of the Gulf of Kutch, the Mandwi beach is at a distance of 288km from Ahmedabad. This is one of the prettiest beach of Gujarat which is ideal for beach walk and swimming. It also offers several water sport options like skiing, scooting, surfing, para sailing etc.
Chorwad Beach - Located at a distance of 66 km from Junagadh, Chorwad is a small fishing village and a delightful beach is most ideal for long beach walks and a quiet holiday. It was once the royal summer retreat for the erstwhile Nawab of Junagadh and the old palace adds charm to this unique beach.
Porbandar Beach - Situated along the Arabian sea between Verval and Dwarka beach is popular for glorious sunset views, delicious sea food on sea side restaurants, beach resorts. One can also spot a number of bird species including the flamingos at the beach. There are also some other tourist attractions along the beach that are worth visiting.
Gopnath Beach - Located at a distance of 275 km from Ahmadabad, its a breathtakingly beautiful sea beach has lovely soft sand with picturesque surroundings. The Rajpara village, Jhanjmer Fort, Talaja Jain Temple and the Gopnath Temple are some of the charming spot near the beach.
Beach Resorts in Gujarat :
There also accommodation facilities are available in several beach resorts situated at almost all beaches. These resorts offers adequate facilities with well appointed rooms & suits, along with multi-cuisine restaurants and various recreational facilities.