Tarkarli beach is located at the convergence of the river Karli and the Arabian Sea. It is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters. It is located about, 546 kms away from Mumbai, towards 6 kms south of Malvan on the west coast of India. This is a famous beach and it has gained importance because of its clear and transparent seas. Here on a fairly sunny day you can even see the sea-bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach is famous by the name of ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg.
For the purpose of accommodation as well as recreation facilities, there are newly built M.T.D.C cottages which are easily available for comfortable accommodation. Tourists also enjoy the enchanting natural harmony and the blending of the sea and sand. Tourists can also enjoy the graceful boating in calm and cool river waters which also increase the beauty of the beach. There are two houseboats available at Tarkarli. The names of these two house boats are Hiranyakeshi, which is a deluxe houseboat and the second one is Karli which is a standard houseboat. They are there for the service of discerning traveler. These boats are fully equipped with all luxurious amenities. They are the luxury boats, which have the Hi-tech equipment.
At Tarkali, fascilities of snorkeling and scuba diving are also available for adventure sports lovers. One can have the first and finest ever experience of marine life, because there are snorkeling guides who ensures the safety and also encourage for the finest experience of the marine life. At Tarkarli, tourists can also enjoy tasty special Malvani food like variety of fish items, ‘Kombadi-vada’.
All types of transportation facilities are available to reach Tarkarli Beach. One can reach their easily by air as it is near to Mumbai. Nearest railway station for Tarkarli Beach is Kudal, which is 45 kms on Konkan Railway. We can reach to Tarkarli by road in many ways as it is 546 kms from Mumbai, 160 kms from Kolhapur and from Malvan, it is 8 kms. From Malvan, you can also go to Tarkarli by Rickshaws.
Important place which is located in the nearby of Tarkarli beach is Sindhudurg Fort, it is one of the famous and important sea fort. It was built in the 17th century and it is just 8 kms from this beach. Some other places are Padmagad fort, Devbag, Bhagwati temple, Jay Ganesh Temple, Rameshwar Temple, Amboli Hill Station etc.