This is one of the most commercially active beaches in the Konkan. It is buzzing with life at the jetty where most of the fishermen anchor their boats of various dimensions and colors. There are a few bars and restaurants on the beach unlike most other seashores on the Sindhudurg coast. Especially to try here is a humble seafood specialty joint called Khot, run by an ex mechanical engineer. It is one of the friendliest atmospheres alive with banter among the locals.
This beach is not a place for relaxation; however, it is close to the city centre and perhaps the most accessible beach in the area. Another promising forthcoming attraction here is a one of its kind marine park in Asia. The government has proposed the marine park since 2000, but there has not been any action on it yet. The area of Malvan is a fortified island on the coastal reef. Coral patches have been recorded in the interstitial regions around the Sindhudurg fort. Most of these marine flora and fauna from the inter-tidal area is exposed during any low tide. So keep an eye out for a great opportunity for scuba diving. However, for now the best attraction on this beach remains to be the Sindhudurg fort.
This is a beautiful stretch of clean sands and clear waters bordering Malvan town from North West. It is a very small beach and there is nothing much to do here but laze around and watch the sun go down. A small restaurant called Silver Sands serves local fish and refreshments.
Arse Mahal Beach
This beach extends from the Chivla beach and there is a Navy detachment and petrol centre. It also has a modest government rest house; one can watch the sea from a distance sitting on a low wall created to confine the guesthouse. The Sindhudurg fort is visible from here as a far away horizon spot.
Tondavali Beach (19km North of Malvan)
This is perhaps the true manifestation of an untouched beach. It was one of the most difficult beaches for me to uncover. I had to hike almost a km from the road to get to the shore but it was totally worth the drain. When I first saw a glimpse of the shore from the end of the tree thickets, I could identify with a feeling of someone who discovers new land. Not a single soul here and the sand had just patterns of sea wind. Fine grains of soft white particles urged me to feel them without my footwear. Cool waters splashing away you almost feel sorry no one watches this phenomenon abundantly.A definite must visit. Highly recommended to have your own vehicle.
Achara Beach (22km north of Malvan)
This one is a paradise for swimmers and dolphin watchers. Dolphin season is between October and February. It is a few km ahead of Tondavali beach. It is quite popular during season time. There are some fishing activities around here but mostly it is a good space to chill with the sea waves. Located at 22 km from Malvan and 36 km from Kankavali is the Achara beach. Achara beach is amongst the charming Sindhudurga beaches. This beach is a paradise for swimmers, anglers and for sunbathing. Dolphins have been spotted recently in the Achara sea.
Dolphin season is between October and February. Migrating birds also can be seen here during seasons. There are some fishing activities around here but mostly it is a good space to chill with the sea waves.