Bhatye beach is just 1 km away from Ratnagiri city. This straight and flat beach is approximately 1.5 kms long where you can enjoy the natural beauty at its optimum. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday on a clean beach, this could be your best bet.
From this beach, you can see the renowned Mandvi beach next to Bhatye Beach (though the two beaches are separated by a creek) and the Ratnagiri light house. To know more about coconuts and what agricultural research has been done in the related fields, you can head straight to Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth’s Coconut Research Center that’s located opposite Bhatye beach. The famous Ganeshji Temple (Zari Vinayak) located at the beach’s end point is also worth a visit. If your mouth waters at the very mention of chats (delicious Indian snacks), you can have your fill at this beach.
Ratnagiri Jetty on Mandvi beach, Guhagar beach, Purnagad Fort, Thibaw Point, Thibaw Palace and Ram Mandir are some nearby attractions worth a visit. If you are ready to travel a distance of 5.2 kms from Bhatye beach, you may even plan a trip to Shri Devi Bhagwati Mandir (at Ratnadurg Fort), Ganeshghule Beach and Tilak Ali Museum (in the city of Ratnagiri). Swaroopanand Swami Ashram in Pawas (12 kms away) is another place that can feature on your travel itinerary.
Best Time to Visit
Since the climate here stays amicable all through the year, you can plan your visit to Bhatye beach at any time.
How to get there
From the nearest airport in Mumbai, you can board state transport buses to Ratnagiri and then board buses from Ratnagiri to Pawas that pass through Bhatye. Else, you may hire a private cab from the airport to reach Bhatye. Ratnagiri is the nearest rail station (6 kms away) from where you can get taxis to reach the beach. If you plan to travel by road, you can take MSRTC buses from Mumbai, Kolhapur and Pune to reach Ratnagiri from where buses to Pawas via Bhatye will take you to the beach.
Among the two resorts on Bhatye beach, the affordable MTDC Samudra Sagar with its wooden cottages offers a splendid view of the beach. If you want to enjoy the scenic view of the sea from a height, Kohinoor Ratna Sagar would be a good place to stay at. Other hotels in Ratnagiri that you may book include Sangam Regency, Hotel Sea Fans and Kanchan Hotel.
Apart from offering you a captivating view of the sea and sand, Bhatye beach offers delicious local fare at its local eateries and restaurants. You may even plan trips to the nearby attractions once you have soaked in the sights and sounds of this beach to make your vacation a complete one.