Bordi Dahanu beach stretches to around 15 kilometers and offers a sublime view of the Konkan coastline together with a typical Maharashtrian village culture for tourist to enjoy. This picturesque beach is lined with palm trees and suru trees, which augment its beauty quotient. The natural and calming effect of Bordi Dahanu together with its dark, black colored sand attracts lots of tourists from far and wide.
This beach is located at Bordi – a small village, which is famous for various educational institutions and boarding schools. The beach itself is the major attraction here because visitors can either take a stroll or simply laze around to have a relaxing time.
Be it enjoying the unparalleled view of fishing boats returning with their catch during sunset or in the early morning, or simply taking in the sights and sounds of the surroundings, you won’t feel bored here for a moment. Dahanu is well known for the presence of Parsis and Warli tribe who have lived in this town for generations. So, visitors coming to this beach can have a glimpse of the Parsi culture. You can even interact with the Warlis and learn about their lifestyle, food and culture.
You may enjoy an overnight picnic here as well since Bordi Dahanu beach offers a camping ground. If you are a fruit lover, you can treat your taste buds to some of the best Chikoo (Sapodilla) of India that’s available here.
From Bordi Dahanu beach, you can head straight to Umergaon, which is approximately 10 kilometers away, to visit Kalpataru Botanical Gardens that featured in some episodes of the famous television serial ‘Ramayana’. Other prominent tourist attractions in the vicinity of the beach are Narpad beach and Saibaba Temple located nearby, Mahadev Temple, Gajanan Maharak Mandir, Lotus Lake, Dahanu Fort, Mahalaxmi Mandir, Zoroastrian Heritage Museum and Zoroastrian Atash Behram, among others. You can also visit Asavali Dam made of sand, where you can see paddy fields and tranquil water on different sides of the dam together with the scenic hills.
Best Time to Visit
Winter (between November and February) is the ideal time to visit Bordi Dahanu beach.
How to get there
One of the nearby railway stations is Gholvad. From Mumbai, you need to take passenger train to reach Gholvad and then private or shared auto to reach the beach. The three other rail stations are at Dahanu Road, Vangaon and Bordi, which are well connected to Mumbai, Vadodara and Surat. You can also board MSRTC buses that ply frequently between Mumbai, Dahanu and Thane.
MTDC Bordi Resort and Tapovan Retreat are two well-known resorts for staying near Bordi Dahanu beach. Some of the other prominent hotels are Orchard the Resort, Nisarg Chhaya and Goolkhush Resort, among others.
If you want to spend some quality time on a beach where you can listen the sounds of the waves crashing, visiting Bordi Dahanu beach should definitely feature on your list of to-do things.