The most famous beaches in Gujarat are Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach, Chorwad Beach,
Somnath Beach, Gopnath Beach, Dwaraka Beach, Kutch Mandvi Beach, Nagoa Beach,
Ghoghla Beach and Gomtimata Beach.
Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach
Mandvi is one of the finest beaches on the Gujarat shoreline. The beach is white and firm, ideal for walks, and the water perfect for swimming. Seemingly unending, with sands ideal for castle building by kids, and shallow waters for a wading, this is a great spot for a family holiday. A variety of water sports like Water scooters, Skiing, Surfing, Para sailing, Speed boat trips can be had. Ahmedpur Mandvi is at the border of the Union Territory Diu.
Chorwad, a small fishing village is a great place to enjoy. Chorwad is famous for rocky shores and boat riding. It is also a base to visit places like Porbandar, Somnath etc. A resort is there which was previously a palace built by Nawab Saheb Mohabbat Khan as a vacation spot on hot summer days where he held weddings of his dogs, royal banquets and processions amidst cool breezes from the sea.
The Somnath beach is unshaded but lovely. The most spectacular sight of beach is the fishing port, where thousands of trawlers, country crafts and dhows can be seen unloading their catch.
Gopnath is just 80 kms from Bhavnagar. It was the summer home of Maharaja Krishna Kumar Singhji of Bhavnagar. The breathtakingly beautiful sea coast with it's spectacular limestone cliffs and great views, sea breezes and colourful birdlife, must have made an excellent break from the city during the summer months. The Gopnath beach has firm sands for walking and shallow shore waters for wading. But the high tidal difference of the coast, makes the water murky and not very inviting for a long swim. Gopnath is the base for some spectacular sightseeing.
Dwaraka is an important city for Hindu Pilgrimage. The city is famous for the Dwarkadish temple or Jagat Mandir. Today it is not only a major pilgrimage site but a pleasant spot for a beach holiday. Dwaraka has fine stretches of beach and though crowded by pilgrims one can always find quiet spots too. Large number of birds could be seen on the coast. There is a small island covered with temples, a white beach, coral reefs and extensive marine life. Dolphins and porpoise can be seen on the surface, sea turtles, octopus, star fish, sea urchins etc. inhabit the beach.
Kutch Mandvi Beach
Another fine beach in Gujarat is in Mandvi, a historic port town of the Maharao's of Kutch. The port of Mandvi was an important sea trade post between the near east and the far east which brought prosperity to the Royal family. Mandvi town was important city for the Maharaos of Bhuj being endowed with some splendid palaces and buildings. For peace and tranquility, visit the Maharao's private beach, accessible for a fee. Watch the sunset from the pavillion. Mandvi beach has lovely blue waters, lots of birds, sandy beaches and colourful fishing points. Next to the beach are the docks where wooden ships are built.
Kutch Mandvi Beach Gujarat
Nagoa Beach is located in the Nagoa hamlet of the Bucharwada village in Diu. Diu Island lies on the offshore of Gujarat mainland, yet it has the feeling of being on a Mediterranean island. Nagoa Beach stretches for about 2 km from one end to the other. This long, palm-fringed beach is very beautiful and quiet and is in the horse-shoe shape. This beach is one of the most beautiful, white sanded, crescent shaped beach and perfect for swimming, wading, relaxing and for water sports like jet skiing, knee board surfing, pony and camel riding.
Nagoa Beach Gujarat
Ghoghla Beach is one of the most beautiful beach in Diu. This beach also offers various water sports facilities like parasailing etc.
Gomtimata Beach is located on the western end of the Diu island. This is one of the best beaches of the region, long and secluded and spread with natural white sand.