Kashid can be reached from Alibag by road. The 30 KM drive is scenic and small winding roads pass through beautiful small villages.
If you're coming from Mumbai, then as soon as you enter Alibag, take the left road at the trisection with the temple, and take the first left. After some distance, a road will branch off towards the right. Take this road to go to Kashid. When the road emerges out of the villages, you will encounter a bridge after a toll post, with the VIKRAM ISPAT steel loading/unloading setup to your right and the plant to your left. Turn right immediately after you cross the bridge. From here onward the sea and the beaches will be on your right.
You can recognize Kashid by tall trees and an open view to the sea.
Buses plying regularly between Mumbai central - Murud halt at Kashid. Buses plying regularly between Thane - Murud halt at Kashid. A frequent service is available for Alibaug from Mumbai, Thane. From there buses are available for Murud which halt at Kashid village.
Ferry service from Gateway of India (Mumbai) to Mandava jetty. From Mandava jetty take the shuttle bus service(which is provided by the ferry operator itself and the cost is included in the ferry ticket) to Alibaug. From Alibaug bus depot, private shared tempo (mini bus, 20 seater) to a naka (road junction) near Kashid. It would take approximately 1 hour to reach here. From this naka change tempos to reach Kashid in 25 minutes. There are also plenty of rickshaws and some taxis at the bus station in Alibag and will drive you there for fairly cheap. Be aware that it is approximately 35km to Kashid and many stretches of road are more pot holes than road. Traveling by rickshaw is very bumpy and often slow as rickshaws are small and lack suspensions. A larger vehicle can go a bit faster and provide a slightly more comfortable ride. If you go to Kashid on a weekday be aware that it is not as popular as the weekends and you will likely have to wait by the roadside for a bit before you see a vacant rickshaw. Taxis are even rarer to see so it may be wise to hire a taxi that will wait and take you back, which is still relatively cheap.
Panvel - NH4 - Don`t Go To Pune Rd & Uran Rd - Only Rd Left Is Goa Road - Karnala B-Sanctuary - Don`t Take Y Right Go Straight - Will Cross Small Strip Of Water - Will Cross Rly Track - Hurumujpur Station On The Right Hand Side - Very Close To Rly Track On Curve - Again Very Close To Rly Track On Curve - Don`t Take Left Go Straight (Y-Right) - Cross Small Strip Of Water - Parallel To Rly Track - Pen Rly Stn - Go Straight (Y-Right) - Cross Rly Track - Boys Hostel On The Left Hand - Ramwadi Stn On The Right Hand - Very Close To Rly Track On The Left Hand - Small Lake On The Right Hand - This Is Vadkhal 3-Way - Go Straight Don`t Take Left Where There Is Petrol Pump - Roads Curves To Left & Can See ISPAT Steel Factory On The Right Hand Side At A Distance - Cross Rly Track & Road Curves To Right - Go Parallel To Rly Track & Cross Small Strip Of Water - Road Curves Left Then Right Then Left - Pandavdevi Temple Bus Stop On The Right Hand - Jay Furniture On The Left Hand Side - Road Joins A Y-Junction Keep Going Straight - Road Acutely Curves To Left - 2-Way Junction - Don`t Take The Right Go Straight - After Fews Steps Road Turns Acutely To Left - Zig Zag Passing Through Alibaug City - Hero Honda Showroom On The Left & Reliance Petrol Pump On Right - St. Mary`s School On Right Hand & Hotel Nilima On The Left - Take Left At Y-Junction - Leave A Small Left Lane - Take Left & See Hotel Pataang On The Left - Jayshree Hospital On The Left - Water On The Right - Water Goes Far On The Right - Water Comes Back Near On The Right - Take Right At Y-Junction - Water On The Right - Cross Small Strip Of Water & Road Turns Left - Road Turns Left Again - Pass Through Nagaon - Temple & Small Pond On The Left - Venkatesh Temple On The Right - Rupesh Nagwekar Guest House On The Left - HP Petrol Pump On The Left - Varande Fata Don`t Take Left Go Straight - Mukiya Mukari Ganapati On The Right - SBI ATM Chaul Naka - Don`t Take Right Go Straight - Road Curves To Right - Road Curves Acute Left - At The End Road Takes Right - Revdanda Bus Stop On The Left - Acute Left - Cross Strip Of Water - T-Junction Take Right - (Thin Lane On The Right Goes To Korlai Beach) - Go Straight - Road Splits In Y-Junction Take Right - 3-Way Junction Take Right - Pass Through Greenery, Water On The Right - Road Takes Big U-Turn Can See Kashid Beach Starts On The Right - All Yours - Kashid Beach.
The 3 km-long Kashid Beach combines all the elements of a perfect beach holiday. Murud Beach in the old fishing village of Murud, a few km away from Kashid, is another option for beach lovers. While Kashid Beach has crystal clear blue waters, Murud Beach has clear green water. Janjira Fort right in the middle of the sea is a sight-seeing highlight. Ferry boats are available to the fort. Other places worth visiting include the Nawab's Palace, Ganapati Pule Temple and the beautiful Birla Temple. Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Km from Kashid Beach is home to several types of birds, butterflies and snakes, as well as leopard, sambhar and barking deer. Other places of interest include the Portuguese Revdanda Beach Fort, almost in ruins and the hilltop Datta Mandir, 8 km from Revdanda with sweeping views of the entire coastal belt.
The vast stretches of beach would probably be the best thing to see in Kashid. Some beach areas are really deserted with no humans in sight. However they are quite safe to be walked on during the evening.
Many people rent bicycles to ride along the long strip of road. Its a beautiful sight during the early mornings because you get to see the most beautiful lush greenery on either side of
This is a paradise close to Mumbai, also called POORMANS GOA. It is the ideal place for a beach getaway from Mumbai and Pune. Even though there is not much you can do there in terms of activities, it is a suitable place for folk who like to run away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Its virgin beaches always have something to explore and the enchanting atmosphere is always very welcoming.
Kashid has small stalls which serve snacks like eggs (omelette) and poha (made from flattened rice or beaten rice cooked in oil and spiced with turmeric and mustard seeds). These stalls are open from 8 AM in the morning till dusk. If you travel 1 km ahead of Kashid towards Murud, there are places where one can find sea fish preparations.
We can get cold drinks and famous Coconut Water near beach stalls.
Besides these luxury resorts in kashid a lot of local people let out their makeshift shacks and rooms. You would never be disappointed as there is space for everybody.
The idea is to stay in the same place and eat there because there are no restaurants to offer you 'a la carte' service.