Diveagar Beach can easily rival any beach on the west coast of India for its clear waters, white sand & serenity. Diveagar is situated approximately 5 Kms from Shrivardhan. Reaching Diveagar is quite easy, take a right turn after Mangaon on the Mumbai-Goa highway, from here it’s a one-hour drive to Diveagar. Diveagar is just like any other village on the Konkan coast but it gained overnight fame upon the discovery of Ganesh idol made of pure gold in one of the Supari Baghs (Garden) in the village.
The beach is a real revelation, a six km long stretch with white sand & clear water. At one end of the beach is a fishing settlement while the other end offers a sanctuary to the migratory seagulls feasting in the creek waters. The beach has a lot of Suru trees, which are common to coastal Maharashtra. The access to the beach has a dense cover of Belu trees, which are very uncommon sight on this coast.
Diveagar has numerous households offering accommodation for as low as Rs.300-400 per day. The local cuisines are worth exploring & better enjoy eating it as no other options are available. Diveagar is an ideal weekend getaway away from City crowd. Don’t expect any luxury hotels & typical city eating joints here but be prepared to be surprised by the simplicity & calmness offered by this place.
The beach comprises of a number of Casuarina trees, which are a common site to the coastal region of the state of Maharashtra. The beach has a dense cover of belu trees as well, which are uncommon to the area. Diveagar is a popular seaside destination from the cities in Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar.
Sand-bubble crabs and dolphins can be found on the beach and Harihareshwar in the vicinity. Some seaturtles lay their eggs on the beach as well.
The beach, facing the Arabian Sea, is about 4 kms long and is still under developement. At the northern end of the beach where a small stream enters the ocean there is the fishing settlement, Velas Agar, and some paddy farming, while at the southern end there is a sanctuary for migratory seabirds. There also is a small fishing village, where vendors sell fresh fish named Bharadkhol. The beach is accessible from the Mumbai-Goa highway via Kolad or Karnala.