Velneshwar Beach is 170 km north of Ratnagiri
. This coconut-fringed beach is noted for its calmness and is ideal for swimming. An ancient temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva
, is located nearby and Shivratri
is a major festival at Velneshwar. Ganpatipule Beach
is south of Velneshwar.
The nearest railhead is at Chiplun on the Konkan Railway.