The exquisitely beautiful island of Diu with its pristine beaches, golden sands, soft breeze, dense palm groves and lush coconut trees is a major tourist attraction of Western India. People who are fascinated by water and tranquillity can find a perfect place of retreat on any of these beaches. Untouched by commercialization and located in a secluded atmosphere, they are perfect places for loitering, gamboling, swimming, sun-bathing and enjoying various water-sports. These foamy beaches of Diu beckon everyone to let their hair down and have a splash.
The Nagoa Beach
It is the biggest and the most famous beach in Diu. Shaped like a horse-shoe (semi-circle), this beach is located in the Nagoa hamlet of the Bucharwada village and is around twenty minutes drive from Diu. The drive is quite exhilarating, as you drive through coconut groves and experience the cool breeze and the serene atmosphere on the way. Hoka trees surround the beach and various water sports like para-sailing, water-skiing, jet skiing, wind surfing etc are available for the tourists. Swimming here can be real fun.
The Chakratirth Beach
With its open auditorium and availability of changing rooms, the Chakratirth Beach, located to the south-west of Diu, is a hot favourite among the beachgoers and the tourists in Diu. It is located nearby the Diu town. People can indulge in different maritime activities here. The various landscape gardens and the serene atmosphere of this beach invites a lot of tourists every year.
The Ghogla Beach
This is a famous beach in Diu, which changes its name to Ahmedpur Mandvi on crossing the border of Gujarat. Swimming here is very safe. This golden sand beach is generally famous for the splendid view it provides of the various fishing villages, cathedrals and fortresses of Diu.
The Gomtimata Beach
The Gomtimata beach is located to the west of Diu. With its secluded atmosphere, incessant rolling of waves and white-sands, this beach has a mesmerizing effect on all the tourists. But swimming here is not a safe option, as the tides are very high.
The Jallandhar Beach
Famous for the Jallandhar Shrine which is located on a hillock near the beach, it is located at a distance of about 1km from the nearby Diu town. Near the shrine, there is also a famous Hindu temple of the Goddess Chandrika. This beach has a religious touch to it and hence is a favorite among the religious tourists.
The Sunset Point
This is a small beach in Diu. This beach is also safe for swimming. Abundant palm trees surround the beach and the constant lapping of the sea-water is soothing to the ears. But women should be careful while sunbathing on this beach, as it is the most preferable beach among the local beachgoers.