Tarkarli is a very long stretch of beach which extends on the Devbaug beach to its south and the Wayari beach and Dandi beach up to the Malvan jetty to its north. Due to the popularity of Tarkarli beach all these lesser known beaches are also in a way considered as the Tarkarli beach from a tourist's perspective. Kolamb across the Kalaval creek also extends on to Tondavali and Achara.
Tarkarli is part of the Malvan tehsil with a series of beaches extending from Achara to Devbaug. There are many lesser known beaches next to Tarkarli and also on the other side of Malvan jetty. Bhogwe beach another beautiful beach is located across the Karli backwaters which also extends on to Nivati with the Nivati fort perched between the two beaches.
Dandi beach located to the north of Tarkarli beach is from where visitors are taken to the diving site near the Sindhudurg fort for snorkeling and S.C.U.B.A diving.
Sea World in Tondavali
The state government has approved a Rs.-509 crore project to build India's first oceanarium in Todavali, half an hour from Tarkarli. Sea World, which is slated to begin construction in September 2014, will include theme-based restaurants, 3D dome & theatre, an underwater studio for film shooting and a mock Antarctica among several other attractions. The park is expected to be open to public in three years.
Tarkarli is emerging as the most sought after destination for water sports in Maharashtra. Tsunami island in the Karli backwaters is the hub of water sports near Tarkarli with all the major water rides including parasailing in the sea!
Chivla beach is a small cove nestled between two rocky stretches close to the Malvan town. The Malvan rock gardens is located close to the Chivla beach and over looks Chivla coast.