Malvan is a tehsil in the Sindhudurg district and also is a beach destination with a long coastline. Tarkarli beach is a part of Malvan and is the most popular beach in Malvan. The closest beach to Malvan town is the Chivla beach. The series of beaches in Malvan starts from Tondavali and Achara in the north to Tarkarli and Devbaug in the south. There are a few islands too off the coast from Malvan which are exciting destinations in Malvan..
There are some exotic islands off the coast from Malvan. The Nivati rocks is one of the beautiful rocky island here apart from the lighthouse island and burnt island famous for bird watching. Boating trips to these islands can be organized on special request.
Just Behind the Malvan Police Station, half Kilometer away from Malvan jetty is the Malvan Rock Gardens. Malvan Rock Gardens is a beautifuly manicured garden located just by the sea overlooking the Chivla beach. Now there is a toy train at the gardens
Malvan has a distinct way of preparing food and the Malvani food has an amazing flavour owing to the generous use of coconut. Malvani cuisines are an overlap of Maharashtrian and Goan culinary styles. Sea food is a speciality of Malvani food..
Chivla beach is located to the north of sindhudurg fort and is a pretty cove. Scuba diving is organised from Chivla too however the actual dive site is near Sarjekot. People are taken in a boat to Sarjekot dive site from Chivla which hardly is a 10 minute boat ride.
Located about 5 kms away from Malvan town, Sarjekot has lots to offer people visiting the place. Sarjekot beach where water sports is organised is on the other side of the Sarjekot jetty. Sarjekot is a small cove with a rocky stretch on its northern side. Sarjekot jetty is also an ideal angling spot.
Dandi is a fishermen hamlet and doesnot have much to offer as a beach however water sports is organised at Dandi beach in Malvan because of which the sea shore is frequented by a lot of tourists. Tourists are also taken to SCUBA dive site near the walls of the fort from Dandi beach.
A Fort after which the district was named Sindhudurg fort is the most prominent landmark of this region. Built between 1664-67 AD by Shivaji maharaj, the Sindhudurg fort has it foundation laid on molten lead. One of the best preserved sea forts Sindhudurg fort has a four kms long rampart with 42 bastions. The fort is approachable from the Malvan pier by boat