Mandvi beach is about 2 km away from Ratnagiri bus stand. It is one of the most jam-packed and nearest beaches in Ratnagiri. It extends upto the Rajiwanda Port. This beach has black sand, unlike other beaches. Due to this, the beach appears to be unpleasant. It is also called the black sea. This place attracts sports enthusiasts as well.
Pratinidhi Dhondu Bhaskar built the Gateway of Ratnagiri on this beach in order to defend the shoreline of Ratnagiri. This structure leads you to Balekilla fort. As you move in the western direction, there is Ratnadurg fort and in the south is the beautiful Arabian Sea. Morever, there is a lighthouse which renders a magnificent view.
Accommodation: There are plenty of hotels available.
Transport: You can reach Ratnagiri by Public as well as private transport.