Shivrajpur Beach & Lighthouse, Dwarka - Timings, Water Sports, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Dwarka): 13 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: At Shivrajur Village

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 13 km from Dwarka and 23 km from Okha, Shivrajpur Beach is a serene beach located near Shivrajpur village on the Arabian coast of Gujarat. Situated on Dwarka - Okha Highway, it is one of the famous beaches near Ahmedabad, and among the must-visit places as part of Dwarka holiday packages.

Shivrajpur Beach is a beautiful beach with clear waters and white sands. The beach offers stunning sunsets and picturesque views to tourists. Regarded as one of the best places of sightseeing in Dwarka, the beach is not much commercialized which makes it an ideal place to spend some peaceful time with family and friends. One can spot Dolphins and some beautiful birds on the sea here. For making it an ideal tourist destination, the beach management has introduced water sports, food, and shopping areas for the visitors. Be careful while venturing into the water as there is no rescue team available.

There is also a lighthouse near the beach. The ruler of Kachchh Maharao Deshalji built a small fort along with an 11m high black masonry unlit beacon known as Mojap beacon in 1720-21 here to provide shelter and safety to the Kachchhi vessels. A battery-operated flashing light was installed and operated on the top of the cabin since 1977 and was the first light in this region. This followed the commissioning of a Racon in 1978. The present 30 m RCC structure was built and installed the PRB-21 lighting equipment in 1983. To save energy the imported sealed beam lamps were replaced in 1997 by auto headlamps with 100W halogen lamps. The lighthouse was damaged during the earthquake on 26th January 2001 but was restored immediately.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM