Dotted with some really fine beaches, the 1600 kms long coastline, the longest in India, binds the state of Gujarat from the west. Boasting of beaches like Ahmedpur-Mandvi, Chorwad and Gopnath, the coast was once a historical centre with interesting Portuguese forts, shore temples, princely port cities and beach palaces. Swimming and sunbathing in the sun-drenched, palm-fringed beaches provide a soothing tranquillity.