What Is It?

If you, like us, love to head to clean and beautiful beaches far away from the maddening crowd, head to Dapoli for a stretch of beaches and to get that perfect tan on. Oh, and did we say you can also spot dolphins?

Of Beach Holidays and More

Dapoli offers a perfect hideout from the popular and the well-known, as its stretch of beaches along the Konkan coast still enjoy a virgin status, so far untouched by the tourists. From the Dabhol stretch via Ladghar, Karde up to Kelshi, the beaches form a long, straight stretch separated by the tiny creeks, and what we call a coastal adventure walk.

The coastal town of Dapoli offers the tourists a way to isolate themselves from the city life as the untouched beaches remain the most fascinating part of the town.

How Do I Get There?

Getting to Dapoli isn’t that tough, as it’s just a four-hour drive which makes for a fitting road trip of approximately 225 kilometres. The route throws in a few of sharp benders here and there, but the landscape is absolutely breathtaking via NH7. If you’re planning on heading off first to Kelhi, that is Northern Dapoli, then a route via Mandangad would make a lot of sense.

What’s Unique About It?

Photo source: Aude Steiner via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 1.0)

Photo source: Aude Steiner via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 1.0)

Apart from the obvious glaring serene beaches, Dapoli offers its visitors a way to connect to the mystical creatures that are Dolphins. That’s right, Dapoli is known for dolphin watching, mostly early in the mornings as most of the beaches there will offer this service. Though we do think the best time to visit this town would be between September and February, however, one can plan a getaway throughout the year. Barring monsoon, owing to heavy rainfall and the high sea levels.

Photo source: Altafalvi via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Photo source: Altafalvi via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Our picks of the beaches to hit up in Dapoli include Karde, Ladhgar, Harnai and Dabhol. Karde beach {14 kms from the Dapoli bus depot} is a tranquil white sand beach which is adjoined with the Murud Harnai beach. It is a delightful place for taking a dip in the sea {be weary of the rock though}. Ladhgar, on the other hand, is known for catching some of the most breathtaking sunset views. Ladhgar is also hugely popular due to its water sports which includes parasailing, water scooters and more.

Anything Else?

Dapoli is an all-round package with its umpteen sightseeing options like the temples and the Panhalekaji, Budhist Caves. Panhalekaji may intrigue anyone who’s looking to explore a bit of cultural history as well.

So, We’re Saying…

Dapoli makes for a fitting beach holiday if you’re all about the serenity and a peace. Hit the road for a beachy weekend, and come back full of Instagram stories, tan and locally prepared delicious seafood.

Featured photo source: Nilesh.shintre via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)