Maharashtra and its coastal belt, is indeed beautiful and quite attractive. My blog for Dapoli is incomplete without the mention of beaches. Listing below are the beaches to visit in Dapoli.The more secluded it is the better, I feel. With the same intention, we stayed in Harnai, typical village, with one market having few eateries and stalls. The joy of staying with limited options is altogether different.
We stayed right opposite the beach, which was very quiet, had positive vibes, where we would go and sit at midnight, hear the waves and just feel relaxed.
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The beach is decently clean. However, you can see a lot of plastic etc accumulates during the low tide zone. In other words, makes it not so good sight to walk around.
The Harnai beach port, had a few sellers being the Holi time. The fish were definitely fresh, but not very economical as you would otherwise expect. The king Fish I am holding, after bargaining by a local friend was purchased for 1,600 bucks. Here you can get your food made by paying for kg cost ranging from 200-300, which lets you enjoy some local Ghar ka Khaana.
For the last day, we selected Murud Beach. The commercial beach has hotels and resorts covering the shore. We stayed in row house kind of guest house, about 3 mins away from the beach.
The beach had more people, with water sports option available. Because of which in one trip I get the best of both, virgin beach as well as commercial beach. Although, honestly I like Harnai more, being a person who likes less crowded places.
Another highlight for me, was the Harnai – Anjarla bypass road. The wind here would want you to just stay for hours together. Moreover, the view of the city from the top is just beautiful. The patch is perfect to enjoy some me time.
Overall, these Beaches to Visit in Dapoli makes you want to pack your bags. A place close to my heart, where the locals are very friendly, warm and helpful. Experiences like this makes you want to go back again and again.
Part 1 of Dapoli, talks about all the spiritual places to explore, you can read them here
If you have already been to Dapoli, do let us know your favorite and will definitely explore that next time. Until next time, keep travelling and keep eating!
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