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Dapoli Beach in Maharashtra

Dapoli Beach is a popular beach destination in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is situated in the northern part of the Ratnagiri district and offers less crowded beaches with thrilling water sports activities. The natural beauty of Dapoli Beach has captivated many people from the literary world. If anyone is looking for a weekend gateway in the Konkan region, then Dapoli Beach is an idyllic place for an escapade. The popularity of Dapoli is increasing these days, with many tourists from different parts of the country exploring it as a weekend destination. It is a perfect place for a beach holiday. Dapoli has something for everyone to surprise you and makes it a complete holiday destination.

Things to do at Dapoli Beach

There are many things to do in Dapoli apart from splattering around in the pristine water and visiting old temples. A dolphin watch ride is one of the most popular activities. The best time to go dolphin watching is early in the morning.

Moreover, water sports activities like scuba diving, a mode of underwater diving, jet skiing, a high-water sport that is great for developing your balance and adjustment skills, and bumper and banana rides are great fun activities for both kids and adults. They are available on almost all the beaches of Dapoli.

Places to visit near Dapoli Beach

The top places to visit near Dapoli Beach are Harnai Port, which consists of two forts—Suvarnadurga, the sea fort, and Kanak Durga, the land fort. The other famous place is the Panhalakaji Caves, situated in deep valleys and surrounded by jungles. Kadyavarcha Ganapati is another beautiful attraction in Dapoli. Murud Beach is known for its scenic views of the encircling landscape and many more.

Best time to visit Dapoli Beach

The best time to visit Dapoli is from October 31st to mid-February when the climatic conditions remain comfortable for the sightseeing tour. Moreover, it is the perfect time to indulge in outdoor activities at the beach.

How to reach Dapoli Beach

By Air: Ratnagiri Domestic Airport is the nearest airfield, 125 kilometers from Dapoli Beach.

By Rail: Get down at Khed or Mahad railway station, and you can book a cab or taxi to reach Dapoli.

By Road: Dapoli is approximately 185 km from Pune and 220 Km from Mumbai and will take around 4-5 hours to reach.

Restaurants and Street food in Dapoli Beach

The native cuisine is Malvani food, which is renowned for its hot curries and fries. Being so close to the Konkan side and Goa, some Konkani cuisine has also filtered in, so you can find fresh seafood prepared in the Konkani manner and kokum juice, a cool beverage to sip on in the summer. A well-known dish in the area is sol kadhi-rice with fresh seafood







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