A clean, virgin beach with no crowds just a few hours drive from Pune and Mumbai! Sounds too good to be true? Welcome to Karde beach, situated on the west Maharashtra Konkan coastline. A scenic half an hours drive (about 13km) from Dapoli will bring you here. You can stay in one of the beach resorts near the hill side and relish on the exquisite seafood cooked in local styles. The fried fish and fish curry is really yummy. They serve good Konkani vegetarian food too.
One of the primary attractions here is dolphin watching. A number of local tour operators arrange dolphin watching trips in boats. The Sheoak plantations (Suruche Ban) which border this beach are an ideal retreat for relaxing or having short naps. It is safe for swimming or you can just wade in the waters with white waves lapping at your feet. Have the time of your lives playing Frisbee, beach volley ball, collecting sea shells, etc.
The view of the sunset is spectacular and breathtaking. Nights can be a perfect time to let your hair down and sing and dance around camp fires or simply take a long walk. One of the most beautiful Konkan beaches, Karde has all the makings of a great beach holiday destination for you and your family.
Karde is situated around 13km from Dapoli. State Transport (ST) buses run between Dapoli and Karde, however with less frequency. The best option is to take an auto rickshaw or drive down. Rented jeeps / cars are also available.
Directions from Dapoli to Karde:
• Take the Harnai road from Dapoli
• Turn left towards Murud after reaching "Asud Pul" (Bridge)
• Take the Karde bifurcation just before Murud to reach Karde
(Road Route: Dapoli - Gimhavane - Asud Pul (bridge) - Karde phata - Karde)
• Hotel Kinara, Karde (Phone: 02358 234633) - Very Tasty Seafood
• Sagar Hill Hotel, Karde (Phone: 02358 234596)
• Sea Face Beach Resort, Karde (Phone: 02358 234832)