Harnai Beach, Harne, Dapoli, Maharashtra, India, 415713View on Map
Harnai is a small village situated at a distance of 15 kms from Dapoli. The village is very famous for two things: Harnai beach and Harnai fort. The Harnai beach is a long beach with a peaceful environment. The beach is lined with Harnai fort on its northern end. Harnai beach is one of the most favorite beaches for people from Pune and Mumbai. People visit the beach to spend weekends and enjoy nature. The harnai port is also famous for fishing. Hundreds of fishing boats hunt fishes in the Arabian sea from harnai beach and return in the evening every day. The fishermen also auction the fishes catched. As the beach has good number of tourists, the market is always full with foodies. These fishes include Pomfret, kingfish, mackerel, white jumbo prawns, lobsters, squids, etc.
Harnai beach is also called as Maharshi Karve Beach since Maharshi Karve’s birth place is Dapoli. The beach is filled with water sport lovers, bird photographers and bird watchers. The reason is that Harnai beach has variety of beautiful birds. The water sports has paragliding, water bikes, banana rides, etc.
Other places to see near Harnai beach:
Tourists can enjoy the beach, rides, relax and then head towards Durga temple which is an ancient temple. The temple was built in the 18th century with Durga Devi as the presiding deity. Bharat Ratna laureate - Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve photo gallery which showcases his work and social causes he participated in. Also, tourists can visit Harnai fort, Suvarnadurg fort, etc.
How to reach Harnai beach?
One can reach Dapoli by road using public or private transport. There are buses, jeeps and rickshaws available in Dapoli for Harnai village.
You can get more information about Harnai beach on IraTrips.
Mumbai to Harnai: 242 km
Pune to Harnai: 212 km