Karde is one of the most secluded and tranquil beaches amongst the Dapoli beaches. Karde beach has a thin film of white sand covering the underlying black sand typical of beaches in Dapoli. A small creek which you can walk across during low tide seperates the southern side of Karde beach from the northern part of Karde beach which is continous with the Murud Harnai beach.
Karde - The Vast Expanse
Karde is located about 14 kms from the Dapoli bus depot. To get to Karde take the Dapoli - Anjarle road and continue straight for about 10 kms till you see a signboard for Durga Devi Mandir on your left hand side opposite hotel 'Samadhan'. Take a left from here and head towards the Durga Devi Mandir. Half a kilometer before you reach the temple you will find the signboard for Karde on your left hand side opposite one of the very few beer shops in the area. Karde beach is less than 2 kms from here.
Karde beach is a very long and broad beach which extends far upto Burundi via ladghar across a few rocky patches to its south and Murud Harnai to its north so long walks can be really long if you are staying at Karde. You could also try riding your two wheeler along the beach to the adjoining beaches from Karde during low tides. Ladghar is seperated from Karde by couple of rocky stretches to its south.
Durga Devi Temple
The Durga Devi temple right at the start of the way to the Maharshi Karve, Harnai beach is one of the most important temples in this part of Dapoli. An untarred road from the temple also leads to Karde.
Dolphin Watch Ride
Dolphin watch rides are one of the most popular activities amongst tourists here. It can cost between 150 - 250 RS or 1000 - 1500 Rs for an exclusive ride.
Murud Harnai Beach
Karde and Murud Maharshi Karve Beach is a continous stretch of beach making it an unbelievably long stretch of wide beach. Named after one of the greatest visionaries the nation has seen to date, the Harnai beach or the Marshi Karve Beach is again a long flat beach with the Suvarnadurg fort looming in the horizons on its northern side. Harnai beach is also popular for parasailing which is organized in the evenings and ATV rides.
Keshav Karve Photo Gallery
The photo gallery in the honour of the first Bharat Ratna laureate - Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve is at Harnai less than 3kms from Karde and is well worth a visit if you want to see some of the rarest and historic photographs of Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve