Dabhol beach, one of the most secluded beaches amongst the beaches in this stretch, is a serene beach with the tranquility augmented by the 'suruche ban' lining the enire stretch of the beach thanks to the afforestation efforts of Maharashtra government. A black sand beach Dabhol is the beach you need to head for if you are looking for solitude or some quality time alone with your loved ones.
Dabhol beach is one amongst the many highlights of a vacation in Dabhol. Chandikadevi Temple is the primary attraction in Dabhol. The underground temple of Chandikadevi with a swayambhu idol is thronged by pilgrims every year during shivaratri.The revered Vashishti river meets the sea in Dabhol forming the Dabhol creek. Hire a boat and wade into the river with a fishing rod and you could try your hand at fresh water fishing!
Anda Masjid with the dome and minarets located close to the Dabhol port elucidates muslim architecture. Built during Adilshah’s Regime, legend has it that 15 lakh indian rupees was spent in the construction of this beautiful monument. Anda masjid still remains one of the prominent landmarks in Dabhol and is definitely worth a visit during a holiday in Dabhol.
Dabhol creek - Suvarnadurg Shipping..
Dabhol creek earlier used seperate the beaches south of it from Dabhol, however Suvarnadurg Shipping changed the entire status quo by introducing ferries connecting Dabhol to Dhopave. Dr. Chandrakant Mokal & Dr. Yogesh Mokal started 'Suvarnadurga Shipping & Marine Services Pvt. Ltd.' reducing the travel time between the two destinations of Dabhol and Guhagar by a whopping 3 hours!
Kolthare is yet another secluded beach close to Dabhol famous for the Koleshwar temple 'Kul Daiwat' of many chitpavan families and of all Bhaves(Kaushik Gotra). With a small cove tucked between two hillocks the Kolthare beach with a great camping ground offers a magnificent view from the coconut plantations on the hillocks. At the southern end of the beach there is a small village cemetry.
Chandika Devi temple
Believed to be from the Pandav era the swayambhu Chandika Devi temple is located on the Dabhol-Dapoli road. Housed within a small cave without electrical lights, lit up by 'samayis' is the idol of Chandika devi believed to have been formed naturally in the cave with big a face and eyes.