One of the most popular beaches in Dapoli, Harnai is a long flat beach with the Suvarnadurg fort looming in the horizons on the northern side and the vast expanse of sandy beach extending upto Karde and further towards the southern side.
PS : don't confuse 'Murud' - Harnai with 'Murud' - Janjira near Alibag. Though their names are similar, they are located at least 100 Kms apart from eachother!!
Named after one of the greatest visionaries the nation has seen to date, the Harnai beach or the Marshi Karve Beach, is a vast expanse of sandy beach. A very popular beach with bird watchers the northern end of Harnai beach almost always is filled with schools of sea gulls. Paragliding is a regular feature at the Harnai beach and you will find many people having fun riding their bikes on the beach here on the Harnai beach.
Maharshi Karve - Photo Gallery
The Photo gallery in the honour of the first Bharat Ratna laureate - Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve is at Harnai and well worth a visit if you want to see some of the rarest and historic photographs of Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve and his efforts towards education for women and widow marriage. Though a small step to pay homage to a great man the effort is difinitely ladable.
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. The Durga Devi temple was built way back in the 18th century with Durga Devi as the presiding diety with a pyramid-like roof of terracotta tiles, along with a pond and a hanging temple bell to the left of the main entrance.
Located about a quarter of a mile off the coast from Harnai port is the fascinating Suvarnadurg Fort
A rocky island, Suvarnadurg is about 8 acres big with stone wall bastions. The sea-gate depicts carved figures of a tiger, eagle and elephants and fifteen old guns have also been located in the fort. Suvarnadurg is cetainly a must visit during your Dapoli vacation
Harnai Fishing Harbour..
One of the most popular attractions during a Dapoli vacation the fish auction at Harnai fishing harbour is an awe inspiring affair. The fish auctions at Harnai happen every day at about 6 pm when all the fishing boats return to the harbour one by one with the days catch.