Dabhol town is located on the south-west border of Dapoli taluka. Vashishthi River flowing from Chiplun merges into the sea at Dabhol forming the Dabhol creek. Chandikadevi Temple and a fishing jetty are the major attractions in Dabhol. The underground temple of Chandikadevi with a swayambhu idol is thronged by pilgrims every year during shivaratri.
Dabhol beach, one of the most secluded beaches tranquility of which is augmented by the 'suruche ban' lining the enire stretch of the beach thanks to the afforestation efforts of Maharashtra government. The revered Vashishti river meets the sea in Dabhol forming the Dabhol creek. Venture into the river in a boat with a fishing rod and you could try your hand at fishing while soaking in the pictureque locale!
Kolthare with a small cove tucked between two hillocks is another secluded beach close to Dabhol famous for the Koleshwar temple 'Kul Daiwat' of many chitpavan families and of all Bhaves (Kaushik Gotra).
Chandika Devi Temple
Believed to be from the Pandav era the swayambhu Chandika Devi temple housed within a small cave is located on the Dabhol-Dapoli road.
Just across the Vashishti creek is Guhagar a white sand beach ahead of Anjanvel. A temple town there many temples committed to various forms of Lord Shiva like Vyadeshwar, Talkeshwar and a temple of Ufrata Ganapati in Guhagar. Gopalgad fort - a fort in ruins and the Anjanwel lighthouse which offers panoramic views of the sea are also major tourist attractions in Guhagar apart from the Guhagar beach which stretches on for almost 5 kms.
Anda Masjid with the dome and minarets located close to the Dabhol port elucidates muslim architecture. Built during Adilshah’s Regime, Anda masjid still remains one of the prominent landmarks in Dabhol and is definitely worth a visit.