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.
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 half a kilometer before you reach the temple you will find the signboard for Karde on your left opposite one of the very few beer shops in the area. Karde beach is less than 2 kms from here.
Karde is one of the most secluded and tranquil beaches in the entire stretch of Dapoli beaches. A vast expanse of flat soft sandy beach awaits you at Karde. Karde beach is also a typical Dapoli beach with a thin film of white sand covering the underlying black sand. The Karde beach is a very broad and long beach and extends far upto Burundi and Murud Harnai on either sides. Long walks in Karde can be really long if you are staying at the beach.
Dapoli has produced some great men who not only have made an impact on the state of Maharashtra but have made major contribution in shaping the culture of the nation. One such man was the great Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve - a memmorial photo gallery in his honour in Murud Harnai about 2 kms from Karde. The items used by Maharshi Karve, photos taken of him with other great personalities and his statue has been put up in this museum.
Karde and Murud Maharshi Karve, Murud 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.
Ladghar is a small stretch of beach to the south of the rocky hillock which seperates it from Karde. Ladghar extends onto Burundi - a small fishing hamlet to its south. There is a 'Dutta mandir' - the village diety, atop the hillock on the northern end of Ladghar beach. Parasailing and water sports like water scooters is available in Ladghar and is very popular.
Harnai port is the main fishing village. Every evening hundreds of fishing boats come back after fishing and gather to auction their catch. The fish auction is the essential trade step between fish landings and the trade. Business worth lakhs of rupees is carried out daily between 4 pm to 7 pm. Witnessing the auctions here is an experience one shouldnt miss.
Dolphin watch rides are also very popular activity amongst tourists here. Dolphin watch boat rides are usually organized early in the morning. It can cost between 150 - 250 RS or 1000 - 1500 Rs for an exclusive ride.
A new road has been constructed connecting Karde to Ladghar the 'Tamas Theertha' beach. The road reduces the distance between Karde and Ladgar from about 20 kms to hardly about 3 kms and makes a visit or a walk to Ladghar very possible!