Walking into the hidden hamlet, of Ladghar beach you’d instantly be captivated by the magnetic red pebbles strewn all across the white grainy sand. One of the most underrated beaches in Maharashtra, this beach in Dapoli literally paints the town red. This small stretch of a beach to the south of the rocky hillock separates it from Karde. Interestingly, Ladghar beach is also called Tamas Theertha as you can watch the Arabian sea turn multiple shades of red during sunset. While India doesn’t have distinct red sand beaches, Ladghar beach is the red pebble beach you need to explore.
Red Pebbles On White Sand: Welcome To Ladghar Beach
Nestled just 8 km away from the Dapoli bus stop, the tiny beach of Ladghar welcomes you with red pebbles scattered all across the soft white sand. The northern end of Ladghar beach greets you with a rocky stretch and finer sand. And the southern end of Ladghar has grainier sand, different from other beaches in Dapoli. The unspoiled landscape, reddish waters and coloured pebbles make this a beach lover’s ultimate paradise.
Take a relaxing stroll down this untouched beach and soak in the glorious hues of sunset. Painting the horizon in all shades of red, it stands true to its name, Tamas Theertha. The beach also has a religious value attached to it, where bathing or swimming here is known to recharge your energies.
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Spot Dolphins & Partake In Water Sporting Activities
Most beaches in Dapoli are famous for their dolphin spotting activity. Ladghar beach is not any different. Offering amazing dolphin spotting opportunities, this beach is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway for Maharashtrians. While dolphin watch rides are super popular here, if you wish to actually spot a dolphin, then you’d have to be ready for an early morning adventure. Parasailing, boating, banana and water scooters make Ladghar an attractive destination for water sports. Adventure enthusiasts can literally test the waters here. This red beach gives you the chance to reignite your fiery spirits.
Take A Stroll To Ancient Temples Surrounded By Coconut Groves
The religious significance of Ladghar beach, also makes your trip incomplete without a visit to the ancient temples situated here. The 400-year-old Velneshwar Temple in Dapoli, surrounded by coconut groves and nestled by the beach is a Lord Shiva temple that’s truly beautiful. The other temple you must take a stroll to is the Datta Mandir situated on a small hill. The locals celebrate Datta Jayanti with a lot of reverence here.
Gorge On Mouthwatering Freshly Prepared Seafood
While beaches are all about the stunning sunsets and pristine views, there are also all about the amazing seafood. Ladghar beach is nestled near the small fishing village of Burondi. So, expect to spot fishing boats and twinkling light along the Burondi harbour in the quiet evenings. The beach has a plethora of shacks, hotels, homestays and restaurants perched nearby to full all your Konkani seafood cravings. Devour fish, prawns and other seafood prepared with local spices and ingredients.
Ladghar beach with its red pebbles and redder waters during sunset will give you a magical experience. It’s a beach like no other, and that’s what makes it India’s red sand beach or red pebble beach, however you’d like to fondly call it!