Situated at a distance of 2kms from Ganapatipule Beach, the serene shore of Bhandarpule beach sits pretty between two hillocks. Lined with casuarinas trees, the shoreline with its soft sands is ideal to walk on or simply laze around. Since this beach isn’t visited by many, you can head here if you are looking for a beach vacation steeped in solitude. You will surely love the bluish green hue of the sea here. However, swimming isn’t recommended here as the sea is rough.
From the nearby hillock, you can get mesmerizing views of both Bhandarpule beach and Ganpatipule beach. You can bask in the sun sitting on the beach’s soft sands. You may even take a leisurely stroll across the shoreline, sometimes wading in the sea to let the cool water kiss your feet. The brilliant view of the sunset at this quiet beach is also very popular with tourists.
The nearby Ganapatipule beach and the Ganapati temple on its shore are major attractions for people visiting Bhandarpule beach. You may even plan a visit to the secluded twin beaches of Aare and Ware (10 kms away) that are on the Ganpatipule-Ratnagiri route through Bhandapule. Marleshwar Temple and waterfall in Ratnagiri (28 kms away) is also worth a visit.
Best Time to Visit
Any time from between August and February is ideal to plan your visit to Bhandarpule beach.
How to get there
Most people board buses from Pune and Mumbai to reach Ganapatipule bus stand. From there, you can hire cabs or autos to reach the beach that’s 3.5 kms away. If you plan to reach here via train, you will have to get down at the nearest rail station of Ratnagiri that’s 25 kms away. From Mumbai and Pune, you can board MRTC buses to reach Ratnagiri. You may even hire cabs from Mumbai and Pune to reach Bhandarpule beach. The closest airports are at Mumbai and Pune, which are 338 kms and 316 kms away respectively.
You will find cottages and hotels to suit all budgets at the nearby Ganpatipule beach. Some hotels worth mentioning are Nakshatra Beach Resort, Oceano Retreat, Abhishek Beach Resort, Hotel Krishna Sea View and Greenleaf The Resort and Spa. You may even find some reasonably priced homestays at Bhandarpule though they are limited in number.
Soak in the sun and sand, treat your taste buds to delicious Konkan (and traditional Maharashtran) fare at nearby restaurants and experience all the tiredness melt away as you enjoy your vacation at Bhandarpule beach.