We did quick visit to Anjarle beach too. But this place is worth visiting from March to May for Turtle hatching season
Commute: This trip was done as a road trip in my beast Maruti Suzuki SX4. We checked out on thrid day at 12pm after a last round in the sea followed by heavy breakfast. (Expenses details to follow)
Stay tips: If you stay at Ladghar beach then you don't need to head anywhere else. There are water sports and family boat ride on offer. For each ride one can negotiate for 150-200 INR per person.
But if you stay somewhere else then head to Karde beach which has longer stretch than the Ladghar beach and it is more popular too.
Food tips: Instead of trying various other cuisines, stick with konkan style of food preparation to enjoy the food, like gawnya (kind of spongy dosa made from rice flour) and thalipeeth for breakfast, bharli wangi, masoor or black chana during meals and modak as sweet dish are just worth trying.
While passing through Dapoli town, one can try raw cashew on roadside. These folks cut open the fruit to take out unprocessed and tender cashew. Worth trying.
Trip cost: We booked three rooms at around 2500 INR each room (the rate fluctuates based on the season and demand).
Per family, 3 days' food bill was around 2500 INR (we had all our meals in resort's restaurant)
Roughly 2000 INR for food and refreshments on the way.
5000 INR spent for 7 folks towards rides (tried pretty much all the ride) - so 1500 to 2000 INR per family
Fuel cost was 4000 INR for 360 kms for each petrol car. There were NO tolls gates on this trip.
So total expense around 12,500 INR for two nights and three days trip to Dapoli for family of 4 members.