If you are looking for a secluded spot away for a long weekend and yet stay close to tourist spots, your answer is Hedvi. A small cove of black sand beach Hedvi is practically away from every thing, even mobile phone coverage yet is very close to the popular destinations like Ganpatipule, Velneshwar and Guhagar!!
Hedvi Beach is a black sand cove between the two white sand beaches of Guhagar-Velneshwar and Ganpatipule. Hedvi beach is a small stretch with the end towards the Uma Maheshwari temple dominated by rocks. Avoid getting into the water here. If you are very particular about a dip in the sea the far end is better.
A word of caution : Hedvi beach is not the safest beaches for a swim and a dip ideally should be avoided.
Dashabhuja Ganesh Mandir, Hedvi
This ‘Laxmi – Ganesh Temple’ is not only ancient but also rare. Carved in white stone beleived to be from the Kashmir region the idol is 3 feet high with ten hands, hence the name 'Dashabhuja Ganapati'. A grand ceremony along with a procession of in a chariot is held between Shukla Chaturthi to Shashthi in Magh every year to celebrate the birth of the elephant god.
Hedvi is approximately 275 Kms from Pune and about 300 Kms from Mumbai. Chiplun is the nearest rail head and from Chiplun Hedvi is about 50 Kms. Hedvi is an ideal destination for weekend motor bike riders as it is just about at the right distance for a long ride and there are many places that you can see in and around Hedvi and more over Hedvi offers a secluded destination to hang up your boot!
Brahmanghal is a rare natural phenomenon where continous gradation of the rocks by the sea has created a gorge in the black rock patch about 20 feet deep and 1-2 feet wide. The sea water gushes in and a water column rises through this gorge above the rocks upto 20-30ft!
The temple of Uma Maheshwari is on the same rocky stretch on the way to Brahman Ghal.
Thanks to Ratnadurga Shipping Corporatiion Ganpatipule is just an hours drive away from Hedvi. The ferry which will also take your four wheeler across the creek will drop you at Jaigad 15 Kms from Ganpatipule. The ferry point is at Tavsal 10 Kms from Hedvi.