400 years old Ganpati image at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the sand. This deity faces the West, so as to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east and is called the 'paschim dwar devta'.
Located about a quarter of a mile off the coast from Harnai port is the fascinating Suvarnadurg Fort. A rocky island, Suvarnadurg is about 8 acres big with stone wall bastions.
If you can bear to leave the shades of the “Suru” trees and the turquoise blue sea of Guhagar behind there is lots to around Guhagar. A ferry ride across Jaigad creek to the south or the Vashishti river to the north gets you to Ganpatipule and Dapoli respectively. If Ganpatipule is famous for its Swayambhu Ganpati temple Dapoli is well known for its sea forts.
Dapoli a small town in the Ratnagiri district across the Vashishti river from Guhagar and is everything a holiday destination should be. A perfect place for sightseeing and exploring the Konkan region, Dapoli has something for every one. With a long stretch of beach extending from Kolthare and Dabhol in the south to Kelshi in the northern end Dapoli has one of the longest stretch of beaches. The temples seaforts hotsprings and archaeological sites around Dapoli makes it a perfect sightseeing spot.
Dabhol a mere half an hour from Guhagar which opens up scores of sightseeing options in Dapoli. The sea forts in Dapoli is the main attraction apart from the many beaches one after the other starting from Dabhol itself and Kolthare. 35 kms from Guhagar is Tavsal jetty from where you could get a ferry to Jaigad and visit Ganpatipule.