A Guide to the Best Beaches in MumbaiAlso known by the name of Bombay, Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra. It is the heart of the nation for here lies the ‘Bollywood,’ the Hindi mainstream film industry, and this is why Mumbai is also called the city of dreams. Also, it has some of the best natural as well as architectural wonders. Amidst the fast-paced lives of people, the city that never sleeps is home to some of the breathtaking beaches. Here’s a list of all the best beaches in Mumbai that you would love to go to.
Juhu BeachIt is situated in Vile Parle in the western suburbs of the city. Even though it is crowded with people from all around the world, it has a certain serenity to it. The beach is 6km (3.7 mi) long along with the ISKON temple in the vicinity. There are a number of street food vendors lined up at the beach providing its visitors with the best and famous street food.
Tourists Relax on the Mumbai Beach
Madh Island BeachIt is one of the renowned tourist spots in the city. Located on the northwest coast of Mumbai, it is very less crowded and populated than other beaches in Mumbai. The 17th-century Madh Fort built by the Portuguese is a breathtaking structure looking over the sea. Even though it is well connected through the roads, it feels like a world of its own. Nearby mangrove trees and luxurious restaurants and hotels offering spas will take your relaxation to new levels.
Versova BeachIt is the continuation of Juhu Beach towards Andheri suburbs as a creek separates these two beaches, also one of the best beaches in Mumbai to visit. It is a beautiful beach to witness the work that fishermen do. Almost every day there is a fish market auction. The festival of ‘coconut day’ of the Kolis, a prominent fishing community, is quite enjoyable there. During the Ganesh Visarjan after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, it is pretty crowded as people come to immerse the statues of Lord Ganesha into the sea.
Gorai BeachIt lies in the northeast of the city. Extremely popular for its sunrise and sunsets and especially among youngsters, it is one of the most peaceful beaches in Mumbai. You could easily take a ferry from Borivali or Malad to reach here. There is also a seafood market where you can find some delicious things to eat.
Girgaum Chowpatty Beach
Uran BeachIt is a sort of fishing village situated at the end of Navi Mumbai flanked by the sea at three sides. This beach is absolutely unexplored by tourists which makes it even more serene and peaceful among the best beaches in Mumbai. A distant view of south Mumbai is visible from the beach. One can just lose themselves at such a calm and beautiful magic of nature.
Alibaug Beach (92km from Mumbai)Even though it is outside of Mumbai, it is one of the most breathtaking beaches in Maharashtra. It is laced with black, hard textured sand and a very famous place near Mumbai. It is perfect for a little getaway with your friends, family or partner to take some time off of busy city life and enjoy the gift of nature. Many hotels and resorts are available near the site.
Manori BeachIt is one of the most pristine beaches in Mumbai. There’s a lot of cashew nut groves and Portuguese architecture at the beach. The place gives a little Goa vibe not just at the day but also at night where parties and fun is inescapable. There are also well-maintained cottages at the seashore to enjoy the beach every once in a while. The closest railway station is Malad.
Marve beachIt is situated in Malad west and known for its Portuguese medieval church and cashew nut groves. Very similar to Manori and very near to it. The Portuguese church and the attire of Mumbai’s catholic natives seem to be very similar to Goa. The closest railway station is in Malad where ferry and hotels are easily available.