(Last Updated on : 30/03/2015)
Madh Island Beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Mumbai
. Madh Island Beach is mainly a group of small farmlands and villages that have old world charm, and is nestled comfortably on the north-west coast of Mumbai. The area is bounded by the Arabian Sea
to the west and the Malad creek on the east. The area is a rural area inhabited by Kolis, Marathi
and East Indian Roman Catholics in Madh village as well as by people from other communities too.
The shore is surrounded by mangroves which not only adds to its scenic beauty, but also separates the beach from the mainland. Madh Island Beach provides a complete escape from the heat and dust of the city and it is a perfect destination to spend time on this heavenly beach with friends and families. This tranquil beach also serves as an ideal venue for lavish parties hosted by Mumbai's elite society. Many Bollywood
movies and soap operas
have also been shot at this magnificent venue. A perfect destination for anyone who wishes to take a break from the city, the Madh Island Beach attracts a large crowd of people due to its calm waters and soothing scenery.
The Beaches here are not ideal for swimming due to the shallow water and under current, but the place is popular for its peacefulness and calmness. Unlike other beaches in the Mumbai city the Madh Island Beach is very clean and unpolluted. The main reason to come here is to escape the urban environment, explore the fishing villages and enjoy a stroll along the seashore.
Madh Island Beach is dotted with magnificent bungalows and is the perfect getaway for respite from noisy city life. To put concisely, Madh Island Beach is a place that is close to nature and makes a perfect hangout for solitude lovers.
Best Time to Visit Madh Island Beach
Although the Madh Island Beach is crowded throughout the year, the best time to visit is from October to June. At this time of the year, there is less humidity and the weather is pleasant.
Nearby Attractions at Madh Island Beach
The stunning Madh beach is not only a tourist spot, but also has a historical importance. The serene beauty of nature is ornamented by some nearby attractions.
'Erangal' is a picturesque village situated on Madh Island. A farming community, Erangal is also a popular tourist interest.
Another attraction on Madh Island Beach is the 'Madh Fort'. The Madh Fort, also known as 'Versova Fort', is a structure that was built by the Portuguese in the 17th Century. This fort was utilized as a watchtower and used for training cadets.
Situated very close to the beach, is the 'St. Bonaventure', which is an ancient church, built in the 16th century by the Portuguese.
How to Reach Madh Island Beach
Madh Island Beach is well-connected by roads. People can therefore, easily hire autos or taxis to reach the beach. State buses are available from many parts of Mumbai. One can reach the Madh Island Beach easily by boarding local trains from the city. The nearest railway station to the beach is situated at Malad district.