Different Beaches in Mumbai
Mumbai is a commercially and economically full of life city situated along with the western coast of India. Situated at the side of the Arabian Sea, Mumbai is well-known for its beaches. Following are the different Beaches in Mumbai:
Juhu Beach: It is a 6 kilometres long beach and is the longest in Mumbai. Juhu Beach, situated in the central suburb of Mumbai, is a gorgeous place to be in, which gets strokes of turquoise waves day and night. One can access this calm, tranquil and peaceful beach from Vile Parle, Santa Cruz and Andheri as well. This beach also recognized as 'Juhu Chowpatty' is located in Ville Parle in the central outer edge of Mumbai. It is one of the most famous and most visited beaches of India.
Marine Drive: Marine Drive is a 3 kilometres extended, six lane tangible roads in southern Mumbai which stretches north along the coast, forming a natural bay. This C-shaped road links Nariman Point to Babulnath and is located at the foot of Malabar Hill. This tourist spot has also been called Sonapur by the locals of the city.
Gorai Beach: It is situated around 4 to 6 kilometres from Borivali in the north of Mumbai. It lies towards the north-east of the city adjoining the Gorai village. The beach is popular for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The local sea-food market is also famed next to this beach.
Aksa Beach: Aksa beach lies between Borivali and Malad at about 10 kilometres from the respective stations. Aksa beach is popular for its fresh sand and its peaceful calmness. A type of sea shells are scattered from corner to corner of the beach which makes it one of the best beaches in Mumbai. Swimming is not suggested at all as the waves are extremely volatile.
Girgaum Chowpatty Beach: It is located in southern Mumbai, being a section of the city life. The place is close to Charni Road Station and is well-liked for the road-side eateries. The Girgaum Chowpatty beach is very popular for its local delicacies. People assemble here during the immersion of idols on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Madh Island Beach: The north-west coast of Mumbai has an isolated Madh Island beach which is a part of a group of fishing villages. The beach has the Malad Creek on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west that creates a wonderful view. The beach is well connected throughout the roads and is also popular for hosting parties. A watchtower built by the Portuguese in early 17th century is here.
Versova Beach: Juhu beach extends northward to form the Versova beach. A bay separates the two beaches. One of the breeziest beaches in Mumbai, it is best for swimming and jogging at the side of the amazing sunset. The fish market marts are held on a daily basis. Kolis’ ‘Coconut Day’ festival is worth witnessing. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mount Mary Church of Bandra and the Jain temple are the attractions of this beach.
Uran Beach: Uran beach is situated between Panvel and Karjat. One can find the remains of Karanja fort and a distant view of South Mumbai making it as one of the popular beaches in Mumbai.
Marve Beach: The Marvé beach is famous for its cashew nut groves and a medieval Portuguese church. Churches from the Portuguese period and the clothes of Mumbai’s Catholic residents put up a mysterious resemblance to Goa.
Manori Beach: It is smitten with cashew nut groves and Portuguese architecture. It is an ideal weekend escape with family. The Manori beach is also connected to Essel World through a ferryboat.
Kalamb Beach: The Kalamb Beach is situated near Nalaspora. The beach also has a number of good food-joints around making the day worthy.
Dadar Chowpatty: It was called lower Mahim earlier as it is situated on the island of Mahim. It is famous for Maharashtrian foods like Vada Pav, Batata Vada, Thalipith, Misal Pav, Sabudana Vada etc. Shiv Sena headquarters is located here. This beach is near to Dadar Station.
Bandstand Beach: This beach is named after the bandstand culture of old celebrated days when bands were used to amuse people by playing outdoors at this place. Bollywood actors like Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan have their houses on Bandstand. Other famous Television stars too have their residences in the Carter Road area of Bandra.
Gurgaum Chowpatty Beach: Gurgaum Chowpatty is situated in the south of Mumbai at a walking distance from Charni Road station. Gurgaum Chowpatty beach is well-known for eateries and delicacies like Bhel puri, Chaat, Pav bhaji, Fruit juice, etc. The Girgaum beach is famous for immersion of idols of Ganesh on the 10th day of worship when millions of people get together there for celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Kihim Beach: The Kihim beach is located to the north of Alibaug at a distance of about 12 kilometres. The surroundings are places like Murad beach and Chaul, synagogues, churches, historic forts and fascinating towers of St. Barbara.
Alibaug Beach: It is the main beach of Alibaug town. Its sand is of black shade and has a hard surface. People can have a view of the famous Kolaba Fort from the beach.
Kashid Beach: It is surrounded between Revdanda and Korlai fort to its north and the amazing Murud Janjira fort to the south. It preserves the otherworldly charm with its casuarina groves and crystal-clear waters.
Harnai Beach: It is situated in the small fishing village of Harnai in Dapoli. Swimming is dangerous during monsoon here.
Tarkarli Beach: It is situated at the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. The beach has achieved vast fame as state’s only scuba diving training centre and simply ranks among the best beaches near Mumbai.