Mumbaikars are blessed with plenty beach getaways. They don’t need to flock to Goa every time they want a sandy break. There’s a beach for everyone in Mumbai. If you want to gorge on some local dishes, head to the Girgaum Chowpatty or the Juhu Beach. If you want to see the gorgeous Sea link, off you go to the Dadar Chowpatty. Where would you go if you want a quiet, disconnected and clean beach break?
Scroll through our list of few of the cleanest and best beaches in and around Mumbai.
Erangal is a small fishing village in Madh Island. It is home to the Erangal beach, one of the cleanest shores in Mumbai, with emerald coloured water. It is bordered by hills and paddy fields. The beach is less explored which provides for plenty tranquility. Erangal beach is roughly at a distance of around 25 minutes from Malad railway station.
A lot of people confuse the Silver beach on Madh Island with that near Juhu. The similarities end at the name though. While the latter is always crowded and buzzing, the former is as quiet and deserted as ever. The beach is surround by fishermen’s settlements. What were earlier smaller hutments, have now grown into 3 to 4 storeyed buildings.
Home to Mumbai’s famous adventure park; Essel World, the Gorai Beach is a relatively known name. More popular amongst the youth, Gorai beach sees very less footfall during the weekdays, which usually picks up during the weekend. The beach has some shacks serving authentic Maharashtrian and Konkani cuisine. Sip on some coconut water while dipping your feet in the sea.
Aksa beach was long famous before Bollywood released a song to its name. This is one of the more popular and clean beaches in Mumbai. While swimming is prohibited here due to strong undercurrents and shifting sand, it’s an ideal beach to enjoy some calm and build sandcastles. Aksa beach is easily accessible from Malad and Kandivali.
Just thirty minutes from Malad station is the undisturbed and pollution-free Marve beach. Like Aksa beach, swimming is prohibited here as well. The beach is beautifully lined up with cashew nut, coconut and palm trees. The beach houses a small Portuguese church, instantly giving you some Goa vibes. Ferries are available from Marve beach to Manori and Gorai beach every 5 minutes. Ferries are also available every 30 minutes to go to Essel World.
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