What’s Mumbai Without Its Beaches?

Blessed with a long coastline, Mumbai is home to many picturesque beaches that range from energetic, carnival-like seashores to tranquil oases unexpected in the city that never sleeps. To get away from the hustle-bustle of the city, there are countless beaches close by to cool off minds. Here’s a list of some of the beaches in Mumbai:

Juhu Beach

Juhu Beach

The Juhu Beach in Mumbai is one of the most famous Indian beaches. This beach is known to be one of the most-visited beaches in India and is situated in ‘Ville Parle. It is located approximately 18 km from the city center and is the desired location for most film shootings. Juhu Beach borders a posh locality where most celebrities stay and therefore, it is quite common to find famous celebrities jogging along the sands of this popular beach in Mumbai. Tourists visit this beach because of its peaceful atmosphere and its scenic beauty. Juhu Beach is also famous for its local delicacies and street food. The food stalls set up here offer excellent cuisines and snack items. People in Mumbai visit this beach to relax and enjoy after a long, tedious day. There are extravagant hotels and apartments located at the southern end of the beach. Watching the sunset in this wonderful place, guarded by the vast Arabian Sea, is a dream-like vision for anyone who visits the beach.

Chowpatty Beach

Chowpatty Beach

Chowpatty Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mumbai. Located in the heart of the city, this beach is most popular for its local delicacies which most people enjoy whenever they visit Chowpatty Beach. Watching the glorious sunsets from this beach is a sight worth seeing! This beach is a retreat from a tedious routine for many. Most people visit this beach to relax after a long, tiring day. People of all age groups come here to enjoy the scenic beauty offered by the beach. The sea, adorned by its long stretch of white sand in addition to the magnificent sky above, is like a heavenly dream for anyone who visits this beach. One can find beach vendors selling balloons, toys, and local dishes such as spicy raw mango, roasted peanuts, and Mumbai fast food (or chaats). Tourists who visit Mumbai make it a point to visit this beach to experience the peaceful and serene atmosphere. People come here with their friends and families to spend several hours in this relaxing spot. A stroll on Mumbai’s Chowpatty Beach will guarantee you an experience of a lifetime.

Versova Beach

Versova Beach

Versova Beach is another popular beach located in Mumbai. This fascinating coast, which is a continuation of the Juhu Beach and separated by a creek, is situated in the suburbs of Andheri. The Versova village is home to a large community of fishing folk known as ‘Kolis’. This beach/village is famous for its fish market auctions which are held every day. During ancient times, Versova was one of the main ports used for port-side transactions in Mumbai. Apart from the scenic beauty of the coast, gigantic rocks bordering the beach act as a buffer, protecting the village from the enormous waves of the never-ending Arabian Sea. As the shoreline faces the vast Arabian Sea, watching the magnificent sunsets from this beach is a blissful experience. What is even more surreal is watching the fishermen heading out into the big blue and catching fresh fish. People in Mumbai visit this beach to escape from their tedious work life and to enjoy moments of peace. If you are looking for a whole new adventure or some solace, then Versova beach might just be the place for you. Read on for more.

Madh Island Beach

Madh Island Beach

Madh Island Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mumbai. Apart from being a renowned tourist spot, the beach is also one of the cleanest in the state. This beautiful beach is actually made of a cluster of little villages and farmlands situated on the North-Western coast of Mumbai. The shore is surrounded by mangroves which not only adds to its scenic beauty but also separates the beach from the mainland. To take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, people in Mumbai often visit 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, Madh Island Beach attracts a large crowd of people due to its calm waters and soothing scenery.

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Khushi Anand

Hello! Great to meet you! I’m Khushi Anand, a university student who’s always looking out for new places to explore and stories to tell. With my colorful creativity, I want to take you guys on the adventure of a lifetime. www.khushianand.com

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