Mumbai - The City of Dreams! As it is lovingly called, is a home to 20 million people. Mumbai is the financial, commercial and the entertainment capital of India.
Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.
The city has a coastline of about 603 sq. km, and is blessed to have soulful and serene beaches around which are best for de-stress, relaxation, and entertainment.
While there are numerous beaches in Mumbai, some of them give you a magical experience of beautiful sunrise and sunset which is soul soothing experience.
To help you choose the best amongst the rest, here’s a list of 12 beaches in Mumbai that are gorgeous, soothing, mesmerizing and full of spirit.
The most popular amongst all, this western Mumbai beach gives you a perfect spot to spend time with your family, eat, jog, cycle or stroll down on the waterline.
Aksa in West Malad is popular weekend destination. Having coconut trees in background, clean sand, blissful peace makes it the best place for solitude. Spend hours at this beach walking barefoot to feel the soothing breeze.
Situated in north-western Mumbai, Versova is home to largest fishing community - Kolis. Daily fish auction is a major attraction here. Activities like swimming, jogging and snorkeling describe this beach the best.
Dadar chowpatty is frequented by the locals who. With the serenity and beauty of the beach one can spend hours walking or jogging around and fall in love with the sunset and sunrise views.
One of the most popular and silent beaches in Mumbai is the Gorai beach. The major highlight of the beach is the Essel World and Water Kingdom. These amusement theme parks are about 3-4 km away from the beach.
If quality time with your family in a beautiful & tranquil place is what you wish for, Madh Island is meant for you. Take a stroll barefoot on the beach side. Check out the watchtower, which is a breathtaking structure built by the Portuguese in the early 17th century.
Best place in Mumbai to enjoy medieval Portuguese churches. This mini Goan beach is also close to the beautiful sight of the Global Vipassana Pagoda. This is a must-go place if you are missing the Goan cashews.
Girgaon beach is immensely popular for Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan. People also enjoy lip-smacking chaat, kulfi, chana masala at food stalls. The camel, horse ride, carnival keep your kids entertained.
Manori in northern Mumbai, is one of the popular picnic spots and a perfect weekend getaway. Restaurants and food stalls at the beach-side offer scrumptious seafood. One can lie down on a shack and enjoy starry skies.
One among the popular ones, Alibaug is quaint, clean and the best place to rejuvenate your soul. A long stretch makes it an ideal place to hangout for families and friends. The beach’s beauty is uplifted with the hard-textured sand and rocks.
Daman is one of the coolest beaches on the west coast of India. Covered with coconut trees and beautiful forts, it famous for colonial architecture. Filled with seafood delicacies, the place is best to enjoy with family and friends.
Known for its clear waters and view, Kashid beach is the best beach around Mumbai for people who are fond of old architectures. It's the best place to enjoy in high tides which are majorly in November - February.
May there always be a shell in your hand and sand in your shoes! Do visit these serene beaches of Mumbai when in town!