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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the 10 most famous beaches in Mumbai?

Harsh Binani Sep 09 2014
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Here is a list of 10 most famous beaches in Mumbai which are just perfect for experiencing the local flavour of this “City of Dreams”. Usually marked by a maddening rush of people, these beaches surprisingly do offer precious moments of silence. Take a look:


A beach view in Mumbai (by Vivo78)

1. Juhu Beach
An iconic landmark of Mumbai, Juhu Beach is famous for being the filming site for many a hit bollywood movies. From the numerous food stalls and happy crowds thronging the beach to secluded niches where you can spend some quiet time, the beach has something for everyone. Bright lights, the famous ‘Mumbai-style food court’, vendors vying for your attention, and of course, the plethora of water sports options-- Juhu beach should be your first step to exploring the Mumbai coastline.

2. Chowpatty Beach
Chowpatty Beach is a very popular local hangout, adjacent to Marine Drive. Having a spicy bhel puri or a ragda patty here, is a Mumbai tradition. In other words, this is one of the best places to explore the local food items in Mumbai.


View of Chowpatty Beach (by Flickr upload bot)

The location for myriad festivals and rituals, Chowpatty takes on a different aura during the colourful festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. At the commencement of the festival, numerous idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed here. This is also a great spot to catch Ramlila performances.

3. Versova Beach
Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Versova Beach in Greater Mumbaiis home to the Kolis-- the largest fishing community in Mumbai. An overwhelming coastline welcomes you to this quiet beach. Relatively less crowded than the other beaches in the city, you can indulge in some skilled fishing or simply let go and relax in this soothing abode.


Versova Beach (by Utcursch)

The waters here are quite treacherous, so swimming is not recommended. The nearby Versova Fort is a popular tourist attraction.

5. Dana Paani Beach
A quiet and serene patch of golden sands, Dana Paani Beach is ideal for some quietude and relaxed moments with your loved ones. This one is comparatively clean and well-maintained as not too many people flock to this beach. Take a lovely walk around the place or indulge in some delicious local snacks offered by the vendors, either ways, you will have a great experience here!

6. Marve Beach
This is one of the 10 most famous beaches in Mumbai, best known for its scenic landscape and amazing sunset and sunrise views. The picturesque setting and cozy atmosphere of Marve Beach makes it an ideal choice for a lovely day outing.


Marve Creek (by Nichalp)

7. Madh Island BeachMadh Island, one of the famous places to visit in Mumbai, is more than just a beach. It is a destination in itself. Boasting of numerous farmlands and fishing villages, this place is a perfect choice if you want to experience the local lifestyle of fishermen. It also houses much revered Harbadevi Temple, Madh Island Fort and St. Bonaventure Church.

8. Manori BeachHome to the world’s largest structure having the bone relics of Gautam Buddha known as Global Vipassana Pagoda, Manori Beach is a quiet spot in itself. The atmosphere here is reminiscent of the quieter Goa beaches. It is just perfect for a lovely morning walk to catch some stunning sunrise views. The east Indian and the seafood shacks are a must visit here.


Sunset at Manori (by Vivo78)

9. Erangal Beach
Situated in a quiet Mumbai suburb, Erangal Beach is another lesser-known gem on the Mumbai coastline, which is great for the times when you are looking for some alone time. Don’t give it a miss if you love going on a peaceful stroll or want a laid-back and nice picnic spot for yourself.

10. Uran Beach
Located close to a sleepy fishing village and home to a number of religious places in Mumbai like the Dronagiri Temple and Dargah of Hazrat Mukim Shah Baba, Uran Beachcan be visited for its tranquil atmosphere and picturesque landscape.


Uran Beach (by Nichalp)

The road to Uran itself is quite lovely, lined with trees, rice fields and mountains. This place is also a well-known salt pan, with vast expanses of mineral salt gleaming white under the sun.

Each of these 10 most famous beaches in Mumbai come with its own distinct flavour and personality to keep things interesting. So, don’t miss out visiting them while you are planning a trip here.
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