Weekend Beach Getaways in Mumbai
Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India, may be known for its fast-paced life, crowds, and excess. If the noise of the city starts getting to you, ditch the seaside venues of this massive coastal metropolis and head on to the more serene beaches near Mumbai, lined up all along the Konkan Coast. Mumbai city itself boasts a few beaches, only a few hours out you will find coastlines you never imagined and traditional Konkan seafood that will keep you hooked! There are plenty of weekend getaway options for the city’s residents, and blessed with the coastal location, many of them are awesome beach destinations, which attracts visitors from the country and the world.
Here are Top 5 Beaches near Mumbai for your Weekend Vacation Vibes
Juhu Beach in Mumbai is among the famous beaches of India. It faces the Arabian Sea, and it’s the longest beach in Mumbai. It’s known for an array of lip-smacking street food with a distinctive Mumbai taste, typically sweet and sour. The neighboring area of the beach happens to be one of the plush localities in the city and is home to the big shots of Bollywood and celebs from the television world.
The beach stretches for about 06 kms and becomes crowded on public holidays and during weekends. The horse carriages offer fun rides along the beach for a fee while dancing monkeys, acrobats, vendors, and beach cricket catch your attention. Unwind here with your family and friends on a lazy evening.
Kelva beach is a pristine strech of sea shore and a popular weekend gateway for tourists from Mumbai. The beach is about 8 kilometers long. A very famous tourist attraction, the beach is overcrowded with local tourists during weekends which indicate its growing popularity. Kelwa Beach is situated about 80 kilometres north of Mumbai. It is easily accessible from the Kelve Road station situated about 5 kilometres away. It is also a 25-minute ride on an 8-seater rickshaw from Palghar. It is around 13 kilometers from the highway. Kelwa Beach is also connected by state transport buses which make frequent trips from Palghar or Saphale and Kelwa Road Station.
Beach is clean and has many other spots. It has a Fort and a Temple, Horse Riding, Camel Riding and ATV Bike Riding is also available on the beach.
Uttan village located at 8 km from Bhayander Railway Station in West (Mumbai Suburb, North) has this Uttan beach, Also called Uttan Virgin Beach. The pleasant climate of this beach with a typical village looks can make your day picnic worth as enough stay options like Hotels and Resorts are available near beach and around Uttan village. Many also prefer to take resort stay at Gorai location which is very much connected and at 15 to 20 minutes road drive.
Comparatively clean, less explored by citizen and tourists, It is famous as a local East Indian Catholic Koli community fishing beach which also has a Pilgrim ‘Mother Velankanni Church’ at just 20 minutes distance from railway station. If you are a seafood lover, then this beach is a perfect place for day picnic and worth a night stay at resorts around.
The stunning Devka Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Daman. The landscape surrounding the beach is breathtaking.
Devka beach is a sight of pure beauty. Like so many other beaches of Daman, this too is a massive, picturesque and quite unspoilt. The place has clean blue waters, well maintained shores and enough beauty for everybody. Also, there is a special Amusement Park here which houses huge fountains and play area for kids.
Those who have even a remote interest in sea, sand and surf can check out the Devka Beach in Daman. The long shoreline of Daman’s Devka Beach has captivated the fancy of many a tourists traveling to Daman.
Karde Beach is one of the unexploited beaches in the region. Its proximity from Mumbai and Pune make it a popular weekend getaway. The extensive stretch of golden shore lined with Sheoke trees is perfect for relaxing long strolls, the sunsets, while the ocean is famous for swimming, boating and dolphin spotting. The secluded attraction is perfect for those looking for a tranquil escape or for some soul-searching.
Karde beach is considered as one of the safest and popular beaches in Konkan. Karde offers everything from the soft sand fiddling with your feet like silk, capturing various rare, migrant birds.
The various experiences one can have at this beach make it worthy of a longer stay, perhaps a full holiday! Every tourist and traveller finds fulfilment in the calm, relaxing and pollution free Karde beach.