Mumbai is an island and a coastal city. It is surrounded by Arabian Sea. The west coast of Mumbai is exposed to the sea and therefore you will find all the beaches on the western side of Mumbai. Some of the beaches and shore are used by Naval force. General public are not allowed. The beaches for general public and tourist include the Girgaum Chowpatti, Dadar Chowpatti, the Juhu Beach, Versova Beach, Madh Island, Madh Island, Aksa Beach, Manori Beach, Marve Beach, and the Gorai Beach. Since Mumbai is an Island, Beaches have proven to be best place for mumbaikars and tourist for taking timeout of the busy life and relax in the serenity of fresh breeze and sound of waves. Marve beach is one of the place where one can see boats of local fishermen full with fishes. The fishes are brought to the shore for sorting and dispatching to various location in Mumbai and surrounding cities.
Juhu Beach – Located between Vileparle and Santacruz. This beach is stretched quite vide and has a variety of vendors selling food item, gift items, children toys, clothing, shoes etc. Juhu beach is close to Vile Parle railway station. Around 3 km. You can take an auto from here to Juhu Beach.
Aksa Beach – Located in Malad West, this is a place which is a favoriet of the film industry. You will find shooting of flims and TV serials happening quite often at this location. This beach is banned for swimming as there are spots where there is quick sand. It is advised not to venture in the sea at Aksa Beach. From Malad station you may take a bus or Auto to reach this beach. It is around 7 km from Malad West railway station.
Madh Island – Located in Malad West, this place is not a favorite tourist attraction as it is not very popular and mainly a bay for fishermen to get their catch onshore. From Malad station you may take a bus or Auto to reach this beach. Its around 12 km from Malad West station.
Marve Beach – Very small beach. You will need to take a bus or an Auto from Malad Station to reach Marve beach. Its around 6 km from Malad west station.
Gorai Beach – This is the best place for families. You can take a cottage for a single night and it will cost you around Rs.1000. Its a beautiful place with beach where you can swim. This is considered to be a save beach to swim, however please consult the locals or the local authorities before you decide to take a plunge. You will need to take a bus or an Auto from Malad Station to reach Marve beach and then take a boat to cross, then you would need to take an auto to reach Manori Beach.