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Mumbai is one of the most lively and energetic metropolises in India. Life in the commercial capital of India is known to be fast-paced, dynamic, exciting and overwhelming. Rightly known as the ‘city that never sleeps’, the vibrant city of Mumbai is all about mesmerising beaches, attractive tourist destinations, delectable street food, electrifying nightlife, epic traffic and not to forget the amazing Bollywood movie industry. A wonderful melting pot of the old and new, Mumbai is undoubtedly one of the most visited cities in India, whether it is for vacation or business purposes.

However, the everyday hustle and bustle of city life coupled with the monotonous and hectic daily routine might get on your nerves, thereby making things quite daunting for you. And, to recharge your batteries, an ultimate beach getaway from Mumbai with your family or friends is a perfect solution. This beautiful and vibrant city boasts a number of stunning beaches in close proximity, which are perfect for escaping from daily chaos. So, whether you are looking forward to relaxing in serenity at Alibaug Beach or indulging in water sports at Ganpatipule Beach, there is something for everyone. Mentioned below is the list of five stunning beaches near Mumbai wherein you can lose yourself in the wonderful combination of soft sands, azure blue waters, lush green environment and serene ambience. So, keep scrolling!

Manori Beach:

One of the most beautiful attractions in India, Manori Beach is not only a popular destination from Mumbai but from other parts of India as well. Well-known as ‘Mini Goa’, this beach is famous for natural vistas as well as beachside shacks serving authentic and delicious seafood, which are sure to tantalise your taste buds. Offering a wonderful option for a refreshing and revitalising getaway to Mumbaikars, Manori Beach is one of the ideal places to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Covered with swaying cashew nut trees and verdant greenery, this beach definitely deserves a place in your itinerary.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 53 km
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year


Alibaug Beach:

Boasting a long coastline and dotted with beach shacks, Alibaug Beach is situated along the Arabian Sea coast. People visiting this beach can spot expansive black sand shores, in addition to enjoying the panoramic sight of the mesmerising Kolaba Fort. A wonderful place for enjoying a relaxing stroll, Alibaug Beach is well-known for its scenic sunset and sunrise. Having a rich history, this beach near Mumbai is an ideal destination for rejuvenating your senses and enjoying delightful and tasty seafood. Moreover, you can indulge in some of the adrenaline-pumping activities at the beach too, which include sky kayaking, paragliding and banana boat rides.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 96 km
  • Best time to visit: Between November and March

Stay at Tropicana Resort and Spa Alibaug

Manori Beach Alibaug Beach

Mandwa Beach:

Another beach destination near Mumbai, which offers a serene escape from mundane city life, is Mandwa Beach. Easily accessible by ferries from Gateway of India, this charming beach is famous for turquoise waters, captivating views and tranquil ambience. You can look forward to going for a relaxing walk along the shores, enjoying scenic sunsets, relishing delectable local dishes or even indulging in adventurous and enthralling water activities, like bumper rides and jet skiing. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular beaches near the city, Mandwa Beach doesn’t disappoint.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 105 km
  • Best time to visit: Between October and March


Kashid Beach:

Looking forward to relaxing in the lap of nature near Mumbai? If yes, then make sure to include Kashid Beach in your itinerary. Boasting azure blue waters, charming views, awe-inspiring environs, immaculate shoreline and sparkling white-coloured sand, Kashid Beach is situated on the coastline of the Arabian Sea. Known to be amongst the cleanest beaches in the north Konkan area, this beach is home to lush-green Casuarina plantations. From exploring your innate adventurer by indulging in a variety of water sports, like Jet Ski, surfing, parasailing or boat rides, to enjoying the picturesque landscapes to sunbathing under the shades of Casuarina palms, Kashid Beach is sure to leave you asking for more!

  • Distance from Mumbai: 125 km
  • Best time to visit: From October to March

Mandwa Beach Ganpatipule Beach

Ganpatipule Beach:

A stunning and amazing beach destination near Mumbai, Ganpatipule Beach is one of the best places to visit for a mesmerising and memorable getaway. Situated on the Konkan coastline, this beach is famous for its beautiful and ancient Ganesha Temple. The coastline of this beach is absolutely spectacular and is dotted with mangrove and coconut trees. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra, Ganpatipule Beach is a perfect destination for one and all, be it couples, nature lovers, foodies, photography enthusiasts or adventure seekers. A range of adrenaline-pumping activities can be enjoyed by visitors at this beach. These include water scooter and pedal boat rides, kayaking, camel rides, paragliding, motorboat rides and swimming. Ganpatipule Beach is home to some of the most amazing vegetarian and non-vegetarian eating joints, which serve lip-smacking dishes. One of the most pristine destinations near Mumbai, this beach is sure to make your holiday remarkable and memorable.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 323 km
  • Best time to visit: Between October and March

Stay at Courtyard Spa Resort in Ganpatipule

So, now that you have the list of the top five beach destinations near Mumbai, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for a memorable vacation with your loved ones in the lap of nature.

Also, have you been to any of the above-mentioned destinations? If yes, how was the experience? Don’t forget to share the same with us. And, if you would like to add any other beach destination to this list, then do let us know in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.

About Mahindra Holidays

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Membership Reviews and Club Mahindra Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand offering Club Mahindra Membership, other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As of Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 61+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. Visit us at https://www.clubmahindra.com/

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