Daily life in a city can often wear you down. It can fill you with boredom and monotony. The cure, however, is to change things up a little. A decent amount of sun and fresh air can ease all those symptoms above, and what better place to do this than at the beach. Beaches are great places to relax and unwind, whether you go alone or in a group. Here are the top picks for beaches near Navi Mumbai.
1. Uran Beach
Uran Beach is the hangout place for many beach lovers in Navi Mumbai. The beach is known for the variety of water sports activities that take place here.
The beach also is known for its many sand caves and its clear water. On the horizon of the beach, you can see the Salsette Island on which the city of Mumbai is situated.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 27 kilometers
2. Kegav Beach
Kegav Beach is known for its beauty and serenity. The beach attracts people from all parts of Navi Mumbai. Besides the views, there are also multiple temples where visitors can explore. You can also take a bicycle ride on the beach and sip on the many refreshments that the vendors sell nearby
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 28 kilometers
3. Pirwadi Beach
Pirwadi is a beach that will leave you rejuvenated after your visit. The beach has many spiritual centers in its proximity that are popular with locals and tourists.
The beach attracts a lot of footfall due to these reasons and is buzzing throughout the year. There are also many agricultural farms in the vicinity that you can visit.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 29 kilometres
4. Juhu Beach
Juhu Beach is the most famous beach in Mumbai. It is known for the lip-smacking street food that is served here. The food items vary but the bhel puri, pani puri, chaats and pav bhaji are the most famous ones. The beach is also located in one of the upscale localities of Mumbai and is surrounded by grandiose hotels one can visit after going to the beach. People often flock here to play on the beaches and have a gala time.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 31 kilometres
5. Versova Beach
Versova Beach in Mumbai overlooks the Arabian Sea. The beach is home to the Kolis, who are the primary fishing community in Mumbai. During high tides, the entire beach is submerged under water which is why you don’t find permanent structures on this beach. During other times, however, the place is a beautiful sight to witness and is visited by many locals and tourists.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 34 kilometres
6. Girgaum Chaupati
Girgaum Chaupati, or otherwise known as just chaupati, is a very famous public beach in the Girgaum area of Mumbai. The beach is known for its Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations that are held here, which gathers hundreds of people every year to witness the immersion of the famous god. The beach is also one of the few places in Mumbai where Ramlila is performed on a podium. You can find many vendors serving delicious street side food that many people savor and is often one of the reasons why people visit the beach.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 36 kilometres
7. Marve Beach
Marve Beach is situated in the western suburbs of Malad in Mumbai and is one of the most popular beaches near Navi Mumbai. The beach as a junction to many connecting islands and jetties. There are ferry services on Marve beach that connect to Essel World, a well-known amusement park, and to the island of Manori, known for its many resorts. The beach in itself has many attractions like horseback riding and many activities that attract residents and tourists. The beach is not safe for swimming due to the strong currents and sinking sand.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 49 kilometres
8. Aksa Beach
Aksa Beach is a popular weekend destination amongst the youngsters of Malad. There are many private cottages and resorts around the beach that are rented to visitors. The beach is cleaner than most beaches in Mumbai. You can also find a wide variety of snails and their shells here, which are often collected as souvenirs.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 49 kilometres
9. Vasai Beach
Vasai Beach is located in Vasai which is a city just outside of Mumbai. The beach is a fairly clean beach and is a go-to place for many families who wish to spend a day with their loved ones. The popularity of the beach is such that it has been the location for international as well as Bollywood shoots. The surrounding areas also make it an ideal spot for trekking.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 72 kilometres
10. Kihim Beach
Kihim Beach is one of the better-known beaches in Alibaug. The beach is covered with a rocky layer that provides it an aesthetic beauty. Known for the various migratory birds that travel through here, this beach is a haven for bird watchers. The tropical climate along with heavy rainfall makes it every nature lover’s go-to haunt. There is also a provision for visitors to spend the night in tents if you are looking to extend your stay.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 75 kilometres
11. Revdanda Beach
Revdanda Beach is another famous beach on the Alibaug coastline. This beach has an interesting historical background associated with it: it was where the first Russian travelers landed in India and there is a monument to corroborate the event as well. Close by you will also find a fort where St Francis Xavier delivered his very first sermon in the country.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 88 kilometres
12. Rewas Beach
Rewas Beach is well known for the jetty services it provides between its port and Mumbai. There are a number of resorts here where you can have a great time with your friends and loved ones. The climate of the beach is pleasant and tranquil with not too many people around. A jetty ride between Rewas and Alibaug will leave you transfixed with the views of the waters and the surrounding Uran beach.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 97 kilometres
13. Dahanu Beach
Dahanu beach is a quaint, idyllic beach in the Thane district. The beach is known for its dark sand that was formed due to the erosions of the nearby land. It is surrounded by various fruit orchards and is famous for its chikoo plantations. The beach is close to Udwada, which is an important place of worship and has a fire that has been kept going for almost a thousand years.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 145 kilometres
14. Kondivali Beach
Kondivali Beach is not known to many. There aren’t many commercial activities on this beach so its popularity has not increased over the years. However, there is a beautiful promenade that overlooks the clean waters and the serene surroundings – definitely worth a visit. The entire view of the beach seems like a picture out of a fairytale book.
- Distance from Navi Mumbai: 174 kilometres
So the next time you are in Navi Mumbai, do check out our collection of beaches. You can either relax by the beach or engage in the various activities available. Do let us know about your experiences in the comments section below.