Friday, 27 December 2019

Beach bum-bai: the 7 best beaches near Mumbai

For serious beach bums, Mumbai is nothing more than a stepping stone en route to the turquoise shores, delicious seafood and tropical vibe of Goa. However, you don’t have to travel so far south to enjoy serene sunsets and a day lounging on the sand. The coast surrounding India’s largest city boasts some of the best beaches around, serving up a dose of Goa-lite for day trippers and weekend-breakers seeking relief from the urban sprawl.

Whether you want to work on your tan, scuba-dive the Arabian Sea or explore historical ruins and cultural life on the shore, there’s an alternative beach stop with your name on it. Goa can wait; here is our pick of the best beach escapes near Mumbai.

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Promenade with the stars at Juhu Beach

via Lonely Planet India

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