Madh Island Beach, Mumbai

Mumbai Beaches

Madh Island Beach

Madh Island

Madh Island Beach is a serene beach that is known for its lavish parties in Mumbai. Read more about Madh Island of Bombay, India.
Location:
Northwest Coast of Mumbai
Attractions:
Madh Fort, Church of St. Bonaventure
How to Reach:
One can easily reach Madh Island Beach by boarding buses or trains, or by hiring autos or taxis from the city.

Madh Island is essentially a cluster of some old-world fishing villages and farmlands, nestled cozily on the north-west coast of Mumbai. Its serene beach is renowned for hosting the most ravishing parties, thrown by the upper strata of the city. Here, people converge and tap their feet on the tunes of the peppy numbers played by the class DJ's. Dotted with sumptuous bungalows, Madh Island Beach can be browsed to get a respite from the crowded city. Though not recommended for swimming, the beach is apt as an escapade.

Madh Fort, which is said to be built by the Portuguese, is the prime attraction of the beach. Earlier used as a watchtower, the fort was later used as a training encampment for cadets. Take a stroll along the shoreline and discover the fishermen that inhabit the region. Owing to strong sea currents, the beach is quite perfidious to move out into the waters. Regarding geography, Madh Island would have been a peninsula, if a small creek hemmed in mangroves had not separated it with the mainland near Aksa.

During low tide, one can actually walk across the sands from Dana Paani Beach in Erangal to Aksa Beach. Erangal village is a lovely place on the Madh Island, where people usually rely on farming. Here, you can find many holiday cottages on top of bungalows. The Church of St. Bonaventure, a Portuguese church that dates back to the 16th century, is another site to visit on the island. To put succinctly, Madh Island Beach is a place that is close to nature and makes a perfect hangout for solitude lovers.