Nice beaches near Mumbai

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I want to leave Mumbai for the weekend and chillout on a beautiful and clean beach. The trip to the beach should not exceed 3 4 hours. Do you have any suggestions?

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kashid beach, close to alibag was good. it was clean when i went there
but if you go on sat/sunday, its gonna be full.
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Kihim beach is an option.

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I can second the recommendation of Kashid. The beach is long, sandy and clean. But Kashid is just a small village with no facilities such as restaurants. When I was there (just before Xmas) we ate at the guesthouse - veg thali or fish. We stayed at Sagar Guest House which is on the Northern end of the village - as you come in from Alibag. It was 500Rs for an OK double room. There is a nice small garden with hammocks.
If you want something more upmarket there are 2 'resorts' just outside the village at the other end: Kashid Beach Resort and Prakriti Beach Resort.
If you don't have your own transport you can get a boat from the Gateway of India, the bus from the port to Alibag is included in the price of the ticket. Then from Alibag a bus or taxi.
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Thank you all! I think I will go for Kashid Beach. How long will the boat ride take from the gateway of India to Alibag?
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I think the boat and the bus from the port to Alibag is about an hour and a half in total.

In Alibag there is a great restaurant opposite the bus stand, called something like Ramakant, pure veg, very busy and well run.

Have a good weekend!
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Thanks Julia!

I just returned yesterday from Kashid. It wash a very nice weekend. The beach is clean and deserted. In the evening there is not much to do, as all the beach stalls close at 7.

The Sagar guesthouse was full, so we stayed in a bungalow on the opposite side of the street. 1000Rs for 4 persons and a intermediate bungalow with a lovely service. Can recommend it.
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Thanks Everyone,

I'm going to Mumbai for the India v. England test match (cricket!) in December so this news about Kashid beach is just the thing. Alibag and Kashid are shown on the map in the Lonely Planet but no information at all is printed. Do any of you know the phone number of the Sagar Guesthouse? I'll be on my own so do you think Alibag/Kashid combined are diverting enough for a couple of days before flying back to England from Mumbai?
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Here are a list of place 3-4 hours from mumbai
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Hello Annie and welcome to Indiamike.

I'm sorry I don't have contact details for the Sagar Guesthouse. What I would say though is that it is much more likely to be available during the week rather than at weekends. But then it seems that some other normal family houses turn themselves into guesthouses at busy times! So you'd probably find something.

As to going there on your own, if I'm honest I probably would have got bored there if I'd been alone, it really is just a long empty beach (which of course is great if that's what you like!)
It's a good trip though, with the boat ride from the Gateway of India and an easy way to get out of Mumbai for a complete change of scene. And another option if you find Kashid just too quiet and empty is to get a bus south to Murud for the day for some good fish restaurants and Janjira fort. There are plenty of buses up and down that road.
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There is a book, called "52 weekend breaks from Mumbai", it is from Outlook Traveller, ISBN 81-901724-3-3.

There you can find many hints which are not posted in the Lonely Planet Books.
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hi

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Originally Posted by JuliaF View Post Hello Annie and welcome to Indiamike.

I'm sorry I don't have contact details for the Sagar Guesthouse. What I would say though is that it is much more likely to be available during the week rather than at weekends. But then it seems that some other normal family houses turn themselves into guesthouses at busy times! So you'd probably find something.

As to going there on your own, if I'm honest I probably would have got bored there if I'd been alone, it really is just a long empty beach (which of course is great if that's what you like!)
It's a good trip though, with the boat ride from the Gateway of India and an easy way to get out of Mumbai for a complete change of scene. And another option if you find Kashid just too quiet and empty is to get a bus south to Murud for the day for some good fish restaurants and Janjira fort. There are plenty of buses up and down that road.


hi.
i saw ur posts regarding beaches near mumbai.
they were quite informative.
i have heard that the water in the seas near alibaug,murud etc are not very clean.
how is the water of kashid beach?
also is the beach safe as water currents are concerned ?
waiting for ur reply.thanks
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Alibag, I would pass if I had a chance. It is also overcrowded now.

Kashid is really nice and the waters near Kashid are clean.

Beach is safe also. No lifeguards though.
Depending on where you stay, there is the main beach...where some of the food shacks are and then there are stretches, the resorts have blocked off access to from the road and claim as their "private" beach.
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thank you very much.
i would like to know whether goin to kashid beach is safe in the month of june ?

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