Aksa Beach in Mumbai, Maharashtra, is the cleanest beach in Mumbai compared to other beaches in this city. This beach can be the next destination for beach lovers. This article will discuss all the attractions, timings, and how to reach Aksa Beach from various locations.
Far from the grasp of urbanization and the crowd, the beach is blissful for nature lovers. Aksa has become a great place to be on a weekend vacation by keeping its closeness to nature intact.
Aksa Beach in Mumbai Maharashtra
Where is Aksa Beach
Aksa beach is situated in Aksa village of Malad West approx 27 kilometres from Mumbai city. Andheri (west) is 14 km approx, Malad station 9 km Bandra 28 km, Borivali 12 km. Frequent buses are available from the Borivali bus station.
Aksa Beach Timings
This place is open throughout the day. However, try to avoid staying there late at night. Aksa Beach is accessible to tourists throughout the year.
|Sunday||12:00 am to 12:00 am|
|Monday||12:00 am to 12:00 am|
|Tuesday||12:00 am to 12:00 am|
|Wednesday||12:00 am to 12:00 am|
|Thursday||12:00 am to 12:00 am|
|Friday||12:00 am to 12:00 am|
|Saturday||12:00 am to 12:00 am|
Best time to visit Aksa Beach
- Winter: The best time to visit Aksa Beach is Winter and fall, from October to March.
- Monsoon: This place faces heavy rainfall and strong currents in the monsoon season.
- Summer: In summer, to avoid extreme temperatures, it’s better to visit the beach early in the morning or after sundown.
How to reach Aksa Beach
You can reach Aksa Beach from various places. Malad Station, Borivali Station, Andheri Railway Station, Thane Station, and Bandra Station are the nearest railway stations.
How to reach Aksa Beach from Malad Station
Aksa Beach is 8.8 km from its closest communication point, Malad Railway Station. Around half an hour drive through Malad-Marve road will get you to the beach.
Malad to Worli distance is 26.9 km, time takes 1 hour approx, and Dadar to Malad distance is 25.1 km, 53 minutes through Western Express highway. Bus service is available, and route no 271 will be ideal for the journey.
How to reach Aksa Beach from Borivali Station
15 km from Borivali station lies the Aksa beach. A 40 min (approximately) drive through Western Express Highway and Malad-Marve Road via Ashok Nagar Main Road will be enough.
Tourists can avail of bus services from Borivali Bus Station like Route no. A269. App cabs like Ola Uber services are also available.
How to reach Aksa Beach from Andheri Railway Station
The distance from Aksa Beach to Andheri Railway Station is 19 km. A nearly 40 min drive through Western Express Highway and Malad-Marve Road via Mamletdarwadi Main Road will be the best route for tourists with private cars.
Andheri West to Malad West distance is 6.6 km, time takes 22 minutes through New Link Road. As for Bus Services, board Route no. 259 up to Vitthal Mandir and then Route no. A269 to Aksa village.
How to reach Aksa Beach from Bandra Station
Aksa beach is approximately 26 km away from Bandra Station, and it will take around one hour to reach the place through Western Express Highway and Madh-Marve Road.
As for other means of communication, tourists can take a train from Bandra Railway Station to Malad. Then take a bus from Sainath Marg (Route No. 271) to Aksa Village.
How far is Aksa Beach from Thane
35 km to the West of Thane station lies the Aksa beach. Drive for one and a half hours via Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road to reach the place.
There are many routes to the beach, but this will be the shortest. One can also board a train from Thane up to Malad and take a bus from Route No. 271 to the Aksa Village.
How to reach Aksa Beach from Navi Mumbai International Airport
Driving approximately three hours through NH48 will land you at Aksa beach. There are also Bus routes via Bandra Bus Station. But to avail of Bus services, you must break your journey more than once.
- 2 hour 13 minutes (70.8 km) through Bengaluru – Mumbai Highway.
- 2 hour 45 minutes(80.4 km) through NH 48.
- 3 hour 7 minutes(78.7 km) through NH 48 and Western Express Highway.
Things to Do in Aksa Beach
If you plan to enjoy a relaxing day, this beach will be an ideal place. With far less crowd than other beaches in the city, there are several things you can do like:-
- Watching the picturesque view of sunrise and sunset with an ideal scenery for photography.
- Strolling and exploring many eateries stalls on the beach offering Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Bhel Puri, Sev Puri, and many other mouth-watering street foods.
- The stores offer plastic mats (@rs 50) to sit on. You can sit and soak up the sun or stroll around and feel the sand beneath your feet.
- Along with tourists, many locals also prefer this beach for picnics or to spend a lovely day with friends or family.
- The Resort of Aksa Beach offers adventure sports. These include Rock Climbing, Air Rifle Shooting, Archery and many others for the visitors staying there. This adventure zone is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. The duration of the sports is a maximum of 3 hours.
11 Beautiful Tourist Spots in Aksa Beach near me
Many Beautiful Tourist Spots on Aksa Beach I find.
1. Marve beach
Marve Beach is 3.5 km to the north of Aksa beach. This place has a ferry system to take you to the nearest places to visit, like the Essel World and the Water Kingdom.
The best way to reach Marve Beach is to drive for 12 minutes via Madh – Marve Road. This beach is full of fishers sailing their boats for fishing.
2. Essel World
An amusement park in Gorai can be reached via Gorai Jetty, boarding a ferry ride. Driving there will take quite some time, so the ferry is the best possible way if you are planning to visit the park from Aksa beach.
Tickets here are available in different packages starting from rs. 290 up to rs. 1640. Opening Hours – Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6:30 pm.
3. Water Kingdom
Asia’s largest water theme park is in Gorai, Mumbai. Visit this place via Gorai Jetty, boarding a ferry ride. Entry Passes here range from rs. 1035 up to rs. 1640 for adults.
For children, tickets range from rs. 660 up to rs. 1640. For Senior Citizens, the ticket price is rs. 660 only. Entry is free for children of heights below 3’3″.
Opening Hours – Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6:30 pm.
4. Dana Pani Beach & Erangal Beach
Dana Pani Beach lies at the southern end of Aksa Beach. The distance between Dana Paani and Aksa Beach is 1.5 km. Visitors can drive there for 5 minutes by car via Madh – Marve and Dana Pani Road, and they can also walk there.
Like Aksa Beach, this beach also is less crowded and clean. There are also small shops offering many street foods. 1.8 km afar from Dana Pani, Erangal beach is located.
5. Global Vipassana Pagoda
Global Vipassana Pagoda is a meditation dome located near Gorai, where you can feel the peace and quietness to calm your soul. The distance Between Global Vipassana Pagoda and Aksa Beach is 39 km.
Visitors can drive there for nearly two hours viaMarve Road and Uttan Road. This place can be reached easily by ferry.
6. Madh Fort
Madh Fort is just 4.8 km south of Aksa beach. It is a Portuguese-built fort and serves as a watchtower. Visitors can drive there via Madh – Marve Road for 14 minutes. You can avail of the bus service of route no—271 or A269 from Aksa Village up to Madh Temple.
From Madh Temple, you visitors have to walk up to Madh Fort. As Indian Air Force manages the fort, Entry is allowed with prior permission.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm.
7. Sri Hiradevi Temple
Sri Hiradevi Temple has situated 2.7 km to the south of Aksa. A peaceful place you should visit. Visitors can reach Sri Hiradevi Temple via car, driving through Madh – Marve Road for 8 minutes.
You can avail of the bus service of route no. 271 or A269 from Aksa Village up to the Temple. Opening Hours – All week, From 9 am to 6 pm.
8. Chota Kashmir
A little far from Aksa, around 13 km, a beautiful garden is called Chota Kashmir. Surrounded by colourful flowers, coconut, and palm trees, this place is a perfect picnic spot for families.
Enjoy a boat ride in Kashmir Lake @rs.20. Boating service is available from 11 am to 3 pm. A trip to this place will require prior permission. Opening Hours – Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm. They also charge for cameras, 20 rupees per unit.
9. Gorai Beach
Gorai Beach and Aksa Beach are at a distance of 36 km. The best way to reach Gorai Beach is via car, driving through Madh Road and Uttan Road for nearly one and half hours. This beach offers activities like boat rides, horse rides, etc.
Gorai Beach has many hotels and local restaurants nearby for tourists. This beach is a great place to drive on and even for cycling.
10. Hamla Beach
Hamla Beach is 1.8 km far from Aksa Beach. Visitors can reach Hamla Beach by car, driving through Madh – Marve Road for 5 minutes. Bus services like Route No. 271 from Aksa Village up to J.J. Hospital Nursing Society are available.
From there, Hamla Beach is 2 minute’s walk away. This beach is famous for the Indian Navy Centre, INS Hamla.
11. Silver Beach Malad
Silver Beach is 4.6 km far from Aksa Beach. Visitors can reach Silver Beach by car, driving through Madh – Marve Road for 13 minutes. Bus services like Route No. 271 and A269 from Aksa Village up to Vyas Wadi.
From there, Silver Beach is 10 minute walk away. This beach is suitable for swimming. I see local people are coming here for a morning walk and jogging.
7 Best Places to eat in Aksa Beach
Many popular restaurants are near Aksa beach. Like:-
1. Dana Pani (a multicuisine restaurant)
Just 2.4 km away (around 7 min drive) from Aksa beach, Dana Pani restaurant is located. This place is also near Erangal beach and offers food from different cuisines. Opening Hours – Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 11:30 pm.
2. Blue Ballerina Restaurant
This restaurant is a 7 min drive away (2.1km) from the beach. The smell of freshly baked cookies will indeed grow your appetite. Also, you will have the option to choose between a vegan and non-vegan items.
3. Cafe Laguna
This cafe is located approximately 6 km from Aksa beach in Raheja Exotica. With a beautiful ambience and variety of dishes, Cafe Laguna is perfect for hanging out with your buddies.
4. High Tide (The Resort)
High Tide is a 5-star hotel, and it has an outdoor Restaurant. The Resort hotel is located within walking distance of Aksa beach Mumbai. You can enjoy many continental dishes here, along with their signature cocktails.
This place is also famous for its breakfast buffet, where you can find more or less everything one can think of for breakfast.
5. Dariya Kinara Family Restaurant
A walk of about 3 mins will land you at a nice family restaurant called Dariya Kinara. This place offers economically priced delicious seafood along with a romantic ambience.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 11 am to 11 pm.
6. Hotel Sahara (Madh Island)
Just 5 km to the south of Aksa Beach Hotel Sahara is located. This place offers pocket-friendly North Indian and Chinese cuisine. Opening Hours – Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 12:30 am.
7. Bageecha by Touch of Class
A 15 min drive from the beach, this place is located in Bageecha Complex. This place also serves as Wedding Grounds, parties, and events.
It’s a perfect place for groups of friends or families. Tasting Jalebi here is recommended, and they also serve good beer. Opening Hours – Monday to Sunday, from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm.
My visit to Aksa Beach
Do you know two great movies are shooting on Aksa beach in Mumbai, Maharashtra? 1. God Tussi Great Ho (2008), 2. Saagar (1985) and a famous song Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Doon.
I recently visited Aksa Beach with my family this year. We went there from Goregaon, taking an Uber, and reached around 7 am, and it took only half an hour to get to the beach. The only purpose of an early morning visit was to watch the sunrise, and we were awestruck.
Starting with sandwiches for breakfast, we tried many famous street foods of Mumbai like Vada Pav, Misal Pav, and Sev Puri.
We spent the whole day there taking pictures and enjoying the sun while sipping on coconut water. A few other tourists were partying and posing for pictures. Some were lying down, even sleeping.
We spent the night in the Aksa Hotel near the beach and returned the next day. It was quite a refreshing day.
Aksa Beach at Night
Although Aksa Beach is open 24 hours, the peak time is 5 pm to 12 am. Late at night, this place is unsafe to roam alone, and there may not be police postings. So it will be wiser to avoid staying late, especially if you are not in a group. Also, there are many nightclubs near Aksa Beach.
Best 5 Night Clubs near Aksa Beach
- Slice of Lime
- 18th century Rooftop Restro and Bar
- Barrel and co.
- Club Illusions
- Satellite – The Club
4 Best Shopping places in Aksa Beach
Many shopping malls near Aksa beach include Outlook Boutique Outlet, Raghuleela Mega Mall, Charkop Mall, Infiniti Mall, etc.
1. Outlook Boutique Outlet
Boutique Outlet is 8 km away from Aksa beach. Ladies interested in ethnic outfits like Kurta and suits can check out this boutique by Outlook. This place is open from 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays, and on weekends this place runs all day (24 hours).
2. Raghuleela Mega Mall
To spend more time with friends and families, Raghuleela Mega Mall can be ideal. This place has more than three hundred stores and an EZone for electronics.
This mall also offers a P.V.R. along with a food court for movie buffs. Being located nearly 10 km away from Aksa, it will take half an hour to reach this place.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.
3. Charkop Market
Around 9 km away from Aksa Beach, Charkop Market is based. A 25 min drive will be enough to reach this place. This market is a cluster of shops to get anything and everything. Visitors also can take a bus to Route no. A269 from Aksa Village to Charkop Market.
4. Infiniti Mall
A half an hour drive through Marve Road is all it takes to reach Infiniti Mall. This place has many branded clothing stores like Zara, Vero Moda, and Raymond based in Andheri West, Adidas, etc. A game arcade is also there.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 10 pm.
3 Best Hotels in Aksa Beach
Like many beaches in Mumbai, Aksa also offers several hotels and private cottages scattered across it. The cottages provide lovely couples’ rooms for a stay along with good services.
1. The Resort (Madh-Marve Road)
10 km from Malad railway station and 22 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport offer a great living experience. With a clean room, free wifi, and an outside pool, this 5-star hotel is a tourist favourite.
2. The Retreat Hotel and Convention Center
Just 3 km from Aksa beach and 14 mins drive from Malad (west) railway station; this hotel also offers an outdoor pool, spa, and massage centre with free wifi. This place also has its bar, restaurant, and café, where top-shelf liquors are available.
3. The Aksa Hotel
This 3-star, Madh in Marve Road hotel offers a comfortable stay and delicious food. A 4-5 min walk will land you at the beach and have a pool, complimentary breakfast, and wifi. Apart from these, many other lodges offer a room to stay in.
Is Aksa Beach clean?
Yes. Aksa Beach is named among the cleanest beaches in Maharashtra. With far less crowd, there is less littering, fewer food packets, etc.
Which is the famous beach in Mumbai?
The most famous beach in Mumbai is Juhu Beach. Also, Juhu is the largest beach in Maharashtra. This beach is known for shooting many classic films like Anand, Seeta Aur Geeta, etc.
Madh Island Beaches are also very popular among families. Aksa Beach is the cleanest beach in Mumbai.
Is Aksa Beach safe?
Yes, Aksa Beach is safe, but swimming is not safe due to the solid tidal cross-currents. Aksa Beach has been named the most treacherous beach in the world.
Which is the cheapest platform to book the Aksa Beach resorts – Online or Offline?
The answer is online. That way, the booking becomes much more accessible and hassle-free. Also, you can book at a reduced price using many offers and coupons.
Aksa Beach Caution
Now comes the cautionary tale. Swimming is not recommended as this beach has strong tidal cross-currents that can be deadly even to a pro swimmer.
Along with the title of the most beautiful and tidy beach, this place also holds the title of the most treacherous beach in the world.
This place has experienced many accidents and tragic deaths. The currents from Andheri Versova and Malad Marve and their confluence is at fault here.