Aksa Beach in Mumbai Maharashtra | Timings, Attractions & tips

Aksa Beach in Mumbai Maharashtra is the cleanest beach in Mumbai compared to other beaches in this city. In this article, we will discuss all the attractions, timings, and how to reach Aksa Beach from various locations. 

There are always two types of people when it comes to a vacation. Mountain people and beach people. The Aksa beach can be the next destination for beach lovers.  I.N.S. Hamla ( Base of Indian Navy) is located at the northern end of Aksa Beach India

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’s vacation by keeping its closeness to nature intact. 

aksa beach mumbai maharashtra
Aksa Beach Mumbai Maharashtra

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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. 

DaysTimings
Sunday12:00 am to 12:00 am
Monday12:00 am to 12:00 am
Tuesday12:00 am to 12:00 am
Wednesday12:00 am to 12:00 am
Thursday12:00 am to 12:00 am
Friday12:00 am to 12:00 am
Saturday12:00 am to 12:00 am
Aksa Beach Timings

Best time to visit Aksa Beach

The best time to visit Aksa Beach is Winter and fall, from October to March.

This place faces heavy rainfall and strong currents in the monsoon season. 

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

Aksa Beach can be reached from various places. The nearest railway stations are Malad Station, Borivali Station, Andheri Railway Station, Thane Station, and from Bandra Station easily.

Aksa sea Beach Malad Mumbai
Aksa Sea Beach Malad Mumbai

How to reach Aksa Beach from Malad Station

Aksa Beach is 8.8 km away 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, time takes 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 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 up 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 a drive for around one hour through Western Express Highway and Madh-Marve Road to reach the place.

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. You need to drive for one and a half hours via Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road to reach the place. 

There are many routes to get to the beach, but this will be the shortest. One can also board a train from Thane up to Malad and take a bus of 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 Bus services you have to break your journey more than one time. 

  • 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.
Aksa Beach from Navi Mumbai International Airport by bus
Aksa Beach from Navi Mumbai International Airport by bus

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.

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11 Beautiful Tourist Spots in Aksa Beach near me

Many Beautiful Tourist Spots in Aksa Beach I find. That are:-

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.

Marve beach
Marve beach

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.

Essel World Mumbai
Essel World Mumbai

3. Water Kingdom

Asia’s largest water theme park is located in Gorai, Mumbai. You can 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.

 Water Kingdom Gorai Mumbai
Water Kingdom Gorai Mumbai

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.

Dana Pani Beach
Dana Pani Beach

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.

Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai
Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai

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.

At Aksa Beach Madh Island
At Aksa Beach Madh Island

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 afar, 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, rs. 20 per unit.

chota kashmir in mumbai goregaon
Chota Kashmir in Mumbai Goregaon

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.

Gorai Beach
Gorai Beach

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 are also available like Route No. 271 from Aksa Village up to J.J. Hospital Nursing Society.

From there, Hamla Beach is 2 minutes 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 are also available like Route No. 271 and A269 from Aksa Village up to Vyas Wadi.

From there, Silver Beach is 10 minutes walk away. This beach is suitable for swimming. I see local people are coming here for a morning walk and jogging.

Silver Beach Malad
Silver Beach Malad

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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 vegan and non-vegan items.

3. Cafe Laguna

This cafe is located approximately 6 km from Aksa beach in Raheja Exotica. With a beautiful ambiance and variety of dishes to offer, 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.

high tide resort aksa
High Tide resort Aksa

5. Dariya Kinara Family Restaurant

A little 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 ambiance. 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 away from the beach, this place is located in Bageecha Complex. This place also serves as Wedding Grounds, parties, and events. 

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.

Sunset at Aksa beach Mumbai India
Sunset at Aksa Beach Mumbai India

My visit to Aksa Beach

Do you know two great movies are shooting in 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, 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 for 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

  1. Slice of Lime
  2. 18th century Rooftop Restro and Bar
  3. Barrel and co.
  4. Club Illusions
  5. Satellite – The Club 

4 Best Shopping places in Aksa Beach

Many shopping malls near Aksa beach like Outlook Boutique Outlet, Raghuleela Mega Mall, Charkop Market, Infiniti Mall, etc.

1. Outlook Boutique Outlet

8 km away from Aksa beach, this Boutique Outlet is located. 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. 

For movie buffs, this mall also offers a P.V.R. along with a food court. 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.

Raghuleela Mall Vashi Navi Mumbai
Raghuleela Mall Vashi Navi Mumbai

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 that 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, 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 center 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 hotel on Madh – Marve Road offers a comfortable stay and delicious food. Just a 4-5 min walk will land you at the beach, and you will have a pool, complimentary breakfast, and wifi. Apart from these, many other lodges offer a room to stay.

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 is 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 flowing 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. 

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