“Dahanu Bordi are 2 adjacent beaches near Mumbai at distance of 15 Km from each other. Both are connected beaches with black sand and low tides usually. Ideal for a day picnic or overnight camping in groups with serenity and isolation along the coastal under tree shades, there is nothing to do around. Lets understand some speciality, Distance from Mumbai with driving road Map, Beach water currents, How to reach, Hotels and Resorts near Dahanu Bordi area and more..”
Speciality of Dahanu Bordi Beaches
Dahanu beach is at 3.8 Km distance from the nearest railway station Dahanu Road, taking about 10 Minutes to reach. Similarly Bordi beach is at 2.8 Km from nearest Gholvad Railway Station. Both are black sand beaches and are connected to each other making it a very long stretch of about 15 Km, ideal for a long walk.
Located at 156 Kilometres from Mumbai city at borders connecting Maharashtra and Gujarat, These beaches were once referred as one of the cleanest beaches near Mumbai, which sadly no more tagged so. Biscuit, Chips wrappers, Plastic Bags, Glasses and Water bottles can be seen at shore usually in evenings and early mornings after weekends and holidays. Will you feel like visiting at such beaches where we find leftouts ? And thats what i want everyone to think about, Our leftout garbage is what disturbs others and similarly others mess disturbs us. Why not we end it now and be happy visitors of Dahanu Bordi beach and keep our coastal clean. Yeah, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was not just a few days mission, the message has to be passed on to generations and so be running in our blood, Sounds great right ? Let’s do is with our next trip.
Lets talk about speciality of this beaches. As said, both Dahanu Bordi are black sand, clean water beaches. Just that the sand is black, the water looks muddy and black too. Since these 2 beaches are not that much frequented compared to famous Mumbai beaches like Girgaum Chowpatty and Juhu Chowpatty and are at long distance from city, the climate is better, breeze are cooler during winters and monsoons, and equally hot during summers.
Usually the beach currents and water level is low (Due to Low Tides). It takes the sea water far from the shores where usually the picnic groups, couples and friends spend leisure time under long tree shades. That said, these beaches are ideal for relaxing under shades of Suru, Palm and Coconut trees and great place to play around on sand, But not ideal for swim due to low tides. As a point to add to our knowledge, one should never try to get inside any beach water during low tides as major drowning takes places during such tides. It drags you inside, unlike throwing you out at shores during high tides. Full moon day are ideal for a good high tide experience when water reaches at 40 to 50 meteres near shores.
Staying away from city shouts, getting a resort or a hotel nearby for overnight and camping on beaches is another fun here. Some cute beach experience which not just kids, adults too loves is to collect varieties of sea shells if lucky enough to get high tides washing away shels to the shores before you reach. Crabs and stray dogs are another companions of these beaches. Want more ? Have a camel ride on these flat surfaced beaches in evening if you find it thrilling. Thats it, no more hypes about this place, this is what you can most expect.
As said, Bordi beach has palm and coconut trees and there is also a nice open space which one can consider as camping ground for overnight picnic at this isolated beach front spending time with mesmerizing dark sky, moon and stars particularly during full moon (Poornima). Since bordi is a small village there is not much of attraction places near apart from few listed below. It is preferred to carry enough food, water and other belonging when you start planning here.
Practically, people staying at Thane district and around vasai virar has an option and alternative to explore good beaches like Navapur, Arnala, Rajodi and Kalamb and Bhuigaon, all connected and straight in line in vasai virar location, instead of visiting so far at Dahanu & Bordi locations.
Hotels and Resort at Bordi
Tapovan Retreat and MTDC Bordi Resort are 2 of the known resorts / hotels for overnight stay near to Bordi beach. There are few more options available which many app and websites now shows up. Few important things to remember before booking hotels and resorts at Bordi in summer is that, since there is electricity problem and major power cut in this location, It is preferred to book only hotels which has Generators / Inverter facilities else your stay may put off your picnic mood.
How to Reach These Beaches
Nearest Railway Station : Dahanu Road on Western Railway Route. Local trains from Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali and Virar. Beach is at 3.8 Kilometres from Railway Station.
By Road : On National Highway 8, From Mumbai, after crossing Virar go straight and after crossing Manor, Tawa, Ghol locations comes Kasa Road Junction near Charoti. Leave highway and take left towards Dahanu Railway Station on Dahanu Jewhar Road. Beach is 27 Km from Highway.
Nearest Railway Station : Gholwad, Next station to Dahanu on same route. Beach at 2.8 Kilometres from Railway Station.
By Road : 40 Kilometres from National Highway (Kasa Junction) reach Dahanu Station in WEST. Once in West follow the station road ahead towards Gholvad and you will reach Dahanu Bordi road which will take you to beach.
See Also : Mumbai to Dahanu Bordi Road Distance & Map.
Places to See Near Dahanu Beach
- Depchari Dam and Reservoir if you want to spend some time with green nature and see the dam.
- Kalpataru Botanical Gardens which is about 10 kilometers from beach at Umergaon, This garden is famous for its scenic location which was casted in famous tv serial Ramayana.
- A Windmill at chikhla beach, and Salt pans located off Dahanu Bordi Road.
- If you want to explore the beach more, walk walk and just walk and there is Narpad beach and a small saibaba temple near. Other temples in Dahanu are Gajanan Maharaj Mandir, Mahadev temple. There is also a Lotus lake and poornima theater for entertainment located between Dahanu beach and railway station.
Pictures Courtesy : Citroen Switchgears, Mayi Raje, Avni Shah, Yogesh Kamble