“Madh Silver Beach and Marve Beach are Mumbai suburb Malad’s breathtaking clean beaches, Isolated and not far from the bustling city. Here are details about both Marve and Madh Island beaches, along with a guide to reaching and exploring the fort and lots more…”
Marve Beach Malad
30 minutes from Malad Railway Station at 6.6 km is Marve Beach, which also has a ferry point that takes you to the other side of Malad Creek at Manori and Gorai beach. To be up to the point, Marve Beach has no special attractions and is a small beach front location at Fisher Village with risky water currents. It is never recommended to swim, take a dip, or even try to get inside this beach water, as in the past we have observed many drowning cases at Marve.
This location is only used by regular fishermen and ferry boats, and it is rarely used for film, television serials, or ad shoots. Local villages staying near this beach get into the creek for their daily catch of fresh fish. A bunch of boats with Indian flags are seen floating at shore and far inside the bay area, which makes it a perfect sight of a typical fishing village on the coast. During festivals and weekends and holidays, many hawkers and vendors are seen catering to the visitors and those reaching the ferry to go to the other side. Bikes are seen parked along the coastal area.
Connected Marve is Hamla Beach, and a parallel Mard Marve Road goes along it throughout till Madh Jetty. INS Hamla is a prohibited location, as many Navi (Marine) officers stay here. Hamla beach is very clean, and the location has major greenery in a coastal village. Off this location is a garden called ‘Nandanvan, which is occasionally used for Television advertisements and other shoots.
Wrapping up about this beach, I would recommend not making special plans to spend a day, leisure time, or picnic at Marve Beach and instead going ahead to Aksa or Madh Island Beach on the same road for a better experience. Read more about Madh Beach in the below section.
How to Reach Marve Beach
- Nearest Station: Malad (West), Western Railway Route, North Suburb
- How long is Marve Beach? 6.6 Km by road. 30 minutes drive.
- Bus and Auto options: Both buses and autos ply to Marve. You can also take your private vehicle (car, etc.) to reach here or, on the same route, go ahead to other beaches.
- Road Route: On Malad S V Road, at just 2 minutes, comes a T-Junction (Towards Kandivali) at the Daruwala Compound area. This road goes to Orlem, Link Road, and straight Ahead to Marve Madh beach locations.
Madh Island Silver Beach
On Madh Marve road, about 7 Km deep inside, ahead of Marve beach, there is few more beaches which are Hamla (As detailed above in short), Aksa, Dana Pani, Erangal, and Silver Beach (Also called Madh Beach), all in sequence. This long patch of coastal beach area in Malad, Mumbai Suburb (North), on the western railway route has a couple of 5-star hotels and many other small to medium resorts and cottages, which makes these beaches tourist friendly and an ideal location for a day break (Weekend Gateway) from bustling city.
Madh Island from Versova
Talking about Madh Beach, which is at the extreme end of this island. Another way to reach here (without a private vehicle, car, etc.) is via Versova Beach (Andheri) by taking a ferry boat ride. One can see the coast of Madh Jetty from Versova too. Madh Island’s Silver Beach is much better and cleaner compared to Marve. It was a much preferred beach in the 1980s and 1990s for Bollywood film and television ad shoots. Madh Island’s location has many private bungalows that are available for rent for television and film shootings.
At the extreme end of the beach, a little ahead towards Madh Jetty location, is the old historic Madh Fort and a couple of Hindu temples, like ‘Probhat Kaali Badi, which is a goddess Kali Mandir, and Kileshwar Mahadev Temple, of Lord Shiva. Apart from small villages and a couple of stores, there is extreme isolation, and so is the Madh beach more recommended to be with yourself, your beloved, and a family friends group for a day picnic. It is very near and the only beach option of Mumbai Suburb after the very crowded Andheri’s Juhu beach.
Roman Catholics from East India were the very few initial citizens of Mumbai who still reside at Madh Marve beach locations. Also, the fishermen of the Koli community and other Maharashtrians are staying along the villages of this long coastal beach area of 9.2 Km between Marve and Madh Silver Beach until the extreme South end at Jetty and Madh Fort. Since these are the fishing villages, the little smell of drying fish on bamboos in the coastal area is what one has to go through a little. But once inside the beach, the cool breeze, the stunning view of the sunset, and those floating boats at the wide spread Arabian Sea with uninterrupted views and that clean sand are what will make your day.
If you are already at Madh Beach, Do not miss the remains of the historic Madh Fort. Address: Kileshwar Mahadev Mandir, Kileshwar Road, Madh, Ambu Bet, Madh, Mumbai. In that location is a jetty that connects Versova, a couple of old temples, and a very old church called ‘St. Bonaventure’. Bus No. 271 runs between Malad station and Madh, which cover all the locations we’ve been talking about in this article. Autos and Private taxis are other options for reaching
Reaching Madh Beach, Fort and Jetty
- Nearest Station: Malad (West). Alternately, you can take a ferry boat from Versova Beach, which is faster and closer.
- How far is Madh Beach? 7.2 Km from Marve Beach. Which means a total of 14 Km from Malad railway Station.
- Bus and Auto Options: Both bus and auto ply till Madh Jetty from Malad; Private vehicles are the best options alternately.
- Road Route: Reaching Madh’s Silver Beach and Jetty takes the same route as detailed for Marve. Keep going straight for another 7 Km on Marve Madh Road to reach the beach, fort, and jetty.
And so are these ideal overnight picnic beaches of Mumbai, as they have enough resorts and hotel accommodations available.
Map from Marve to Silver Beach Madh
Pictures Courtesy : Darshan Pathak, Pramod Ranjan, Aneesh babu.
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