“Dahanu and Bordi are two adjacent beaches ahead of Mumbai, towards Gujarat. Both are connected beaches with black sand and low tides. Ideal for a day picnic and also for overnight camping in groups, as serenity and isolation along the coastal and tree-shaded paths are ideal for the same. Otherwise, there is nothing to do around. Let us know more about Bordi and Dahanu beaches, like the nearest railway station, How to reach them, Hotels and Resorts near the Dahanu Bordi area, and more.”
Speciality of Dahanu and Bordi Beaches
Dahanu Beach is 3.8 km from the nearest Dahanu Road railway station. It takes about 10 Minutes to reach Similarly, Bordi Beach is 2.8 Km from the nearest Gholvad Railway Station and can also be reached via Bordi 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 or cycling.
Located about 125 to 150 kilometers from Mumbai city at the borders connecting Maharashtra and Gujarat, These beaches were once referred to as one of the cleanest beaches near Mumbai, which sadly is no longer the case.
Biscuits, chip wrappers, Plastic Bags, glasses, and Water bottles can be seen at the shore, usually in the evenings and early mornings after weekends and holidays. Will you feel like visiting such beaches where we find left-outs? And that’s what I want everyone to think about: Our left-out garbage is what disturbs others, and similarly, others mess disturbs us.
Why not end it now and be happy visitors to such a serene and beautiful Dahanu Bordi beach, which is still beautiful otherwise with flat beach sand? It is you and me both who need to understand this fact and keep the coast clean.
Talking about some specialties, Both Dahanu and Bordi are black sand, clean-water beaches. Just as the sand is black, the water looks muddy and black too. Since these 2 beaches are not much frequented compared to other famous Mumbai beaches like Girgaum Chowpatty and Juhu Chowpatty.
These are at a long distance from the city, So the climate is better. The breezes are cooler during winters and monsoons and equally hot during summers. A great place to be around sometimes if driving down the roads.
Usually the beach currents and water level are low (Due to Low Tides), and the water seems to be far inside. Nights are totally opposite, and sea water reaches the shore. Even if the seawater is far from the shores during the day, Picnic groups, couples, and friends still enjoy spending leisure time under tree shade.
That said, these beaches are ideal for relaxing under the shade of Suru, palm, and Coconut trees and are a great place to play around on sand, But not ideal for swimming due to low tides. Best for cycling enthusiasts, joggers, and long-distance walking.
Talking about getting inside the beach water, A point to add and understand is that one should never try to get inside any beach water during low tides, as major drowning takes place during low tides only. High tides are very less risky when it comes to drowning. Low tides drag you inside, whereas high tides throw you out at the shores. Full moon days are ideal for a good high tide experience when water reaches 40 to 50 meters at shore.
Staying away from city chaos, getting a resort or hotel nearby for overnight, and camping on beaches are other fun activities here.
Some cute beach experiences that not just kids but adults too love are collecting varieties of sea shells. If you are lucky enough and the high tides have done their job washing away shells from the shores, It is fun, and Bordi Beach does have such shells.
No menace. Yet stray dogs are another companion of these beaches, and crabs are fun to watch. Catch them if you can safely. Want more? Have a camel ride on these flat-surfaced beaches in the evening if you find it thrilling. That’s it; no more unwanted hype about this place, As this is what you can expect the most.
Bordi Beach has palm and coconut trees, and there is also a nice open space that one can consider a Parking and camping ground for an overnight picnic with the isolation required. Spending time under a mesmerizing dark sky, gazing at the moon and stars, particularly during a full moon night (Poornima), is just fun and an experience. Not to miss the sunset experience too.
Since Bordi is a small village, there are not many attractions to see nearby, apart from a few listed below. It is preferred to carry enough food, water, and other belongings when you plan your day here, as such options are very few or limited. Particularly in the morning and late evenings.
Practically, people staying in Thane district and around Vasai Virar have the option to explore clean 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.
If you guys are planning to travel from Mumbai and are now looking out for some nearby options, the above beaches in Vasai Virar are not bad. Except Arnala, which was famous but is practically dirty.
Hotels and Resorts at Bordi
Tapovan Retreat and MTDC Bordi Resort are two of the known resorts and hotels for overnight stays near Bordi Beach. There are a few more options available, and many apps and websites now show up. A few important things to remember before booking hotels and resorts at Bordi in summer are that, since there is an electricity problem and a major power cut in the location, It is preferred to book only hotels that have generator or Inverter facilities; otherwise, your stay may put off your picnic mood.
How to Reach These Beaches
Nearest Railway Station : Dahanu Road on the Western Railway Route Local trains from Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, and Virar The beach is 3.8 kilometers from the railway station.
By Road :On National Highway 8, From Mumbai, after crossing Virar, go straight, and after crossing Manor, Tawa, and Ghol locations, come to Kasa Road Junction near Charoti. Leave the highway and take a left towards Dahanu Railway Station on Dahanu Jawhar Road. Beach is 27 Km from the highway.
Nearest Railway Station : Gholwad, Next station to Dahanu on the same route Beach at 2.8 kilometers from the railway station.
By Road : 40 kilometers from the National Highway (Kasa Junction) reach Dahanu Station in the west. Once in West, follow the station road ahead towards Gholvad, and you will reach Dahanu Bordi Road, which will take you to the beach.
See Also : Mumbai to Dahanu Bordi Road Distance & Map.
More 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 the beach at Umargaon, is famous for its scenic location, which was featured in the 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, just walk; there is Narpad Beach and a small Saibaba temple near. Other temples in Dahanu are Gajanan Maharaj Mandir and Mahadev Temple. There is also a Lotus Lake and Poornima Theater for entertainment, located between Dahanu Beach and the railway station.
Pictures Courtesy : Citroen Switchgears, Mayi Raje, Avni Shah, Yogesh Kamble.
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