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Marve beach- the transport hub in Mumbai
The Malad western suburb in Mumbai houses the Marve Beach and serves as a wonderful weekend destination. The beach is away from the industrial life and is a place to spend valuable moments with family and friends. It is a place where you can just sit and watch the waves playing with the shore and how the sun gets its way down to the western sky making the water appears colorful. Sitting and gossiping is favorite time pass for couples and this is what is mostly seen on this beach. As the beach is not suitable for swimming due to sinking sand, high tide and strong current, visitors are found only to roam about. Besides, the beach being a training ground of the Indian Naval Base, sometimes you have the chance to spot the navy armies.
Catholic natives of the city are seen to habitat this place and make you feel to be in a Goa like a beach. Their attitudes and mannerisms are quite like them. Great resorts and greeneries including cashew nut trees make the place suitable to stay within raw nature. A small ancient Portuguese church adds up to its magnificence which attracts lots of tourists. Ferry rides are available at short intervals from Marve Beach to Manori Beach.
Arriving Marve beach
Malad and Borivali are the nearest railway stations along the western line. Auto rickshaws are available from the station to the spot and you can easily reach the beach. Other than this, state Bus No. 272 runs from the station daily which is a nice option to reach the beach at low price. And if you want to get there comfortably then just hire a cab from your hotel or resort to your destination.
Where to stay
There are top luxurious hotels as well as many dormitories or budget hotels in the vicinity. So you can choose any options as per your budget.
- Taj Santacruz is a luxurious resort located at a distance of 3.1 km from the spot.
- Trident Bandra Kurla is nearer to the beach just at a distance of 1.5 km.
- Blossom Dormitory is the nearest budget hotel that stands 2.1 km from there.
- Bageecha resort and Resort hotel are nearby lodges in medium rates.
The Marve beach in Mumbai is small as well as a clean beach and is not so much explored. People from far and near come here to enjoy and have a party with friends and family. The beach is mainly used for ferry services and lots of people could be seen riding the ferries to reach their destinations. Drinks, as well as fruit salads and chaats, are sold by vendors along the shore.
Ferry service Marve beach
It is the main activity done in Marve beach that serves as a gateway to many destinations around Mumbai. Ferry services are available frequently from the beach to Manori, Gorai and Essel world. They provide very active services to the beach and Manori at an interval of five minutes gap as it starts from 5:30 in the morning till 12 at midnight. And services to Essel world are provided at every half an hour, the starting time is 9 in the morning till 5 in the evening. The ferry services being active are used by lots of visitors to reach their destination.
Nearby places of interests
Marve is basically regarded as a transport hub rather than a tourist spot. The nearby areas can be accessed from here which is worth visiting. Some close destinations are Madh Island, Aksa beach, Gorai Beach, Manori Beach, water kingdom and Essel world.
Best time to Visit Marve beach
The environment of Marve Beach is beautiful and scenic and offers the tourists with a magical view of the sunset. The beach serves as a solitary escape into nature. Due to its cleanliness, lots of tourists find it a nice place to enjoy a small hangout. The beach is available to the public all through the day. The narrow coastline of the beach is not suitable enough for movement. The best time to visit the beach is from October to March when there is less humidity in the weather of Mumbai. The hills on the opposite side add up to the beauty of the sunset.