This is one of the destinations one must visit when you need to de-stress yourself or spend quality time with your family without having to plan too much The location enables road travel and is a completely different atmosphere upon reaching the venue - a good distinguish between city life and outskirts, that too very much on the beach
Madh – Marve are two of the most popular beaches in Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra. Madh Island is at a distance of about thirty minutes’ drive, from the Mumbai suburbs, along the north-western coast of the city.
The island is surrounded by mangroves. There are several small sized fishing villages and farmlands within this small peninsula. On its west is the Arabian Sea and towards its east is the Malad creek.
The Marve Beach on the other hand lies in the western suburb of Malad. It links Essel World, an amusement park, and Madh Island to the city with ferry services. Ferry services are available to this beach from Versova.
Manori and Gorai beaches are also at a short distance from the Marve Beach. Movement is restricted on this beach because of its narrow width and the Indian Naval base INS Hamla, which is located here.
The Madh - Marve beaches are considered as one of the most romantic beaches in the region. There are a number of places to visit in and around the Madh – Marve beaches. Two of the most popular attractions in this region include the Madh Fort, also known as Versova Fort and the Church of St. Bonaventure.
The Madh Fort or the Versova Fort is popular among tourists and filmmakers because of the calm and quiet surroundings. This isolated fort is located at a distance of about 15 km from Malad. It was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century to serve as a watchtower. Presently the Indian Air Force is in control of this fort and entry is restricted.
The Church of St. Bonaventure on the other hand is a Portuguese architecture, built in the 16th century, on the beach in Erangal. The annual Erangal Feast is hosted at this place in the month of January, on the Feast day of St. Bonaventure.