Aksa Beach

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Aksa Beach
Suburb
Aksa beach, Mumbai
Aksa beach, Mumbai
Aksa Beach is located in Mumbai
Aksa Beach
Aksa Beach
Aksa Beach is located in Maharashtra
Aksa Beach
Aksa Beach
Aksa Beach is located in India
Aksa Beach
Aksa Beach
Coordinates: 19°10′34″N 72°47′43″E / 19.1760°N 72.7954°E / 19.1760; 72.7954Coordinates: 19°10′34″N 72°47′43″E / 19.1760°N 72.7954°E / 19.1760; 72.7954
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai
Languages
 • Official Marathi, English, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Aksa Beach is a popular beach and a vacation spot in Aksa village at Malad, Mumbai, India. It is situated close to Malvani.[1][2] It is a popular weekend destination . It is dotted with many private cottages and hotels, some of which are rented out to tourists and visitors.[1]

This beach has INS Hamla (a base of the Indian Navy) at one end and a small beach called "Dana Paani".

Transport[edit]

It is accessible from Malad (West) station by select BEST buses from Borivali railway station, en route to Madh Island, and also by private transport and auto rickshaws. The beach is approximately 9 km from Malad station and 12 km from Borivali. It can also be reached from Andheri (West) railway station. Buses from Andheri Station go to Versova Village. From there a boat takes passengers across the sea to Madh Island. On Madh Island bus numbers 269 and 271 go to Aksa Beach.

Safety[edit]

It is not safe to swim as the currents are strong and the sands of the beach keep shifting because of the waves and people often misjudge them. Warning signs of swimming prohibition have been put on the beach and lifeguards have been appointed, however accidents are common, due to rapidly changing tides, and merging to two tide currents on the rocky beach and people ignoring warnings.[3][4][5][6] The beach gets even more dangerous during Monsoon season, though 15,000 people are visiting the beach during weekends.[7] Quicksand is also found in the waters, often causing danger.[8]

Sunset at the Aksa Beach

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aksa Beach – Mumbai Suburb". mumbai77.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "World's most 'treacherous' beach claims 3". hindustantimes.com. 6 May 2013. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Two College Students Drown at Aksa'". DNA India. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Three Malad youths drown off Aksa beach, lifeguard pulls one to safety". The Times of India. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "'Visitors don't pay heed to warning signs'". Hindustan Times Mumbai. 6 May 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Four drown off Aksa beach". DNA. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Danger at the beach". DNA. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "At Aksa danger continues, as usual". 27 February 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2018.