Located in a wealthy neighborhood in western Mumbai, Juhu Beach is a popular seven-kilometer stretch of sand surrounded by the Arabian Sea. One of the most famous beaches in India, Juhu is often used as the location for film shoots, and it’s not uncommon to find Bollywood stars jogging along its sands during the daytime.
It’s usually in the afternoons and evenings when Juhu Beach truly comes alive, when locals gather for street food, tourists come for the sunsets, and families make the most of the children's rides and amusements. While luxury hotels and restaurants can be found at its southern end, Juhu Beach is most famous for the wide range of local street food stalls set up along its shores. Here you can sample local favorites such as pani puri, bhel puri, and pav bhaji.
Visit Juhu Beach on a regular Mumbai city tour, or as part of a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, giving you the chance to take in the city’s key sights and attractions. To experience Juhu Beach after the sun goes down, opt for a private Mumbai by night tour, which includes dinner.
Insider’s Tip: The most pleasant time to visit Juhu Beach is usually between October and February. Having said that, India’s monsoon season between these months does turn the beach into a dramatic landscape, drawing in the crowds to watch nature’s show unfold.
Juhu Beach is located around 20 kilometers from central Mumbai. If not arriving as part of an organized tour, it is easily accessible by taxi, auto-rickshaw, and bus, with state and privately operated buses departing from various points across the city. The nearest railway stations are Santacruz, Andheri, and Vile Parle.