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Juhu Beach, Mumbai Overview

Juhu beach is the longest beach in Mumbai and the most popular among tourists as well. It is renowned for its wide variety of street food that has a typical Mumbai flavour and is sweet and sour. The surrounding area of Juhu is one of the poshest localities in Mumbai and is home to a lot of famous Bollywood and TV celebrities - the most famous being Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow - and it is not rare to spot a celebrity jogging on the beach.

Television shoots are often held and a number of toy-sellers, roasted corn vendors and acrobats attract the eye. While here, you may also visit the iconic ISKCON Temple which is meters away from the beach or watch a theatre performance at the famous Prithvi Cafe. Just taking walk across the beach sand can bring an infinite sense of calm. Although the beach was criticized for being unclean, efforts by BMC have significantly improved the scenery in the past few years.

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Early mornings at Juhu Beach

For those looking to avoid the mad rush of tourists and experience the relaxed nature of the beach, early mornings are a great time to visit. The beach is surprisingly empty, with only the nearby residents coming here for a morning run, walk their dogs, or play frisbee. You would see a number of runners running along the 3km+ coast, quite a few of them barefoot. Almost all the food stalls are closed at this hour, and there are only a few vendors selling tea or coconut water. The beach is cleaned late night/early morning, so this is also when the beach is at its cleanest!

Juhu Beach Chowpatty

More than the beach itself, people flock to Juhu Beach to taste the food at Juhu Chowpatty. The variety of snacks that you can get on the Chowpatty is pretty incredible. There are a lot of shops near the main parking area which sell a number of local food items - panipuri, bhelpuri, misal pao, pao bhaji, vada pao. You can also get great South Indian food: masala dosa, idli, vada being the most common. Chinese is pretty popular and common too. Although the street food here is not the tastiest - and many would argue healthiest - there is a lot to choose from, and street food lovers would definitely be excited.

Juhu Beach Hotels

There are countless accommodation options available nearby. Juhu was always a posh neighbourhood of Mumbai, and hence it has a lot of high-end hotels. JW Marriott, Novotel and Sun-n-Sand are the most popular high-end hotels nearby. You can stay at one of these high-end hotels to experience the true luxury of Mumbai.

Nightlife At Juhu Beach

There are a lot of bars, pubs and clubs in the vicinity of the temple. Tap resto bar right across the beach is great for drinks, and the place has a great rooftop bar+resturant along with a dance floor. True Tramm Trunk is a recently opened popular bar with great food and a courteous staff to go with it, they screen sporting events and also host musical nights. Quench, R Adda and Tap Resto Bar are a few other sought-after places. The price ranges from INR 1200 to INR 2500 for two people.

Restaurants Near Juhu Beach

One can also visit the famous Italian restaurants here such as Little Italy, Mangi Ferra, Don Giovanni, Penne, and so on. Popular seafood specialities are served at these quality fine dining restaurants near the beach. Prithvi Cafe and the Silver Beach Cafe are some famous cafes in the vicinity of Juhu Beach.

Best Time To Visit Juhu Beach

Juhu beach is a great place to visit all times of the year, especially during early morning or evenings. Even in the hot summer months, the evenings are very pleasant as a cool sea breeze blows, and the temperatures being mild. The monsoon might not be the best time to visit since there are a lot of high tides and the sand is completely wet practically all the time. However, the view of big, dark clouds floating over the ocean is quite mesmerising. 

How To Reach Juhu Beach

Juhu Beach is located in Ville Parle and can be easily reached via autos, cabs, state transport buses or even trains.
The nearest local train stations are Vile Parle, Santa Cruz or Andheri on the Western Line. There is a BEST bus station right next to the beach, so there are quite a few buses plying from these railway stations to the beach - 231, 224 and 201.

If you are planning to come by own vehicle, you must be wary since parking options are limited. A paid parking is available at the beach (in front of Tap restaurant) but you might have to wait for a long time in the queue, particularly if you are visiting on a weekend. Apart from this, trying to find parking near the beach is practically impossible.

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