Suruchi Beach – Casuarina Trees Line the Beach

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Looking Out to Vasai Creek

Suruchi Beach is a big beach. It gets its name from the suru (Casuarina) trees which line the beach. The beach is 7.6 km from Vasai Road railway station.

Getting to Suruchi Beach

Buses go up to Parnaka in Vasai Gaon. From there, it is another 1.6 km to the beach. It is a walk of about 20 minutes. Auto fare is Rs. 50. The road from Parnaka to the beach is in poor condition.

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Forest of Casuarina Trees

There is a iron gate at the entrance to the beach. I am not sure whether they lock it at any time. After we pass the gate, there is a parking area for visitors. Casuarina trees grow in perfusion along the side of the beach.

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Beach Shacks

Visitors can see a line of beach shacks on one side of the beach. They had no signs of occupancy.

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Snack Shop

We found a small shop selling tea, cold drinks and biscuits. Apart from that, there is hardly anything on offer for thirsty visitors. There are no washrooms either.

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Sand Bank

A Walk on The Beach

The sand was wet. The sea had come up the beach at high tide. There was a sea wall to protect the Casuarina trees. The wall was wide and we could walk on it for some distance.

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The Sea Wall


There were not many people on the beach. But on weekends, it tends  to get crowded. The sea had washed ashore pieces of garbage along the shore. This was rather surprising because the beach is in an isolated area. May be the trash was dumped into the sea from across the coast in Mumbai.

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Suruchi Beach

After walking along the beach, I noticed many fishing boats moored near the shore. Perhaps there is a Koli village in the vicinity. On looking out over the sea, we could make out Bhayandar in the distance.

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Grazing Horse

The horse was tethered near the beach. It looked a bit thin. Horse riding is one of the pastimes for kids on the beach.

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The Beach

Suruchi Beach is in an isolated area. There are no security guards or life guards. Stay away from the place after sunset.

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