Most people love beaches. And most Mumbaikars will agree that there’s nothing like a trip to Goa to experience the state’s wonderful beaches but the 550-kilometer stretch of coastline that separates Mumbai and Goa isn’t exactly barren. It has a few choice pickings of its own, depending on the style of beach you’re looking for and keeping in mind these are coastal beaches, not island idylls. The best time to visit these beaches is from September, when the monsoon begins to end, to March, the beginning of summer.