The city has an enviable 149-km coastline and nearly 16 km of beaches stretching from Colaba in the south to Madh and Marve up north. Take the ferry further north and you will find the weekend getaways of Gorai and Manori, all within city limits.
"Like most of our coastline, our beaches too have been neglected, abused and misused. There is no plan for their conservation and protection either," says the presentation for Open Mumbai, an exhibition on public spaces currently on at the NGMA. Encroachments by both the rich and poor, garbage and sewage are common banes.
True we have a coastline all over Mumbai and if it were clean, we could have beautiful places to walk and enjoy the walk along the sea side.
The most important thing that we need to have is to educate people. Even when there are ample number of dustbins all over the beach, but if people are not disciplined enough to watch their habits, the dream of living in a clean city will never materialize.