Explore Mumbai Marine Life

The unexplored treasure of Chimbai

 Mumbai has a number of beaches to boast about and Chimbai beach is one of them. Chimbai is the forgotten beach of Mumbai with a history of 400 years. The beach is a mix of rocky and sandy shore with few mangroves. Mumbai beaches are rich in biodiversity and Chimbai beach is no less. Our sister organization Ladybird Environmental Consulting has been conducting a two year project 'Rejuvenation of Chimbai beach' where they have carried out perception surveys, marine, microplastic and crab count surveys.  This is a joint initiative of United Way Mumbai and their corporate donor. The current project addresses rejuvenation of Chimbai beach through clean up drives, biodiversity surveys, bio-shielding and community engagement.  

As part of public awareness programmes,  arine iNaturewatch Foundation is conducting free marine walks for schools and colleges at Chimbai Beach. The aim of these walks to reach out 200 students and make them aware about the marine life existing in so called -dirtiest beach of Mumbai.  So far 32 marine species such as Gastropods, Blue buttons, Molluscs, Sea anemones, Crabs, Sponges and many more have been recorded. 

Interested groups may fill up the registration form to avail benefit of this unique programme.


LOCATION:  Chimbai Beach, Chimbai Rd, Chimbai Village, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050 

DURATION: 2 hours

GROUP SIZE: 25 students


September 2019

26/09/19 : 03:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
27/09/19 : 04:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.

October 2019

11/10/19 : 04:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. 

25/10/19 : 02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m. 

Upcoming Events

26 September: Beach Safari for Schools/Colleges


Sign for this unique beach safari right inside Mumbai, to explore the beach life of Chimbai Beach. Participants will not only learn about marine life, they will be also engaged in crab count and sea anemone counts. 


  • Time: 3.30 pm. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Seats available: 25 only

Bring your students to the beach for this unique experience

20 October: Beach Safari for Families


 This is an unique opportunity for families to explore the beach life of Chimbai beach.  Participants will not only learn about marine life, they will be also engaged in crab count and sea anemone counts. 

  • Time: 8.30 am. to 10.30 a.m.
  • Seats available: 35 only

Bring your loved ones to the beach for this unique experience

Register here

Registration Form

Free Marine Walks to Chimbai Beach, Bandra

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Terms and Conditions

 1.This programme is only for Greater Mumbai schools and colleges

2. Since low tides are important,therefore select your date of visit as per the dates displayed above. 

3. By signing up you agree in case of any accident during our programme which is beyond our limit, iNaturewatch Foundation and its associates will be not held responsible.

4. We will send a confirmation email regarding the date of your choice. Incase that date is not available, we will communicate you next possible date.


(1) Wear field or sports shoes, avoid sandles or any open footwear. (2) Carry an ample amount of water and light snacks. (3) Wear full sleeve dull coloured clothes and cap. (4) Do not wander off on your own and stick to the group during the walk. (5) One adult/ teacher need to accompany a group of 25 students. (6) Collection of shells, rocks or any other items from the beach is prohibited.

For more details call 9987013144 or email at