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Artificial beach of Male- A must-see attraction during your Maldives trip

By Punith Jain - May 21, 2020
Male Artificial beach

Artificial Beach, Male is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking human-made seashores in the Maldives and for a very good purpose. With breathtaking views and a pleasant climate, this seaside, formed like a crescent, has earned its spot as one of the most popular and preferred tourist destinations. The beach is located on the eastern seafront of the island and is very near to the Male city’s recreational centre. At first glance, the beach does not appear to be an artificial one and in fact, even though the water is not as deep as it is on the natural beaches, it is a famed swimming spot for the locals and visitors due to its lush blue Maldivian waters.

With a profusion of lounging areas, cafes and barbecues for the food connoisseurs, and an abundance of water sports for the adventurous, the Artificial Beach is amazing in every sphere! Moreover, it is an exciting hub for fun-filled cultural activities which include colourful carnivals, live music concerts, and parades.

Male Artificial Beach
The artificial beach of Male, credits: Wikimedia commons

Male is typically famous as the commercial centre of the island country in which people majorly come to experience the culture and tradition, some food-hopping, shopping, and adventurous water sports. One issue that Male have been lacking was a potential to provide travellers with a flavour of its beaches and clear Maldivian waters. In addition to being a haven for foodies and seashore enthusiasts, Artificial Beach in Male is also ideal for spending lovely, serene evenings.

Long walks on the seaside whilst clicking within the picturesque sunset is an absolute must-do. This is a public beach and there are dress restrictions here. Strictly, there is no swimwear allowed and women need to cover up while visiting this place. From time to time, numerous carnivals and live concert events are held at the seaside for public leisure.

How to reach the Artificial beach

Artificial Beach is located on the eastern coast of Male Island. The Beach is simplest a stone’s throw faraway from densely populated neighbourhoods of Male – the capital of Maldives. Due to its handy place, the way to reach Artificial Beach is alternatively easy to discover. There are two Artificial Beach bus stops alongside the Boduthakurufaanu Magu road. Travellers can take the bus 101, 401, or 402 from downtown Malé and reach this man-made beach in a couple of minutes.

Furthermore, the beach is handiest approximately 400 meters far from Hulhumale Ferry Terminal. From this jetty, direct ferries to the Velana International Airport can be taken. It takes approximately half-hour from Malé Airport to reach Artificial Beach. Another crucial point of entry, Presidential Jetty is set 1 km from the seashore. One can really stroll from each of those ferry terminals to reach this seashore inside the Maldives.

Parasailing at Artificial Beach
Water sports at the Artificial Beach, credits: Pixabay

Basic FAQs

  • Where is the Artificial beach located and how to reach there: The Artificial beach is 7 km away from the Velana International Airport in Male and takes about 20 minutes to reach via road
  • Convenient means of transportation: You can either take a public bus(101, 401, 402) from downtown Male to reach here or also take a ferry to reach Hulhumale Ferry Terminal which is 400 meters away.
  • Is there any entrance fees for the Artificial beach: No, being a public beach, it is open all the days and there are no entrance fees for the same
  • Are there any dress code to be followed: This is a public beach and there are dress restrictions here. Strictly, there is no swimwear allowed and women need to cover up while visiting this place
  • Are there any good restaurants or nearby places to eat: There are 23 restaurants within 500-meter range of the beach and you can explore various cuisines here
  • What are the nearby attractions to visit apart from the Artificial beach: The National Museum, Male Fish Market, Grand Friday Mosque, Sultan Park, Sinamale Bridge are all near the beach and can be reached within 15 minutes from the beach

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