Gorai beach is a famous picnic spot surrounded by villages of Manori, Uttan, Dongri & Marve.
It is also very close to Essel world and The Global Vipassana Pagoda. Couples and families prefer this beach as it is very easily accessible from Bhaydar, Borivali, and Malad.
Gorai is one of the cleanest and safest beaches in Mumbai and a great choice for those looking for a peaceful weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.
There are several cottages and resorts available for overnight stays. Some cottages are very close to the beach. Check about the cottages before booking as some are not meant for family.
Gorai is very close to Marve & Manori beach. One can experience the calmness of the Koli community villages, and one can see olden style houses. The main occupation of people there is fishing and farming.
History of Gorai
Gorai is mainly populated by the East Indian community. Most of them are Roman Catholics. Gorai has 3 churches. The oldest church is Reis Magos which was built by Franciscan missionaries around 1595 to 1602.
The new one is the church which was named after the Three Magi and was built in the year 1810. The 3rd church is dedicated to Infant Jesus, it is actually a Chapel and very near to the old church.
How to reach Gorai beach
The closest station is Malad. Out of Malad station, you will get BEST bus 272 (Charge appx. Rs.15) or take an Auto rickshaw (Rs. 100) around 7 Km to Marve Beach. From here, there are ferries every 5 min which will cross you over to Manori. From Manori, you will get a bus or Auto Rickshaw to Gorai.
— You will have to reach via the Bhayandar route. From National Highway 8, Get inside the Kashi-Mira junction and keep straight. After 5 to 7 minutes of the drive, you will reach Bhayandar East-West Flyover on the left. Now keep following the Essel World signboard and go straight on Uttan Road to reach Gorai beach.
— Western Express Highway, 1st Left turn after Dahisar Octroi check Naka Route to Esselworld, Gorai-Manori.
Here are some hotels you can stay at
Fonseca’s Beach Resort Rs. 1400 per night stay.
Address: Main Gorai Beach, Borivali West, Gorai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091
Phone: 022 2845 2471
Domonica Beach Resort
Address: Manori Village, Manori Gorai Road, Via – Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400095
Phone: 098219 98470 / 9819753959
Sun & Shade Rs. 2100 per night stay
Address: Manori- Gorai Road, Manori Island, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400095
Phone: 022 2845 2189
Tourist Resort Gorai Rs. 1400 per night stay
Address: Gorai Beach, Manori Gorai Uttan Road, Behind Hill View Hotel, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091
Phone: 093227 28287
When to visit, Timings and Entry Fee:
This beach can be visited anytime in the year and there is no entry fee. It is advised to leave the beach by 7 pm as the place becomes very dark.