“Manori Beach at Malad can also be reached via Bhayandar and is one of the clean beaches at the North Suburban Island location of Mumbai. Adjacent to Manori is Gorai Beach, and a little ahead on the Uttan Road towards Bhayandar is the famous Uttan Beach.
Manori village is just one part of a big coastal island location of Mumbai suburb stations, which are Malad, Borivali, and Bhayandar on the western railway route. Let’s know the specialties and attractions of this little rocky Manori beach. How to reach Malad and Bhayandar, Marve Ferry Point, and more..”
Speciality and Attractions of this Beach
Manori village, where this beach is located, is a coastal island location in the North Suburb of Mumbai and can be reached by car, tourist bus, or any private vehicle only via the Bhayandar route. Otherwise, Malad is the nearest railway station to reach via Marve beach ferry point, as one needs to cross the creek / sea area to reach other side of island where Manori and Gorai beaches are located.
Manori is a semi-rocky beach and is less crowded, with very few people, couples, and picnic groups seen. Although vendors like Ice Baraf Gola, Nimbu Pani (Lemon Juice), and coconut water sellers are seen throughout the week, Weekends and Holidays are altogether a different scene here, as people come in large groups for a day or overnight stay, as this is also a wonderful weekend gateway. This beach is totally crowded and not very clean, and litter is seen at shore along with little sea waste (actually, we need to say, human-made waste) that washes away to Manori Beach shores.
A particular patch has a small rocky hillock that is fun to climb and rest on. Of course, linking is a thing for couples. Seafood is particularly another attraction at these north beaches and a great treat if you are not vegetarian and love fish like pomfret, etc. Comparatively, Vegetarians have fewer options, and of the available food outlets, very few have a great taste.
Sunset is what one should not miss at such beaches. Vast flowing Arabian sea, fishing boats, and that sunset view are a must-see, and click click, I must say. Sadly, there are no water rides or adventure options available at Manori Beach. The most you might enjoy is a boat ride inside the sea and possibly horseback or Camel rides on weekends. So consider this beach as a great, relaxing place within city limits, much cleaner and more beautiful for a weekend break or a lovely outing with loved ones or in a group.
Being serene, isolated, and peaceful, it’s a beautiful seaside location for a family day out any day of the week. Just that at times one might be taken back a little with a few cheap groups or crowds hanging around with all rowdy attitude and behaviour, which makes the surrounding area a bit uncomfortable for many with family and friends around. Otherwise, the weekend is perfectly crowded, with nothing to fear. Most of the resorts and small cottages are full during summer vacations, and weekends are definitely not for foreign tourists. But hey, you are most welcome to actually feel the way Mumbai people enjoy their beaches.
Another point to note is to carry enough cash, as locations around the beach area have hardly any ATMs, and those one or two that are available are often without cash. One needs to go deep inside villages or drive down to faraway locations for emergency cash.
Usually, the climate in summer is warm, with temperatures around 29 to 30 Degrees at the beach front, But the breeze is still cool. Manori Beach’s Climate is great during monsoons, rainy days, and winters too. There are ample tourist Volvo luxury bus and car parking options available, So don’t worry about the biggest problem in Mumbai, which is parking.” If possible, coming to this beach via a vehicle is preferred, as auto options are comparatively limited and weekends present a real challenge on Manori Island.
How to Reach Manori via Malad and from Bhayander
Reaching Manori Beach Via Malad
Note: No private vehicle or car can go to this beach via Malad, as one needs to cross a creek. Although getting your bike on the other side via ferry is possible,
Malad Railway Station is on the western railway route in Mumbai’s suburbs, towards the north. One needs to reach Marve Beach Ferry Point via bus or auto, from where you need to cross the creek and reach Manori Island Village. If you plan to park your car around Marve Beach, then from Malad station in the west, head south on S V Road towards Kandivali, and in a few minutes, there is a T-Junction that leads to Orlem and Marve Road. Go straight, and upon crossing Link Road in the same direction, come to Marve Beach Ferry Point.
Alternately, you can take an auto or Bus from the railway station to reach the same location, after which you take a ferry.
From Malad railway station, the road distance to the ferry point is 6.4 km, taking 20 minutes.
Reaching Manori Beach Via Bhayandar Uttan Road
Ahead of Malad, the 5th Station towards the north is Bhayandar Railway Station, which is another location to reach these beaches like Uttan, Gorai, and Manori. It’s a longer route, yet the road journey is worth it as the greenery is awesome.
Via National Highway 8, Get inside KashiMira and Keep straight. A few minutes drive on the left is the Bhayandar East-West Flyover. Once you have crossed and reached Bhayandar west, Keep on Uttan Road, following the Essel World Sign Board, which is located at Gorai. A few kilometres ahead of Gorai is Manori Beach.
Road Map From Kashimira on NH8 to Manori
More Attraction Places to See Near Manori Island
On the same island of this North Suburb are multiple attractions (Beaches, resorts, and More), and here is the best to my knowledge.
If coming via Bhayandar on Uttan Road, There is a beautiful farm side picnic location called ‘Keshav Srushti‘ (Read for more details). Little ahead and you reach the first famous beach called ‘Uttan Beach‘. Few kilometres ahead on same road you will reach ‘Gorai Beach’, ‘Essel World‘, ‘Water Kingdom‘ and Global Vipassana Pagoda meditation centre.
If you are beach lovers and want to explore few more beaches at not very far then you might also like to know about vasai virar beaches like Arnala, Rajodi, Kalamb which are far north suburb beaches in Thane district.
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