Gorai Beach – Most Frequented Mumbai Suburban Beaches

“Gorai Beach, situated in the Mumbai Suburb, can be easily accessed from Borivali or Bhayandar. It is a cleaner and less crowded beach, making it perfect for a day trip or even an overnight stay. Let’s discover the attractions and uniqueness of this beach, as well as how to reach Gorai village. Additionally, we will explore other nearby beaches and places worth exploring..”

Gorai Beach Sea Shore
Gorai Beach Sea Shore

Beach Attractions

Gorai is a popular beach in the northern suburbs of Mumbai, known for being an ideal picnic spot for both day trips and overnight stays. It is frequented by people from nearby suburbs as well as those from faraway places. Couples especially prefer this beach because it is easily accessible from Bhayandar and Borivali. Additionally, there are plenty of resorts and cottages available for accommodation.

This beach is known for its safety and cleanliness. It offers plenty of space for picnics, bike rides, camel rides, and boat rides in the sea. It is also a romantic spot for hanging out on full moon nights, but only in groups. You can also find resorts on Uttan Road for overnight stays. Check out this link for more information on beach for overnight.

The Beach’s Festival Highlights: Holi (the Festival of Colors) and Ganesh Visarjan (the Immersion of Ganesh Idols) are two significant Indian festivals that draw people to the beach. It’s a delightful experience to play with colors on the beach and then take a dip in the sea. Likewise, on the 10th day of the Ganesh festival, you can witness the grand clay Ganesh idols at Gorai Beach for the final ritual, the Immersion.

North Mumbai boasts Lovers Point Beach : Gorai Beach has been a popular destination for couples for the past 30 to 40 years. Back then, it was difficult for girls to find places to spend quality time and be intimate with their partners.

However, for those living in Bhayander, Borivali, or nearby areas, Gorai Beach was the ideal romantic spot. Although it was less crowded compared to today, it still maintains its charm with its serene atmosphere and lush green surroundings, making it a perfect beach for couples in Mumbai.

Gorai is known as a lovers point because it offers affordable cottage rooms that can be rented on an hourly basis. This is a great option for college students who cannot afford expensive resorts. If you ask any couple from the nearby suburb colleges for a good lover’s point or beach, they will recommend Gorai. The beach is beautiful and easily accessible from both Borivali and Bhayandar.

The Ferry ride to Gorai adds excitement to the experience, although the creek area can be a bit smelly. When you get outside Borivali station platform no. 1 towards Virar, the first thing an Auto driver asks a young college couple is “Gorai?”

Beach Water and Sunset
Beach Water and Sunset

Perfect Weekend Getaway : With time, more and more resorts have come up and have boosted the tourism industry in Mumbai suburbs. Beaches like Gorai, Manori, and Uttan which are not far from each other, are getting crowded every coming summer, and people are ready to spend enough for luxury and stay around for a couple of days.

Similarly, the busy lifestyle of bustling Mumbai has created a demand for weekend escapes to enjoy quality time with family. Gorai Beach has emerged as a perfect destination for beach enthusiasts from Mumbai, Gujarat, and Pune. Families and groups of people travel long distances to relax and unwind at the resorts near these beautiful beaches.

Gorai Beach
Gorai Beach

Speciality of Gorai beach

Food and Fun Options on Beach : Riding bikes, strolling on a clean sandy beach, enjoying a refreshing breeze, relaxing under green trees or at a beachfront resort, and indulging in delicious street food like ice candy, chana masala, bhel puri, and pani puri is a great way to spend your time.

On rainy days, you can savor hot sweet corn and roasted full corn (known as bhutta) at Gorai Beach, which offers a unique experience. If you’re a non-vegetarian, you’ll be delighted by the fresh-caught fish, especially the must-try pomfret, which is available at a much lower cost compared to other places in Mumbai. Unfortunately, for vegetarians, the food quality is just average everywhere.

Enjoy horse and camel rides whenever they are available. For an exciting experience, take a boat ride in the vast sea and admire the beachfront. Dear tourists, if you want to truly experience the lively atmosphere of Mumbai’s beaches, this is the place to be, and it’s definitely different from Juhu Chowpatty and Girgaon beach.

If you’re searching for a peaceful beach in a Mumbai suburb, this isn’t the right place for you because it’s usually crowded. The beach has plenty of parking space available, and you can even drive your vehicle on the beach.

How to Reach Gorai Beach from Borivali and Bhayandar

Via Borivali, Mumbai North Suburb

To get to ‘Gorai Ferry Point’ from Borivali Railway Station (West), you can take either an auto or a bus. The road distance is 3.6 km, and it will take approximately 17 minutes to reach your destination. Start by taking LT Road, which is located opposite the railway station. This road will lead you straight to Gorai Road, where you can find the Jetty.

If you’re traveling on a two-wheeler, you can also take the ferry operated by the Dolphin Boat Club. The ferry runs every 15 minutes and transports passengers across the creek to Gorai.

Once you reach the other side of the creek, you can continue your journey to Gorai Beach. It is located 4.3 km away on Gorai Borivali Road, and it will take around 8 minutes to reach by road. Auto services are available for your convenience.

Via Bhayandar, Far North of Mumbai

Bhayandar railway station is located in the northern suburb, past Borivali, heading towards Virar. You can find more information about different railway stations at Station Name article.

After reaching Bhayandar railway station west, you have the option to take an auto-rickshaw or a bus. It usually takes around 30 to 40 minutes to travel 14.3 kilometers on Uttan Road, which leads directly to the beach.

By Road

If you are planning to travel in private vehicles such as cars, you can only reach Bhayander by taking the Bhayandar route. Start from National Highway 8 and enter the Kashimira junction. Continue straight for about 5 to 7 minutes until you see the Bhayandar East-West Flyover on your left. From there, follow the sign board for Essel World and continue straight on Uttan Road until you reach Gorai Beach. You can refer to the road map and route below for more details.

Other Similar Beaches Around Gorai Beach

Couple of other beaches like Aksa, Madh Marve, Manori and Uttan if you are a beach bum or love to explore beaches.

Gorai location is also very famous for Essel World Amusement Park (Permanently Closed) all year around and Water Kingdom during Summer and October, adjacent to it.

Keshav Srushti is a lovely destination situated on Bhayandar Uttan road. It serves as a perfect picnic spot and educational center in Mumbai for nature enthusiasts.

A short distance away from this beach lies the Global Vipassana Pagoda, a meditation center. This magnificent golden-yellow-colored structure can be easily spotted from faraway places. Surrounded by lush greenery, the center offers a serene and tranquil environment, making it an ideal place to relax, particularly during the mornings and evenings.

In Mumbai, there are several cycling groups that are familiar with a place called ‘Sunrise Point’ in Gorai. This hilly slope offers a stunning view of the sunrise every day. In the early morning, you can also enjoy the picturesque greenery and the expansive seafront from this location.

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