Gorai Beach


Gorai Beach is 4km from the Gorai creek in Borivali west and can be reached by ferry from the Marve Beach in the west of Malad in Mumbai..People come here on the weekends for picnics as this suburban beach can be reached within 15 minutes from the Gorai creek.

The clean and cool waters of the Gorai beach provide a pastoral place for swimming accompanied by a group of friends or family. The several accommodation facilities near the beach provide ample opportunities for an overnight stay and one could especially enjoy the early morning sunrise or late evening sunset from the beach.

Gorai beach is also popular as a party venue among many youngsters. The shacks available for staying are reasonable and the sand at the beach is relatively clean for enjoying a game of sand volleyball or flying Frisbees.

Gorai is so near to Manori, and this beach offers the countryside feeling to visitors. Although, the waters of Gorai beach are safe for swimming throughout the year, it is advised to avoid during monsoon because of its treacherous currents.

Tourists can reach Marve within an hour, as it is just 40 km from Mumbai. One goes up to Malad railway station (a suburban station on the Western Railway line) and proceed by road. A 15-minute ferry ride from Marve or Borivali will take one to Manori or Gorai. It is approachable by boat as well.

Location info:

Address:15-minute ferry ride from Marve
District: Borivali
Nearest City: Mumbai
Best time to visit: Any time



Gorai has a large East Indian population. East Indians are Roman Catholic who were proselytised by the Portuguese when they arrived here in the 1500s. They speak Marathi as their mother tongue. Gorai still has its laid back charm quite in contrast to the fast paced life of the city just on the other banks of the creek.

Interesting things to do:

The shacks available for staying are reasonable and the sand at the beach is relatively clean for enjoying a game of sand volleyball or flying Frisbees.

Interesting things to Visit:

Essel World: An excellent place to get entertained, Essel World, offers over 40 exciting rides, games, and attractions. The Water Kingdom is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia.

Bollywood - The Film City or "Bollywood"- as it is called produces the second most number of pictures in the world every year. Visiting a movie studio to watch a movie being shot in India's commercial film capital is an experience worth attempting.

Kamla Nehru Park - located at the top of Malabar Hills, Kamla Nehru Park is the park also provides you a spectacular view of the city and the sunset.
Chowpatty - Situated in the suburbs of the city, and known for its festive atmosphere, food stalls and hustle and bustle, Chowpatty is perhaps the most famous beach of Mumbai. This beach encapsulates the spirit of Mumbai.

Aarey Milk Colony - located at a distance of 32 kilometers from main Mumbai city, Aarey Milk colony of Mumbai is one of the most modern milk colonies in the world. You can also try the fresh milk and snacks in the colony's canteen here.

Jain Temple - located on the Malabar Hill, the Jain temple houses frescoes depicting various events in the lives of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras. A large number of devotees as well as tourists visit the Jain temple every day.
Haji Ali's Tomb: this tomb is a mausoleum built to commemorate Haji Ali, a Muslim saint, who perished by drowning while traveling to Mecca.
Bazaars in Mumbai: among the famous markets in Mumbai, Kalbadevi, Bhuleshwar, Mangaldas, Zaveri and Chor Bazaar are some of the markets worth exploring.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:railhead. 40 kms from Mumbai via Malad
Nearest Airport:Mumbai International Airport.
Road Transport:Mumbai is well connected by road to Marve..15-minute ferry ride from Marve or Borivali

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Bombay Natural History Museum
  • Chor Bazaar
  • Chowpatty Beach
  • Crawford Market
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Essel World
  • Fashion Street
  • Film City
  • Flora Fountain now renamed to Hutatma Chowk
  • Gateway of India
  • Gurdwara Shree Guru Singh Sabha
  • Haji Ali Mosque
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Jehangir Art Gallery
  • Jijamata Udyaan
  • Juhu Beach
  • Kamala Nehru Park
  • Kanheri Caves
  • Kashid Beach
  • Mahalaxmi Racecourse
  • Marine Drive earlier/historically referred to as Queen's Necklace
  • Nehru Planetarium
  • Powai Lake
  • Prince of Wales Museum
  • Prithvi Theatre
  • Rajabai Tower
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali National Park)
  • Hotel Taj Mahal
  • Taraporewala Aquarium
  • Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan
  • Victoria Terminus
  • Vihar Lake
  • Siddhi Vinayak Temple

Nearest Petrol Pump:


Balkrishna Hotel
Payyade International Hotels Pvt. Ltd
Neelams Pride Restaurant

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit, some extra clothes and so on.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100

Nearest Hospital:

Tata Memorial
Kem Hospital
Mumbai MTP Center

Society/Community Phone Number