Sun, Sand & Sea: Have You Been To This Beach Close To Mumbai's Pagoda?
Mumbai's Gorai Beach is as iconic as it gets when we talk about beaches that are still relatively quieter around the city. Apart from shutting your eyes and absorbing the sound of waves crashing into the rocks (if you haven't done that, the do it now. Trust us, it's worth it), there's a lot to do around here. Read on.
What Makes It Awesome
A famous picnic spot for both locals and tourists, Gorai is surrounded by the villages of Manori, Uttan, Dongri and Marve. If you're looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, you can hit this beach up or even stop by on your visit to the famous Essel World or the Global Vipassana Pagoda. You can explore the Koli community and their villages that sound the area, and even get to see old-style houses here, with that old-world charm. On the beach itself, there are numerous carts selling all sorts of snacks and fresh fruits to keep you going.
If you're planning to make this a weekend getaway, don't forget to check out Palm Beach Resort where you can enjoy a great stay, complete with a pool, garden and a great view to top it all.There are churches to explore in the vicinity, especially the Reis Magos. You can also check out the East Indian Museum on the Manori-Gorai road which is lesser known but has a lot of history behind it.
You can reach the beach easily from Bhayander, Borivali or even Malad. Make a picnic of it with friends or family.