Beaches in Goa, India

When you talk about Goa, its the beautiful beaches which makes it exciting for the tourists. The beaches in Goa are warm, winter is the ideal time to visit beaches in Goa, the temperature hovers around 22-28 degree C. North Goa Beaches have a lot of water sports & other adventurous activities, a majority of youth crowd goes to North Goa, on the other side South Goa beaches are quite & peaceful.

North Goa Beaches:

Dona Paula Beach:

This place is actually a land projection in to the sea for some distance & both sides you can see the sea. But today due to commercialization, the beauty of it is lost due to small shops along the path. But still its a great place to hang around especially during the evening to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Miramar Beach:
This beach lies adjoining the estuary of the Mandovi River as it opens in to the Arabian Sea. Its around 3km from Panaji. One can get a beautiful view of Fort Aguada from this beach across the river.

Sinquerim Beach:
This is one of the best beaches with international class facilities. Lot of activities like water skiing, para sailing, fishing, scuba diving, wind surfing ... are available in this beach. Taj Group of Hotels has set up a Heritage complex here. One can do a long beach walk starting here till the Baga beach.

Candolim Beach:
Its one of the longest beach in Goa starting from Fort Aguada to Calangute. Its a calm & peaceful beach which has some water activities.

Calangute Beach:
Calangute is the most crowded & commercial beach in Goa. There are lot of shopping places here, but the beach as such is not that great.

Baga Beach:

Baga beach starts at the end of Calangute beach, this beach is far better & cleaner compared to Calangute beach. Baga beach is calm & scenic with the view of the green hills. Baga beach is also know for the night life, with disco & other events in the night.

Anjuna Beach:
Its a rocky beach located 18 kms north of Panji. This beach was once a home to Hippies. The Wednesday flea marked is very popular here.

Vagator & Chapora Beach:
Vagator is a scenic beach with red cliffs looking down on the shore. Its divided in to 3 sections - Big Vagator (Indian Visitors), Little Vagator also known as Tel Aviv Beach coz of the large Israeli crowd & Ozran also called Spagetthi Beach coz of the large Italian crowd.There is also a fresh water spring just about 100 mts from the beach. Vagator beach is around 22 kms from Panji. Nearest town is Mapusa.

Mandrem Beach:
This beach has become quite hip & trendy in the recent years with beach bars, beach huts & some resorts.

Arambol Beach:
Arambol Beach is to the extreme north stretch of the Goa coastline. The beach attracts many international tourists. It has now become a new home to the Hippies. North of Arambol is the Tiracol Fort. There is a small fresh water lake at a walkable distance. Yoga, meditation, reiki, variety of healing arts are some of the scenes here which attract the tourists.

South Goa Beaches:
Bogmalo Beach:
This beach is just 4 kms from the Dabolim Airport, it cuts the north & south beach circuit. There is a huge 5 star hotel right on its edge.

Velsao Beach:

Cansaulim Beach:

Majorda Beach:
Further down south of Bogmalo is the Majorda beach, its a 5 km stretch north of Colva beach. Majorda is the place where the Goans were first trained in the delicate art of baking European breads.

Betalbatim Beach:

Colva Beach:
Colva Beach is a favorite beach of locals. The area is well developed with lot of budget hotels, beach shacks, restaurants, .. Many pilgrims visit the Colva Church during October.

Benaulim Beach:
South of Colva is the more tranquil beach of Benaulim. Its a more quieter beach & known for the fishing industry. It might get crowded during weekends.

Verca, Cavelossim & Mobor Beaches:
These beaches are more cleaner with white sand & quieter that other famous beaches. Most of the luxury resorts are here. Most of the nightlife happens at the resorts and includes live music, cultural performances & casinos.

Betul Beach:
Betul is more of a fishing port than a domestic beach

Canaguinim Beach:

Agonda Beach:
Its a quite & uncrowded beach, if you want to relax, this is the place to be in. Its a 3km long beautiful cove of white sand.

Palolem Beach:
Palolem/Polem is a beautiful beach with white soft sand & palm trees. Its around 43 kms south of Margoa town.
The beach is featured as the Goan residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the film The Bourn Supremacy (2004)

Talpona & Galgibaga Beach:

1 comment:

  1. Interesting sharing friend! These beaches are the most famous and amazing beaches in India. Every year thousands of people come here to enjoy the holidays. My uncle personally visited in Candolim Beach before niagara falls bus tours from boston with his family. The February is the best time to go there and enjoy the holiday. I wish I visit in this beach in my life and see the natural beauty.