Goa Beaches : Guide to Goa Beaches
Highlights of the Popular Goa Beaches
North Goa Beaches
This is Goa's northern most beach. One of the lesser crowded beaches in Goa. Access is thru' small road, but the tranquility of the place is unbeatable.
Arambol is a quiet scenic north Goa beach that has become popular with long stay tourists of Goa. Many Goa regulars claim that Arambol beach brings alive the original charm of Goa. Reaching Arambol Take bus to Pernem town from Mapusa and rickshaw from Pernem to Arambol beach.
Loekie cafe (Jam night on Thursdays and Sundays),
A gorgeously secluded beach in Goa with white sands and an atmosphere that is reminiscent of Goa of yesteryears. You access the beach thru' the bamboo bridge built by resort owners. While at Mandrem, pay a visit to the Organic farm run by Suhas Parsekar
|Mandrem Beach Resorts|
Ashwem beach is sandwiched between Mandrem Beach and Morjim beach. Beach boasts of silvery white sands and small rocks jetting out of the sand.
|Meems Beach Resort|
A fairly secluded beach in Goa. Temb at the southern end of the beach is famous as nesting centre of endangered Olive Ridley turtles (November to March is the nesting season.).
|Morjim Beach Resorts|
Vagator beach is considered the capital of Goa Trance music and is famous for its impromptu parties. Apart from sizzling nightlife, Vagator beach is visually stunning with white sand contrasted with black lava rocks. North Vagator Beach (Big Vagator)and Ozram Beach (Little Vagator ) constitute the impressive Vagator beach.
Nine Bar at Vagator hosts Goa Trance party from 7 to 10 PM
|Vagator Beach Hotels and Resorts|
north Goa beaches that stretches for over 20 Kms. It shot into
prominence in mid 60s as the "happening hippie" beach. The rave scene
long associated with Anjuna is now confined to history books. Anjuna
beach still retains the natural charm that made it so popular.
You can visit the magnificent Albuquerque and Mascarenhas Mansion.
|Was popular for its rave parties on full moon nights. Hot spots include Paridisio Goa and Curly's Bar. Not to be missed is the Club Cubana ( if it does open again)||Hotels in Anjuna Beach|
Queen of the North Goa beaches and by far the most popular and crowded of the Goa Beaches. Today, it looks tired and jaded.
|Numerous shacks and pubs have impromptu parties.||Calangute Beach Hotels and Resorts|
|Baga Beach, Goa||
Almost an extension of Calangute beach - Of late, much of the action has moved from Calangute to Baga Beach. On Saturdays, INGO's Saturday night market is a must visit
most famous of the Goa night spots and
the next door Cafe
make Baga the most "happening" of Goa beaches.
||Baga Beach Hotels|
|Candolim Beach, Goa||
Candolim stretches from Fort Aguada in the south to Calangute in the north. It is popular with charter crowds. Pay a visit to Fort Aguada for stunning views.
pub and J29
||Candolim Beach Hotels|
Quiet and safe for swimming beach. Famous for the Dolphin crusies that are organised from Coco Beach
It is the beach nearest to Panaji. Miramar is taken from Spanish word meaning View of the Sea.From Miramar beach, one can have the impressive view of the Aguada fort across the Mandovi river. Go to Miramar beach for evening walks and for sunsets.
|Dona Paula Goa||
An idyllic picturesque Beach with a fine view of the Zuari River and Mormugao Harbour. It is famous as the ater sports destination of Goa. The acclaimed Dona Paula sports club offer various water sports options. Dona Paula is also home to the National Institute of Oceanography
South Goa Beaches
|Bogmalo Beach||Picturesque beach with hills on three sides||Bogmalo Resorts|
|Colva Beach, South Goa||
At Colva;sand, sea and sky blend in enchanting natural harmony. It is the Goan's favourite beach. Has good water sports facilities.
|Try Outback Bar and Restaurant||Colva Resorts|
|Varca and Cavelossim||
White sand interspread with contrasting black lava rocks makes this beach a visual treat. One of the quietest and beautiful beaches of Goa and home to many upmarket south goa resorts
A small picturesque and
secluded beach much sought after for its serenity. This beach is not on
the main road and access is relatively difficult. That is a blessing of
sorts as the beach is not overtly crowded.
For many, this 1.5 Km moon crescent shaped beach with white sands is the most attractive of all Goa Beaches. If Palolem gets crowded, try nearby Polem and Patnem beach
|Palolem Beach huts|
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