More than 36 beautiful Goa Beaches are waiting for your footprints...
Nature has provided Goa with exceptional physical features that make it an ideal tourist destination.
All beaches in Goa are heavenly beautiful with splendid white sand and crystal-clear water in the most various blue tones.
Washed by tides twice a day, refashioned by monsoons yearly, the goa beaches always have something new to offer. Gentle aquatic hues, mingling with sun kissed beaches...endless pleasure!
With a coastline of 100km Goa offers many picturesque beaches.
If variety is what you are looking for don't look any further. Each Goa Beach has an individuality of its own.
... so don't forget to bring your camera on your Goa Beach Holidays to shoot these unforgettable goa parties pictures ... these pictures will remind you to prepare for next Goa Beach Holidays ...ofcourse, you will be excited to visit this beautiful Goa every year and I am sure that you will make Goa your permanent Holiday destination ...
Goa is a real paradise for you, to enjoy the sea or just to soak up the sun.
But here are my favourite Goa Beaches which I will recommend you to visit and enjoy on your holidays to Goa... here are my favorite list of beaches.... Arambol Beach, Agonda Beach, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Benaulim Beach, Bambolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Candolim Beach, Colva Beach, Palolem Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Vagator Beach....
Beaches in Goa are usually named for the closest village.
Arambol Beach of GoaArambol Goa Beach - 48 km (30 miles) northwest of Panaji
Goa's northernmost beach, also known as Harmal (and in the Pernem district), is ruggedly lovely. You enter through a hippie colony where young foreigners live in small huts. The best stretch of beach is a 20-minute walk to the right, beyond the ragged food and drink shacks. Here, the scenery is spectacular; a fresh water pond nestles at the base of the hillside 50 yards from the crashing surf below, and the ocean foams around dark rocks rising offshore. The sea is rougher here than at other Goa beaches - still good for swimming but a bit more fun for surf-seekers. To avoid crowds in season, walk past the pond and you'll find quieter tide-dependent inlets and rock ledges. More about Arambol Beach...
Vagator Beach of GoaVagator Goa Beach - 25 km (16 miles) northwest of Panaji
Little Vagator and Vagator come to life after dark with Goa's infamous raves. The beaches have secluded sandy coves, lots of palm trees, and still are not as commercial as Calangute-Baga Beach, though overrun during the day by busloads of tourists. To the north you can see the dark red walls of the old hill fort of Chapora, which was taken twice from the Portuguese by the Marathas. (The Marathas ruled a principality that covers much of the modern-day state of Maharashtra, north of Goa.) To the south of striking white cross tops a rock jetty. The view from the ramparts is phenomenal, and farther up the shore are stretches of secluded sand. Vagator's gentle surf is good for swimming. More about Vagator Beach...
Anjuna Beach of GoaAnjuna Goa Beach - 20 km (12 miles) northwest of Panaji
The Calangute Beach party seems to have shifted to Anjuna, and has spread farther north to Vagator Beach as well. Although Anjuna can get very crowded and the party scene become riotous, the beach is still not as commercial as Calangute, and does not have large-scale luxury resorts, such as those at Sinquerim Beach and those in the south. Drugs are also too easily available here, but are highly illegal - even if they seem to be part of the system. More happily, Anjuna is known for its flea market on Wednesday, a legacy of the days when hippies used to sell their belongings here to buy a few more weeks of love and peace. The Shore Bar at the beach is the place in Goa to watch the sunset and bond with the rest of Anjuna's drugged out population. More about Anjuna Beach...
Baga Beach of GoaBaga Beach - 15 km (9 miles) northwest of Panaji
This small Goa beach about 2 km (1.2 miles) north of Calangute, in the Bardez district, is a lively place known for its hoping "shack life." The many popular food and drink are headlined by St. Anthony's for seafood and Tito's Bar for nighttime revelry. The beach drops steeply to the shoreline, where fishing canoes make use of the easy boat-launching conditions to provide rides, often to the Wednesday market at Anjuna Beach just around the bend (the ride to Anjuna takes 15 minutes by sea, but significantly longer by road). A few hundred meters down the beach to the left of the entrance are more open, less crowded areas where you can spread out your towel and sunbathe. The beach is named for the mouth of the Baga river (at its northern end). More about Baga Beach...
Calangute Beach of GoaCalangute Beach - 12 km (7 miles) northwest of Panaji
Calangute Beach, between Sinquerim and Baga beaches in the Bardez district, is an open stretch of sand with occasional palm trees for patchy shade. The beach is accessible by cement steps. Note the sign warning that swimming is dangerous - there's a fairly strong undertow here. Calangute is bustling; the entrance area is crammed with restaurants, stalls, and shops. During the high season (winter), dozens of shacks pop up on the beach, serving inexpensive alcohol and seafood. Once a peaceful hippie haven, the beach is now crowded and commercial; nonetheless, at night dozens of beach shacks come to life, with lights and music mood. More about Calangute Beach...
Candolim Beach of GoaCandolim
beach is situated in the north of Goa and lies close to the Sinquerim
beach. Candolim beach comes as an ideal beach for those who are slowly
getting tired of the crowded beaches of Calangute or Anjuna. Though
tourists quite often frequent Candolim beach, you can still find some
quiet places for yourself. Candolim beach offers a variety of sports
activites, right from parasailing to water-sking. There are special
guides to help you through these daring water sports activites. More about Candolim Beach...
Dona Paula Beach of GoaDona
Paula beach, associated with a romantic myth, is one of the hottest
tourist spot in Goa. The Dona Paula Beach offers an opportunity to the
tourists to have a sunbath and buy cheap seaside goods from local
vendors. Attracts many tourists and they come here just to feel the
sweet pain of love. This beach has also been the location for many
Indian movies. Given this dual attraction, Dona Paula Beach has become
a popular tourist spots. There are several shops along the beachside,
which sell variety of goods ranging from eatables to clothes. More about Dona Paula Beach...
Other beaches in North Goa:
Bogmalo Beach of GoaBogmalo Goa Beach - 24 km (15 mi) north of Madgaon, 25 km (16 mi) south of Panaji
Pretty, and seldom overcrowded, this tiny crescent of fine sand is perfect for swimming and sunning. It's near a low, verdant hill topped by a few modern buildings on one side and the Bogmalo Beach Resort on the other. Two tiny islands sit about 10 km (6 mi) out to sea. For the most privacy, walk down the beach to the far right - fewer fishing boats, shacks, and people. Another of Bogmalo's assets is its boating and water-sports facilities (diving, jet-skiing). For a lunch break, try the Seagull, a simple, thatched-roof shack right on the beach - they serve some of the best prawn-curry rice in Goa. More about Bogmalo Beach...
Majorda & Utorda Beach of GoaMajorda & Utorda Goa Beach - 10 km (6 mi) from Madgaon
Just north of Colva beach, Majorda, and nearby Utorda, which have a number of resorts, are rapidly sacrificing peace and quiet to larger volumes of tourists. However, they are cycling distance from Colva and Betalbatim ( 5 km [3 mi] from Colva, 3 km [1.9 mi] from Betalbatim), both known for restaurants and shack life. If you stay here you'll have yourself a good base from which to explore the sights around Madgaon. More about Majorda Beach...
Colva Beach of Goa7 km (4 mi) west of Madgaon
Colva Beach, about 6 km (4 mi) west of Madgaon, in the Salcete district, is the most congested beach in south Goa. Its large parking and entrance areas are crowded with shacks selling snacks and souvenirs and young men offering their mopeds for rent. The first 1,000 feet of the beach are hectic - stuffed with vendors, cows, and fishing boats - but the sand, backed by palm groves, stretches in both directions, promising plenty of quieter spots to settle down. The water is good for swimming, with only nominal waves. The restaurant and bar shacks are the hub of nightlife for the entire region. More about Colva Beach...
Benaulim Beach of Goa9 km (6 mi) southwest of Madgaon
Just 2 km (1.2 mi) south of Colva is the first of the beautiful, secluded beaches of south Goa - completely unlike the action-packed beaches of the north. Head to Benaulim and farther south only if you want to get away from it all, though at a price, because the resorts are more expensive there. Benaulim village has a small supermarket, and is centered around a crossroads called Maria Hall. The beach is less than a kilometer from the village. More about Benaulim Beach...
Agonda Beach of GoaAgonda
beach is an almost completely untoched 2km stretch of white sand. It's
a great place to chill out if you're feeling mellow and have a stack of
good books, but don't come here if you like to spend your afternoons
playing beach volleyball and boozing in the beach shacks - with the
exception of a couple of restaurants attached to guesthouses, there are
none. More about Agonda Beach...
Palolem Beach of GoaPalolem
is the beach of Goa's southernmost town, Canacona, locally called
Chaudi. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa; a shallow bay
fringed with white sands and coconut palms, with the village right
behind it. At the northern end is a tiny island which you can wade out
to at low tide. The hillside beyond is thickly forested. South of
Palolem is the Colomb-Patnem Beach. More about Palolem Beach...
Other beaches in South Goa:
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