About Goa Beaches
Goa is all about beaches. This is neither an exaggeration nor a restrictive statement.
People travel to Goa with mostly one thing in mind - to enjoy lazing around in the sandy beaches
of Goa with swaying palms providing the perfect backdrop. Water sports activities or simply
enjoying other leisurely activities also make the beaches of Goa extremely attractive proposition
Here's a quick guide to the famous beaches of Goa for all those who are planning to go for Goa beach tourism.
Beaches in North Goa
The wavy palms, the rolling and receding surf over the sand and overall beautiful surroundings of
Anjuna beach undoubtedly promises a perfect gateway to dreamland. Popular as 'freak capital of Goa',
this enthralling Goan beach occupies the top slot of every vacationers whosoever visit Goa for a
fantastic beach holidays. With its endless arrays of adventure sport and delicious sea food options,
Anjuna beach always wins the heart of its visitor at the very first glimpse.
Baga beach is one of the gorgeous Goa beaches which is adorned by the beauty of sun, sea and the sand.
This beautiful piece of land is all about miles and miles of silvery sand dotted with sun decks. Baga
beach is a visual treat for holidaymakers as it located amidst the lush green Baga-Anjuna Hill. Even
the placid Baga river which flows through the north of the beach also enhances its beauty.
Lovingly called as 'queen' of Goa beaches in India, Calangute beach is an adored mainland beach. It
chock-a-blocks with holidaymakers round the year for its windy restaurants, glamorous night spots,
crowded night markets, etc. This popular beach is an ideal option for various kinds of thrilling water
sports and some leisure activities.
As the name suggest, this beach of North Goa has attained its name from the beautiful Chapora river.
Located just 10 km from the Mapusa town, Chapora beach is an ideal destination for those who have decided
for a long term stay in Goa. The most popular attractionof Chapora beach is Chapora fort and palm thatched
huts of fishing village.
Condolim beach of Goa beaches in India is one of the most featured destination on the world tourism map.
Positioned in the Bardez taluka of North Goa, Candolim beach is an awesome site for those vacationers who
are in quest of some solitude and wants to stay away from the hustle and bustle.
Located in the northernmost point of Bardez Taluka of North Goa, Vagator beach is another beautiful
stretch of sand in Goan beaches. Positioned opposite to the Chapora river from Morjim, Vagator beach is
beautified with dramatic red cliffs which looks down to the shore. This beach also encompasses two
fresh water springs within its territory. It is a haven for hardcore party animals as it offers excellent
array glamorous party venues.
Often regraded as the 'Marine Drive of Goa', Miramar beach is very close to Panaji. Miramar beach is
considered as the leisure zone of Panaji city as it provide good option for shedding tiredness of entire
day. It is particularly crowded after sunset and on Sundays by both local residents and holidaymakers.
Dona Paula Beach
Similar to Taj Mahal, Dona Paula beach of Goa is a perfect testimony of true love. Till date this beach is
haunted by mysticism and divine beauty of Dona Paula de Menzes. Dona Paula, a Viceroy's daughter of colonial
era and her lover Gasper Dias, a fishermen son had jumped off the cliff to death as they were not permitted to
get married. Since then, this beach is called as Lover's Paradise. This secluded bay, located at the meeting
point of Zuari and Mandov rivers is also very popular among adventure buffs as it offers options for thrilling
Beaches in South Goa
This one of the lovely beaches of South Goa lies between Arabian sea and Sal river. The fine amalgamation
of lush paddy fields, the shining Sal River and the soft sands of the beach creates an ambiance for an
unforgettable beach holiday at Cavelossim. Alike other Goan beaches, Cavelossim beach offers endless arrays
of beach activities like sunbathing at the beach, Dolphin spotting and sunset cruises on the river Sal.
Colva beach acts as a loners paradise amongst the beaches in Goa. It is a haven for those travellers
who want to spend their vacation away from the hustle and bustle. Most of the time, it remains uncrowded
but with the onset of October, it comes alive as Christian pilgrims come here to worship infant Jesus at
Colva Church. It is also an ideal destination to engage oneself in various kinds of exciting adventure sports.
Goa Bogmalo beach is a perfect melting pot of nature's beauty and urbanization. Prior to becoming a tourist spot,
Bogmalo beach was a quaint fishing village which is bedecked with a tiny-whitewashed Chapel and clusters of beach
shacks scattered under the coconut palms. Though popular, but less crowded like other Goa beaches, Bagmalo beach
is an ideal for picnickers.
Located in the southern part of Bogmalo, Majorda beach is one of the most alluring beaches in Goa India. With the
changing Indian tourism scenario, Majorda beach has started to beckon large number of visitors from all across the
globe. It is a perfect testimony of scenic beauty of Mother Nature and Indian hisotry.
Unlike other Goan beaches, Benaulim is amongst the less discovered beaches of Goa. This tranquil beach which mostly
attracts solitude seekers is a famous fishing village. Every day with the descend of sun in the azure water of Arabian
sea, Benaulim beach comes alive as the fishermen of nearby village returns to their sweet home.
Sobriquet as 'Paradise beach', Palolem beach in Canacona town is a treasure amongst the beaches in South Goa. It is a
mile long beach which is adorned with shady palm trees and silvery sands. Palolem beach is one of the unspoilt and
less explored beaches in Goa. It is mostly inhabited by fishermen community of the area. Every day with the onset
of dusk, the beach is beautifully lit with earthen lamp. A stone sculpture known as 'the Money stone' having the quote
"Give if you can - Take if you have to" is a must visit site at this beach.
Counted among one of the virgin beaches of Goa, Varca beach of South Goa is an ideal site for those seeking peace
and tranquility. Mother Nature has spread her beauty throughout the Varca beach. The vast expanses of white softy
sands and the cool breeze which flows throughout the beach will surely usher you to a different world. The
palm thatched small houses which are available here enhance the beauty of the grassy dunes of the area. It
is an amazing place to see Dolphins from a close point.