Top 8 Famous Beaches to Visit in Goa, Secret Beaches in Goa

If you are one of the beach lovers, we are sure that you can never have enough of beaches in your life. Goa that is known as the beach paradise of India is the most famous and favorite vacation spot among all the people. Goa consists of two districts: North Goa that is known for parties and South Goa that is filled with peace and serenity. This is how most of the people classify, but there’s much more to both than just parties and calmness. We’ll tell you about the beaches of Goa that you shouldn’t miss at all. Baga Beach and Calangute Beach are amongst the favorite hangouts for most of the people, but there are other of them too. So, here’s the list.

Arambol Beach

This is the most popular site in Goa where you can just relax on the sand and enjoy some good music, watch people performing or try yoga and other things. The beach consists of the laid back ambiance that attracts many of the bohemian travelers. Among its popularity, there are no other resorts in the area and all thanks to the local campaigns that seems to happen in a better atmosphere. There are many restaurants and cafes that are stretched along the sand.

You can listen to the music that happens regularly by international musicians or also participate in yoga or meditation. Enjoy the fresh air with paragliding or kite surfing, which can be done from Arambol Village.

The small cafes and restaurants that are beside the beach serve different dishes like from lassi to American hamburgers. Stay overnight at gorgeous huts that are on the beach with all the accommodations and rise early in the morning to move ahead.

It is better to get your sunscreen as the vendors here sell the fake products which can also be harmful to the skin. Find the beach on the west coast of Goa, just 1.5-hour journey from Dabolim Airport. The beach is famous for its beauty and bohemian atmosphere.

  • Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach Goa

The beach is located in the northern part of Goa that is 27 km far from Panaji and 51 km from Dabolim Airport. The 3 km wide beach is the place where the river Chapora confluence the Indian Ocean and ends where the other beach begins. This beach is not crowded and is covered with the soft light sand. The sea is light, shallow and flat, so the place is beautiful and also safe for children, swimmers, and kite surfers.

Morjim Beach is the part of a village named Morjim. The community consists of beautiful huts, bungalows, and villas. The landscape is equipped with the jungle forests, palm trees, agricultural lands, and cottages. This is the reason that why people love this beach from all over the world.

The beach is also called turtle beach as this part was once chosen by rare and unique turtles. Morjim Beach is also the home for different species and birds. This is also the place where the Indian and Christian traditions are mixed. You’ll also find the Shri Moraji Temple that is must for a visit.

You’ll quickly find bungalows, villas, guest houses and hotels for a living. There are different restaurants on the beach where visitors of Morjim Beach can enjoy seafood dishes and also the meal course from Indian, local and Asia cuisines. The famous places for eatery include Hakuna Matata, Bora Bora, Glavfish, Plannet Bollywood and La Plage.

The prices are little high, but still, people prefer to visit and spend their holidays at this beach because of the infrastructure and natural scenery.

  • Baga Beach

baga beach

This is called as one of the most mysterious places which are considered to be perfect for holidays and vacations. Sandy beaches, sea waters, and groovy sunsets attract thousands of tourists from all over the world. Baga beach divides the most popular places for the holidays spending.

All the resorts occupy 8 km deep Indian Ocean in North Goa. Baga Beach has exotic and brown colored sand in the hanging off the palm trees. The same river that runs into the Arabian Sea is located nearly and also gives the beach the additional charm.

The key point of Baga Beach is its popularity which can be seen everywhere. The place is called the fisherman territory as this was the coast settled by fishermen long time back. The best time to go to the place is between December and March as during these months there’s no heat and humidity.

For them, who just love doing activities, Baga Beach is the place for them. There are dozens of activities to do in here like Banana Ride, Bumper ride, surfing, etc. During San Juan holidays, enjoy the unique Sun God River Festival which is held here every Saturday.

There are different cafes, restaurants and snacks house in Baga Beach resort. You can try French, Portuguese, Italian, Asian or Indian cuisines.  Tose of them who are looking for excellent restaurants or eateries offering meals at low prices are welcomed to different eat and drink places that are located alongside Baga beach shore.

  • Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach

The place is also called the freak capital of the world and is the ideal location for holidaymakers. Anjuna is one of the small villages on the shores of Arabian Sea and lies 18 km from Panaji, the capital of Goa.

The central place of the attraction of Anjuna Beach is the Mansion that is built in 1920 and the Chapora Fort. If one loves shopping, then Anjuna also offers the Wednesday Flea Market at around 11 a.m that has paper bags to haircut, beautiful things of Tibetan, Kashmiri and Gujarati handicrafts. CD’s of loud music that is called Goa Trance, artificial ornaments and T-shirts. You can also found the elephant ride and a photograph with fake snake charmer or sadhu.

The Anjuna is also known for its full moon parties that are called The Acid House Party that are held by the young tourists and has attracted thousands of them.

The beach has consistent climate all over the year with little fluctuations in the temperature. Months of December, January and February might need woolens, but April and May are warm. Anjuna can be visited at any month of the year but beware of the heavy rainfall between June and October.

If anyone is tired of doing parties, then they can climb the mountains to go to Baga where you can see a ferry out. The Chapora Fort nearby gives the splendid view of Anjuna and Vagator Beaches.

The place is 47 km away from Dabolim Airport and 29 km away from Karmali railway station. There are also buses that travel every hour to Anjuna.

  • Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim Beach Goa

Sinquerim has located 13 km away from Panaji and is known as one of the best beaches in Goa where many tourists can enjoy para-sailing, water-skiing, scuba diving, fishing, and windsurfing. The beach is the first tourist beach of North Goa and is very famous among the local tourists of Goa.

Sinquerian Beach is the one that has the beautiful stretch of sand, and it is located in the south of some famous beaches like Calangute, Baga, and Candolim. The place is perfect for swimming, and one should not miss this beach while their travel to Goa.

Near the beach, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of Aguada fort that was built by Portuguese to defend them from the attack of the sea route. You can easily get the tourist resorts and hotels that offer fantastic accommodation facilities at the beach itself. There are also different kinds of restaurants located that serve tasty drinks and dishes.

Sinquerim has located 13 km away from Panaji. The Taj group of hotels has landed the historic fort, and there’s the firm sand from here to Baga, if you want to enjoy the long beach walk. It is the favorite spot that offers various activities like paragliding, sailing, etc. and also the beach has lighthouse from where all the tourists can get the outstanding view of the entire region.

  • Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

Calangute is known as one of the largest beaches in North Goa and is also called the ‘Queen of Beaches.’ It is located 15 km away from Panaji, and the stretch of water and sand attracts many tourists from all over the globe.

This is also one of the commercialized beaches in Goa that is located between the Candolim and Baga Beach. The sound of the pop and rock music makes the environment festive. It also has the eating joints, clubs, and shacks serving beer, mixed drinks, cocktails and seafood making it favorite among the tourists.

The beach is also known for water surfing, parasailing, banana ride and jet-skiing. Do not forget to visit the St.Alex church while in Calangute. No doubt, the beach is fantastic for nightlife, but the clubs are restricted to 10 PM after which all the clubs and bars get closed.

The beach is great to shop for the junk jewelry, antiques, boxes, and beachwear. Also get the fantastic deal on handicrafts that are made in Tibet, Indonesia, Kashmir, and Rajasthan. When talking about food, it is a paradise for all the food lovers especially the seafood. Vegetarian is also served among all the eateries.

The best way to get here is by car, or you can also take a bus, depending on the location.

  • Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach

Candolim is one of the places that is full of peace in North Goa and can be found in the south of Calangute Beach. It is the perfect location to visit if you want to enjoy things in peace and silence. The whole point of a vacation here is to lay down in the sand and silently listen to the sound of waves.

The best time to plan your visit here is from November to March when the weather remains cool and comfortable, and there will be little chances of rain. Guests can easily find the accommodation of their stay in hotels, guesthouses, complexes, villas and hostels.

When the sun sets, and you are craving for dinner, you’ll be confused for the choice in Candolim. There are different bars and restaurants along the beachside. After seven that offer European food and wine served in the romantic garden. Karlton’s Grill that offers barbecue where you can get tandoori pork, garlic prawns, beef and much more.

If you are a shopping freak, then Candolim has so much to offer. Newton and Delfino are amongst the main supermarkets. You can also go for the main night markets at Ingo’s Market which has a range of foods, fruits, vegetables and other things. You’ll also find different kinds of clothes, footwear, jewelry, etc.

The beach is famous for its liv music, yoga classes and water sports activities like windsurfing, waterskiing and much more. The resort here has comfortable hotels, restaurants, shops, Spa and centers.

  • Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach

A beach is a fairy place because it is known as the beach of butterflies that occupies little bay on the northern end of Palolem beach, one of the photogenic locations in the entire Arabian Sea and also the natural wonder.

Garden sand at the high rocks will make you feel in heaven. The warm blue water with clean sea attracts with the beauty and gives great pleasure. Palm trees giggle with the melody of comfort and coziness. The different amount of butterflies gives this name to a beach.

Sometimes different kind of rave parties is held here. Th only way to get to this beautiful place is by water. Rent a boat on Palolem or Agonda Beach but also remember that this beach doesn’t have the infrastructure at all. So, it is recommended to take everything with you if you are planning for the holiday there.

Each of the beach in Goa is unique and to understand that you need to be a lover of the beach. It is surely difficult to pick a favorite one from this endless list as we love them all. So, what are you waiting for? Go and explore them now.

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