Goa beaches Guide
Goa is an amazing beach destination in India. Along 101 km long coastal line of Arabian sea, Goa has most popular beaches. It has ranges from peaceful beaches to partying. North Goa beaches are best happening and lively and south Goa beaches are calm. Goa beaches has something exciting for kids to elder people. Shacks, water sports, mouth watering Konkan cuisines, cocktails and breathtaking beach views makes Goa holidays memorable.
Best time to visit Goa beaches&Goa weather
Nov-Feb is best time. To avoid sunny days, post rainy season is pleasant time.
Popular Goa beaches&Top 10 beaches to visit in Goa
NORTH GOA BEACHES
1. Baga beach & Calangute beach
Baga is 17 km from Panaji,top beach in Goa. Famous for its scenic attractions & beautiful surroundings. Vibrant, partying nightlife, golden sand stretch, shacks, shopping, watersports& Goan food makes beach so special.
Calangute – Around 1.5 km walking along Baga beach takes you to Calangute beach. It is 15.5 km from Panaji&famous for Friday market.These two beaches are near to Mapasu, North Goa largest city.
Best North Goa beaches for family are Baga, Calangute beaches for water activities and Arambole due to sweet water lake&hilltop activities for kids.
2. Candolim beach
Next best beach in the coastal line is Candolim. This beach is best for honeymooners, families&friends as it is white sandy. It’s home for plenty of water activities.
3 Anjuna beach
Anjuna – Wednesday flea market attracts tourists. Beach with rock formation on white sand, give different experience. On the way to Anjuna, Sinquerim fort beach has best view point.
4. Vegator beach
Vegator beautiful beach with Chapora fort view.(Dil chahtah hai fort) Rocky beach, fort, white sand, palm trees attracts tourists. Chapora beach known for it’s green swinging palms&sunset views.
Long beach with hill side adds excellent views. Water sports & villages are attractions. Mandrem, Morjim&Ashwem beaches are popular now a days due to Olive Ridley turtles nesting. Benaulim is undiscovered beach for privacy&relaxation.
South Goa beaches
1. Palolem beach
Palolem is Popular with rocks & islands. This semicircle beach has plenty of palm trees & water activities.
2. Dona paula beach
6 km from Panaji & famous for view point over beach & water sports. It has legend that Viceroy’s daughter jumped off from the cliff, with objection from his family due to love affair with fisherman. So it’s name is Dona Paula.(Singam movie fame)
Bogmalo beach is in Vasco da gama & is famous for sunset with vast view points.It’s best place to explore islands to fishing villages & water adventures to leisure activities.
4. Colva beach
It is extension of Bogmalo in south Goa&2.5 km long. It’s west to Margoa about 6 km. Beautiful blend of Sky, Sea & Sun. Perfect for Leisure time, shopping, sunset & water games.
This beach is famous for it’s surroundings. white sand, palm trees & clear water makes this place not to leave. It’s 5 km from Colva. Miramar golden sand beach is also famous as sun kissing beach.
Goa Turtle beach – Morjim
Galgibaga(Agonda), Morjim & Ashvem beaches are famous for turtle nesting and rare birds in North Goa. These are near Chapora river & fort. Famous for water activities like Kayaking,Adventure activities & boat cruise. Palolem &Colva beaches are best beaches in South Goa for families and tourists.
Gayathri Sharma is travel enthusiast from India. Adventure lover, Travel blogger by profession.
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