The Scintillating Beaches of Goa

Beaches of Goa

What comes to your mind when you think of Goa?  It is sun, sand, surf, party, fun and the pristine beaches crowded by people from all across the globe. Goa is undoubtedly the most popular tourist destination in India. Goa, though the smallest state of India, has the maximum number of tourist inflow. Each year millions of tourists (domestic and international) travel to Goa.

Goa has about a 100 km coastline and has a total of about 50 beaches. All these beaches are breathtaking and beautiful. Out of these stupendous beaches some are way too crowded and some are silent and calm. But one thing common in all these beaches is the beauty and charm. Goa, being a tourist hot spot, is a party hub too. During night many of the beach side restaurants and hotels organize beach parties and the scene is awesome.

After a few rape and extortion cases that took place last year, the Goan Government has now decided to ban bikinis on the beaches. That could be a little disappointing for the international tourists. Otherwise all these beaches provide exclusive and probably the widest array of water sports. These activities include swimming, banana boat ride, river cruising, windsurfing, para-sailing, dinghy sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, surfing, water scooting, Jet skiing and many others. The best way to explore Goa is by hiring motor bikes which are available on daily rental basis. And you should have atleast 4- 5 days in hand to visit this place and to explore most of the famous tourist spots. Here we have listed a few of the popular beaches of Goa. Many of these beaches are still unknown to most of us.

North Goan Beaches :

  • Arambol Beach
  • Mandrem Beach
  • Morjim Beach
  • Chapora Beach
  • Vagator Beach
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Baga Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Sinquerim Beach
  • Bambolim Beach
  • Miramar Beach
  • Dona Paula Beach
  • Vainguinim Beach
  • Siridao Beach

South Goan Beaches :

  • Bogmalo Beach
  • Velsao Beach
  • Majorda Beach
  • Betalbatim Beach
  • Colva Beach
  • Benaulim (Benavli) Beach
  • Varca (Varka) Beach
  • Cavelossim Beach
  • Mobor Beach
  • Betul Beach
  • Canaguinim Beach
  • Agonda Beach
  • Palolem Beach
  • Talpona Beach

Out of these 50 beaches the popular ones are

  • Anjuna Beach
  • Vagator Beach
  • Baga Beach
  • Dona Paula Beach
  • Agonda Beach
  • Varca Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Benaulim Beach

Anjuna Beach :

The craziest beach in terms of party and unlimited fun. Anjuna beach is famous for its trance parties and wide range of water sports that it offers to all its visitors. The This beach is meant for all the party hoppers looking for unlimited Fun and masti….

Vagator Beach :

The Vagator Beach lies in the North Goa at a distance of 24 km from the capital city of Goa, Panjim or Panji. If compared to Anjuna Beach, the Vagator beach is lot more quieter and less populated. A good place to shop and collect souvenirs.

Baga Beach :

The Baga beach is located in between the two famous beaches Anjuna and Calangute. The beach has various restaurants that provide delicious & authentic Goan cuisine.

Dona Paula Beach :

Dona Paula is considered to be a beach for lovers because of a tragic incident associated with this beach. The beach is named after a girl “Dona Paula de Menzes”, who was the daughter of the Viceroy, who fell in love with a local fisher man and wanted to marry him. She could not marry the fisherman and committed suicide at this place. Since then the beach is regarded as a symbol of love.

Agonda Beach :

Agonda beach is probably the most famous beach in south Goa. The beach has a 3 km long coastline. Unlike the Anjuna, Vagator and Baga Beach, Agonda beach is perfect for tourist willing to spend a lonesome holidays away from the crowd and close to nature. The Agonda beach is a silent and calm one and the most preferred for all the nature lovers.

Varca Beach :

Varca is also a calm and silent beach as compared to other popular beaches of Goa. The nearest beach to Varca is the Benaulim Beach. The scenic beauty of the beach is so amazing and mesmerizing that it’ll remain in your heart and mind for lifelong.

Candolim Beach :

15 km away from Panjim lies the beautiful and pristine beach called Candolim Beach. Perfect for honeymooners and people who just want to get laid, relax and enjoy. Away from the city’s hustle and bustle Candolim beach also provides a wide range of water sports and other activities like Yoga and meditation.

Benaulim Beach :

The Benaulim Beach can also be called the Fishing Paradise, and it is probably the quietest beach of North Goa. The beach still falls under the “undiscovered destination” and thus should be expected to be less crowded, less polluted, clean and calm.