Although it is one of the smallest states in India, Goa offers an abundance of beautiful beaches. Our Goa tour packages will be perfect for a much-needed break from our hectic lives. So here’s a list of Goa beaches you can explore on your holiday in India.
Best Goa Beaches (2019)
1. Arambol Beach
A 16 km long unexplored beach surrounded by cliffs on two sides, with a freshwater lake and chirpy markets nearby, Arambol is considered to be one of the best places to visit in North Goa.
2. Morjim Beach
Morjim, a Goa tourism masterpiece, is a great place to spot a large variety of birds and is a nesting ground for Olive Ridley Turtles in the season.
3. Mandrem Beach
The white sands dotted with quaint beach shacks and a tiny fishing village nearby is the beauty of Mandrem beach. A visit to Mandrem beach is one of the top things to do in Goa.
Overlooking the cliff sits the beautiful Anjuna beach, which known for its gently swaying palm trees and a vast expanse of sand. Unusual rock formations impart a unique mystical appearance to the beach. Anjuna beach tops the list of well-known Goa’s tourist places.
5. Baga Beach – Among the most popular Goa beaches
Baga beach is the most famous of all beaches in Goa, known for its stunning nightlife, beach parties, and mouth-watering seafood delicacies. Goa beaches have their own charm and Baga tops that list!
6. Calangute Beach
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Referred as the Queen of Goa Beaches, Calangute beach, is famous for its golden shimmering sand and is lined with amazing shacks, which offer authentic Goan cuisine and drinks. Calangute is, undoubtedly, one of the best beaches in Goa.
The golden sands of Colva beach are fringed with tall coconut trees, adding to its charm. Colva is the queen of beaches in south Goa.
8. Candolim Beach
Candolim Beach is known for its unspoiled scenic beauty and serene atmosphere. It is certainly one of the best beaches in north Goa.
9. Palolem Beach – One of the cleanest Goa beaches
Explored mainly by the fisherman and foreign tourists, Palolem, in spite of being among the most famous beaches in Goa, gets to enjoy its own piece of serenity. And, it is easily one of the best in Goa beaches.
10. Agonda Beach
Agonda beach is a pristine beach, offering complete seclusion. Since the waves are calmer here, people come over for swimming and sunbathing.
11. Patnem Beach
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Only a mere ten-minute walk from the busier Palolem beach, Patnem is the ideal location for relaxation in an idyllic setting. Patnem offers the best of both worlds: its isolated position between two cliffs generates a distinct feeling of calm but at the same time it isn’t far from attractions and lively nightlife of the touristy Palolem.
12. Bogmalo Beach
This tiny gem sports a mixture of serenity and commercialization where one can happily be with yourself. Bogmalo beach is in close proximity to the airport.
13. Benaulim Beach
The un-spoilt Benaulim beach has a crescent-shaped shoreline dotted with swaying palm trees.
14. Majorda Beach
One of the prettiest beaches of Goa is Majorda that sits on a 25 km stretch of sand, spread with roofed parasols and lapped up by the warm Arabian Sea. It’s an idyllic beachfront in South Goa where you get popular hotels and resorts with all modern facilities.
15. Varca Beach
Situated in South Goa, Varca beach adorns the Colva – Palolem stretch, with its marvellous white sands and glittering blue waves hugging the coast.
16. Cavelossim Beach
Snuggled between the Arabian Sea and the Sal River, the Cavelossim beach looks extremely beautiful with the paddy fields in the backdrop. The contrast colours of the black lava rocks along with the white sand simply add to the splendour of the beach.
17. Vagator Beach
This beautiful beach adjoining Anjuna is secluded, crescent-shaped and situated on the Caisua bay along the Chapora river basin, in the shadow of Chapora Fort.
18. Sinquerim Beach
With a backdrop of a magnificent 17th-century fort, which has now been converted into a prison, it is one of the best beaches in Goa with great facilities for water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing, scuba-diving and windsurfing.
19. Miramar Beach
A lovely golden beach of soft sand girdled with palm trees facing the blue Arabian Sea, is the nearest to Panaji.
20. Dona Paula Beach
One of the best spots in Goa, this beach has water Sports, harbour, rocky shores and much more. Dona Paula is just 6 km away from Panaji.
21. Betalbatim Beach
One of the secret beaches in Goa, Betalbatim has golden sand, cold pine trees, unexplored serene stretches, and you can plan a trip to spot dolphins, enjoy some good seafood and have a laid-back evening.
22. Mobor Beach
It has a long stretch of clean sandy beach, water sports, handicraft shops, good food and cosy resorts. And, Mobor Beach is 17 km south of Margao.
23. Hollant Beach
This beach is located 7 km from Bogmalo. Since there are no currents in the water, the beach is shallow and it is one of the best places to go swimming.
24. Ashwem Beach
This north Goan beach offers delightful ocean vistas fringed by the green fronds of the sway coconut palms that pepper the shore.
25. Bambolim Beach
The beach is a secluded stretch of sand and rocks, lined on the landward side with swathes of swaying coconut palms, which provide a cool and shady place to relax.
26. Utorda Beach
This small stretch, north of Colva Beach, is as pretty as a picture, studded with several hotels and tiny villages which add to the charm of this beach.
27. Ozran Beach
Also known as little Vagator, it is an extension of the Vagator beach. This beach has a large number of palm trees on the beach which offers ample shade to picnickers.
28. Caranzalem Beach
This beautiful beach located to the west of Miramar beach along the mouth of the Mandovi river. It is about 5 km. from Panaji.
29. Coco Beach
This tiny beach is located at the mouth of the Mandovi river opposite to the Panaji bank. It is home to a local fishing community who can regularly be seen hauling nets and boats along the beach especially in the mornings.
30. Cola Beach
This beach is a crescent-shaped beautiful beach located to the north of Agonda beach. The beach is located at a distance of 33 km from Margao.
31. Butterfly Beach
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Looking for some privacy? Head to Butterfly Island and enjoy a relaxing day. But, the only way to get to the island is by taking a boat either from Palolem or Agonda.
32. Galjibag Beach
A mere 18 kms from Cancona lies Galjibag beach and is one of the places where you can see Oliver Ridley turtles hatching.
33. Betul Beach
Take a ferry across River Sal and head to Betul beach and get a chance to explore this secret beach in Goa.
34. Velsao Beach
Escape the crowds and the noise and head to Velsao beach on your Goa holiday, which is one of the secluded beaches in the south of Goa.
35. Kakolem Beach
Clean, secluded and breathtaking; these three things will greet you at Kakolem beach.
36. Siridao Beach
One of the secret beaches in North Goa, the beach can be a perfect spot for the ones who are keen on fishing and watersports.
37. Hansa Beach
3 kms from Vasco, Hansa beach is pristine and beautiful. The Indian Navy regularly cleans the beach.
38. Kalacha Beach
One of the prettiest beaches in Goa, Kalacha is still one of the virgin beaches in Goa and is surrounded by the hills and the soothing waters.
39. Cabo De Rama Beach
Secluded, the Cabo De Rama Beach is among the few that are yet to be explored by a large population. One of the things to do here is to walk to the isolated boulder that has a single tree on top when the tide is low.
40. Consua Beach
Want to take a relaxing walk or just chill by the quiet sandy shores, head to Consua beach that lies 7kms from Margao. Since not many tourists frequent this beach, it is your ultimate private haven.
41. Querim Beach
58 kms north of Panaji, Querim beach is easily reachable from Arambol beach. Also known as Keri Beach or Kerim Beach, you cannot miss the view of fishing boats which line up at 6 pm everyday.
42. Cansaulim Beach
A long stretch of white sand and the best place to enjoy and relax, Cansaulim beach is the perfect place for a romantic date with your partner. It is located around 25km from Margao.
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