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50 Goa Beaches, Including The Ones You Don’t Know

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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

1. Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach, Goa

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

Mandrem Beach, Goa

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.

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4. Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach, 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, Goa

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

Calangute Beach, Goa

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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.

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7. Colva Beach

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, Goa

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

Palolem Beach, Goa

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

Patnem Beach, Goa

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

Benaulim Beach, Goa

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

Varca Beach, Goa

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

Vagator Beach, Goa

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

Dona Paula Beach, Goa

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

Mobor Beach, Goa

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

Bambolim Beach, Goa

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

Coco Beach, Goa

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

Velsao Beach, Goa

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

Hansa Beach, Goa

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

Querim Beach, Goa

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.

43. Talpona Beach

Talpona Beach, Goa

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44 km from Margao, Talpona beach is known as fishermen village. The isolated beach has shacks and calm coastline for the perfect evening walk.

44. Chapora Beach – Among the best Goa beaches

Chapora Beach, Goa

8 kms from Mapusa, Chapora beach is a rocky beach. An ideal place for fishing, Chapora fort lies behind the beach.

45. Kegdole Beach

One of the unexplored of beaches of Goa, Kegdole beach is 5 kms from Candolim. To enjoy the calm sunset at the beach, head to the shacks and have the delightful cuisine of Goa.

46. Vainguinim Beach

Vainguinim Beach, Goa

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Best known for the silver sand seashore, Vaiguinim Beach is 8 km from Panaji and 2 km from Dona Paula. The crystal clear greenish blue water attracts numbers of tourists.

47. Grandmothers Hole Beach

This clean beach does not have many visitors. Located at a distance of 3 km from Vasco, Grandmothers Hole Beach is close to the coastal defense battery of Indian Navy.

48. Arossim Beach

12 km from Margao, Arossim beach has a large number of palm trees to provide shade to tourists.

49. Baina Beach

Surrounded by hills on both sides of the beach, Baina Beach is now a restricted area as the Navy has seized the control.

50. Lovers Beach

Lovers Beach, Goa

The beach is named as ‘Lovers Beach’ as one can easily spot couples spending romantic evening here. 6 kms from Margao city, beach is clean stretch and an extension of Betalbatim beach.

Interested in travelling to these beaches in Goa, take a look at our Goa holiday packages.

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