The sun-kissed sensuous beaches of Goa are irresistible. No wonder, despite its size Goa attracts many visitors both from the country and outside. Lined with tiny shacks serving cold chilled bear, Goa's beaches are heavenly. With a coastline running over 125 kms and beaches covering an area of 83 kms, Goa is the ideal place for those who love the sun and sand, wild parties and festivals.
Want to escape the crowd? Head to Candolim Beach. With no resorts nearby, this seven kilometer long beach is quieter and more serene than any other beaches in Goa. Other than the Beach, visitors come to see the Aguda Fort where the Beach begins, and the Calangute Beach, where it ends. It is also the birthplace of Abbe Faria, a Goan Freedom Fighter. Enjoy a time of reflective solitude by lazing under a beach umbrella or gorge on a spicy Goan cuisine served at the shacks.
Calangute, also referred to as the "Queen of Beaches" is of matchless beauty. The area is dotted with tall coconut trees complete with shacks and stalls that sells everything from beer to trinkets.
Anjuna Beach is the most popular of all the beaches in Goa. The sight of the clear white waters rushing to meet the golden sands of the beach is truly a delight. This beach gets fascinatingly crowded; you can always find a group of hippies camping here as the beach was discovered by them in the 1950s. Tourists look forward to the full-moon beach parties and the flea market where you can be assured of finding any item right from bikes to camera, swimsuits and trinkets.
If you’ve dreamt of miles and miles of uninterrupted beach, then Arambol Beach is the one for you. Even if you do practically nothing the whole day, you will never get bored here. Experience the life of the Goanese by visiting the villages nearby.
Water, sand, sun and lots of palm trees with absolutely no tourists, no souvenir stalls, and no restaurants – you can’t help but reconnect with nature or yourself at Aguada Beach. If you find yourself addicted to the beach, hire a camp and stay as long as you want.
Benaulim Beach is visited mostly for fishing. But it gets pretty crowded during the weekends and evenings. Holiday like a king here as there are many assistants who can take your orders and deliver your food right where you are seated.
Bogmalo Beach is a good place for families as the waters are calm and comparatively quite clean and not as crowded like Anjuna. Baga Beach is also famous for angling, at Vagator watch the seawater change colors from aquamarine to emerald or try water sporting at Dona Paula Beach.
North Goa Beaches
South Goa Beaches