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Best Beaches In Goa – North and South Goa Beaches

One of the best holiday destinations in India, Goa is known for its beautiful beaches. It houses numerous beaches that attract tourists from all around the world. Each of these beaches has its own unique geographical features that set it apart from the rest.

Famous Beaches In Goa to Visit North and South Goa

List of Best Beaches In Goa To Visit

We have compiled a list of the top beaches of Goa that are not to be missed on your trip to this spectacular state. Here is a look.

1] Majorda

This is known to be one of the most beautiful beaches in South Goa. It is famous for its turquoise water and lush greenery that surrounds it. The beach has a bunch of clean and tidy beach shacks that serve delicious snacks and beer. The stretch of palm trees on the beach adds to its ambience.

Majorda Beach

Visit the beach during evening hours to enjoy the place to the fullest. The beach is also a perfect spot for swimming and other water sports.

2] Anjuna Beach

Anjuna beach certainly makes a place among the best beaches in Goa. It sees numerous tourists every day, no matter what time of the year it is.

Anjuna Beach, Goa

There are many shacks on this beach. Many beach clubs also lie in close proximity. You will see hippies lazing around at this beach. Several wild rave parties have been hosted here. This beach is also popular for water sports.

3] Baga Beach

Yet another North Goa beach known for shacks, this one offers a very different atmosphere. It is a popular party hub. Youngsters gather here during late evening hours to dance and party. It is also popular for water sports such as dolphin cruises and banana rides.

Baga Beach, Goa

If you have been planning to go for scuba diving then this is where you should be. You will also see an array of fishing boats on this warm and welcoming beach.

4] Palolem Beach

Palolem beach is a white sand beach located in Goa’s Canacona city. It is yet another Goan beach that attracts tourists from far and wide. It is known for its calm and clear water which is a rare sight.

Palolem Beach, South Goa

The beach is also famous for its nightlife. The Silent Night Disco on Palolem beach attracts dance lovers. The currents here are not fast thereby making it apt for swimmers.

5] Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach Goa

It is one of the longest and cleanest beaches in Goa. It begins at Fort Aguada and finally merges with Calangute Beach. Candolim is located at a distance of around 15 km from the Goan capital, Panjim and lies in close proximity to the popular Princess river. It is loved for its golden sand, scrubbed sand dunes and calm and tranquil atmosphere.

6] Morjim Beach

Located in the northern part of Goa, Morjim beach is known for its beach bars and shacks. It is a secluded beach away from the hustle and bustle. It is one of the best places in Goa for those looking forward to spend some tranquil time.

Morjim Beach Goa

This beach is known for nesting the endangered, Olive Ridley sea turtles. You will also be able to sight rare species of birds like Sandpipers, Kingfishers and Cuckoo on this beach if you visit during early morning hours.

7] Sinquerim Beach

The Sinquerim beach is loved for its clean sand and array of tall palm trees that enhance its beauty. It is located at a distance of around 16 km from Panaji. The famous Aguada Fort is situated just next to this beach.

Sinquerim Beach

Not many people visit the beach and hence it is a good place to spend a quiet evening amid nature. You can also enjoy water sports such as snorkelling, parasailing and banana ride on this beach.

8] Vagator Beach

Vagator beach is located in Goa’s Bardez Taluka. It is known for small red cliffs emerging from the sea. Watching the sunset, sitting on one of these cliffs amid the roaring sea waves is a sight to behold.

Vagator Beach

The beach attracts numerous tourists from around the world.  Goa’s popular Sunburn Festival was hosted here in 2013. The famous Chapora Fort is located near this beach.

9] Arossim Beach

Arossim Beach

The beach is known for its wide stretch of golden sand and clean blue water. It has a line of beach shacks where you can spend time at leisure. The sweet aroma of the palm trees surrounds this place as a dense forest of palms lies in close proximity.

10] Varca Beach

Varca Beach

This is a white beach that runs for 2 kilometer. It lies between the Fatrade beach in the south and Zumbrai beach in the north. The red and black lava rocks found on this beach set it apart from others. It is also known for its lush green shrub vegetation. Many luxury resorts and villas have been established in the vicinity.

11] Querim Beach

Querim Beach, North Goa

Photo: Flickr (Jo Kent)

Located in North Goa, this place is a must visit during the evening hours. The view of the sunset from this place is mesmerising. If you are looking forward to spend a quiet evening in the lap of nature then this is the place for you. It offers an old world charm which is alluring. The beach is famous for paragliding.

12] Arambol Beach

Arambol beach is known for beach shacks that serve delicious cuisines and refreshing beer. It borders the Keri beach on the north and Mandrem beach on the south.

Arambol Beach Goa

Tourists flock around this beach particularly during winter afternoons to spend some quiet hours as they sock in the sun. It offers budget accommodation with awesome sea view.

List Of Goa Beaches to Visit

BeachLocation
Anjuna BeachNorth Goa
Arambol BeachNorth Goa
Baga BeachNorth Goa
Candolim BeachBardez Taluka, North Goa.
Calangute BeachNorth Goa
Sinquerim BeachNorth Goa
Vagator BeachBardez Taluka, North Goa.
Morjim BeachPernem, North Goa.
Colva BeachSouth Goa
Palolem BeachCanacona In South Goa.
Agonda BeachSouth Goa
Majorda BeachSouth Goa
Butterfly BeachSouth to Vasco City.
Benaulim BeachSouth Goa
Cavelossim Beach South Goa
Mandrem BeachPernem Taluka, Mandrem Beach, North Goa.
Patnem BeachCanacona, South Goa.
Miramar BeachNear Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, Panjim.
Velsao BeachSouth Goa
Ashwem BeachNorth Goa
Mobor BeachSalcette, South Goa.
Betul BeachSouth Goa
Dona Paula Beach6 km from Panaji city.
Kalacha BeachPernem, North Goa.
Vainguinim Beach7 km south of Panaji Center, Panjim.
Ozran BeachOzran Beach, Bardez, North Goa.
Querim BeachNorth Goa
Chapora BeachNorth Goa
Shiroda BeachSouth Konkan area, near Vengurla port.
Odxel BeachNorth Goa
Bambolim BeachNorth Goa
Coco BeachTo Coco Beach Nerul, Goa 403114.
Siridao Beach Near Zuari Estuary, Siridao.
Hollant BeachSouth Goa
Kakolem BeachSouth Goa
Polem BeachCanacona, South Goa.
Galgibaga BeachCanacona, South Goa.
Varca BeachSouth Goa
Talpona BeachCanacona, South Goa.
Cansaulim BeachSouth Goa
Betalbatim BeachBetween Majorda and Colva.
Arossim BeachCansaulim Village.
Rajbagh BeachCanacona Taluk, South Goa.
Canacona BeachCanacona Taluka, South Goa.
Bogmalo BeachSouth Goa
Goa is known for its beautiful and clean beaches. List of the top beaches of Goa that are not to be missed on your trip to this spectacular state.

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Shailja Sharma

Shailja is a post graduate in English Literature. Writing comes naturally to her and she is content doing what she does best - writing and editing. An avid reader, a nature lover and a travel enthusiast are some of the other terms that describe her.

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