Goa is among those eminent destinations that are found in full bloom during Season time. Goa is home to some of the world’s finest Euro- Indian cuisine, distinctive colonial architecture and aqua blue waters, making it the perfect destination for your next beach vacay. But in a place so tightly packed with beachfront development it’s astounding easy to escape the tourists and find your own patch of sand based paradise. To find out which beaches might be right for you, we’ve rounded up a few of the best beaches in Goa.
South Goa without a doubt has the best beaches for those of you who just want to relax and take in the view, it’s got by far the most beautiful seaside stretches and miles of sand, waving coconut trees and blue waters, enough to satisfy your every Robinson Crusoe fantasy.
Within minutes of even the most buzzing places in South Goa, you’re sure to find beachside bliss. From bustling Colva to tiny villages of Majorda and Betalbatim you’ll find seagulls, solitary swimmers, and occasional palm thatched beach shacks to provide a cool drink and some tasty Goan seafood. In Mobor you can take a trip on the Ferry which will take you to solace and solitude on the magnificent Agonda beach. Generations of marine turtles can’t be wrong the beach is simple divine, wide, quiet and picturesque with a centre to protect endangered Olive Ridley Turtle eggs. Agonda encapsulates Goa at its very best.
Likewise Benaulim and Betalbatin though busy has lots of undisturbed golden sand beaches perfect for a sunset walk or a long lazy day.
Goa’s stretch of southern coast running from Betul down to largely forgotten Polem in the south, is a beach-lover’s dream of white sands, gentle surf, and the mellowest vibe imaginable, green paddy fields studded with egrets, lazy rivers, herds of wandering oxen, perfect for a swim, a hearty lunch and a sunset that lights up the heavens.
You won’t find any beach huts or snack shops here, so be sure to pack a picnic, and enjoy the translucent water, white sands, and oft-reported sight of dolphins
For those of Your Party Animals who have heard about Goa being one of the top nightlife places in the country we’ve got the perfect beaches for you!
Beaches like Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna and Vagator are for the partygoers and backpackers out there. With bustling crowds, shacks playing loud music, top quality seafood, beer and wine it gets a bit crowded during the high season when the beaches hold many raves. Most of the top and most popular night clubs are situated between Calangute to Vagator and boast of their crazy nightlife scenes which start from 6 pm and go on till the wee hours of the morning. During the night this places comes alive with shops selling different items from handicraft items to night markets where you can find almost anything your heart desires.
With music booming and spotlights lighting up the sky it’s not difficult to find. There are numerous places to stay here which are easily accessible to the closest beaches, parties and shopping areas.
Going further up north Ashwem and Mandrem beaches are best loved for its lack of hawker stands giving visitors a sense of peace and isolation and the perfect choice for those looking to sit back and relax under the numerous straw umbrellas that line the beach. With clear blue waters, colourful beach huts, chill music and a spiritual aura these beaches are a must-visit. Arambol beach is totally a fisherman’s village. You’ll find everything from handmade jewellery to leather goods, activities like yoga, paragliding and other water activities, it is known for its bohemian vibe. But the real gem of this beach is the secluded Sweetwater Lake, hidden in the jungle and just a short walk to the north.
A visit to Goa is not complete without a visit to some of the most beautiful beaches, so take your pick and we’ll see you there!