Although being small, Goa lures visitors from India and abroad because of many of its attractions. Standing out amongst the rest are the beaches in Goa which make the state a perfect holiday destination. Be it the amazing beach shacks, laidback vibe, exciting night-long parties or enthralling water sports, beaches here feature them all.
Owing to a long coastline of around 125 km, Goa exudes an ethereal charm of its multitude of beaches. Known for utter serenity and solace, beaches in South Goa offer the much-required ‘Me’ time to the solitude seekers. Forget about the hectic life and just live in peace by heading towards these natural wonders in the southern part.
On the contrary, if you want to add a touch of adventure to your family holidays in India, head to the beaches in North Goa. Usually crowded, these beaches are a haven for the party people.
Besides these, you can also partake in the number of watersports activities like jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, etc.
Overall, the popular beaches in Goa help you curate memories of a lifetime. Unwind yourself while savoring picturesque sunset or sunrise views. Spend quality time with your family. Play with the waves or take a bath in water. Stroll along the shores, create creative sand castles, play a game of ring, the beguiling options abound. Anything you choose to do at these beaches will give you experiences to be remembered forever.
Below mentioned are some of the popular beaches of Goa. Have a look and plan a trip to delight in memorable beach holidays in India.
One of the most happening beaches of North Goa, Calangute Beach is set amid the popular Candolim and Baga Beaches. Also known as the ‘Queen of Beaches, Calangute Beach stretches 7 km along the Arabian Sea and features an air of excitement. The beautiful beach is perfect for a day out with entire family. The lively ambiance of the beach allures tourists from all over which makes it one of the most visited beaches of Goa. Calangute beach is popular for its water sports. Tourists can enjoy water sports like parasailing, Jet Ski, banana rides and bump rides. The beach is lined up with a number of food joints where tourists can enjoy delicious sea food and continental food.
Exciting water sports, delicious sea food, endless booze, late night parties, Baga Beach is about all this and more. The venue of the best parties of Goa, Baga Beach is beautiful beach known for its happening and vibrant energy. Full of life, Baga Beach makes you enjoy your life at its best. It has all what you require on that long and relaxed vacation. Baga Beach is popular for adventurous activities like boating, parasailing, Jet Ski, banana ride and dolphin spotting.
Baga Beach is dotted with a number of shacks that make this beach more happening. Take a stroll around or just lay back and relax with your sun downer, Baga is the perfect hangout any day. Treat your taste buds with sea food from the restaurants lined up at the beach or go all day shopping at Arpora Village which is located in close proximity.
Don’t miss visiting the star attractions of Baga, Café Mambos and Brittos. Both the cafés are known for offering amazing cocktails and sea food
Known for its coconut palms and soft white sand, Vagator Beach is set amid rock cliffs. A paradise for shutterbugs and party animals, Vagator Beach is as beautiful and serene as it can get. The beach is a perfect hangout for a day out with friends and family. It is a great option for those who wish to spend some time in tranquility away from the crowded beaches of Goa. However, it is no less than the other beaches of Goa. It has everything, right from local eateries to restaurants to discos.
Disco Valley is the main attraction of the beach. The valley is popular for hosting trance parties since 1980s. The valley is dotted with a number open air clubs. Don’t miss enjoying a sunset at this rocky beach that will surely leave you amazed.
For all the party animals and shopaholics, Anjuna Beach is the place to be. Dotted with happening clubs and markets, Anjuna Beach has all what a tourist requires to enjoy a day at Goa. Take a walk around the beach or indulge into thrilling water sports, Anjuna Beach is your destination for a fun day out with friends and family. The beach is lined up with a number of beach shacks and party hubs which makes it the perfect party place.
The soft sand of the beach, those swaying coconut palms, happening beach shacks, there is everything to suit the need of a nature lover or wanderer. Relax and rejuvenate in the soothing ambiance of Anjuna.
One of the most popular markets of Goa, Anjuna Flea Market is held at Anjuna every Wednesday. And this is not all, Anjuna is the most popular venue for late night parties. So, to cut it short, it is the perfect place where you can shop, eat and celebrate when in Goa.
Sinquerium Beach is well-known for offering a peaceful ambiance where tourists can enjoy some time in tranquility. The beach also offers spectacular crystal clear water view. The beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Dotted with a number of restaurants and bars, Sinquerium Beach is a great place to enjoy some delicious sea food along with cocktails. The beach deserves a must visit for peace seekers and adventure enthusiasts. The beach is popular for Fort Aguada which is a popular tourist attraction of Goa. The most happening festival of the year, Sunburn Music Festival is organized here in the month of December.
Located at a distance of 6 km from Margao city in South Goa, Colva Beach is one of the most popular beaches of Goa. Stretching 20 km long, Colva Beach is a less crowded beach of Goa. The beach is a great place to spend some time in tranquility. The beach is ideal for a long walk when the shimmering waves of the sea touch your feet, starry sky covers you and soft breeze caresses your face.
The beach is dotted with a number of shacks and restaurants where tourists can enjoy their favorite drinks and seafood. Nightlife at Colva is exciting as there are a number of discos and bars at the beach. Tourists can also indulge in water sports such as speed boat rides and jet skiing.
Colva Beach also houses a number of hotels and guesthouses where tourists can enjoy a comfortable stay.
The star attraction of South Goa, Majorda Beach is a secluded beach known for its serene ambiance, and spectacular sunset views. A white sandy beach, Majorda deserves a must-visit from all those who are looking for privacy, away from the overcrowded beaches of Goa. You can enjoy cocktails and seafood at the shacks and restaurants of the beach. Tourists can also enjoy water sports at the beach.
One of the most beautiful beaches in South Goa, Palolem beach is a popular beach which is known for its natural beauty. The beauty of this beach is truly unmatched and people from all over visit to explore its raw beauty. A mile-long, Palolem Beach is a white sand beach which is perfect for a quiet and serene day. Palolem Beach is an ideal place to enjoy a mesmerizing sunrise or sunset.
There are abundant beach shacks and restaurants on the beach where one can enjoy lip smacking dishes from different cuisines. Tourists can enjoy activities like scuba diving, canyoning and kayaking at the beach. It is a great place to spot dolphins.
Cavelossim beach is a beach that leaves you mesmerized at the very first look. The beach features a contrast of black rocks and white sand. One of the most beautiful beaches of Goa, Cavelossim beach has much to offer for a relaxed and rejuvenating day.
Tourists can enjoy a number of activities at the beach. De-stress with a rejuvenating spa session, lay back enjoy sunrise and sunset, watch the Dolphins, go for a boat ride, hop on sunset cruises, enjoy a fishing trip or head for kayaking, there is much to do at Cavelossim beach.
The beach is home to numerous eating joints and accommodation options which makes the beach immensely popular among the tourists.
A popular beach of South Goa, Mobor Beach is perfect location for adventure enthusiasts and water sports lovers. It is a great place to indulge in water sports like Jet Ski, water skiing, water surfing, banana rides, and bump rides and parasailing. The beach also offers an option of biking on the beach that it one of the most popular activities among the tourists. Mobor beach is popular for having some of the best hotels and resorts of Goa.
The beautiful beach can be visited throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Mobor Beach is from the month of September to March.