Anjuna Beach Goa   Candolim beach, Goa   Vagator beach
  Sinquerim beach   Calangute Beach   Baga beach
  Arambol Beach   South Goa Beaches   Colva beach Goa
  Mobor and Cavelossim beaches   Palolem beach  

 
 
Anjuna Beach Goa

Goa Anjuna beach is one of the most popular beaches in Goa. The beauty of the white waves rushing to embrace the pale golden sand on the beach can be witnessed in full form at the Goa Anjuna beach. Goa Anjuna beach is a perfect haven for the hippies and you will come across some of them who have been staying on this beach for a couple of months. It is in the late 1950s to mid-1960s that Anjuna beach was "discovered" by the hippies. From then on began the trend of moonlit parties which is one occasion the hippies and now the tourists look forward to. Goa Anjuna beach comes to life with the flea market and the full-moon beach parties at Goa Anjuna beach that continue through out the night. The flea market at Goa Anjuna beach offers a tourist just about anything he desires, right from swim suits to water-sports equipments to second hand bikes to cameras to various trinkets that can taken away as souvenirs to…just about anything. The Anjuna beach flea market is held on Wednesdays and if you are good at bargaining, then you can walk away with good stuff at throw away prices. You will also be able to find a mixture of good Gujarti, Kashmiri and Tibetan handicrafts. Apart from all this, you can also treat yourself to delicious Goan cuisine…right from mouth-watering prawns to heavenly pork vindaloo.


 
 
Candolim beach, Goa

Candolim beach comes as an ideal beach for those who are slowly getting tired of the crowded beaches of Calangute or Anjuna. Though tourists quite often frequent Candolim beach, you can still find some quiet places for yourself. If you want to try your hand at fishing, you are welcome to do so too. Some hotels at Candolim beaches offer yoga and meditation session which will give any tourist a sense of relief from all the stress and fatigue that he has been trying to run away from by being in Goa. Goa Candolim beach offers a variety of sports activites, right from parasailing to water-sking. There are special guides to help you through these daring water sports activites. Besides the main attraction at the Candolim beach in this Indian state of Goa is the special boating excursion especially during the evenings which offers you beautiful views of the sunset…you can really feel the sun touching its all-glory orange and then slowly sinking into the sea. This excursion is definitely worth a try.

 
 
Vagator beach

The Goa Vagator beach boasts of pure white sand, doted with black rocks and swaying coconut and palm trees. The Vagator beach in this Indian state of Goa is less crowded giving you the ideal opportunity to slip away into a quiet reunion with yourself as the waves reach out to caress you. At Vagator beach, you can also witness the seawater changing colors from aquamarine to emerald, tiny cottages with gardens garlanded by colors of lemon, purple and fuchsia. Goa Vagator beach is also made special by the fishermen community residing along its shores. So while you are in Goa's Vagator beach, you will come across the fishermen in their traditional attire getting ready to venture into the sea or coming back with their day's catch. While the men return home, the women, and children also dressed in colourful local attire eagerly wait to greet them, to celebrate their catch. If you wait to talk to them, they will be quite excited to fill you up with the details of their catch and if you are nice to them, they might even take you out with them the next time they go fishing.

 
 
Sinquerim beach

When you travel to Goa just don't miss the opportunity to visit Sinquerim Beach. This superb beach is the first tourist beach of North Goa . The beach is a home to Aguada Fort which is undoubtedly the most important and well preserved Portuguese coastal Fort. Sinquerim offers a luxury beach holiday spot from where you can begin a long walk that remains uninterrupted till you reach the Baga beach. It flaunts tranquil and spectacular stretch of sandy coastlines, mesmerizing sunsets, magnificent buildings which represents the glorious past and sapphire water make it a dream destination for every visitor. The sheer beauty of Sinquerim beach is beyond the words. Besides the natural beauty the beach facilitate the visitors with word class water sports facilities. The water is very composed here makes it a perfect place for swimming .People love to indulge in aqua sports water skiing, scuba diving, parasailing and fishing. The beach is clean and has entertainment ranging from simple village bars to live music and performances from local bands. The accommodation is not a big deal here as there are lots of staying options in Sinquerim.

 
 
Calangute Beach

Goa Calangute beach is also called the 'Queen of Beaches' because the beauty you at find Calangute beach in Goa cannot be found elsewhere. Under the shade of palm trees, bathes the Queen of Beaches-Calangute. Goa's Calangute seems to be a distortion of the local vernacular word-'Koli-gutti', which means land of fishermen. Some people connect it with Kalyangutti (village of art) or Konvallo-ghott (strong pit of the coconut tree) because the village is full of coconut trees. With the advent of the Portuguese, the word probably got distorted to Calangute, and has stuck till today. In a green semi-circle, the villages of Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim do their bit to enhance the divine beauty of Calangute. There are picturesque agors (saltpans) at Agarvaddo, Maddavaddo is full of madd (coconut trees), Dongorpur skirts a bottle-green hillock and Tivaivaddo laces the beach. In Gauravaddo lived the gaudds or milkmen ran dairies. Goa Calangute beach is a haven for the hippies. It was the hippies who discovered this beach in the late 60s. The exquisite beauty of the Calangute beach in India's Goa soon spread around, bringing hordes of European tourists. And this trend has still been continuing…tourists come down to this small Indian state of Goa searching for this lovely beach. Once you reach Calangute beach in Goa, then you can spend your vacation soaked in the serenity of the sea, sun and sand. Goa Calangute beach is often crowded with people, children making sand castles, colorful crowds surging towards the sea, hippies busy remembering the good old times and the young and old alike lazing on the golden sands. This picture of a perfect tourist haven is completed with shacks and stalls under the shade of palm trees selling everything from fried prawns and beer to trinkets made of seashells.

 
 
Baga beach

Goa Baga beach is an option for those who want to be away from the hustle-bustle found on the other beaches. Baga beach in Goa looks as if it has come alive out of a painting… majestic white waves rushing to wipe out the feet imprints left by you on the brown sand while the wind continues to flirt with the palm trees. Goa's Baga beach is a small but perfect beach located between its two more famous cousins, Colva on one side and Calangute on the other. It is a good place to enjoy some quiet moments and dwell in peaceful contemplation with oneself. The Baga beach is more of a fishing beach with the tourists from across the world trying to get that big catch.

The Baga River flows down from one side offering a pleasant diversion for children and those who love the water but can't risk the rip currents that swirl round the mouth. Where the river and the sea meet, and on the far right bank, tourists at Baga beach will see a group of black rocks against which the sea crashes.

 
 
Arambol Beach

One of the unique features of Arambol beach, situated in Goa, India, is that it is secluded and manages to look quite untouched and primitive, though it is every tourist's dream beach and is often frequented. Arambol beach in Goa, India, can be a sheer delight if a person is looking for just the sea, himself and tranquillity. Goa Arambol beach is special in many ways. Apart from offering peace and tranquillity, the villages around Arambol also have a hand in enhancing the beauty of Arambol beach in Goa. The villagers at this Goan beach are friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. Here, you can get the feel of the Goan culture from close quarters. After the other crowded beaches in Goa which chug out commercial air, Arambol comes as a welcome change. There are miles and miles of long uninterrupted beaches with well-made tracks running around. The second beach is even more secluded and little used. There are sulphur pits and freshwater lakes that tourists can use for swimming during their vacations in Goa.

 
 
South Goa Beaches

Goa Bogmalo beach sports a mixture of serenity and commercialism, splashed with simple beauty where one can happily lose oneself. Initially Bogmalo beach in Goa was a fishing village until tourists started pouring in and tourism stated catching up in this small Indian state of Goa. Despite modern eating joints, hi-tech shops selling handicrafts surrounding it, the village at Bogmalo still manages to stay alive. Bogmalo beach in Goa is clean and not very crowded like Anjuna beach or other beaches in Goa and while at Goa Bogmalo beach, you can definitely go in for a swim as the water is quite safe for swimming. After the swim, you can try out those numerous eating joints which offer delicious Goan cuisine. Bogmalo beach in Goa is beautiful in itself and many may disagree but it has been made special by the Oberois who manage a property here built by Trade Wings. This building is right on the sea. As the waves lash the parapets of the open-air restaurant, the drone of the restless Arabian Sea lulls to sleep even the most insomniac. This is one attraction which all the tourists eagerly look forward to submit to, though some feel the Oberois have stolen the natural beauty of the beach. Beyond the building are mysterious little islands, shipwrecks in the silt and, around the hotel, plenty of pleasant eateries-each one of them claiming to be Osibisa's favorite. This pardonable selling trick began about 10 years ago when the Oberoi hosted the group.

 
 
Colva beach Goa

The frilly movements of the sea appear as if the sea is lazily enjoying the tickling sensations spread by the waves riding over it. This is how you can describe the sea at Colva beach. You go to Colva beach just to laze, laze and laze. Just gather your collection of interesting books and head for Goa's Colva beach. You can enjoy the day reading the book with just the whispers of the sea to disturb you. Many choose to go to the Goa Colva beach to experience a change from the crowded Anjuna or Calangute beaches. Colva beach in Goa is one beach which is usually less crowded. There are many shacks lined up along the Colva beach which offers you delicious Goan cuisine to be washed down by innovative cock-tails. Sit in one of those shack, savour the mouth-watering food while looking at the vast sea in front of you. Though there are eating joints and hotels around Colva, the Colva beach still manages to keep its serenity in tact. Unlike Anjuna or Calangute, Colva beach in Goa gained popularity only lately. Over the years, many hotels and buildings have sprung from nowhere in and around these beaches in Goa. Colva beach is one of those beaches in this small Indian state of Goa that is developing at a very good pace. About 2 km away from Colva beach is the Benaulim beach, which is more peaceful and serene than the Colva beach. Benaulim provides an escape to see nature in its full bounty with few tourists to disturb its peace. One can still see spot old Portuguese houses.

 
 
Mobor and Cavelossim beaches

Mobor lies on a narrow spit of sand dunes between the Arabian Sea and Assolna River Estuary. Of the full 10 km stretch, the Mobor Beach is perhaps the most happening and popular holiday destination in Goa. Mobor Beach is a beautiful beach at the end of the 10 kilometer long sand beach stretching all the way from Colva. Mobor is a beautiful beach, which is very popular among the tourists. The pristine and serene beach is ideal for those who want a break from the madness of the city. Just relax with lot of sun tan lotion and get a marvelous tan on your skin. Relish the authentic Goan cuisine and fresh seafood at the beach side joints at very reasonable prices. There are provision of beach umbrellas and reclining beach chairs for the convenience of the tourists.

 
 
Palolem beach

Palolem beach in Goa is situated 2km west of Chaudi. Goa Palolem beach is one of the most ideal beaches in this Indian state of Goa. It has a crescent shaped bay lined with swaying coconut palms hemmed by a pair of rocky crags. The white sand beach in an arc is picture perfect. The village located nearby has several cafes and souvenir stalls catering to day-trippers and vacationers who arrive in droves on sightseeing tours of the beaches. Despite the commercialization, Palolem remains a traditional village, where the easy pace of life is dictated by the three daily rounds of todi-tapping. One of the most popular beaches in India's Goa, Palolem is a beach of white sand facing a blue bay between two headlands. The little wooded islands on the northern headland look interesting and if you're keen, you can persuade one of the fishermen to ferry you across. One can also venture out to the sea to spot dolphins at this beautiful beach in Goa. Since tourists discovered Palolem, few shacks have mushroomed which sells seafood, snacks, souvenirs and clothes.