GOA is known for its best beaches and 100 km coastline hosting some of the best beaches in the world. GOA beaches are what make the state India’s most popular destination. NORTH GOA beaches are a delightful, attractive and lively and joyous expression from happy visitors.
Beach activities – one can indulge in are water sports, rave parties, flea market and shopping for souvenirs, etc. If you are looking for some relaxing times SOUTH GOA beaches should be your destination, for entertainment & exotic cuisine Baga, Calangute & Anjuna is the place you will want to be.
Some of the most popular restaurant & night clubs are situated here. Most popular beaches in NORTH GOA are –
AGONDA BEACH :
Agonda beach is fast being discovered by someone wanting to find solitude, Hawkers are not allowed on the beach so you will be pleasantly undisturbed. The 3 Km long & isolated stretch is lined will simple beach shacks & palm trees, walking, drinking, eating & doing nothing are the main activity in Agonda, Boat trips are also possible for those who seek a little adventure, There are very few stalls and eating joints around it. Therefore it is advisable that you carry all the items you need when you visit Agonda beach.
ANJUNA BEACH :
Anjuna is one of the most popular beaches in Goa, it has a beautiful coastline consisting of soft sand beaches & and clear waters. It was once home to the hippies, although they have moved away they have left behind a legacy. It is a place for a perfect holiday.
The famous Wednesday flea market offers everything from fruits to jewelry; clothes & electronics, there are a grocery store, cyber café and ATM to fulfill the visitors need. One can rent a bike on daily & long term basis. For gourmet lovers There is a lot of restaurant offering different cuisine, here you can savor the best western seafood, Anjuna is well known for its all-night long outdoor & indoor beach parties There is no end to the fun, adventure & thrill in Anjuna.
BAGA & CALANGUTE BEACH :
It is the most popular tourist & best beach destination in North Goa visited by thousands of tourists daily. Calangute has been bestowed the title of “queen of beaches” it is famous for its parasailing, water sports, banana ride, and dolphin cruises. For Gourmet lovers the beach boasts of some most popular food joints that offer out of the ordinary seafood & local cuisine. Baga & Calangute is known for its nightlife.
BENAULIM BEACH :
The long stretch of white sand is great for sun lovers. If you want to be close to nature this place is for you. Soak in the sun, lay back & laze around, there are beach shacks offering seafood & traditional food, the main attraction is dolphin spotting. Activity such as parasailing, jet skiing & windsurfing is available.
BOGMOLO BEACH :
A must-visit for those who want to mix relaxation with fun. The beach is lined by palm trees in a picturesque setting. It is surrounded by some popular eating joints. It’s clean & sparkling water tempts you to take a dip in the water.
CANDOLIM BEACH :
The beach is a clean, sandy, peaceful and is a good alternative to the maddening crowd of Calangute & Baga, a nice place to sit back & relax. There are popular restaurants & happening nightspots in this area. Candolim beach is a good place to indulge in fishing and water sports. Aguda fort is nearby & worth a visit.
Vagator/Chapora is mellow & laid back type of place and is known for its crazy trance parties, the crowd here mostly consists of young European & Indian travelers who want to be away from the maddening crowd there are lots of options to eat, drink & stay. In chapora one can see & hear the water lash out at the black rock which can be aptly defined as the song of the sea and combined with the natural beauty of Chapora it is a haven for those who want to communicate with nature.
COLVA BEACH :
This 12 km long stretch of white sand lined with palm trees is very popular among Indian travelers. This place has plenty of hotels & beach shack, food stalls, restaurants & bars. The sparkling water will surely lure you for a swim.
DONNA PAULA :
Donna Paula is named after Donna Paula de Mentees and she carries with it an aura of Myth & romance. People flock to Dauna Paula in search of their deceased relatives The beach offers visitor ultimate in water sports facilities like water scooter ride, motorboat rides, etc. Dauna Paula is also famous for its Salim Ali bird sanctuary where you can watch domestic & migratory birds The beach has been for the location for many Indian movies.
MAJORDA BEACH :
5 Km stretch with lots of palm groove, soft white sand, and greenery. Some of the best hotels & resorts are found here ranging from luxury to budget hotels. There are no shacks & restaurants serving some delicious local food. The people of Majorda are known to be the best bakers in GOA as it was here the tradition of baking European style bread started. The beach is also famous for its winter Christmas carnival. Activities on this beach are jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing & swimming.
CAVELOSSIM/VARCA/ MOBAR :
Clean white sand beaches with rows of palm trees across its border are an awesome sight. This beautiful beach host some luxurious resort & dolphin sightseeing facilities. Boat trips specially arranged for this event can be an out of the world experience wherein you can watch the lively dolphins from close quarters or even touch them if you are lucky. Most of the nightlife is in the hotel and includes live bands, cultural show, & casino.
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