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Beaches

Crescent Beaches

 

Shaped like the new moon, Goa’s beaches are known the world over. Fringed by swaying palm and coconut trees with cool and comfortable shacks offering a variety of refreshments, Goa’s 103 km coastline is blessed with the most enchanting beaches lapped by the Arabian Sea. And almost all of them are swimmer friendly with the assured presence of lifeguards on all the popular beaches.

 

Sun, Sand, Surf and the Sea

 

105 kms of Konkan coast stretches across the state of Goa providing a wide range of choice in beaches to suit everybody’s needs. There are unspoilt pristine stretches of sand for the solitude seeker and there are those ones jammed with people in every square feet of sand.

 

There are beaches far from human habitation with very basic or sometimes no facility for accommodation. Then there are some with ultra modern comforts like internet cafes, massage centers, gyms, swimming pools, night clubs, etc. With such an enormous choice, one might feel confused about which one to take.

 

But on the contrary, it’s quite easy to plan an itinerary for getting suntan allover the body. Taking the capital Panaji and the next major city Margao as base points, all the beaches can be visited in a stretch. North from Panaji lies the most famous beach of Calangute.

 

From here onwards to the northern tip of the state, swaying palms and shimmering sands stretch giving an enchanting sight. The further north, the emptier the beaches become. The same can be said about the silvery sands, which stretch down southwards from Margao. Right from Colva, the famous silvery white sand beach, there is an uninterrupted continuity in beaches. The more you move south the lonelier the beaches are.

 

When it comes to beaches, the visitor is spoilt for choice.

 

North Goa Circuit

 

This stretch begins from the headland of Fort Aguada just outside Panaji city and moves up north towards the border to Maharashtra. Right from the Fort Aguada Beach Resort, an interrupted stretch of sand lies awaiting tourists, sunbathers and party animals.

 

Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator, Morjim and Arambol are the beaches that can be covered in the North Goa Circuit.

 

South Goa Circuit

 

Another major base to begin the beach conquest is from Margao, the second most important city in Goa. This railway junction connects Goa to all major cities in the coastline like Mumbai, Mangalore and Kochi.

 

Beginning from Majorda beach, a 20 kms long silvery white sand stretches across till the headland of Cabo de Rama.

 

Velsao, Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim, Mobor and Betul beaches are all interconnected.

Varca, Cavelossim, Mobor Beach

Varca, Cavelossim, Mobor Beach

Varca, Cavelossim, Mobor Beach
Varca, Cavelossim, and Mabor are the most beautiful beaches south of Benaulim
Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach
It’s a beach of white sand facing a blue bay between two headlands
Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach
This small stretch beach stretches about 5 Kms north of Colva Beach along the coastline
Colva Beach

Colva Beach

Colva Beach
This is the most important beach in the south circuit equipped with all modern amenities like air-conditioned resort complexes
Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach
This beach dominated by a huge 5-star hotel located right on its edge and is cut apart from both the North and South beach circuit
Betul Beach

Betul Beach

Betul Beach
Betul is one of the most important fishing ports where all the mechanized boats and deep sea trawlers bring in their catch
Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach
Benaulim is one of the few places in Goa where one can glimpse handicrafts typical to this area
Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach
It’s long and lonely, fringed with palms and casuarinas and dominated by a large hill to the south
Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach
This beautiful beach is located about 22 Kms from Panaji and is situated in Bardez taluka
Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim Beach
With a magnificent 17th century fort which has now been converted into a prison
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach
This beautiful beach is located about 3kms from Panaji
Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach
Calangute is the beach to which everyone heads for the moment they land in Goa
Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Baga Beach
This is part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa
Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach
It is located about 18kms from Panaji and is situated in Bardez taluka
Aguada Beach

Aguada Beach

Aguada Beach
Aguada beach is almost synonymous with the top-notch Fort Aguada Hotel complex
Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach
Candolim is the first beach that can be approached from the city of Panaji