Goa, The smallest state of India is popular and biggest beach tourism destination in the world. The beaches, 17th-century Portuguese cultural churches, buildings and natural beauties of the land. Every year millions of international tourist visiting Goa and several foreigner travelers make their trip every year. Over the years of making Goa are major cultural contribution Portueges and Indian influences. Goa’s unique peoples, history, and their culture giving a unmatching travel experience to all more just beaches, parties and nightlife. In here we are explaining most popular and complete list of Goa beaches
Querim Beach (North Goa)
Querim Beach (Locally called as Keri) is a popular beach in North Goa. The beaches located in the mouth of Terekhol river on the southern river bank and very near to popular Terekhol Fort. We can reach the fort from the beach on the ferry service. The view from the fort to the beach and sea definitely wonderful. Querim beach naturally beautified with pine trees. The river mouth and sea water are here very clean and the beach is not overclouded with local people or settlements. You can see the visitors and local people enjoying fishing in on the beach.
Querim beach located 38-kilometer distance from the city of Mapusa, and 50-kilometer from Panaji. The beach has covered with lot fo trees giving natural shade it’s giving unmatched picnic experience to all. White beach sand spread along with Terekhol river bank giving a magnificent view and laying space for the visitors and serving more space to the local vendors. The rich river sand using construction work in Town of Panaji and Mapusa. On the beach side, there are no major hotels and resorts accommodating for the visitors. You can find easily local homestays or guest house in here.
Bus service from Mapusa is main transportation to Querim beach shuttling one per hour. The best way to reach here on bike or car, it’s a long ride but you can enjoy the fields, hill and many beautiful views of Terekhol river on the long ride.
Arambol Beach (North Goa)
Arambol beach known as a most popular beach in North Goa located 27 kilometers from Mapusa and 39 kilometers from Panaji. Arambol beach lies between south’s Mandrem Beach and Kalacha Beach to the north side. Beach naturally formed a long sandy and white sands. The north side of beach shows some beach huts and decorated with small black rocks. A small walking path leads to Kalacha Beach.
A narrow road leading to beach side’s small shops selling handicrafts, travel souvenirs, quick eat outs and beach garments on both sides. Sometimes the beach fillup with the huge crowd you can face some difficult to spot your vehicle’s parking space, especially in the weekends. Thousands of foreign tourist visiting the beach especially this a Russian’s favorite beach destination in Goa. In the weekends and some evenings, we can see some local and Indian tourist on the beach.
Mandrem Beach (North Goa)
Mandrem beach located in south side of Arambol beach, rocky cliff jutting in the separate the beach it’s from Arambol beach. A small natural water stream runs parallel to the seashore separating the beach in two parts the finally flows to the sea. Mandrem beach located 24 kilometers from Mapusa and 36 kilometers from Panaji. The locals build small huts across the beach and small wooden bridges to cross the stream for the visitors.
The beach decorated with pine and palm trees, a couple dunes covered by vegetations. A small fishing community living around Mandrem beach and occasionally you can see their fishing activities from the beach. Finding good accommodation is a problem there, some guest houses and resort available for your stay in Mandrem beach located in south side of Arambol beach, rocky cliff jutting in the separate the beach it’s from Arambol beach. A small natural water stream runs parallel to the seashore separating the beach in two parts the finally flows to the sea. Mandrem beach located 24 kilometers from Mapusa and 36 kilometers from Panaji. The locals build small huts across the beach and small wooden bridges to cross the stream for the visitors.
Morjim Beach (North Goa)
Morjim beach located on the south side of Ashvem beach, North Goa. The beach’s north side is the mouth of Chopdem river. You can see the popular Chapora Fort from the beach located on a hill on another side of Chopdem river. Morjim beach located 18kilometers from Mapusa and 30 kilometers from Panaji. This part of the beach directly facing the fort naturally deserted. A few palm and pine trees giving shadows for the visitors.
Morjim beach is popular for ground nesting for Olive Ridley sea turtles. Nestle season of turtles in September the beach closed to the visitors to avoid disturbance to the turtle nesting. The Pernem Railway Station is very close to the Morjim beach. A few small huts created by the local peoples in the road meet the beach. It’s white sandy and very popular beach within the national and international visitors.
Anjuna Beach (North Goa)
Anjuna beach located in 8 kilometers from Mapusa and 21 kilometers from Panaji. The beach is very beautiful and scenic location with small black rocks coarse white sand steep cliffs. Once upon a time, Anjuna beach is long and spacious sandy beach now the sea has eroded the beach now remain a small stretch of sand in there. Anjuna beach is popular for its rave parties, and colorful marketplace selling travel souvenirs, handicrafts and Goa trance music. In the colorful evening, you can see local fishing activities in the seashore.
The popular Anjuna flea market is very close to the beach. The flea market’s business peak time is every Wednesday and many visitors gather in the market. The flea market is the finest place to buy souvenirs, handicrafts, get tattoos and beach dresses. Anjuna beach is also known as a good fishing spot for recreational and commercially.
Baga Beach (North Goa)
The beautiful Baga Beach located very nearby north side of Calangute Beach. The beach not so far from Mapusa, only 9 kilometers distance and 20 kilometers from Panaji. The Baga Beach located north side of Baga river, during the low tide time we can cross the river to reach the other side bank. Near Baga beach an uphill a retreat center working to giving visitors best meditation and refreshing their minds in a beautiful beach atmosphere.
Along the river, you can see the locals anchor their fishing and travel boats. In the morning a casual visual that the fishermen preparing nets and boats to go the sea. The beach lined up with numbers of huts, food stalls and hotels to serve foods and drinks to the large number tourists visiting this busiest Baga Beach. From Mapusa, you can reach Baga beach by regular bus service. Baga is well known as a fishing spot, and good yoga retreat centers.
Calangute Beach (North Goa)
Calangute beach also knows as Queen of Goan beaches is a big and spacious white sandy beach located from Mapusa distanced 10 Kilometers and 16 Kilometers from Panaji. Thousands of local and foreign tourists visiting the beach every day. It’s an overcrowded beach and seashore space enough to thousands of visitors. The beach area well developed you can easily find good beachside hotels and restaurants.
Probably foreign tourists not considering Calangute beach cause of its overcrowding and less privacy, Indian and local peoples are randomly visiting Calangute beach. The right side of the people some palm and pine trees giving shadows for the visitors. The Calangute beach well connected nearby cities Mapusa and Panaji with Buses and Taxi vehicle services. The Calangute beach roadside settled with colorful shops selling hats, beach wears, souvenirs and handicrafts. In the visiting time, Calangute beach you can feel a festival atmosphere in all evenings with colorful happier Indian and Foreign travelers makes it.
Candolim Beach (North Goa)
Candolim beach located nearby southside of Calangute Beach, very small 12 kilometers from Mapusa and 14 kilometers from Panaji easily reachable on buses. The beach has a lot of small vegetation along the seashore leading many paths to the beach. Many water sports and activities conducting in the beach with Jet skiing, paragliding and dolphin sighting.
You can see a large ship River Princess moored very nearby in the beach. The ship miss landed here when it’s from anchorage control at Vasco Harbor in 2003. Efforts to pull back the ship to deep sea failed several times and it remains as a showcase of the Candolim beach. Sometimes you can see the tourist’s fishing activities on the seashore with the fishing rod. Finding stay and food is very easy at Candolim beach, the beach destination occurred with good hotels, guest houses, resorts, and finest seafood restaurants.
Sinquerim Beach (North Goa)
Sinquerim beach located southern side of Calangute and Candolim seashore and located 14 kilometers from Mapusa and 6 kilometers from Calangute. On the right side of the beach, you can see the Beautiful Taj Holiday Village and the left closing the Portuguese build Aguada Fort. The bottom of the Aguada Fort touching with sea waves and fort dividing the beach as two part. View from the Aguada Fort top to the beach is a very amazing scenic lookout.
Aguada Fort is a great fishing spot, in the usual evening times, you can see many locals fishing from the Fort. Many locals operating water sports activities on Sinquerim beach, you can enjoy Jet ski’s, Dolphin sight view, and paragliding. The Sinquerim beach well developed with finest Hotels, Resorts and restuarants nearby in the beach location. Sinquerim beach is beautiful scenic view location and very best for all beach recreational activities.
Miramar Beach, Central Goa
Dona Paula Dias Beach (Near Panaji)
Siridao Beach, Central Goa
Bogmalo Beach, Central Goa
Majorda Beach, Central Goa
Betalbatim Beach, Central Goa
Colva Beach (South Goa)
Benaulim Beach (South Goa)
Cavelossim Beach (South Goa)
Mobor Beach (South Goa)
Betul Beach (South Goa)
Agonda Beach (South Goa)
Palolem Beach (South Goa)
Butterfly Beach (South Goa)
Patnem Beach (South Goa)
Talpona Beach (South Goa)
Galgibaga Beach (South Goa)
Polem Beach (South Goa)