About Beaches

The first thing that comes in anybody’s mind when they think about Goa are the serene beaches. And yes Goa does have a lot of beaches, some are well known by everyone while some are not that popular amongst tourists. Whichever the beach you are guaranteed with cool seas with sandy beaches and sea shells you can collect as souvenirs from your Goa trip.

 

Miramar Beach- The beach is named after the place it is situated at, Miramar is a part of the capital city of Goa ie Panaji. This beach is a big beach with a number of food stalls lined on its coast. Miramar beach also hosts a few events like the annual Kite festival, music concerts and IFFI movie screenings. The food stalls have various types of chats, paav bhaji, shwarma, ice gola, sweet corn and even a Maggie stall. You can take a dip in the sea or walk on the sand and then relish this delicious food.

Kerim Beach- The northern-most beach of Goa is located close to the Tiracol Fort. This old Portuguese fort overlooks the beach of Kerim. This beach has water sports but is not safe for swimming. It is 58kms away from Panaji.

Arambol Beach- A beach unexplored by the tourist stretches upto 16kms surrounded by cliffs and a fresh water lake Arambol is a traditional fishing village and one can see the reminiscence of fishing even after the fishermen retire for the day. One can indulge in activities like paragliding and parasailing on this aesthetically appealing beach. Arambol beach is 50kms away from Panaji.

Morjim beach- Popular amongst tourist Morjim beach is thronged with beach enthusiasts all around the year. Morjim is often called “Little Moscow” or “Mini Russia” due to a large number of Russian people residing there. One can often find boards of restaurants and shops in Russian as well and English in Morjim. This beach is also famous for the Olive Ridley Turtles that lay their eggs on the sands of this beach. While earlier Morjim witnessed a lot of loud late night parties, those have been banned now so this beach provides quiet time for you to relax and enjoy yourself.

Baga and Calangute Beaches- Well known and commercial beaches of Goa are crowded with people and beach shacks. These beaches not only offer the pretty view but also good food, drinks, karaoke, hookah, water sports and more. You can rent a deck chair and sit for hours while the vendors will try to sell their trinkets, hair beads, temporary tattoos etc. These beaches are located 19-22 kms from Panaji.

Bogmalo Beach- Located near the airport, this beach is away from the prying eyes of tourist and is hence non-commercial in nature. It is a small beach with blue water and a few beach shacks around it. Its clean water is ideal for swimming and it is safer with the Goa Institute of Diving located there. Bogmalo Beach is located 32kms from Panaji.

Majorda Beach- A South Goan beach located in Majorda is a clean beach with a number of popular bakeries and eateries located in close proximity to the beach. Ideal for swimming, Majorda beach is one of the most popular beaches in South Goa. This beach is at the distance of 31kms from Panaji.

Colva Beach- Another small yet popular beach of South Goa is now a hub for eateries and cafes. A picturesque beach ideal for romantic walks and family outings where you can watch your kids build sand castles while you enjoy the cool breeze. Colva Beach is approximately 34kms away from Panaji.

Agonda Beach- Hands down one of the best beaches of Goa perfect for a romantic gateway, chilling with friends or for some nice family time. Situated in South Goa, the beauty of this beach will take your breath away. Very few people know about the beach so crowds of people will not bother you. And with almost negligible phone reception, you will fully enjoy the peace and serenity this beach offers. This place is also home to the Olive Ridley Turtles. Panjim is 72kms away from this beach.