Top five beaches of Goa
| Last Updated: October 20, 2014
Goa’s 103 km coastline is blessed with the most enchanting beaches
Forget the beaches of Australia, Thailand or Bali and head to some of the most amazing beaches of Goa. The former Portuguese colony boasts of some incredibly scenic beaches that offer everything from parties to adventure, solitude to sunbathing.
We list five of the best beaches of Goa.
Situated in North Goa, Mandrem is a tranquil beach and counted among the most beautiful beaches in Asia. Serene and scenic, Mandrem is preferred by honeymooners. The secluded beach provides the much needed privacy for the honeymooners.
A sleepy small village, there is nothing much to do in Mandrem. Laze around on the beach or take a swim in the clear waters or visit the eateries to enjoy local food, Mandrem is ideal for do-nothing vacation.
Counted among the most scenic beaches in Asia, Agonda Beach is serene and clean beach. It is ideal if you want to spend time meditating, catch up on your reading or simply, enjoying the sun.
Renowned for its beach parties, some of Goa’s beaches are also ideal for enjoying in solitude
Agonda is relatively less crowded than the other beaches of Goa. And that means lesser crowds, more privacy and loads of opportunities to enjoy solitude.
If you crave for some activity, jump on a country boat and go dolphin spotting. Cabo de rama and Cola beach are also worth a visit.
One of the most popular tourist spots in Goa, Baga is known for its beach parties, nightlife and amazing seafood served at its beach shacks and restaurants.
During tourist season, the beach is line with rows of shacks. It is famous for its water sports and dolphin cruises. If interested in wind surfing Baga beach also offers an opportunity to enjoy Wind Surfing between January and March. National Wind Surfing Championship is also conducted every year around September – November at the Baga beach.
Sun, surf, sand and awesome cuisine — Goa’s beaches offers it all
Situated very close to Baga, Candolim’s beach is counted amongst the most beautiful beaches in India. Under the shadow of popular beaches like Baga and Calangute, Candolim escapes the hordes that visit Goa during peak season.
Candolim village has another reason to fame. It was the first village to convert to Christianity in the 16th century.
Situated at the mouth of Sal River, Cavelossim beach is serene, flanked by paddy fields and coconut groves. As most tourists head for the more popular beaches, Cavelossim witnesses less crowds. Its contrasting black rocks and white sand make it a delightful beach for a pleasant evening.
First Published: October 15, 2014
Goa: Sun, Surf and Sand
Goa has become synonymous with its beaches which attracts travellers from far and wide.
Goa's beaches are clean, safe and ideal to spend holidays.
Situated at the mouth of the Baga River, Baga beach is known for its beach parties, nightlife and amazing seafood served at its beach shacks and restaurants.
Discovered by the Hippies
Discovered by the Hippies, Baga became an important stopover on the Hippie trail during the sixties and seventies.
Baga: Where The Party Never Stops
Baga figures high on tourist itineraries because of sun, sea, flea market, nightlife and for its watering holes.
The hidden treasure of South Goa, Cavelossim is serene and best to enjoy solitude.
Situated very close to the popular Baga, Candolim’s beach is counted amongst the most beautiful beaches of the world.
Candolim along with Baga and Calangute is considered haven for watersport activities and parasailing.
Goa: Not Just The Beach
Though renowned for its beaches, Goa is also known for its places of worship, world heritage architecture and biodiversity hotspots.