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Best Beaches in Goa India - Enjoy Your Vacations!

Updated on June 16, 2012
Enjoy your vacations at Goa Beaches
Enjoy your vacations at Goa Beaches

About Goa

Goa is former Portuguese colony with rich history and sun kissed beaches is now home to thousands of tourists from both India, and the rest of the world. But don't let this put you off, Goa has more to offer than your traditional beach holiday.

Nowhere else in India, you will find the laid-back languidness of Goa lunchtime, the easy charms of its people or the soothing serenity of a day on its beaches. Here in Goa, a group of water buffalo will greet you at breakfast; a lily-covered lake might provide the scenery for your morning walk; a sea eagle will be your afternoon companion along a deserted stretch of pristine beach; a beautifully spice-laden vindalho (vindaloo) might make your evening repast and a fiery glass of cashew-palm feni liquor your bedtime tonic.

Where Goa situated?

Goa is situated on the konkan belt in western region of India. Situated in the western region of India, about 15 hours south of Mumbai. Most routes to travel to Goa from the rest of India arrive into Panaji, Goa's state capital is also known as Panjim, Ponnje or Pangim. It is one of the most charming cities in India.

But there's far more to discover here than the wonderful pleasure of warm sand between your toes. All is not perfect in paradise, however, and Goa has problems aplenty – the state's environment, in particular, is sorely taxed. Nevertheless, with a slowly growing group of environmentalists and ecofriendly individuals on the scene, the picture remains relatively rosy for this most magical of miniature states.

Beaches of Goa:

The beaches in Goa are a major cause for the tourism of the state. Of course the main reason people travel to Goa is because it has some of the best beaches in India and the world for that matter.

There are roughly 28 beaches in Goa, each completely unique unto itself. Of course they all share the same, warm Arabian ocean water and the scorching sun but that is about it. Every beach is different all the way down to the people it attracts, the food, the drink and most importantly the atmosphere, one of the hardest things to get right and also one of the most important when choosing a Goa beach holiday.

Here are lists of some of the most popular beaches in Goa:

Goa Beaches
Goa Beaches

Candolim Beach

Located 14 kms north of Panaji in the state of Goa, the Candolim Beach is a part of a long extension of beach coastline along the Arabian Sea that begins at Fort Aguada and ends at Chapora Beach. This place is also famous as it is the birth place of Abba Faria, and the Father of Hypnotism.

Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim located 13 km from Panaji is one of the best beaches in Goa where one can enjoy water-skiing, para-sailing, Fishing, scuba diving and Windsurfing. The beach is known as the first tourist beach of North Goa and is a very famous Goan destination.

Baga Beach

Baga is a quiet fishing village with a flat sandy beach and quiet gentle sea perfect for swimming.

Bambolim Beach

Bambolim Beach Resort, Goa the name synonymous with the swaying palms, thick green foliage and unobstructed sea view. Located at Nunes Beach at Bambolim Bay within a short motoring distance to the Capital City Panjim.

Arambol Beach

In the far north of Goa is the tiny village of Arambol which boast 16 km of pristine beach. The quiet village can be somewhat overun on Sundays but for the rest of the week Arambol provides a very quiet retreat.

beautiful Sunset of Goa Beaches
beautiful Sunset of Goa Beaches

Vagator Beach

Vagator beach has go to be one of the most interesting beach in Goa with loads of weird and wonderful things going on all the time.

Colva and Benaulim

Colva and Benaulim are two great beach destinations right next door to each other. Benaulim with its quiet little village and deserted beach and then Colva with its water sports, bars and parties. Make sure you check out these places when you travel to Goa!

Palolem Beach

The long, crescent shaped beach at Palolem is the perfect destination for relaxing and watching time go by but finely balanced with excellent parties and happy people.

Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach consists of a beautiful and usually fairly empty stretch of white sand and a couple of wooden shacks about 8 miles from the busy Palolem beach.

Mobor Beach and Cavelossim Beach

Mobor Beach is a beautiful beach at the end of the 10 kilometer long sand beach stretching all the way from Colva. One can look around for souvenirs, gifts antiques and handicrafts to take back home from the local beachside shops.

Villages in Goa

Goa consists of around 35 towns and cities but the real heart of this tiny state lies in the 188 villages and hamlets that really give this place its heart.

A very carefully selected selection of the best hotels in Goa with reviews, information, excellent photos and links for further reading. Enjoy! Goa is undoubtedly one of the coolest attractions in India which just oozes relaxation, fun and excitement. you travel to Goa and maybe spend a bit of time away from the parties and the beaches... then anyone I know would recommend you to take a look a small tour of Old Goa.

Ayurveda Goa

Relax and unwind in paradise with ayurveda. Sooth you body and soul and replenish your energies in this, India's most ancient art!

Goa Airport

Unless you up for a 16 hour bus ride from Mumbai or perhaps coming up from the south of India then you will most likely be flying to Dabolim airport - the main airport in Goa.

So visit Goa and enjoy these lovely beaches. Never forget to share your experience with me...Take care!


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      Sandeep Ganjoo 

      4 years ago

      Morjim beach in North Goa also count as a one of the best beaches in Goa . Find Goa Resort accommodation near Morjim Beach .

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      6 years ago

      Great information about Goa. Yes, Goa is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing this information.

    • AnkushKohli profile imageAUTHOR

      Ankush Kohli 

      7 years ago from India

      Thanks vocalcoach & Cogerson for comments. I really appreciate your vote, Cogerson.

      I just tried to show up only some of those and Yes, they're really beautiful. If you ever get the chance, visit these beaches. Hope you would have a wonderful time there.

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      7 years ago from Virginia

      Excellent information on the beaches in your area....I live only 15 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean....but our beaches do not compare at all to your beautiful beaches...voted up and awesome.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I love the beach and would love nothing more than to be able to visit the beautiful beaches in your hub. Wonderful!


    • AnkushKohli profile imageAUTHOR

      Ankush Kohli 

      7 years ago from India

      thanks for the comment & question. Here are the few 5 Star hotels in Goa as of my knowledge: Taj, Cidade De, Holiday Inn, Club Mahindra & The Zuri White Sands.

      Hope it helps!

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      7 years ago

      Can you suggest me good hotels to stay here.

    • AnkushKohli profile imageAUTHOR

      Ankush Kohli 

      7 years ago from India

      Grag - It's like heaven on the earth. Between September-January is the best time to visit there. Hope you'll enjoy!

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      7 years ago

      Looks and sounds like a wonderful place for a holiday! Hopefully can make it there some day soon.

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      7 years ago

      Looks and sounds like a wonderful place for a holiday! Hopefully can make it there some day soon.

    • AnkushKohli profile imageAUTHOR

      Ankush Kohli 

      7 years ago from India

      Amy, thanks for the comments. I wish you'll surely enjoy your holidays there.

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      7 years ago

      Hmmmm. I love Goa beaches planning to visit again. Nice post & clicks.


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