Goa is the beautiful paradise of beaches. The combination of sun, sand and sea is aptly depicted by Goa and is the most famous tourist destination. The cool breeze, beautiful scenery and amazing seafood delights invite the tourists throughout the year. There are beaches in Goa mainly in the north and south Goa.
The 10 famous beaches of Goa are
The calangute was known as a queen of beaches, one of the best beaches in Goa. As history goes it was discovered by Hippies in 60s. Watching the beautiful sunset on the seashore of soft sands lends the most tranquil experience. The beach restaurants also have beach beds on the shores for tourists to relax and are famous for watersports.
Baga beach is famous for its delicious snacks served in the shacks. The party mode is on as the dusk approaches and the whole area transforms into the musical hub for hippies.Baga beach is the home for watersport and tourists flock around this beach throughout the year.
It is the most spectacular, it is oldest and the largest beaches among other beaches. It used to be the retreat of Margao’s high society and today it stands out upholding the history of by a gone era with beautiful houses and villas.
It is famous for coconut trees, and soft powdered sands. It was the hub for the famous rave parties in 50s and 60s. The moon light rave parties still attract the domestic and foreign tourists from all over India and abroad. The Anjuna flea market is the main attraction in this area which is a store house for local artistic décor with quality and reasonable prices.
Is also known as paradise beach and lined with coconut palms. This secluded beach has beautiful idyllic scenery. It is crescent shaped and both ends are covered with natural rocks trying to touch the sea. The small island can be accessed by the ferry during low tide. The beach huts are seasonal and provide a mesmerizing view of the clear blue sky with calm sea.
It is the ideal tourist getaway for serenity and tranquility. The fishing on this beach is still unexplored. This beach is surrounded by churches, old houses, temples which enhance the scenic beauty and a perfect place for relaxation.
It is a place dedicated to watersports. Cabo raj bhavan hillock is famous for adventure activities. Shopping on this beach is a pleasure treat for eyes and is a great source for local finds.
It is known for leisure activities and the area is filled with bakeries and restaurants. The tourists flock around this beach for its amazing food treats. The famous Goa Christmas carnival is held here. The nightlife on this beach makes it the most sought after beach for the tourists.
It is the small beach-side village. It is situated in a small bay. A lot of beachfront restaurants offer a beautiful view of sunrise and sunsets. A lot of cows are found on the beach relaxing as well.
It consists of two beaches. The most popular is Harmal beach with long curving stretch of sand and best for swimming. The other beach lies behind the rocky cliffs. This also offers fresh water lagoon with boiling hot springs and lined with sulphurous mud.
These are the top 10 most beautiful beaches in Goa. The beaches closer to Margoa city namely Palolem beach, Bernaulimbeach and Colva beach. The beaches closer to Baga beach namely Mobor beach, Arossim beach and Colabeach.
The lesser explored beaches are Ashwembeach ,Betalbatim beach, Butterfly beach, bambolim beach, canasulim beach and Chapora beach.
Ashwem beach is one of lesser crowded beach with clean sand and a perfect place for privacy and swimming. This is the nestling place for Olive Ridley turtles, a rare species of turtles.
The betalbatim beach is known for its sunset. This beach is lined with pine trees unlike palm trees in other beaches. This has clean sand, beautiful scenery quiet and secluded beach mainly used for picnics of families and schools. The dolphins are common near the shores and the local fishermen offer a ride to watch these dolphins.
Butterfly beach has perfectly white sand and translucent water. This beach is surrounded by a lot of rocks and is the most photogenic beach paradise in the world. This is named as butterfly beach as the earlier tourists saw millions of butterflies flocking around the rocks. The most famous tourist attraction is dolphin play and beautiful sunset. The sea urchins, sea cucumbers, goldfishes, crab are eye catchers on this beach.
Bambolim beach is a small, tiny unexplored beach. This is lined with shrubs and is a quiet, clean and blissful beach. Oyster shells are famous on this beach. The shacks and restaurants on this beach offer exotic Goan cuisine.
Canasulim beach along with Arossim beach and Cuelim beach forms the largest stretch of beach. This is one of the secluded beaches. Coastal dense palms provide a refreshing cool breeze along the coastline.
Chapora beach is nestled at the mouth of Chaporariver. This is famous for fishing and boat building, and is crowded. The famous Chapora fort built during Portugal era is the tourist attraction. Crocodile spotting and dolphin watching are the other main tourist attractions on this beach.
There are a lot of gorgeous beaches in Goa. The most famous beaches in Goa have maximum tourist population all through the year. The most marvelous beaches of Goa are the ones those have beautiful sunsets, palm trees, secluded and main tourist hub with shacks, fishing, and water sports around. There are some of the beaches which are away from the city and need to explore some more beaches around Goa which are secluded and scarcely populated and the people around lead a quiet and blissful life.