Goa is the most famous tourist destination of India; recognized for its amazing beaches, pretty flea markets, and plush vegetation. Goa is beautiful not only for its spectacular beauty but also for its charms, friendly locals and nightlife. When you plan to visit Goa, all that comes into one’s mind is sun, sand, surfing, beaches, clubs, etc. Blessed with a fascinating coastline, Goa is the home for some marvellous beaches in India. Both, South Goa and North Goa are identified for their beaches where you can enjoy lively nightlife, hippie markets, and tremendous beauty. North Goa beaches are much more crowded than South Goa beaches.
Here is the list of 10 Exotic Beaches in Goa:
- Morjim Beach
Morjim beach is one of the best beaches in Goa. It’s a poet’s heaven with sky replacing colours and sun setting in. Settled in south to Ashwem beach, it is regarded as one of the most peaceful beaches of Goa. Visitors come here for resting and feasting out. This site is filled up with restaurants and cottages which provide some of the best relaxation stuff. Morjim Beach is also locally known as “Little Russia” because of the large inhabitation of Russians here who visit for more than a month in this elegant paradise.
Things to do in Morjim Beach:
- Morjim Beach is popular for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Explore these wonderful creatures.
- It’s a peaceful beach and not the activity. Travelers like to spend inactive evenings and afternoons on the beachside shacks and sunbeds. Local drink Feni and fresh coconut water are sought after in this place.
- Morjim beach gives lots of stuff to do aside from water sports adventures.
- It’s a calm beach with lots of Russians occupying this beach and its surroundings. That is why local eateries and restaurants sell lot of Russian cuisine along with Goan food.
- Baga Beach
Baga is located at the north end of the contiguous beach stretch that starts from Sinquerim, Candolim, leads to Calangute, and then to Baga. It is named after Baga River which flows through this area. It’s a perfect place to spend a peaceful vacation. The serenity of this wooded headland coupled with its scenic beauty in itself is an attraction of Baga beach. The beach contains rows of shacks and fishing boats. Baga beach is also famous for water sports, such as parasailing and banana rides and dolphin cruises. Candlelight dinners or beach parties are attractions of this place. Tourists can enjoy traditional Goan cuisine at beachside shacks, roof top restaurants or cafes.
- Candolim and Calangute Beaches
Candolim and Calangute are the most famous beaches for British for tourists spending their holidays in Goa. Candolim and Calangute’s large strips of golden sand result in tourists coming here to celebrate Christmas in December. They are some of the state’s most attractive stretches of coastline. During the monsoon season, from June through September, the sea can be harsh and swimming is banned. The beaches offer water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others. There’s a very friendly atmosphere resonating throughout the resorts, best explored over a delicious Goan curry in some of the eye-catching beach shacks.
- Sinquerim Beach
Sinquerim beach is located at the southernmost point of the Candolim-Calangute-Baga beach. Home to some of the best hotels in the north of the state, the beach here has maintained a calm and peaceful feel with just a few beach shacks. Popular for its gorgeous beach, boasting endless golden sands and lined with luxurious greenery, Sinquerim is an excellent area for beach fans. If you wander down to the beach’s most southern point, you can explore Fort Aguada, an early century fort, rising boastfully on the coastline, offering some marvellous looks along the coast. During the evenings, many locals come out here for fishing. The fort is a great fishing spot.
- Arossim Beach
Arossim’s lovely beach offers a long and wide stretch of golden sand, lapped at by clear blue water and backed by a dense forest of palms. Its unique charm is the spectacle of colourful fishing boats scattered all over the beach. The beach is also famous for its culinary highlights with excellent beach shacks such as ‘Zeebop’, settled just to the south of the beach, serving up delightful and fresh seafood to hungry beachgoers.
With a romantic backdrop of coconut palms, colourful beach shacks and the scatterings of eateries providing delicate fresh seafood, Arossim beach is truly amazing!
- Majorda Beach
Majorda beach is the most happening beach in Goa. Settled just north of Colva, Majorda offers 25 km of soft golden sand and is one of the most picturesque beaches in the South Goa.
Legend says Lord Rama, in his childhood, was kidnapped and brought here. He later disappeared and camped at Cabo-de-Rama towards the south.
Majorda is famous for its bakery and toddy. Besides, there is a wide variety of sea-food at the beach with steaks and schezhuan specialties. You can find the best Goan bakers here. This is where they were first taught the art of baking European breads.
Also, Majorda Beach is the venue for Goa’s Christmas Carnival with Mae De Deus Church being one of the highlights. Tourists can take home a variety in silks, Kashmiri handiworks, wood carvings, jewellery, etc. from the shops nearby.
- Benaulim Beach
From resting on the soft white sands to indulging in some water-based activities, here’s all you need to know about Benaulim Beach, one of the most tranquil beaches in South Goa. Located around 30 km south of Panjim, Benaulim Beach offers tourists an excellent heaven for relaxation and also lots of things to do in and nearby the area. Its great range of soft white sand backed by verdant palm trees is a charming setting for keen beach goers, but if just the sun loungers don’t catch your attention, here’s what else you could indulge into along Benaulim Beach…
With snorkelling, parasailing, windsurfing and more, there’s an abundance of opportunities to practice your favourite water sports.
Benaulim Beach is famous for its fishing, resulting in the seafood on offer being super fresh. Dotted along the coastline you will find plenty of makeshift beach shacks, most of which stay open into the night. Dinner under the stars is a pretty spectacular experience which one must experience.
- Mobor Beach
Mobor Beach is actually the southern part of the Cavelossim Beach. It stays peaceful, clean, and beautiful all year round, even in the peak tourist season.
It is a long stretch of sand, lined by palm and casuarina trees, with the Arabian Sea on one side and the Sal River on the other. Mobor is a unique beach with water on its three sides. It is one of the cleanest and most tranquil beaches in Goa, a place for total relaxation and privacy.
There are only a few beach shacks here. One can indulge in water sports on the sea, and river cruises in the Sal.
- Cola Beach
Cola is a crescent-shaped lovely beach resided to the north of Agonda beach. A mud road from the main road leads to the beach turning through trees, slopes, and hills followed by a descent down to the beach. The road after crossing some distance through the hillside branches into two. The left leads to Cola beach while the right leads to Dharvalem beach.
Like the nearby Dharvalem beach, Cola beach also has beach tents that give you a pleasant experience living at the beach. It also has a small lagoon along the southern end of the beach. A small brook connects the lagoon to the sea, bisecting the beach. The only way to get here is by private transport.
Still undiscovered by most tourists, Cola beach remains secluded throughout the year.
- Palolem Beach
The mostly unspoiled Palolem beach is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself. It is surrounded by verdant hills, gently sloping along to the sand and into the calm and inviting water, ensuring perfect and safe swimming conditions for youngsters. While resting on the sand or relishing the delights in one of the beach shacks is tempting, one can also include some action and adventure to enjoy Palolem, with exercises such as scuba diving and sea kayaking readily available.
These are the fabulous top 10 beaches in Goa where you can enjoy fresh air and peaceful weather. Travelers can enjoy the quiet life or take advantage of ample water activities, beach party, night out, music band and many more…You can enjoy relaxing lazily on the sandy seashore in Goa. You can sit engrossed and allow the foamy mist from the rampant ocean spray your face lightly as though it was the touch of a feather. If you are planning to spend your weekend in Goa, these beaches are sure on the top of the list. Goa is the city of beaches that will offer the most amazing experience.