51 Beaches in Goa: Serene, Soulful and Splendid

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Goa, the little paradise in India has always remained a dream of every Indian and many foreigners. With 125 km of long coastline and a rich Indian and Portuguese culture, it attracts beach lovers, party animals, water sports lovers, trekkers and people hunting for a peaceful and serene holidays.

The beaches of Goa spread from North to South have all the different flavours. Some of the beaches boast colourful nightlife and adventurous water sports while many are still isolated and far away from the hustle and bustle of crowded beaches.

Here are 51 beautiful beaches of Goa from their North to South order.

1. Terekhol Beach

The most northern beach of Goa is famous for a Portuguese Terekhol fort. A beautiful, calm and quiet beach generally remains isolated.

Terekhol Beach

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2. Querim Beach

Also known as Keri beach among locals gives a splendid view of Tiracol River meeting Arabian Sea. Though not suitable for swimming because of high waves, it provides a perfect escape into lap of nature. This beach is still not commercialized, attracting the tourists searching for a calm and quite beach destination.

Querim Beach

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3. Kalacha Beach

It is a beautiful beach with good paragliding options. The beach is famous for short water lake nearby fed by sulphur hot spring considered to have healing activities.

Kalacha Beach

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4. Arambol Beach

The Hippie capital of Goa is famous with international tourists. The beach enchants 16 Km of long sand stretch with little bit of commercialization. Lot of star fishes and verities of crabs are visible here.

Arambol Beach

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5. Harmal Beach

Harmal beach is famous for fresh water lake nearby with good Sea food. Because of strong waves, the place is not ideal for swimming but one can spend good time here.

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6. Mandrem Beach

This is one of the secluded beaches of North Goa, still not popular with tourists. One can go for Dolphin watch from this beach.

Mandrem Beach

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7. Ashwem Beach

Continuation of Mandrem beach is Ashwem beach. A beautiful and soulful beach with rocks in between and long stretch of sands has started getting popularity among national and international tourists.

Ashwem Beach

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8. Morjim Beach

Located on northern bank of river Chapora, this clean and rocky beach is considered a mini Russia because of popularity among Russian tourists.

Morjim Beach

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9. Chapora Beach

Famous for Chapora ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ fort provides a very scenic view of Arabian Sea from the fort. The look is mesmerizing during sunset.

Chapora Beach

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10. Vagator Beach

One of the most popular beaches of North Goa is famous for long stretch of sands with rocks in between, provides a perfect platform for relaxing, sea and stargazing.

Vagator Beach

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11. Ozran beach

Known as little Vagator, this beach is located between Anjuna and Vagator. A surreal and picture perfect beach with shacks, good food and drink is definitely among favorites with party lovers.

Ozran Beach

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12. Anjuna Beach

A Perfect rock beach known for night life, market and parties is heart of Goa.

Anjuna Beach

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13. Baga Beach

One of the most popular and commercialized beach is famous for Parties, karaoke, good food and varieties of water sports.

Baga Beach

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14. Calangute Beach

A commercialized yet beautiful beach of North Goa. Like Baga, it is also famous for water sports, parties, discos and fun.

Calangute Beach

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15. Candolim Beach

This beach is famous for hosting Sunburn festival.

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16. Sinquerim Beach

Famous for ‘Portugese’Aguada fort and Taj Vivanta, this beach provides clear water and chilled beer.

Sinquerim Beach

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17. Coco beach

This rocky beach is famous for Reis Magos fort and dolphins watch.

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18. Miramar Beach

Miramar is the nearest beach to Panjim which has resulted in its commercialization. The beach is famous for local streets shops, chats and restaurants. Compared to rest of the Goan beaches, this beach is not that much clean.

Miramar Beach

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19. Caranzalem beach

This is another beach close to Panjim, popular among locals.

20. Dona paula Beach

Boasting a beautiful love story of Dona and Paula, this place is a must watch for beautiful evening and sunset.

Dona Paula Beach

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21. Oxdel Beach

This beach is situated between Dona Paula and Goa University is not very popular among tourists, though considered a good picnic spot among locals.

Oxdel Beach

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22. Bambolim Beach

Most of the area of this rocky beach has been privatized by resorts and hotels. Known as shell collectors’ paradise.

Bambolim Beach

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23. Siridao Beach

This is a beautiful beach with mixture of sand and rocks. Variety of shells including oyster and pearl shells can be collected here.

24. Grandmother’s hole Beach

This rocky beach of South Goa provides a great view of sunset.

Siridao Beach

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25. Baina Beach

This rocky beach has not so clean water is also not so crowded. This is not much popular with tourists.

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26. Hansa Beach

Hansa beach is blessed with clear water with long sand stretch though not open for public. This area is controlled by Indian Navy, making access to this place difficult.

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27. Bogmalo Beach

This beach is famous for its close proximity to Airport, Goa Institute of Diving and BITS Pilani, Goa campus.

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28. Velsao Beach

Velsao beach is also closer to airport and is famous for white sand, star fish and coconut trees making a serene surrounding.

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29. Cansaulim Beach

An extension of Velsao beach, Cansaulim beach is quiet, calm and clean with white sand and palm trees.

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30. Arossim Beach

This beach is famous for occurrence of Star fish and jelly fish.

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31. Utorda Beach

One of the isolated clean beaches with blue water with white sand is situated between Arossim and Majorda beach.

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32. Majorda Beach

Located at a distance of 11Kms from Margao, this beach is famous for nice music, drinks, Goan delicacies and long stretch of crystal clear water.

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Photo of Majorda Beach, Majorda, Goa, India by Madhuree

33. Betalbatim Beach

Another beautiful beach of Goa with long stretch of sand is still less explored than Colva and Majorda beach.

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34. Colva Beach

A highly commercialized beach in South Goa has got long stretch of sands also hosts many water sports.

Colva Beach

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35. Benaulim Beach

This beach is famous for fishing among locals also attracts crowd in evening and weekends.

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36. Varca Beach

This south Goa beach is better than Colva beach for people searching for solitude and serenity.

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37. Cavalossim Beach

Situated between Sal River and Arabian Sea, this beach is famous for dolphin spotting trips, shacks and lava rocks.

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38. Mobor Beach

This beach has started getting popularity recently. Long stretch of clear sand and water sports attracts the tourists but still remains not much crowded.

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39. Hollant Beach

This sandy and rocky beach is one of the few beaches in Goa to provide beautiful view of sunrise.

Hollant Beach

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40. Betul Beach

Providing a picture perfect location, this rocky beach is an amalgamation of a lagoon, a river, a fort and an ocean giving true Goan essence.

Betul Beach

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41. Cabo de Rama Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches of Goa, this beach provides a picture perfect view from Cabo de Rama fort. Though a little trekking is required to reach here, every step is worth viewing this splendid beauty.

Cabo de Rama Beach

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42. Kakolem Beach

Also known as tiger beach, a little spring is also near to this place. Located in South of Cabo de Rama, reaching here requires trekking or hiring a boat. The unparalleled beauty of this beautiful beach is definitely worth a watch for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.

Kakolem Beach

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43. Cola Beach

Cola beach is one of the hidden beaches of Goa hiding exotic and tranquil beauty of South Goa beaches. Also known as blue lagoon beach, this beach has incomparable beauty. A small lagoon on one side and long stretch of sand on other side provides a soulful and splendid view.

Cola Beach

Photo of Cola Beach Lagoon, Cola, Goa, India by Madhuree

44. Agonda Beach

With long stretch of white sand and crystal blue water, this beach is among the best beaches in India. A perfect escape to lap of nature, this beach is famous among all kind of tourists.

Agonda Beach

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45. Honeymoon Beach

A beautiful and serene hidden beach between Agonda and Palolem requires either a tough trekking or hiring a boat from Agonda or Palolem . Though a small beach, no other beach can beat this in its unparalleled natural beauty.

Honeymoon Beach

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46. Butterfly Beach

Another hidden and serene beach of South Goa. To visit this beautiful beach, either trek through dense forest of Leopard valley or take a boat ride from Agonda or Palolem. Though not suitable for swimming, the view is mesmerizing.

Butterfly Beach

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47. Palolem Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches of South Goa, Palolem beach provides long white sand stretch, palm groves and shacks. Ideal for swimming and sea bath, some water sports including kayaking can also be done here.

Palolem Beach

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48. Patnem-Colomb Beach

Situated between Palolem and Talpona beach, the access to this beach is difficult. The shore with scattered stones and pebbles provide this a unique and incomparable beauty.

Patnem-Colomb Beach

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49. Talpona Beach

This golden sand beach of South Goa is another beautiful and serene beach.

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50. Galgibagh Beach

Galgibagh beach is blessed with long stretch of sand and is famous for Turtle nesting.

Galgibagh Beach

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51. Polem Beach

The extreme South Goa beach is alternate to Palolem beach though much quite and calm than its earlier counterpart.

Polem Beach

Photo of Polem Beach, South Goa, Goa, India by Madhuree

The beauty of South and North Goa beaches are unparalleled with each beach having its own charm and charisma. Though most of the North Goa beaches are famous for water sports and hosting parties, South Goa beaches are more scheduled and serene. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a solitude seeker, Goa has got so much to offer to each and every kind of traveller.

Go and discover Goa in your own essence!!!

51 Beaches in Goa

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