35 Best Beaches Of Goa That You Just Cannot Miss!


Goa is becoming a very popular beach destination not just in India but also in the West. While countless tourists sniff around to behold the panoramic view of the Goan state, others just lie on the enchanting beach to get the perfect tan and drink their way to nirvana.

While beaches in the southern part of the state offer a peaceful tranquility to tourists looking to lay off their stress and relax by the sea, the northern beaches are a party hub for people who seek to savor their adventurous side with the myriad lists of water sports.

A major shout out to all the beach lovers!

Adorned with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, let me list down some of the amazing Goan shores that will make you want to pack your bags right away.

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Photo of Arambol Beach, Arambol, Goa, India by Uditi

15km long unexplored stretch surrounded by cliffs on its two sides and a fresh water lake, Arambol is divided into two beaches- Arambol and Harmal. It is a retreat to many tourists - especially foreigners. With much less commercialization compared to other beaches of North Goa, Arambol beach makes for a quiet and peaceful vacation and has a bohemian feel to it. Besides dolphin watching and a peaceful walk on the beach there are many adventure sports.

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Photo of Mandrem Beach, Mandrem, Goa, India by Uditi

Dotted with beach shacks perched on the white sand, I find Mandrem beach one of the most beautiful beaches in North Goa. You can opt for the exciting dolphin spotting trip or go for Paragliding. Olive Ridley turtles make occasional visits to the beach. If you're looking for something offbeat, explore the Mandrem Village.

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Photo of Morjim, Goa, India by Uditi

Home to a large number of Russian immigrants, Morjim beach is a secluded paradise resting in North Goa. It's a great place to spot a variety of birds and Olive Ridley turtles. A fairly peaceful place to spend some quality time with no loud music and late night parties - my idea of a vacation!

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Photo of Querim Beach, Pernem, Goa, India by Uditi

It is the northernmost beach of Goa. Located at a distance of 30km from Mapusa, Querim Beach is still virgin from the pangs of commercialization and can be called as a seaside marvel. Exquisite seafood in the shacks, perched on its white sand, is not to be missed.

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Photo of Chapora Beach, Chapora, Goa, India by Uditi

A peaceful shore, calm sea, few water sports, and good food - this beach has everything you look for in an unruffled getaway. The beach makes for an irresistible sight with white sand dotted with black lava rocks and Chapora fort overlooking the sea. Excited much?

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Photo of Vagator Beach, Bardez, Goa, India by Uditi

Vagator beach is another one of the calm and peaceful, yet enticing, beaches of North Goa. Beautifully hemmed-in between the cliffs and white sand all over the beach with coconut trees stretching vast, Vagator beach is a refuge to the tranquility.

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Photo of Anjuna Beach, Bardez, Goa, India by Uditi

Anjuna is one of the popular beaches of North Goa, especially amongst foreigners. It is an infusion of the characteristically bohemian-style flea market, beach parties, and good music in quirky food joints - Curlies is my favorite. Grab a seat with ocean view and treat yourself with western seafood and few chilled beers.

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Photo of Candolim, Goa, India by Uditi

The laid back beach has Aguada fort overlooking the sea. It is one of the serene beaches of Goa. Think of having pleasant conversations and long walks on the beach with your travel partner, and it should ignite your never-ending desire to visit Candolim.

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Photo of Baga Beach, Baga, Goa, India by Uditi

One of the most cramped beaches, especially by Indian tourists, Baga is the most happening beach in Goa! From water sports for the adventure seekers to beach shacks with good food and music, hosting beach parties, karaoke, and some even offering accommodation - Baga beach has everything.

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Photo of Calangute Beach, Bardez, Goa, India by Uditi

Just adjacent to Baga is the Calangute beach. The beach offers water sports, restaurants, and accommodation - much like the Baga beach.

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Photo of Sinquerium Beach, Candolim, Goa, India by Uditi

Small yet popular. Sinquerim beach houses a few luxury resorts: Taj Vivanta and Taj Holiday village resorts, to name a few. The spotless beach owns a few shacks serving amazing seafood with good music. Just order a chilled beer and Toodle-oo your worries away.

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Photo of Miramar Beach, Panjim, Goa, India by Uditi

A crowded beach by the locals from Panaji and towns nearby. What better way to explore the Goan culture and interact with the locals.

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Photo of Dona Paula Beach, Tiswadi, Goa, India by Uditi

Another one of my favorite beaches in Goa. Slightly less crowded than other beaches, Dona Paula is bound to grow on you with its mellow ambiance. Calm sea with rocky shores, water sports, and a few beach shacks to cloy your food cravings - this beach is a paradise for travelers looking to lay off their stress.

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Photo of Siridao Beach, Siridao, Goa, India by Uditi

This isolated-rocky beach is known as a shell collector's paradise. Also famous for Chapel of Jesus Nazareth, the beach offers a picturesque view of the ocean.

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Photo of Bogmalo Beach, Bogmalo, Goa, India by Uditi

A perfect blend of commercial space and natural beauty, this beach has clear azure water which makes it ideal for swimming. To all those looking for some scuba experience, Goa institute of diving is there to give you a lifetime of diving experience.

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Photo of Cola Beach, Cola, Goa, India by Uditi

This is one of the most beautiful beaches of Goa. The isolated white sand beach is a long stretch of the coast and perfect for beach side walks.

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Photo of Majorda beach, Gonsua, Goa, India by Uditi

Majorda is a calm, unexplored beach and hosts Goa Christmas Carnival every December. Long stretches of white sand coast and lush green countryside make this beach worth a visit. Do try out the Goan seafood of Martin’s Corner, if you happen to be there.

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Photo of Betalbatim Beach, Fatona, Colva, Goa, India by Uditi

Betalbatim Beach is one of the offbeat beaches in Goa, which offers perfect laid-back holidays. The unexplored and serene coastal stretches, calm sea, golden sand, and cold pine trees make for a surreal view.

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Photo of Colva Beach, Goa, India by Uditi

One of the best beaches of Goa, this marvelous seafront boasts of romantic evenings, exquisite seafood, and amazing nightlife. Rightly called as The most happening beach in the region, Colva beach is not far from Our Lady of Mercy Church.

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Photo of Benaulim Beach, Benaulim, Goa, India by Uditi

This unexplored beach is famous for pacified evenings, great food, and few local markets. Rather isolated from other beaches of Goa, Benaulim is particularly known for bullfight events. If that doesn't excite you - you can just grab a deck chair, turn in with a few beers, and enjoy the awe-inspiring sunset. I won't judge you!

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Photo of Cavelossim Beach, Cavelossim, Goa, India by Uditi

Dotted with sky-touching coconut trees, white sand, and black lava rocks, Cavelossim Beach is another one from the list of the best beaches of Goa. Water sports, few local markets, and shacks perched on the beach offering toothsome seafood are characteristic of this amazingly beautiful beach.

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Photo of Mobor Beach, Goa, India by Uditi

If a peaceful serene beach is what you seek, Mobor Beach is the place for you. Again, one of the best beaches of Goa - this one is a long stretch of seafront with few shacks and handicraft shops. Sunset is a no-miss if you happen to be there.

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Photo of Betul Beach, Mobor Beach, Goa, India by Uditi

A quiet beach, ideal for people seeking solitude from their fast-moving life. A 17th-century old fort, a beautiful small lagoon, and a river make a picturesque view.

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Photo of Agonda Beach, Agonda, Goa, India by Uditi

A secluded beach that is not much hurdled by tourists. Commonly known as one of the best beaches in Goa, Agonda beach offers a peaceful ambiance with calm shore complementing its serene surroundings.

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Photo of Palolem Beach, Goa, India by Uditi

This gorgeous beach witnesses one of the most surreal sunsets in Goa. It exemplifies long stretch of white sand coast that is surrounded by lush palm groves. Silent night parties are often hosted on the beach, maintaining its tranquility.

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Photo of Butterfly Beach, Goa, India by Uditi

Butterfly Beach is one of the least explored beaches of Goa. This secluded beach in South Goa is a good place to spot different fish, crabs, dolphins and, of course, few butterflies. A thrilling boat ride from Palolem or Agonda beach is the only way to reach the Butterfly Beach. Beat that!

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Photo of Patnem Beach, Goa, India by Uditi

If the much peaceful Palolem beach does not entice you to its tranquility, I'm sure Patnem Beach is where you need to be. An ethereal beach and a much quieter alternative.

Photo of Talpona Beach, Goa, India by Uditi

A calm and serene coastline is characteristic of this isolated beach. There is a small fishermen village nearby if you're looking to do something unusual.

Photo of Galgibaga Beach, South Goa, Goa, India by Uditi

One of the least explored paradise of Goa: calm and serene. The casuarinas and the swaying palm trees make this beach a philosopher's retreat.

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

A secluded beach with stretches of white sand rocks, and a few shacks - Polem is the southernmost beach of Goa. It is often a retreat to few migratory birds and dolphins.

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Photo of Ashwem Beach, Mandrem, Goa, India by Uditi

Ashwem Beach is one of the lesser known beach in Goa. It is located in north Goa very close to the Morjim Beach. This beach has rocks and the shoreline is quite long. Ashwem beach is pretty known among conservationists as Olive Ridley Turtles come to its shore to lay their eggs. Best way to reach this beach is by renting a bike.

Photo of Kakolem Beach, Goa, India by Uditi

This pristine beach in Goa is where you should head when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle. Kakolem Beach is also known as the 'Tiger Beach' and is located south of Cabo De Rama Beach. The best way to reach here is by a boat as it is difficult to reach by foot due to steep rocks and because of this very few tourists visit this beach.

Photo of Velsao Beach, Consua, Goa, India by Uditi

This hidden beach in Goa is located very close to the Dabolim airport. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa with its white sand and palm fringed shore. Get lost in the serenity and beauty of this beach as soon as you land or before you fly off from Goa.

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Photo of Hollant Beach, Bogmalo, Goa, India by Uditi

Hollant beach is located very close to Vasco da Gama in south Goa. It is one of the best beaches in Goa for swimming as there are no currents here. You can enjoy a clear sunrise when you visit Hollant beach during the early morning. Best way to reach here is on your personal vehicle.

Photo of Colomb Beach, Canacona, Goa, India by Uditi

Colomb Beach or Colom Beach is a remote beach located in between the Palolem and Patnem Beaches in the South Goa. It is best beach in Goa for people who want stay away from crowd. When you climb up a few rocks to enjoy a mesmerising view of Palolem.

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The images are really fantastic! Thanks for posting such an informative & useful post with us..Keep posting & inspire us like this post. Wonderful and very beautiful place. https://www.bharattaxi.com/goa
Wed 08 08 18, 20:20 · Reply · Report
Few pics of beaches are not of goa
Sun 05 07 17, 10:39 · Reply · Report
Thanks Uditi.ur post has helped me create an Epic trip of a life time.Nvr have I seen Goa dis way.411.6km covered from Arambol to Palolim in 5 days, 19 beaches and 1 unknown Waterfall. Fallen in love with da place n it's people all over again.
Sat 07 09 16, 02:01 · Reply (2) · Report
I think name of That waterfall is dudhsagar
Sun 05 07 17, 10:40 · Report
Hi Mandira! I'm so glad you liked my post. I'm in love with Goa myself and the people too. Would love for you to share your experience more. :)
Wed 07 13 16, 02:30 · Report
Beautiful pictures
Mon 04 04 16, 10:16 · Reply (1) · Report
Thank you!
Sun 04 10 16, 09:38 · Report
Also include Cola Beach, not many people know about it, it's kinda hidden and exotic, with an inland sweet water pool. Utorda is also one of the good really beaches, with amazing shacks like balton's. Reminiscing my college memories, nice post :)
Sun 03 27 16, 00:03 · Reply (1) · Report
Hey, thanks. I will make sure to include it in my next post. :)
Thu 03 31 16, 03:39 · Report
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