Beaches in Goa


Goa, globally known for its spectacular beaches, the 126 kilometers of Goan coastline is dotted with heavenly palm fringed sandy beaches (that covers an area of 84 km) that are ideal for beach vacations, honeymoon holidays and lay back holidays. Goa is referred as the land of sun and sand due to its breathtakingly beautiful golden beaches. The beaches have everything that goes into making your vacation the perfect one, right from lazing around, enjoying water sports, relishing the exotic sea food, etc.

There are about 39 beaches in Goa which are categorized as South Goa and North Goa beaches, which are the most significant aspects of development of tourism industry in Goa. The beaches of both these regions have different charm and character.

The North Goa coastline begins from Fort Aguada and stretches till Arambol, a total stretch of about 30 KM. Panaji, the capital of Goa, Vasco De Gama and Old Goa are the major cities which falls under this territory. The beaches of North Goa are enchantingly beautiful, full of fun frolic activities and adventure. Some of the beaches of North Goa include Candolim, Bambolim, Baga, Vagator, Dona Paula etc. These beaches are famous for their night beach parties, sports activities, carnivals, etc., which make them a big hit among the tourist.

The South Goan beaches are quiet and are considered to be an ideal place for peaceful vacation. The beaches of south Goa are preferred by the travelers who want to release the stress and tensions in the lap of therapeutic natural surroundings. The beaches of South Goa extend from Vasco De Gama and Bogmalo to Paolem Beach. The stretch include some of the finest South Goan beaches including Bogmalo, Velsao, Majorda, Colva, Betul, Agonda, etc.

List of important beaches belonging to North Goa & South Goa districts are as mentioned.

Beaches in North Goa

  1. Miramar
  2. Dona Paula
  3. Vainguinim
  4. Sinquerim
  5. Candolim
  6. Calangute
  7. Baga
  8. Anjuna
  9. Chapora
  10. Vagator
  11. Arambol

Beaches in South Goa

  1. Bogmalo
  2. Majorda
  3. Colva
  4. Benaulim
  5. Varca
  6. Cavelossim
  7. Betul
  8. Agonda
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