Goa can be called as the Las Vegas of India and it is one of the most visited beach destinations in India. Here is a list of top 15 Goa beach maps and things to do in those beaches.
Calangute Beach is also known as the queen of the beach, it is located nine miles from Panaji – the capital city of Goa. It is one of the top 10 bathing beaches in the world and its popularity makes it a must-visit place.
Getting accommodation is quite easier on this beach since it has large number of resorts and hotels. In the month of December, Asia’s premier three-day electronic dance and music festival at this beach attracts music lovers from all over the world.
On the way to Calangute, the handicrafts made in Kashmir, Tibet, Indonesia and Rajasthan are sold. The best time to visit Calangute Beach is between Christmas and New Year.
Baga Beach is a popular beach in Goa located 2 Km north from the Calangute beach. It is surrounded by high hills and deep blue Arabian Sea. Baga is one of the most happening place in Goa. It also has accommodation in all price ranges.
It is a perfect place for spending time in activities like adventure sports. You can also visit places like Baga retreat house, medicinal springs, kesarval springs and sea cure. It is also the beach for rocking nightlife in Goa with famous clubs such as Britto’s, Tito’s and Mambos, so you can also call Baga the best beach for bachelors. The best time to visit Baga beach is between November and February.
Anjuna Beach is located 7 km from Baga and 20 km from the west of Mapusa town. It is most popular among foreigners because of its night parties, peaceful seashore and western seafood served with chilled beer. Nearby Anjuna Beach many luxury hotels, guest houses and beach resorts are available to enjoy your holiday.
Wednesday Flea Market is a famous place to buy a variety of coolest handmade crafts, artificial ornaments and colourful T-Shirts. The acid house party and the Chapora Fort are the other nearby attractions of this beach.
Para-sailing, para-gliding, jet-skiing, water scooter adds more fun to the tourists. The best time to visit Anjuna Beach is between November and February.
Candolim Beach, located near to Baga and it is the first beach that can be reached from the city of Panaji. This beach is best suited for couples, families and friends. Many hotels, resorts and guest houses nearby offer facilities like swimming pool, private beach access and more.
It is famous for its three day VH1 Supersonic music festival and it adds more treat for music lovers. This beach offers various water sports activities like diving, catamaran sailing, parasailing, water skiing etc.
You will spot some dolphins and crocodiles during rides if you are lucky. Aguada Fort built by Portuguese in 1612 attracts more tourists. From this fort one can have complete view of the Candolim Beach, lighthouse and cargo ships leading to Mormugao Port. The best time to visit Candolim Beach is between October and March.
Vagator Beach (combination of North Vagator Beach and South Vagator Beach) is one of the best beaches in north Goa located 21 kilometres from Panaji and 9 kilometres away from Mapusa town.
Because of its privacy, it is a popular place for honeymooners. Several cottages and resorts are there for a comfortable vacation. Parasailing, jet-skiing, evening shopping and trekking to Chapora Forest are the major activities in this beach. The best time to visit Vagator Beach is between December and January.
This beach is one of the beautiful beaches in North Goa located 35 Km from Panaji. Arambol Lake with clear water offers a visual treat for visitors.
This place is famous for its beach huts right on the beach. Arambol Beaches is located near a cliff, therefore activities like kite surfing and paragliding are popular in Arambol. Shacks near Arambol offer delicious food.
One of the best attractions in this beach is a huge Banyan Tree with a stone sculpture. This beach is remotely located, as a result it is a hot spot for night parties. The best time to visit Arambol Beach is between November and March.
This beach is also known as “Little Russia” as its the favorite beach for tourist from Russia. It is one of the calmest beaches in Goa, so foreigners prefer this beach. It is located south to the Ashwem Beach.
Morjim Beach is the nesting ground for Olive Ridley Turtles, as they are an endangered species, night parties and loud music are restricted on this beach.
Shri Moragi Temple and Shri Bhaggavathi Temple are the most crowded and attractive spots. The best time to visit Morjim Beach is between Christmas and New Year.
This beach is located north to the Vagator and 10 kilometres away from Mapusa town. It is one of the calmest beaches and a favorite spot for tourists who love surf and white sand.
This beach is filled with coconut trees and you can taste coconut water here. Many resorts, hotels and economical guesthouses are available for accommodation near the beach.
The Chapora Fort built by Portuguese is the foremost attraction. Other nearby attractions are Chapora Village and Vagator Springs. Time can be easily spent activities like jet skiing, ringo rides, windsurfing, fishing and shopping. The best time to visit Chapora Beach is between October and June.
This beach is the most fabulous beach in south Goa. The best method to explore this beach is to hire a kayak (watercraft). Families and couples can spend their day in this long one-mile white sand beach.
It has basic shacks to luxury hotels for accommodation. It is a great experience to take a dolphin ride, yoga classes, ayurvedic massage on this beach.
The sunset at Palolem Beach is the most beautiful attraction. Other attractions like Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Monkey Island are also very famous. The best time to visit Palolem Beach is between June and February.
This beach is one of the quietest beaches in Goa located just 2 kilometres away from Colva. A large number of lodges and guesthouses are available for all kinds of travellers to stay.
The architectural churches, temples and houses are the famous attractions. For an excellent experience, it has everything like other beaches silvery sands, water sports, nightlife, parties and shopping.
In the month of October to May, you can enjoy the Bullfights. The best time to visit Benaulim Beach is between November and March.
This beach is one of the prettiest beaches in Goa and located 11 kilometres north of Margao. This beach has clean water which is ideal for swimming and water sports activities. Blue sky, lush green countryside and soft sand brings visitors from all over the world.
There are many popular hotels and resorts with excellent facilities available on this beach. Many fascinating attractions such as Damodar Temple, Monte Hill Chapel, Basilica of Bom Jesus, chandor are nearby and very famous on this beach.
The well known Goa Carnival festival is celebrated in this beach in the month of December. The best time to visit Majorda Beach is in the month of November, December and January.
This beach is located near the port of Vasco in Goa. The beach is surrounded by fishing villages and coconut palm trees. Luxury hotels and resorts with excellent facilities offer peaceful accommodation for travelers.
It is a perfect beach to do all kinds of leisure and adventure activities. Enormous churches and temples are there in this beach. Shacks and canopies on the seaside with dance, music and drinks make your nightlife an unforgettable one. The best time to visit Bogmalo Beach is between October and March.
This beach is located 25 kilometres from north of Margao and 8 kilometres from Goa International Airport. It is a great place for picnics, endless walk and for swimming.
The great “Three King Fest” is celebrated here in the month of January. The beautiful Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is a major attraction here. Favourite tourist’s destinations such as Cobo de Rama Fort, Shanta Durga Temple and Church of St. Anne are located near this beach. The best time to visit Cansaulim Beach is between November and March.
14. Colva Goa Beach Maps
It is located 6 kilometres west of Margao city. It is the largest and most visited beach in South Goa. Travelers like to stay here to make their holiday a memorable one.
Deluxe hotels and guesthouses with high-class facilities are available for accommodation. Beach lovers can try activities like water scooter rides, speedboat rides, banana boat rides and more. Also, this beach is famous for shopping. Here you can get some colourful clothes, jewellery and other fashion materials.
Food served by shacks along the beach are very delicious and mouthwatering. The famous Dudhsagar Waterfall is a must visit place. The best time to visit Colva Beach is between November and February.
It is located just north of the Palolem Beach and 37 kilometres from Margao. It is less crowded and calmest beach and surrounded by coconut trees.
This beach has high tides, therefore water sports are not a popular one. Tourists like this place for a long walk, witness turtle nests and jogging.
Popular hotels such as Agonda Beach resort, Agonda cottages and Agonda Villas are present within a small distance for travelers to stay. The best time to visit is between late October and March.
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