Top 10 Best Beaches in Goa To Rejuvenate Yourself.

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Suppose you want to open your wings and fly in the air. And you are looking for a place where you get a chance to be in the lap of nature. You find the confluence of earth, sky, sea, sun, and green leaf trees. So there is no need to get confused at all. Goa is a good combination of all these things. Just think about that moment when your eyes were opened in front of a beautiful rising sun in the middle of a beautiful place. And spend your night having a lovely candle night dinner in the middle of the night.

Goa, famous for its beautiful blue water seas worldwide, is a top tourist destination. This place is like a paradise for those who love the sea. A small state has a treasure trove of seas in itself, which attracts beach lovers worldwide. With a vast stretch of white sand and playfully rolling Arabian waves, Goa beaches may have an unusual crescent shape. These ancient sea beaches are connected by chains of coconut and palm trees, giving the landscape a perfect ratio of white, blue, and green. And at the same time, this beach is also famous for its panoramic view of the setting sun in the vast Arabian Sea.

People of every generation like to have fun in this place of sun, sand, and surf with the beach. You can enjoy the incredible beaches here, from the north to the south of the State of Goa, during your trip to Goa.

The State is divided into two parts. – North Goa and South Goa.

North Goa welcomes you with a dazzling combination of sun, sand, and beach. You get a bunch of beautiful golden sand beaches, and the other side is South Goa, where you find lovely peaceful beaches full of adventure, surrounded by a lush green environment.

So are you ready to surrender yourself to the many experiences that await you? Check out some of the most captivating beaches in Goa.

1. Colva Beach

Colva Beach

Colva Beach is a stunning beach located on the banks of a quaint village in South Goa. Spread over an area of 2.4 km, this village is fantastic and the most visited holiday beach in Goa. Colva beach is well-known worldwide for its dazzling white sand beach, lush–green coconut tree, up & down waves, and sunset. Accept all this, and people can also take a rest and sunbathe at the beachfront shake, as well as they can enjoy Goan cuisine from the hotel on the beach.

Apart from all this, tourists can also enjoy a variety of water sports activities on the beach, such as – Banana boat rides, jet ski, paragliding, and speed boat reed. With its serene surroundings and amazing mesmerizing views, this beach is also known to party lovers.

Best time to Visit: October – March.

How to Reach:

From Panjim – Colva beach is around 27km from Panjim. You can book a taxi to reach Colva from Panjim. It took approximately 40-50 minutes to get there.

From Airport – Colva beach is around 23km from Goa International Airport. You can book a taxi to reach Colva from the airport. It assumed about 30 minutes to get there.

2. Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach in Goa is known for its serene atmosphere and stunning views. Spread over 3 km, this beautiful beach is famous among tourists worldwide for its fantastic sunset view and sand walks. Tourists visit here from far away to enjoy the peaceful environment of this beach and enjoy the Goan food during sun-basking.

Morjim Beach is also understood as Turtle Beach, as it is widely believed to be a breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles. Morjim Beach is also famed as “Little Russia” because many Russian tourists visit Mojrim Beach every year and settle there for a few months. And enjoy the beauty of the environment and Goan food here. A variety of activities can also be enjoyed at Morjim Beach, including water sports, dolphin watching, flying, and diving.

You can also take photos and ideograph to preserve these beautiful moments of yours.

Best Time to Visit: November to February is the best time to visit Morjim Beach.

How to Reach:

From Panji: Morjim Beach is around 27km from Panji. You can travel by local train or bus or book a paid taxi to get there.

From Airport: Morjim beach is around 52km from the International airport. You can travel by local bus or can book a paid taxi. But travel by private taxi is the best option.

3. Dona Paula Beach

Dona Paula Beach

The famous Dauna-Paula beach, known as the lover’s paradise, is located at about 7 km from Panjim. Considered heaven on earth, this beach offers an opportunity to sunbathe in the serene atmosphere with the rising and falling waves under the blue sky. Thousands of loving couples from all over the world come here to hang out and get mixed in the color of this beautiful beach. With many huts and restaurants located along the coast, one can enjoy Goan food while relaxing in the sun and, at the same time, enjoy shopping from the beach hawkers.

Besides, migrants also enjoy various water sports activities like parasailing and kayaking. A major attraction of this place is the white-colored statue known as “Image of India,” which depicts the picture of Mother India and youth India.

It is said that Dauna-Paula beach is named after a famous love story that remained unfinished.

Goa is named after the Viceroy’s daughter, Dona-Paula de Manges, in honor of their unfinished love story. It is believed that she was in love with a fisherman, but Vyasare refused to marry both of them, due to which she jumped off a cliff and gave her life, hence the name of this beach Dauna -Paula.

Best time to Visit: November – February.

How to Reach:

From Panji: Dona Pola beach is around 6 km from Panaji. You can go by local bus or can book a paid taxi. It will take approximately 15 minutes to reach there.

From Airport: Dona Paula beach is around 38 km from the International airport. You can travel by local bus, or train or can hire a paid taxi. It will take approximately 1 hour to get there.

4. Palolem Beach

Polelam Beach

Located in Cannacoa, Dakshina Goa, Palolem Beach is one of the gorgeous sea beaches spread in a crescent shape. Spread over a distance of 1 km, this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. If you are looking for a calm environment where you want to take a walk or rest comfortably with your loved one or family, then Palolem Beach is heaven on earth for you.

In Palolem Beach, you get all kinds of facilities like huts, restaurants, and hawkers all in one place. You can take advantage of every facility in one go, and there is no need to go anywhere. Apart from all this, Palolem beach also allows many types of activities. You can also do dolphin rides, fishing, kayaking, hiking to butterfly beach, shopping, etc.

Surrounded by lush green coconut forest, the glowing golden sand and the sparkling blue water are an excellent combination, making Polelam Beach the most popular beach in South Goa. This beach is lovely for all families, whether lovers or bag packers. Along with the calm atmosphere, it also offers party pubs, etc.

 Best time to Visit: November – February.

How to Reach:

From Canacona: The beach is located at a distance of 10 minutes from Canacona beach. You can travel by local taxi or auto-rickshaws. It is the best option to reach there.

From Airport: From International Airport, you can hire a paid taxi. It will take around an hour to reach Palolem beach.

5. Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach is one of the most gorgeous and famous beaches in North Goa. It is situated at a distance of 21 km from Panjim in the northern part of Bardez taluka. Due to its beautiful fine white powdery sand and gorgeous red rocks, this beach is the center of attraction for tourists. Vagator Beach is an all-in-one combination that offers the opportunity to enjoy the sun, sand, sea waves, and calm surroundings. Along with this, it also gives the chance to do various water sports activities and shopping.

 This beach is divided into Big Vagator on the right and Orjan Beach or ‘Little Vagator’ on the left. Various stalls and hawkers on the beachside offer different food items, coconut water, and local souvenirs. Vagator Beach is world-famous for its sweeping panoramic views, beach huts, restaurants, and party pubs.

Best time to Visit: November – February.

How to Reach:

From Panjim: The beach is located at a distance of 20 km from Panjim. You can book a paid taxi to get there. It will take around 25 – 30 minutes to reach.

From Airport: Vagator beach is around 26 Km From International Airport, and you can hire a taxi to get there. It will take about 3 hours to reach Palolem beach.

6. Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach is the most ancient and beautiful beach in Goa, attracting tourists with its fantastic beauty. Known as the queen of the coasts, this beach is very crowded. Calangute beach is visited by a lot of tourists who visit Goa.

Covered by lush green coconut and palm trees, Calangute Beach is the largest beach in North Goa, extending from Candolim to Bagh. Due to its extensive size and popularity, It is suitable for all types of tourists, couples, families, or backpackers.

Best time to Visit: October – February.

How to Reach:

From Panji: The beach is located at a distance of 11 km from Panji. You can travel by local bus or book a private taxi to get there. It will take around 30 -40 minutes to reach.

From Airport:  Calangute beach is around 40 Km From International Airport, and you can travel by local bus, which will take about 1 hour and 30minute to reach. Private taxis are also available. It will take around 40 minutes to arrive. Taxi is the best option.

7. Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach

Agonda beach is the idol Place for those looking for fresh air, hot sun, and white sand sheet. Situated in the south Goa, the beach is located between cola beach & Palolem beach. Surrounded by lush green trees and boats, This shoreline is long and lonely. If you are fed up with your daily life and want something to refresh, there is nothing best than Agoda beach.

Many colorful shacks have been set up on the side of Agonda Beach so that the tourist can sit comfortably and enjoy the Goan Life. These shacks provide you with plenty of Goan cuisines and manage your relaxation. All around the beach, you will see lush green coconut and palm trees, Which create a spectacular view with their shadow in the sparkling waters of the beach.

This beach is considered among the least crowded and cleanest beach in Goa. Where you can sit comfortably for hours with friends & family and can enjoy the beautiful view. There are many places to enjoy water sports activities, including jet-skiing, surfing, etc. People can also enjoy some other sand activities, which are also enjoyable. 

So unwind yourself and visit Agoda beach to enjoy free life.

Best time to Visit: November – March.

How to Reach:

From Panji: Agonda beach is around 70 km from Panji. You can travel by local bus or book a private taxi to get there.

From Airport:  The beach is around 63 km From International Airport. If you want cheap travel, you can catch a local bus to reach Agonda. A private taxi is also available to get there. A taxi is the best option if you have extra luggage.

8. Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

Suppose you are examining for a place where you can spend quality time in a peaceful environment. Then there is nothing better than Arambol Beach. The beach is also known as Harmal Beach because of its unexploited beauty to other tourists. Consider the most beautiful beach of North Goa, and it offers a plethora of beach shacks, live music, pubs, open-air events, and vibrant nightlife, which attracts thousands of tourists every year.

 Arambol Beach is one of the northernmost beaches of Goa and has Querim beach at one end and Morjim at the other end. This beach also connects you with other tourist attractions. A short trek from Arambol Beach takes you towards Sweet Water Lake.

Tourists can also enjoy some water sports activities like – kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, jetski, bumper ride, banana ride, etc. Also can be a witness to People playing drums at the beachside, doing morning yoga, hawkers selling stuff, and beautiful sunsets. There is something for everyone.

Best time to Visit: October – March.

How to Reach:

From Panji: Arambol beach is situated around 50 km from Panji. You can travel by private taxi to get there. If you want to save some bugs, you can go by bust. A direct bus is scheduled every 30 minutes from Panji to Arambol beach.

From Airport:  A private taxi is available to reach from the airport to Arambol beach. Another cheapest option is a bus, you can also travel by bus, but it’s a little bit hectic. A taxi is the best choice if you do not want any hustle. 

9. Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach

Located in the north Goa along the stretch of Fort Aguada, Candolim Beach lies around 15 km from Panjim to north Goa. The beach is one of the most pleasant places to examine if you want an impressive Goan experience. Being a part of the trio of Baga, Candolim, and Calangute Beach, it is the best party destination for tourists. That’sThat’s why Candolim Beach attracts both local and foreign tourists.

If you are skimming for a place, which is less crowded and peaceful, Candolim beach is the best option. Due to being less crowded, foreign tourists mostly visit this beach. Whether it is nightlife or adventure sports, this beach offers fun. You can enjoy several activities here like – Banana rides, jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat ride.

If you plan for your next trip to Goa, you must visit Candolim Beach. It is a perfect mélange of everything. A private taxi is available to reach from the airport to Arambol beach. Another cheapest option is a bus, you can also travel by bus, but it is a little hectic. A taxi is the best choice if you do not want any hustle.

Best time to Visit: November – April.

How to Reach:

From Panji: Candolim beach is around 13 km from Panji. You can be reached by private car, which will take about half an hour to get there. Another option can be a local bus, which will take around 30 – 40 minutes to reach Candolim beach.

From Airport:  You can book a private taxi or go by local bus from Airport to Candolim beach. It will take approximately half an hour to get there.

10. Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach

Butterfly beach is one of the most breathtaking and unexploited beaches in Goa. The name Honeymoon beach is also known as the beach. This beach is worth visiting, surrounded by lush green forest and butterfly shapes. During the season, Butterfly beach also offers you a variety of colorful butterflies, so you can also do here butterfly watching. The beach is also well known for dolphin rides.

Butterfly beach is the perfect melange of hills and beaches, and Here you find lush green mountains on one flank and beaches on the other. Crystal clear blue water beach and golden sand beach attract thousand of honeymooners.

To visit Butterfly Beach from a nearby beach, a boat has to be hired because apart from this, no other vehicle goes to it. Must visit place for those who want to sit in a tranquil environment with a loved one to have a glass of wine.

Best time to Visit: November – March.

How to Reach:

From Panji: There is no direct transport for Butterfly beach. You should hire a taxi from Panji to Polelam, which will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there. Once you reach Polelam beach, then take a boat ride to butterfly beach.

From Airport:  You can travel by taxi or bus from the airport to Polelam beach. It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there. After you reach polelam, get a boat ride to butterfly beach.

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