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32 Best Beaches in Goa

Famous as the Party Capital of India, Goa is a place of fun and fun and only fun. Filled with shimmering beaches, beach shacks and exotic ranges of wines Goa is a perfect tourist destination which will make your tour filled with all memorable moments. Travellers from not only India but from different part of the world visit India to savor the exciting aura of the state under Goa Tourism.

Goa Beaches Map

Goa Beaches Map

Listed as one of the smallest Indian state, Goa is the biggest Travel Destination in India. The lively beaches of Goa are the major center of attraction that fascinates everyone. Today in this post we are going to discuss about the 32 Best Beaches in Goa that you must visit once in your life.

  1. Querim Beach
  2. Arambol Beach
  3. Mandrem Beach
  4. Morjim Beach
  5. Chapora Beach
  6. Vagator Beach
  7. Anjuna Beach
  8. Baga Beach
  9. Calangute Beach
  10. Candolim Beach
  11. Sinquerim Beach
  12. Miramar Beach
  13. Dona Paula
  14. Siridao Beach
  15. Bogmalo Beach
  16. Cansaulim Beach
  17. Majorda Beach
  18. Betalbatim Beach
  19. Colva Beach
  20. Benaulim Beach
  21. Cavelossim Beach
  22. Mobor Beach
  23. Betul Beach
  24. Agonda Beach
  25. Palolem Beach
  26. Butterfly Beach
  27. Patnem Beach
  28. Talpona Beach
  29. Galgibaga Beach
  30. Polem Beach
  31. Kakolem Beach
  32. Rajbagh Beach

1. Querim Beach

Querim Beach

Querim Beach | Image Source: Wotif

Locally known as Keri, Querim lies on the banks of the Terekhol River and on its southern bank. The major attraction near the beach is Terekhol Fort which is a beautiful masterpiece of historical Goa history. To reach the fort, one has to take a ferry beach to fort and vice-versa. Querim beach is dotted with many pine trees which enhances its beauty. With clear water and serene environ, the beach is not having much houses or shacks which makes it more appealing.

Best Time to Visit – Saturday 6 Am to 10 Pm

Things to Do – Boat Rides, Terekhol Fort, Fishing

2. Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach | Image Source: Wikipedia

Listed among the best Goa beaches, Arambol Beach is a 16 km long stretched beach which is having cliffs on the two sides. While visiting here you will see the local fishermen, fishing there that is major attraction point for all international tourists and alternative travellers. The beach is 27 km from Mapusa and 39 km from Panaji. The visit to this beach enhance with the walk on the serene white sand on the cool water under the majestic blue sky. There is a small road going bedsides the beach which leads to the small handicraft selling market from where you can purchase souvenirs. The eat-out there will serve you with scrumptious delicacies. You can also go for garment shopping in the market. The beach is quite popular among the Russian travellers.

3. Mandrem Beach

Mandrem Beach

Mandrem Beach | Image Source: Mytourntrip

Located on the south of Arambol beach, Mandrem Beach is listed among the best Beaches in north Goa. People love spending time on the white sands with the cool, shimmering shore water. Dotted with beach shacks one can also enjoy the Dolphin spotting trips in the beach or you can enjoy the exploration of Mandrem Village. If you are a swimmer then there are two shallow beaches namely, Junas and Ashvem. Beach shacks here are built by the locals have built small bridges of wood so that tourist can be avail with the facility of crossing the rivulet. If wish to spend more time at this beach, then there no need to give a second thought. Travellers can find plenty of beach huts, guest’s houses and resorts with a wide variety of price ranges.

4. Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach | Image Source: Siolim House

The beautiful beach of Morjim is located near the River of Chopdem River. The beach throws the fantastic view of Chapora fort from one side and Chopdem river on the other side. From Mapusa and Panaji, the beach is located 18 km and 30 km away respectively. The interesting part of this place is that, the part of beach which lies directly opposite to fort is usually deserted and dotted with a few palm and Casuarina pines. Often called as mini-Russia Morjim is filled mostly with the tourist from Russia is also listed among the 10 best beaches in Goa. Unlike other beaches, this beach has late night parties and loud music banned but travellers can enjoy a wide range of rejuvenating activities such as relaxation, alternate therapies, kite surfing and much more.

5. Chapora Beach

Chapora Beach

Chapora Beach | Image Source: My Goa Vacation

It is a beautiful and charismatic beach that is located at near the mouth of Chopdem River. When the tides are low on this beach, you can see flock of birds congregating on the island which would be a pleasing view for every travellers. Travellers at this beach can enjoy Calm shore; beautiful sea beach and get indulge in the water sports activities. Beach shack here increase the beauty of the beach and also provide travellers to spend relaxing time in the shacks. While your visit at Chapora Beach under Goa tour packages you will also get a chance to explore Chapora fort and the Chapora village which are nestling near the hotel.

6. Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach | Image Source: India

One of the finest beaches in North Goa, Vagator Beach is a charming beach which is having rocky stairs and the sandy shores. It is believed that many people have committed suicide by jumping to their deaths in the choppy sea at this point. For this particular choppy point is also known as suicide point. The major attractions of this beach are the coconut trees and the Chapora fort which fascinates the travellers from all over the world.

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7. Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach | Image Source: Maps of India

Anjuna beach is a Popular beach in Goa. Not only local but many international travellers visit this beach and cherishes it scenic beauty. Mostly popular among the foreign travellers, Anjuna Beach is famous for its night life, night parties, curlies and many other good eating joints. One can also enjoy western seafood with chilled beer at this peaceful place. What adds value to your experience is a good music that sooth your mind. There are many restaurants and flea markets located here. The beach is 21 km from Panaji and merely 7 km from Baga.

8. Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Baga Beach | Image Source: Goa Villa

It is one of the Most famous beaches in Goa. Baga Beach is a synonym of fun, love and thrill. Located near the banks of River Baga, the beach is filled with great serene beach shore, white sands and lots people walking through and running through the splashy beach. The beach is so popular that it offers something for everyone. All travellers during their Baga Beach visit can enjoy the parties, music, beach shacks and good food. Singing lovers can lent their voice to exciting karaoke. All the adventure enthusiast can spend their time while enjoy water sports activities over here. It is right to couplet Baga Beach as most exciting and liveliest Beaches of Goa.

Read Also: Baga Beach, Goa – Activities, Nearby Attractions and Best Time to Visit

9. Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach | Image Source: Goa Villa

Often called as the Queen of Goa Beaches, Calangute Beach is another charming beach of Goa. It is located near the Baga Beach which makes it more special. This is a huge beach which stretched along with white sandy shores and glittering sky. The beach is always full of people however due its large area the beach never appears overcrowded. The Calangute Beach is nicely developed and is well-developed and is filled with good hotels and accommodation nearby. Famous for its nightlife and pubs, the beach houses Goa’s most loved and thrilled pub namely-‘Tito’s’. Calangute is located 16 km from panaji and 2 km from Baga.

10. Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach | Image Source: Goa Villa

It is a beautiful beach which organizes Sunburn festival in December. The very famous Aguada fort is located near the sea and throws the real grandeur of the Goa heritage. The hotel is merely 13 km from Panaji. Travellers in Candolim beach can enjoy various water sport activities such as jet skiing, paragliding and dolphin sighting tour.

11. Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim Beach | Image Source: ItsGoa

Famous for thrilling dolphin spotting trips and mesmerizing beach shacks, Sinquerim Beach is a beautiful place which is place perfect for travellers. Travellers can enjoy the good food and chilled beer. The mesmerizing Sinquerim Fort is located near the beach that overlooks the sea. From Panaji the city is located at a distance of 13 km. Travellers can get a plenty of options of the water sports operator who offers travellers a thrilling experience of water sports activities like jet Ski’s, dolphin sightseeing and paragliding which are just to name a few.

12. Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach | Image Source: IndianHoliday

Located at the distance of 3 km from Panaji, Miramar Beach is one of the most exotic and visited beaches of Goa. This Popular beach of Goa remains crowded most of the times during a year. The beach is filled with local stylish markets, shops with cute souvenirs many local restaurants. If you wish to spend your day in the peace and divinity, the place has its close proximity with many historical and amazing churches where you can stay.

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13. Dona Paula

Dona Paula

Dona Paula | Image Source: Mitaroy Goa Hotel

It is though not a big beach but still being one of the most popular beaches due to its beauty and serenity. Located in about 5 km the beach offers a view to majestic Arabian Sea. The travellers can see people inducing in various water Sports activities in Goa. Generally the place is flooded with the young tourist and local students from nearby Goa University. There is statue of Dona Paula, a Portuguese land lady who committed suicide here. With the great of the hill from atop the hillock, travellers and also enjoy in benches while watching mesmerizing sea breezes and sunset.

14. Siridao Beach

Siridao Beach

Siridao Beach | Image Source: Aroundgoa

This is a beautiful beach which lies near the shore of River Zuari. The beach offers as one of the scenic Places in Goa. Travellers who love to collects shells, this is a perfect place for them. Due to the presence of myriad kinds of shells over here, the beach is often called heaven for shell collectors. From Panaji Siridao is located at a distance of 7 km. You can also find many fishermen over here with many boats here at Siridao Beach.

15. Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach | Image Source: innGOA

A small yet beautiful beach of Bogmalo is located in the Vasco city. The beach is shaped in a curve and is absolutely safe for swimming. Earlier this beach was used as fishing hamlet, but today it is listed among Goa’s major tourist attractions. Mixed with the blend of serenity and commercialism this beach still holds the same simple ethnic life of Goa. Bogmalo Beach is generally filled with the students due to its close proximity with BITS Pilani Goa Campus.

16. Cansaulim Beach

Cansaulim Beach

Cansaulim Beach | Image Source: Goa Villa

This beautiful, charming and amazing beach is actually the extension of the Velsao beach. Cansaulim Beach is a beach of clean white sands and lots of palm trees. Along with the shimmering shores you can also enjoy the deserted look of beach with white sand. Travellers can enjoy many water sports activities at Cansaulim Beach. This is a perfect place to spend time with your friends and family.

17. Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach | Image Source: Maps of India

Majorda Beach is one of the Marvelous beaches in Goa. Being an unexplored sea beach, the place is famous for clean sand, shimmering water along with lush green countryside and famous bakery and toddy. Tourists can also enjoy varieties of sea-food at Majorda Beach resort namely Martin’s Corner. This beach is one of the most happening Beaches in South Goa preceded by Colva Beach and Palolem Beach. The place is also famous for Goa Christmas Carnival which happens in the month of December every year.

18. Betalbatim Beach

Betalbatim Beach

Betalbatim Beach | Image Source: Goa Villa

It is located 2 kms north of Colva beach which is surrounded by coconut groves and palm trees. One can see dolphin in this area with the help of a local fishermen. It is a golden sand beach which makes this place a bit offbeat and that offers unexplored serene stretches, scrumptious sea food and laid-back evenings. Things to do in Betalbatim Beach – Picnic Spot, Water Sports and Fishing’s.

Read Also: Top 12 Famous Tourist Destinations In Goa

19. Colva Beach

Colva Beach

Colva Beach | Image Source: Maps of India

Colva Beach can be listed among the best Romantic beaches in Goa. It is one of the longest beaches in South Goa. Here one can enjoy the water sports activities like paragliding, para-sailing and banana rides. It is situated6 km away from Margao and is surrounded by coconut groves and palm trees. Colva Beach is famous for amazing nightlife and great seafood. Our Old Lady Merry Church is one of the major tourist attractions near Colva Beach. One can find a plethora of hotels, pubs, restaurant near this beautiful beach.

20. Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach | Image Source: Enchanting Goa

It is 2 km away from Colva beach. This beach is famous for fishing. The beach has luxurious silvery sands, excellent accommodation, nightlife and parties. The beach is particularly famous for Bull fighting events. The scenic beach of Benaulim is crescent shaped and is dotted with waving palm trees which makes this place more spectacular. Church of St. john the Baptist Benailim is a major tourist attraction in Benaulim Beach and it is located at a south-west of Margaon.

21. Cavelossim Beach

Cavelossim Beach

Cavelossim Beach | Image Source: Panoramio

Long stretched white sand beach is lying in the north of Mobor Beach. The contrast of white sands and black lava rocks makes this beach more fascinating. Travellers can savor exotic Goan cuisine and seafood over here. Cavelossim Beach is also filled with many beach shakes, water sports activities, Goa markets and Dolphin spotting. The beach is merely 15 km from south of Margao. Travellers can also enjoy the bird watching and boat trips near the Sal River.

22. Mobor Beach

Mobor Beach

Mobor Beach | Image Source: YouTube

Located on the southern point of the Velsao and Cavelossim beach, the place is located near the Sal River in Goa. Travellers at this beach can enjoy riding bicycles or can go for strolling on a leisurely walk. Mobor Beach is filled with long stretch of clean sands, handicrafts shops, good Goa food and many accommodation options from budget to plush premium hotels in Goa. This beach holds a prominent position under Goa tour packages.

23. Betul Beach

Betul Beach

Betul Beach | Image Source: Trawell

It is located to the Southern point of the famous Mobor Beach. You can reach Betul Beach from Mobor by taking a ride in ferry. The beach is small yet charming and is listed as Famous Goa beaches. All those who wish to spend some time in solitude, for them this is a perfect place to experience the tranquility. One can find here small lagoon and rivulet that flows to the sea. There are no beach shacks, hotels or accommodation options available here in this area. Experience of your Goa Tourism will enhance more by visiting this place.

24. Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach | Image Source: TripAdvisor

The beach is located at a distance of 37 km from Margao. Agonda Beach is listed among the best beaches in Goa, South Goa. The place gives you tranquil environ and peaceful aura to its travellers. People visit this beach can enjoy and chilling here by doing swimming, strolling, eating Goa food and doing nothing. Another shimmering Palolem beach is located here at a distance of 15 minutes from here. Serene white sand, beautiful sea shores and mesmerizing sunset makes a spectacular view. If you are lucky, you can also spot turtles egg as this place is a home an olive ridley turtules.

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25. Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach | Image Source: Culture Trip

Palolem Beach, one of the stunning beaches in Goa is compact with white sand, serene long stretch beach, waving palm groves and beach shacks and many more. Travellers can enjoy staying in numerous beach shacks, beach huts, shops and restaurants. Here is the list of things to do in Palolem Beach, Shopping, Fishing, Picnic Spot, Dining and water sports activities are just to name a few.

26. Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach | Image Source: Goa Villa

The name of the beach itself says a lot about this place. It is one of the best and beautiful beaches in Goa. Not many people know about this beach and are listed as quiet and unexplored beach. For travellers the beach hosts various activities such as fishing, dolphin sightseeing and many more. There are plush palm trees and greenery wrapping this place. Evident to its name, beach is a house of numbers of colorful butterflies which makes you feel enchanted. The clean water here is not so deep which a good thing is for those who love to enjoy in water with safety.

27. Patnem Beach

Patnem Beach

Patnem Beach | Image Source: Beach Hut Booking

This is a beautiful beach and is a less explored place. Patnem Beach is an integral part of Goa tourism especially when you are in South Goa. This charming beach is located at a distance of 39 km from Mrgao. Things to do in Patnem Beach is – Picnic spot, fishing, shopping, boat ride and dining, just to name a few.

28. Talpona Beach

Talpona Beach

Talpona Beach | Image Source: Travelomiles

It is a beach for all those who wish spend some time with themselves in tranquility. Talpona Beach is an isolated beach which is throws calm, serene and peaceful environ. Listed among the offbeat Goa beaches, the place is filled with golden sand, serene coastline and many fishermen. There are few beach shacks also over here. It is located at a distance of 44 km from Margaon.

29. Galgibaga Beach

Galgibaga Beach

Galgibaga Beach | Image Source: Goa Villa

It is a beautiful Goa beach which is located at a distance of 52 km south from Margao. Long sandy beach offers calm and serene environment to travellers. The presence of waving palm trees and Casuarinas along Clean water and white sand make this place more enchanting and appealing. Galgibaba Beach is listed among the Cleanest beaches in India.

30. Polem Beach

Polem Beach

Polem Beach | Image Source: Goa Villa

An integral part of South Goa, this beach has built its own charm. Polem Beach is wrapped around with the amazing greenery and thick forest around it. The beach is dotted with waving palm trees. Being one of the Unexplored beaches in Goa, the beauty of this place is yet unspoilt and is filled with clean water, which makes this place an ideal place for swimming and sunbathing. Travellers can spot n numbers of migratory birds over here and can also spot dolphins. The place is around 60 km away from Margaon.

31. Kakolem Beach

Kakolem Beach

Kakolem Beach | Image Source: Cntraveller

Surrounded by the lush green hills, Kakolem Beach is listed among the most beautiful beaches in Goa. One can enjoy shimmering shores, Galoring of birds and deep blue sky which makes this place more attractive. This beach is also known as Tiger Beach. Many boats and ferries are available to reach here. The tranquil environ of this place offers a perfect environ for all romantic couples. There are no beach shacks here to stay. The place is clean and alluring.

32. Rajbagh Beach

Rajbagh Beach

Rajbagh Beach | Image Source: Trawell

Raj Bagh Beach has its own aura that will give a thrilling experience to every adventure enthusiast. The place is located in the South Goa and it can be easily be accessible by the road which lies through The Intercontinental resort. Raj Bagh Beach in Goa is also having its close proximity with the Galgibag River The charming and swaying Palm tree is dotting the place and makes a perfect sandwich between a hillock to the north and the Galgibag river that is flowing in the south. People can love spending their time by fishing, boating and walking on the white sand with your loved one under the serene blue sky.

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