Top 21 Goa beaches best for your next holiday travel in Goa

Proudly existed on the Western coast of India, spectacular and best beaches in Goa attract millions of travelers from India and other parts of the world as well. As 83% of the coastline of Goa is covered with mesmerizing beaches, Goa offers millions of domestic and international visitors lots of reasons to come to this great destination in the form of deep blue sea, soft sand, palms and coconut trees, seafood, water activities, and nightlife. Travelers can also expect top resorts and hotels in Goa with private beaches; things to do, and sightseeing with water adventures. This article will offer you a concise Goa beaches list if you are looking for a right beach in Goa for nightlife, adults, foreigners, honeymoon seekers, and families.

Best Beaches in Goa

  1. Agonda Beach (South Goa):

    Agonda beach is a large but less crowded beach with a long stretch of sand, ensuring all visitors candid views of the sunset while walking over sands holding hands. Visit Agonda beach as it has plenty of shacks serving all tourists with mouth watering dishes. Remember that the beach turns the nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles in the month of September. Come to this beach for enjoying the following activities: Parasailing, boat rides, Bat Island, picnic, fishing, dining, and shopping. Remember, you will get no signal there and feel disconnected from mobiles.

Agonda Beach in Goa


  1. Anjuna Beach (North Goa):

    In Bardez Taluka, this small pebbly beach is existed on the coastline of Goa adjacent to the Arabian Sea and is situated in Bardez Taluka. With a perfect mix of palm trees, rocky formations, and soft white sands, this beach is also known as Jewel of Anjuna or ‘Ozran’. It is also Goa’s favorite ‘hippy beach‘ and famous for wild night parties. The best time to visit this beach is X-mas and New Year time. Come to this beach for finding a better picnic spot where you can enjoy recreational activities of jet skiing, banana boat rides, Wednesday flea market, fishing, and shopping for trinkets and hand-crafted items. This place is simply the top destination for enjoying dream parties with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Popular Hindi movies “Murder 3” and “Ek Duje ke Liye” were shot at this beach.

Anjuna Beach Goa


  1. Baga Beach (North Goa):

    15 km from Panaji, this crowded beach finds its origination from the Baga River which flows into the Arabian Sea. It is a great fishing spot where many shacks and hotels leave no stone unturned to cater all visitants. There are also lots of 5-star resorts in Goa near Baga beach that you can enjoy with your friends and families. Come to this beach for getting a unique amalgamation of scenic beauty, great crowd, and fun adventure activities. Join this beach if you love parasailing, banana boat rides, speed boat, jet skiing, water scooter, picnic spot, Dolphin sighting tours, and shopping handcrafted items.

Baga Beach Goa


  1. Benaulim Beach (South Goa):

    Just 6 km away from Margao, this Goa beach is really beautiful and un-spoilt. This beach is a famous spot for evening walkers on weekends. There are some shacks and hotels close to this fishing beach so that tourists can feel relaxed, enjoy a sunbath, and see tranquility around. Come to Benaulim Beach during weekends and enjoy the activities of parasailing, jet skiing, and banana boat rides. Bull-fighting events and the Church of St John the Baptist are also associated with the beach.

Benaulim Beach Goa


  1. Betul Beach (South Goa):

    It is a magical shore in Goa existed 24 km from Margao city, known as a fishing port. At this deserted beach, tourists will find only a few huts, cabins, and separate houses. Located on the opposite bank of the River Sal, the beach is ideally separated from the village by the river. This quiet place has a 17th-century fort and a Baradi Cross Church as the prime attraction of the area. Come to Betul Beach for having amazing views of the small lagoon, resorts, and palm trees.

    Betul Beach Goa


  1. Calangute Beach (North Goa):

    It is the queen of beaches in Goa offering wonderful expediency facilities. Every day, thousands of tourists come to this white sand beach that is never overcrowded. This fishing beach got its name from the Konkani word-‘Koli-gutti’ (Land of Fisherman) and it is also known as Queen of beaches. Come to Calangute Beach for enjoying banana boat rides, dolphin sighting tours, parasailing, shopping, surfing, water skiing, sunbathing, tasteful fried prawns, and picnic spot. The Church of Saint Alex is the famous attraction of the beach.

Calangute Beach Goa


  1. Candolim Beach (North Goa):

    Located to the south of Calangute Beach and 18 km from Panaji, Candolim beach is a laidback beach that renders a serene and beautiful ambiance with a large number of dunes with scrub. The birthplace of the Goan Freedom fighter, Abba Faria, renders an ideal environment for meditation and yoga. Aguada Fort built in 1912 is the prime attraction of the beach. This is one of the longest beaches that offer guest houses, hotels, and resorts to all tourists in the area. Come to this beach for enjoying banana boat rides, parasailing, picnic, shopping, surfing, water skiing, and dolphin sighting tours. Have a sojourn to this beach if you love picturesque excellence of the sand and ocean in a perfect mix with various shacks and sunny shore restaurants.

Candolim Beach Goa  


  1. Cavelossim Beach (South Goa):

    Just 15 from Margao, it is one of the most aesthetic beaches of Goa between the River Sal and the Arabian Sea. Laden with soft white sand and black lava rocks, it is a perfect place for having real relaxation amid the presence of palm trees and shrub vegetation. There are a few resorts where you can enjoy water sports activities, dolphin sighting trips, bird watching and boat trips. Cavelossim Beach is simply a well-known vacation spot for water games with fewer crowds and also idyllic for honeymoon couples looking for privacy.


  1. Chapora Beach (North Goa):

    In Bardez, North Goa, Chapora Beach is a stony beach with clean white sands. Existed 8 km from Mapusa and 22 km from Panaji, it is a fishing village famous for its widespread serenity and tranquility. Chapora Fort developed in a Portuguese architecture style is a famous tourist attraction of the beach. A few scenes of the famous Bollywood movie “Dil Chahta Hai” starring Amir Khan and Preity Zinta were shot at Chapora fort. Come to this beach for visiting Chapora Fort, trying fishing activities, and buying fresh fish at the Chapora Jetty.

Chapora Beach Goa


  1. Colva Beach (South Goa):

    Just lying at a stone’s throw away from the city of Margao, Colva is an exquisite beach with silvery white sands. Colva beach is oldest beach is less crowded than Anjuna Beach and Calangute Beach. People like to visit this place for having a real tranquility, late night bars, nightlife, disco, rowdy music, seafood cuisine, and water sports’ activities. Different food and drink stalls are ready to cater the changing food needs of tourists and serve them the best food items. Come to the beach during the month of October to be a part of its annual religious event – ‘Fama of menino Jesuse’.


  1. Dona Paula Beach (North Goa):

    Associated with the name of Dona Paula De Menzes, daughter of a viceroy, Dona Paula beach is the best destination for having a comfortable sunbath, building sand castles, walking on sandy beaches, and enjoying water sports. Come to this place for visiting Dona Paula Jetty and enjoying the activities of water scooters, toboggan ski-biscuit, skibob, etc. The National Oceanography Institute and Cabo Raj Niwas are central attraction of this beach. Just a few kilometers away from Panaji, this beach ensures you better views of the Mormugao harbor. Dona Paula action sequence in the Bollywood movie “Singham” was shot at this beach is highly famous.

Dona Paula Beach Goa


  1. Majorda Beach (South Goa):

    Hardly 10 km away from Margao, Majorda is a serene and unexplored sea beach with clean sand and clean water. Come to this beach to know why it is famous for bread baking in the area. After Colva Beach and Palolem beach, Majorda beach is the most happening beach that attracts tourists from all walks of life. The place is also believed to have a great association with Lord Seafood and local Goan food make food lovers drool over the best cuisine in Goa. Come to this area for enjoying swimming, Goan dishes, drinks, music, and Goa Christmas Carnival.

Majorda Beach


  1. Mandrem Beach (North Goa):

    Mandrem enjoys the status of the most beautiful beaches with the presence of white sand and shacks, allowing visitors Dolphin spotting trips. Junas and Ashvem are the two top beaches for swimming with shallow and calm waters at Mandrem. It is also an ideal place where you can take pleasure in a romantic evening walk over the wet sand. Visitors can also see some white-bellied fish eagles and Olive Ridley turtles. It is simply wonderful forsook on the white sand beach with sunlit shore shacks and cabins.

Mandrim Beach Goa


  1. Miramar Beach (North Goa):

    The literal meaning of Portuguese word Miramar is ‘viewing the sea’ which is also famous as Gaspar Dias. Adjacent to Panaji and River Mandovi, the popular and frequently visited beach has a presence of soft white sand and 500+ migratory birds. Come to Miramar beach for enjoying the following activities, including river cruises, catamaran pleasure, water sports, fishing, and visiting Kala Academy and Panjim City. Visit this beach during November to March and make your holidays totally perfect and enjoyable.

Miramar Beach Goa


  1. Mobor Beach (North Goa):

    Existed 17 km south of Margao, Mobor is one of the most visited beaches garnered with Araban Sea views, soft white sands, and palm trees. Perched in between Assolna River Estuary and the Arabian Sea, this beach is a haven for water adventure seekers, shopaholics, food lovers, and peace seekers. Mobor beach can be visited throughout the year and you can stay in local hotels and resorts near the beach. Come to this beach for enjoying the following activities, such as Jet ski, speed boat rides, water skiing, surfing, banana bump rides, and parasailing.

Mobor Beach Goa


  1. Morjim Beach (North Goa):

    Located in Pernem district, Morjim enjoys the status of ‘Little Russia’. Thanks to about 75 percent of chartered flights from Russia to Goa. It is also an ideal place for birding enthusiasts, Dolphin sighting, and shutterbugs. Morjim beach is one of most quiet beaches on the northern bank of the Chapora River estuary. This place is also a home to various endangered species. Come to this unique place for having a date with the nesting place for Olive Ridley turtles. Remember that late night parties at this beach are not allowed.

Morjim Beach Goa


  1. Palolem Beach (South Goa):

    Once a deserted beach, Palolem is a famous and serene beach with a few huts, shack, palm trees, and beachside resorts around. Come to this paradise beach of India for celebrating “silent noise parties.” This is one of the most visited beaches of Goa and a special beach for honeymoon and adventure seekers. Be a part of Goa for enjoying a great picnic spot, fishing, shopping local articles, dining, and other water sports. It is a half-moon bay with clear and calm waters that you can easily stroll by walking.

Palolem Beach Goa


  1. Querim Beach (North Goa):

    Querim Beach or Keri Beach or Kerim Beach exists at the mouth of Terekhol River and across it, you will find an old Portuguese fort called Terekhol Fort which you can visit by hiring a ferry. This beach is filled with palm trees but not fully developed. Even, tourists can expect some guest houses and shacks with the locals. The best time to visit the beach is the weekend time from 6 am to 10 pm. Tourists can visit this beach for boat rides, fishing, paragliding, and visiting the Terekhol fort.

Querim Beach Goa


  1. Sinquerim Beach (North Goa):

    It is the first tourist beach of Goa that renders all visitors an ideal location for enjoying nature’s untouched beauty. This popular and clean beach is a quiet place and good for running away from the maddening crowd and noise of the city. Near this beach, tourists will find Aguada Portuguese Fort built in ancient times to defend sea It is simply a charming beach famous for water sports, such as fishing, water-skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, and windsurfing. This is the place that you should not miss at all.



  1. Varca Beach (North Goa):

    Lies to the south of Benaulim Beach, Varca Beach it is not a commercial beach. That is why visitors find this beach the cleanest, serene, and rejuvenating. This place is simply an ideal one for feeling relaxed, bathing under open sun, paragliding, boat trips, and the sighting of Dolphins. Enjoy your leisure time in palm-covered huts of local fishermen settled over clean white sand. Also, try some mouthwatering Goan cuisines in a tranquil destination in local hotels.

Varca Beach Goa


  1. Vagator Beach (North Goa):

    Vagator Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches visited by European and Israeli tourists. The rocky and sandy beach is also rumored as suicide point by locals. An assortment of coconut and palm trees and nearby Chapora fort are the prime attraction of the beach that is hardly 8 km away from Mapusa. The southern part of the beach is also known as ‘Little Vagator’ or Ozran beach. There are also two water springs. Don’t forget to get lost in the nightlife of the beach during your next vacation to Goa in between September and March.

Vagator Beach Goa


The list of top and best beaches in Goa, India, is long, but this collection will help all travelers to Goa choose the finest beach and bring the best out of their next holiday package to Goa.

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