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One of the most popular beach destinations in India, Goa is annually visited by millions of avid travelers, fun lovers and merry makers. Located on the Western Ghats of India on the bay of the Arabian Sea, its palm fringed beaches featuring the silvery sands, shimmering waters, patches of greenery and multihued sky make this place the most desired beach destination of native as well as global tourists.

Intermittently coastline giving way to the islands, villages, rivers and tributaries adds an interesting twist to the Goa beaches. Serving as the ultimate escapades, Beaches in Goa are sometimes all about peace and solace and the other times they are all about hard core party freaks.

Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

Calangute BeachAlso known as “The Queen of Beaches” Calangute Beach has scattered steeply shelving sand and has an area that can easily encompass huge crowds of travelers who visit this place to feel the sun. It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa that lies on the shores of the Arabian Sea north of this state; it is one among the most popular holiday destinations in Goa.

The opulent surroundings of this calm and sand raked beach dotted with resorts and cottages serve as the cocoons of comforts for the travelers. This place has everything to offer to the avid beach lovers, like its atmospheric delights, stunning seaside vistas, curry lunch and sunset cocktails.

The numerous shacks and stalls under the shade of the palm trees will offer you with all you desire, from fried prawns and beer to trinkets made of seashells. This beach with a rainbow hued canvas has nightlife surprisingly tame which provides the seekers of solace a break from the wild parties of other beaches.

 

Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Baga BeachQuaintly located by the Arabian Sea on the west coast of Goa, Baga Beach is nestled in the rocky, wooded headland. Unlike the very crowded and busy beaches of Goa, Baga has many unperturbed nooks and untouched scenic beauty that is more varied than any other beach in the state.

This place serves as the perfect escapade and also a haven of solace thus there is lot of tourists influx here round the year. It has a beautiful retreat house serenely located at the top of a hill. This beach is quite popular among the western tourists who love its water sports and fishing expeditions.

Baga is known to have the best restaurants in Goa, from the scattered beach shacks to the rustling pizzerias and terrace cafes serving real espresso coffee, Baga is an ultimate place for the real foodies .This place flaunts about the beauties of nature it possess.

Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach

Vagator BeachOne of the first hippy haunts of Goa, Vagator Beach possess a quaint look as it has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone’s throw of the sea. Vagator Beach is split into two main beaches by a seaside headland, if one faces the sea, one will able to view the North Vagator Beach (Big Vagator) on his right and Ozran beach, more commonly known as the Little Vagator on his left.

The beach land is scattered with stalls selling trinkets, clothes, soft drinks and snacks. This place is truly fun to be in as it will make you dance and trance on the different types of trance and psychedelic music that is played here .This place is dotted with a number of Mediterranean and Indian Cafes /Hotels serving a variety of food and drink.

The tourist’s traffic which is witnessed here is predominantly Western backpackers however this place is also popular among Indian tourists as well. Hilltop in Vagator is popular for parties; the place remains a lot chaotic with a gathering of thousands of tourists mostly at New Years.

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna BeachCrowded by overlanders, monks, defiant ex-hippies, artists, seers or just someone looking for a place to rejuvenate, Anjuna Beach has life and enthusiasm written on its air. An ultimate place for all night beach parties or the swanky full moon parties, Anjuna is a place which never sleeps.

One can savor the best delights, swarm in the markets, budge into the shopping hangouts of the beach or else can enjoy an easy stroll on a moonlit night on the cool silvery sands.

This beach is known to be one of the most popular beaches in Goa, the sea stays calm thus one can enjoy swimming, watch the sun setting, get down to a dance, can savor the western seafood offered by the gourmets and can grab a chilled beer or two. The beach also offers fresh fruits such as watermelons, pineapples and locally grown coconuts.

Dona Paula

Dona Paula Beach

Dona Paula BeachDona Paula Beach is different from other Goan beaches in a way that this is one of the beaches that is washed by both the Goan Sea and the Goan rivers. This place carriers with it an aura both romantic and mythical and possesses enigmatic scenery that beckons the travelers from places far and wide.

There are large number of legends that are attached to this place, the tourists visiting this place are often told fascinating stories and folklore behind Dona Paula tragic end, some say that the beach is haunted by the lost love of Dona Paula de Menezes.

. It’s just not the beauty of this place that will allure you but the unresolved mysteries that will compel you to visit this place that is both romantic and tragic.

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach

Miramar BeachLying against the estuary of the river Mandovi, Miramar Beach is lovely golden beach of soft sand shaded by a thick grove of palms facing the Arabian Sea, forming a dense canopy over the area. The most fascinating views that one can witness in this place is the panoramic view of the Sea, the Aguada fort just across the Mandovi River and view of the soft and silvery sand bed which sparkles in the moonlight.

Miramar provides the much desired solitude and isolation for those who want to feel the peace and solace from the crazy and crowded city life. The peaceable atmosphere of this place makes it an ideal spot for a long stroll along the beach.

This place is not only visited by mixed crowds of the locals and tourist alike but also shelters migratory birds like Plovers and Gulls. Various beach resorts and hotels are present on the Miramar Beach itself. One can enjoy shopping, sightseeing and can know the lives of the local fishermen.

Chapora Beach

Chapora Beach

Chapora BeachAmong all other beaches of Goa Chapora Beach lies at the Chapora River estuary lying alongside a beach stretch in North Goa. It is a beach decked with natural beauty and serves as an ultimate place to relax and feel the sun on your skin.

It is a place where the crystal clear water merges with the silvery sand, where the palms sways and welcome you to its land, where the sun sets and gives way to the moon, yet this beach stays attuned.

This beach is not only known for its nature’s bounties but also for its relevance of being close to the Chapora Fort and also to an Old Portuguese Fort. Chapora is also close to a trawler fishing jetty. The beach is known as a good fishing spot and frequently one can see tourist fishing here.

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