Ten Best Beaches in Goa

Best Beaches in North and South Goa

Goa is a beautiful and serene place having fabulous beaches. There are various amazing water sports that you can indulge in. Besides water sports, Goa is also best for doing yoga. The nightlife in the Goa is also rocking and full of Masti and music.

All the beaches in Goa have some unique experiences to offer that will surely satisfy your thirst for a splendid trip. Furthermore, there are amazing Goan cuisines that will meet your hunger with grace.

To sum up, Goa offers a platform to meditate in the mornings and to go all wild at night.

Palolem Beach – Famous for Silent Disco Nights

Palolem Beach of South Goa
Palolem Beach
Image Source

Palolem beach is one of the best beaches in South Goa and looks like a crescent. The most alluring thing of the Palolem beach is the Silent Disco Night where everyone enjoys dancing on the music of wireless headphones. It’s a beach which respects the silence of the night. Palolem beach is a favourite spot for many foreign travellers.

There are various activities that you can do on Palolem beach which will enlighten your soul. The activities consist of playing water sports, attending yoga classes and availing ayurvedic therapies. The waters of this beach are best for average swimmers. You can also spot some cute dolphins playing in the beautiful ocean and enjoying their water life.

Nearby Attractions

  • Monkey Island
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pandava’s Drum
  • Saint Tereza of Jesus Christ

Morjim Beach – Famous for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Morjim Beach of North Goa
Morjim Beach
Image Source

Morjim beach is one of the North Goa and the most attractive thing of this beach is the dwellings of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.

Morjim beach is full of amazing waters, coconut trees, and golden sand. Russian travellers like this beach a lot and spend an entire month here holidaying. And hence the beach is also known as “Little Russia”

The beach also offers spectacular views of the dolphins, seagulls, kingfishers, kites, etc., enjoying their own life on the beach.

Morjim beach offers cuisine of Portuguese and Goan food.

Nearby Attractions

  • Chapora Fort
  • Chopdem River
  • Siolim Fish Market

Butterfly Beach – A Romantic Getaway for Couples

Butterfly Beach of South Goa
Butterfly Beach

As the name says, the beach has many different species of charming butterflies. The Butterfly beach is located in South Goa which offers stunning views of sunsets and mesmerizing views of dolphins.

The semi-circle landscape beach is located north to the Palolem beach in South Goa. It is a less explored beach. One has to take a ferry ride or go trekking from Palolem beach. As there are no crowds, it is one of the perfect beaches in Goa for couples to spend quality time with each other.

Nearby Attractions

  • Pandava’s Drum
  • Saint Tereza of Jesus church
  • Conco island
  • Leopard Valley

Baga Beach – Famous for a Wild Nightlife

Baga Beach of North Goa
Baga Beach

Sandwiched between the Baga River in the north and the Calangute beach in the south, Baga beach has many things to offer like the golden sand, incredible waters, and cool water sports. Baga beach in North Goa is especially famous for amazing nightlife. Dancing in the night on the stunning light and wild music is a sure thing to experience on Baga beach.

There are various clubs, pubs, and discos on the beach. Furthermore, there are various shacks spread over the Baga beach that offers amazing western and Indian cuisines. International tourists love this beach a lot.

There are various water sports that you can play here like jet skiing, parasailing, bumper riding, swimming, banana boat riding, kneeboarding, paddleboarding, Bodyboarding, Kayaking, and scuba diving, etc. One can also indulge in Dolphin Safari.

There are also various massage centres, tattoo parlours, and resorts on Baga beach.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tito’s Lane    
  • Lady Piety Church    
  • Mackie’s Night Bazar
  • Hilltop- Casa de Retiros
  • Sri Shantadurg Temple
  • Blue Whale Water Park
  • Dudhsagar Falls
  • Monsoon Fun Park
  • Snowpark
  • Chapora Fort
  • Aguada Fort
  • Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Calangute Beach – Famous for Whales and Dolphins

Calangute Beach of North Goa
Calangute Beach

Located at a distance of 9 miles from Panaji and 4 miles along the vast Arabian sea, there is a fantastic beach in the North Goa called Calangute beach.

The most interesting aspect of Calangute beach is Whale and Dolphin Safari. If you are visiting Calangute then don’t miss a chance to participate in Whale and Dolphin Safari that usually starts from 6 A.M. Even if it is really early in the morning but seeing amazing dolphins and whales enjoying their sea life is a mesmerizing experience to feel.

Furthermore, Queen of the beaches offers peaceful sea winds, amazing jewellery shops, and is amongst the top beaches for bathing in the World.

There are various water sports that you can play here like windsurfing, parasailing, speed boat rides, swimming, tubing, banana boat rides, and bumper boat rides.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kerkar Art Complex
  • St. Alex Church
  • Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Tibetan Market
  • Medicinal Springs
  • Fish market

Querim Beach – Famous for Long Stretch of White Sand

Querim Beach of North Goa
Querim Beach
Image Source

Querim beach is one of the best beaches in North Goa where you will get complete peace as it is less crowded.

The beach, also known as Keri beach is famous for its long stretch of sand, stunning vistas and the queue of trees. This beach is a perfect place to witness sunrise and sunsets. There is also a pleasent river called Tiracol river that is connected to the beach which enhances the beauty of it to a new level!

In terms of food, there are shacks on the beach that serves tasty Goan food that will surely cater to your hunger.

Nearby Attractions

  • Terekhol Fort
  • Terekhol River
  • Arambol Mountain
  • Paliem Sweet Water Lake
  • Open Books library Arambol
  • St. Cajetan’s Church
  • Yashwantgad Fort
  • The Goa Collective Bazaar

Sinquerim Beach – Famous for Scenic Beauty

Sinquerim Beach
Sinquerim Beach
Image Source

Sinquerim beach is a beach located in North Goa which is a paradise in itself offering cosy sand, cleanse waters, gloomy trees, and fantastic romantic experiences for the couples.

The beach that is located 13 km from Panaji offers various enjoyable water activities like water-skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, and windsurfing.

Nearby Attractions

  • Natural Cave
  • St Remdius Chapel
  • Fort Aguada
  • Corjuem Fort
  • Candolim Chapel

Cavelossim Beach – Favourite Beach of Russians and Europeans

Cavelossim Beach of South Goa
Cavelossim Beach

Cavelossim beach of South Goa is famous for its stunning black lava rocks. The beach is located around 12 km away from Benaulim and offers excellent views of the fusion of black lava rocks, white sand, and fantastic sea waters.

Cavelossim beach is a cheerful destination for Russians and European travellers. Cavelossim beach is also famous for its international seafood cusine. On this beach, you will get seafood having a tase of European, Mexican, Italian and Russian cuisine. And of course, Shacks on the Cavelossim beach also offers tantalizing and mouth-watering desi Goan cuisine.

There are many water sports available here, like Catamaran sailing, Kayaking, Parasailing, etc. You can also give it a try of dolphin sightings, and if you are lucky, then you will get to see some.

Nearby Attractions

  • Cabo de Rama Fort
  • 17th century-old Betul Fort
  • Portuguese mansions- Palacio do Deao and the Menezes Braganza House
  • Betul lighthouse
  • Shanta Durga Temple
  • Wooded Estevam Island
  • NUSI Maritime Academy

Velsao Beach – Where the Lilies Grow

Velsao Beach of South Goa
Velsao Beach

Surrounded by thick coconut trees, Velsao beach of South Goa offers a calm and relaxing environment. Besides having the smooth, soft silver sand and serene sea, the beach also provides a lake that is full of lilies.

The beach has all the water sport activities that a beach should have like water scooter ride, surfing, banana boat rides, jet-skiing, bumper riding, etc.

Nearby Attractions

  • Our Lady of Assumption Church
  • Cansaulim Church
  • Church Of St. John The Baptist
  • Pilot Point
  • Reis Magos Fort
  • Mormugao Fort
  • Naval Aviation Museum
  • RoomEscape Goa
  • Japnese Garden
  • Museum of Goa
  • Heart Shaped Lake
  • St. Augustine’s Tower

Cola Beach – A Paradise for Camping

Cola Beach of South Goa
Cola Beach
Image Source

The South Goa’s Cola beach will mesmerize you with its beautiful picturesque consisting of a great combination of soft sand, serene waters, and refreshing trees.

The fun part of Cola beach is to do camping overnight on the beach where you can enjoy pleasant darkness with the shiny stars. The sweet calming melody of sea waves will give you a peaceful sleep that you never had before!

Nearby Attractions

  • Cabo de Rama Fort
  • Rock Formations
  • The Mallikarjun Temple
  • Art Resort Gallery

Things to Carry While Travelling to Goa

  1. Look stunning from others by wearing swimwear of bright colours.
  2. Wear crocs or floaters for having a comfortable walk on the white sand.
  3. Men can look dashing by wearing a cotton t-shirt, shirts, chinos, linen pants, and shorts.
  4. Girls can look gorgeous by wearing tank tops, sarongs, spaghetti straps, cotton shorts, quirky necklaces, funky earrings, stylish headbands and wristbands.
  5. Protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen and protect your eyes from it by wearing cool sunglasses.
  6. Carry a Lip balm to protect your lips from winds.
  7. Carry a stylish straw hat to look stunning as well as to protect your face and neck from the sun.
  8. Carry sanitizer to keep your hands clean and wet wipes to keep your face fresh.
  9. Carry fanny packs to keep those things of small sizes like mobiles, money, lip balm, etc.
  10. Carry a battery backup.
  11. Don’t forget to carry the most essential item without which the trip is incomplete which is a camera to capture beautiful memories of yours.