Top 5 Beaches of Goa for Family

Beaches Of Goa For Family

There is a misconception that beaches in Goa are only for couples, honeymooners, bachelors, and party lovers. However, it’s not like that because Goa is a state that ‘NOT ONLY’ offers beaches for parties and honeymooners, there is a lot more than that in Goa. If we talk specifically about Family Travel then Goa offers a lot of destinations for families with Kids. Goa will embrace anyone and everyone whoever comes here.

The following are the top 5 beaches of Goa for family.


Patnem Beach is a beautiful beach located in South Goa and it is just 31 km from Margao. It has playful sand, amazingly clear waters and cheerful weather which is a perfect destination in Goa for your family, especially kids.

Enjoy your vacation by playing water sports with your family or by just seeing the amazing sunsets.

Things to do / Attractions

One of the most interesting activities that Patnem Beach offers is dolphin watching from a boat. There are also a lot of water sports that you can enjoy at Patnem Beach. You can do scuba diving, amazing banana ride, speed boat ride, kayaking, etc at Patnem Beach

If you are a bird watcher then you can also do bird watching as there are many species of birds found around the beach. Moreover, there is a Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary that will be full of fun for your kids.

Besides this, there is also an epic 500 years old Indian-Portuguese style Fernandes house that will surely intrigue you.

There are also beautiful Ivona Buddhist caves and Rachol Seminary and Church.


Family-friendly Agonda Beach in Goa
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Agonda beach is located in South Goa and is just at a distance of 11 km from Canacona and 43 km from Margao.

The mesmerizing Agonda beach is a very clean one that offers awesome views of crystal clear water, soft sand, palm trees, and amazing weather.

The most unique thing about the beach that you and your family can enjoy is seeing the group of olive ridley sea turtles that visit the beach to lay eggs. You will also get to see egg hatching.

Things to do / Attractions

There are various water sports activities that you can do here like swimming, scooter rides, banana boat ride, windsurfing, parasailing, etc. 

If you are on a beach then you must experience leaving in coco huts.

There is a beautiful Cabo De Rama fort that you can visit. 

Ashwem beach

Family-friendly Ashwem Beach in Goa
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The Ashwem Beach is located in North Goa and is just at a distance of 31 km from Panaji.

Ashwem beach is a beautiful beach having less crowd hence it is a perfect beach full of solitude for your family. 

The glittering sand, crystal clear waters and charming weather will surely intrigue you and your family.

Things to do / Attractions

Enjoy your day by playing water sports and after playing you can rest in Eco Pods. These Eco Pods are constructed by using environmentally friendly materials. They are made such that they will fit perfectly in the beach surroundings. Staying in Eco Pods is a must-have experience.

If you are a beach lover as well as a history lover then you must visit Portuguese style – Chapora fort.

Dona Paula Beach

Dona Paula Beach in North Goa
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The Dona Paula Beach is located in North Goa and is just at a distance of 7 km from Panaji hence it is the closest beach from the capital of Goa.

Dona Paula Beach has amazing sand, mesmerizing water, stunning palm trees, and casuarina groves. Furthermore, it is a beach in goa where most of the Bollywood shooting has taken place.

Things to do / Attractions

Among water sports activities, Dolphin watching will surely intrigue you. In addition to this, one must experience staying in the huts. You can also do some shopping for handicraft goods

Furthermore, you can take your family to Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary to see some incredible birds. There is also Marine Biology Museum that will intrigue you. 

Moreover, there is also a beautiful Reis Magos Church to take the blessings of God. 

Varca Beach

Varca Beach in Goa
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The Varca Beach is located in South Goa and is just at a distance of 3.9 km from the town of Benaulim.

The Varca beach has amazing stunning red and black lava rocks that combined with the sand, ocean, palm and casuarina trees increases the elegance of it to a high level. 

Furthermore, the beach is less known hence it has less crowd.

Things to do / Attractions

There are various water sports activities that you and your family can enjoy like banana boat rides, speed boat rides, boogie boarding, scuba diving, kayaking, waterskiing, parasailing, swimming, etc. 

You all can also participate in Dolphin watching programs to see the fabulous dolphins playing in the huge ocean. 

Furthermore, you can also play beach football as the beach is Longley stretched and with less to no crowd at all.

Best Time To Visit Goa With Family

December to February

The rain has stopped and the winter has begun. Hence a perfect climate for you and your family to visit the above 5 beaches of Goa because the humidity will be less to none and there will be no high tides in the ocean.