The enchanting state of Goa provides over 50 miles of beautiful beaches on the Arabian Sea. While the rest of Goa – its culture, food, inland scenery, and cities – are all well worth visiting, Goa’s beaches are what makes the state one of India’s major tourist attractions.
Some of the best beaches in the world are found in Goa; consequently many tourists flock to Goa from every corner of the globe. Despite the concentration of resorts, hotels, shacks, bars, restaurants, and souvenir stalls, there is an innocence here and a freshness of childhood mornings.
Goan beach scene is divided into two regions, North and South.
Beaches of Goa
The beaches of North Goa are charming, attractive and lively. With its live atmosphere it attracts younger back-packing crowds. The beach activities here involve adventure sports, rave parties, flea market, shopping bazaars, carnivals, and many other activities. The coastline of North Goa starts from and extend up to Arambol making it a 30 km stretch of beautiful beaches.The most famous North beaches are, Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuana and Vagator. Farther North, past estuaries of the many streams that gurgle through the land, are a series of secluded beaches, Arambol, Ozrant, Nerul to name a few.
Like a lace frill on the edge of a colorful skirt are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world- dazzling stretches of golden sand edging the aquamarine expanse of the Arabian Sea.
The beaches here are breathtakingly beautiful and pristine. These beaches are perfect for those looking for a break from the rush of city crowds. You can relax with a beer and great food along its quiet and long stretch of sand beaches with unparallel sunsets. South is also home for exclusive beach resorts.
The most famous South beaches are Colva, Benaulim and Palolem.
South Goa extends from Vasco da Gama and Bogmalo to to Palolem Beach. Others include, Utorda, Majorda, Velsao, Arossim, Cavelossim, Benaulim, Betalbatim, Sernabatim, Veludo, Fatrade, Pedda, Zalor and Bogmalo.
The best time to visit Goa is between November and mid April.