Happening Goa Beaches to Explore

Though Goa tourism is known primarily for its beautiful shore lines, but the southern Goa beaches have their own charm.These spots are not as commercialised as North Goa.

So you have reached the land known for its beautiful sea beaches and amazing food. Well, you should try to spend time and explore as many of the Goa beaches as possible. In fact, the multifaceted Goa tourism has a lot of fabulous things in store for the travelers, many of which are scattered all around the beautiful town. It is completely up to you on what you select or reject.Here are some of the most prominent as well as common jewels of Arabian Sea on the west coast.

Colva: One of the most popular south Goa beaches, it not only caters to the visitors who wish to stay here overnight, but also to the day troopers. The area has quite a few shacks along the beach.

There are a row of small restaurants, budget hotels, food stalls as well as bars here. Although the nightlife here is not very significant, the long stretch of the beautiful beach makes up for everything that is not present. It is 8 Km from Margao and 40 Km from Panjim, while the nearest railway station is Marago.

Arambol: One may consider this as the new haven for hippies among the Goa beaches, especially those who love to spend time with themselves and enjoy their own company. It was once a tiny fishing village that bloomed into a village of long-duration staying travelers.

This is a place where one would find plethora of alternative therapy; such as yoga, reiki, tai chi and meditation. The nightlife here is comparatively very relaxed to any other place, with jam sessions and live music happening. On the northern side of this beach is another deserted beach called Keri, and next to it is Tiracol Fort.

Both the spots are best for the privacy and peace seeking travelers. Arambol is 32 Km from Mapusa and 50 Km from Panjim, while the nearest railway station is Pernem.

Anjuna: Known to have been the beach of hippies, it is now a beach that is home to the flea market and offers a range of activities.

The Wednesday Flea Market of Anjuna is much bigger than before; and once the day gets over here, the flock of people descend to the shacks lined against the lines of Anjuna beach. One could enjoy psychedelic trance music with some good drinks and food. Although most shacks shut down by midnight, the rocky northern side would still have some spots open through the night.

The infamous party point of Anjuna, the Paradiso Disco is located at this very side. Anjuna is 8 Km from Mapusa and 18 Km from Panjim, while Thivim is the nearest railway station.

Calangute & Baga: These are two Goa beaches that are close to each other and make for a very long stretch of the most commercially busy shore.

The endless row of foreigners tanning in the sun lounges confirms the location. Cafe Mambo and Club Tito are the landmarks of Baga beach. It is 9 Km from Mapusa and 16 Km from Panjim, while Thivim is its nearest railway station. These beaches are also the most crowded, so beware of your belongings and be aware of your surroundings.

These are just some of the happening Goa beaches where you can choose to simply relax by the beach, relish seafood at beachside resorts or party away the night.

This post is submitted by Jaidev. Jaidev is a travel writer at ixigo and is passionate about writing destination travel guides and travel tips like and . Apart from this he also writes to guide train travelers on irctc, , pnr status & all the Indian railways related stuff.

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