Goa has some of the most incredible beaches. Let’s explore this land that has so much to offer in natural beauty. These beautiful waterfront abodes of nature are so pristine and tranquil that you could endless hours relaxing and enjoying their natural beauty. Come and explore these beautiful beaches that remain least visited and you may find yourself on some really exciting and adventurous trip while
Kalacha Beach in North Goa is also known to be called Paliem Beach. Even today this remains largely an unspoilt beach. One can only a few restaurant huts on this beach. The location is very picturesque with Arabian Sea and the lush green forest in the backdrop. At the end of one side of the beach you may find a Sweet Water Lake, where you can spend time swimming in the calm and cool waters of this lake.
Take a dip in the warm Arabian Sea, relax in the shade of a swaying palm tree, grab a bite from one of the beach restaurants or simply walk down the beach and explore the habitat. An exciting day to spend your day.
Kalacha Beach lies just north from Arambol on Goa’s west coast. The beach is only accessible on foot from the village.
Mandrem Beach is a white sandy beach, nestled between the beaches of Ashwem and Arambol. A rocky cliff separates Mandrem from the Arambol beach. This beach is a quiet and peaceful. The beauty of Mandrem Beach is especially during the High Tide time when the sea water rushes into the Mandrem Creek or River.
Mandrem has a small fishing community and occasionally one might see local fishermen hauling their catch from the sea.
This place is a little remote and not yet fully commercialized so there are very few resorts and restaurants in comparison to the other famous beaches of Goa. However steadily tourism has grown and a number of tourist are visiting beaches like Mandrem and we can see the development happening around the coast with the more beach shacks, hotels and night life activity increasing over the years.
Ashwem is famous for its rocky beach which has been shaped over the years by shellfish, giving the rocks a unique shape. The beach isn’t well known among tourists making it an ideal place for people looking for some peaceful time in a beautiful location.
Ashwem is also popular for being the nesting ground of the Olive Ridley Turtle, tourists and Animal Rights Activists come from different parts of Goa and beyond to witness this scene. The climatic conditions of this beach present a perfect habitat during their breeding season. Coincidentally, the nesting season is also the season during which the beach experiences high tourist activity which is between September and February.
Morjim beach is known as the nesting place of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle which is an endangered species, this has brought many tourist to this area, also known as the second home of the Russians who have infamously taken over this beach and made it their own.
Morjim is located to the South of Ashwem and is the southernmost beach in the Pernem sub district of North Goa. The beach, once known for being quiet and peaceful isn’t the same. Now, Russians arriving here have taken over this tiny part of Goa giving it a new nickname “Little Russia”. Morjim is now known for it’s thriving nightlife, filled with tiny shacks and always having Beach Parties.
Lying between Fort Aguada and the Candolim Beach, this place is also amongst the least crowded beaches in Goa. Visitors can enjoy a slew of activities including dolphin tours, crocodile spotting and paragliding. Numerous boating excursions happen every day and these trips are a great way to find out the intricacies of the deep sea.
Some adventure sport organisers have snorkeling trips that let you explore the underwater terrain of the sea; exploring and underwater photography has its own delight! Be it accommodations, restaurants or shopping, there is no dearth of such avenues.
[Relish in a double treat of unravelling exotic charms of Bat Island along with a fetching experience of snorkelling]
Fort Aguada, which is clearly visible from the beachside, is a major attraction of Sinquerim Beach. Built during the Portuguese rule, a visit to the fort incites a historical essence to the visitors. People also enjoy simple pleasures such as swimming in the sea as there are several shallow regions beside the shore. The best season to visit for such activities is during the non-monsoons.
Considered to be amongst the best beaches in South Goa, Cavelossim is surprisingly one of the least crowded beaches of Goa. The Sal River and Arabian Sea add to the stunning beauty of this beach. Plentitude of hotels, resorts and staying inns in here offers pleasant times to the visitors. Be it lazing around the shacks or taking part in some of the fun-frolic activities, the visitors always find a reason to enjoy their stay around Cavelossim Beach.
[Learn to walk and glide on water with Stand up Paddle (SUP) lessons ]
Like the many other beaches, this sandy delight is also fringed with coconut and pine groves. Popular activities on this beach include jet skiing and boating. If you are the adventurous type, you can rent a boat and venture out in the deep sea accompanied by the locals. The highlight of this beach is that it presents a secluded ambience despite of being one of the best known coastlines in the state.
Pristine and alluring, Agonda Beach is the place where someone can simply relax in the company of sun, sand and sea. Stretching for a distance of 3 kilometres, you won’t feel disturbed by the hawkers as they are not allowed inside the shoreline, which in turn offers quiet and delightful times to the visitors.
[Indulge in an action-packed round of Jet Ski in the pristine Baina Beach]
In addition to enjoying activities like swimming and walking along the shoreline, beach huts in Agonda offers quality time to its visitors. Serene location, inexpensive staying options and tranquil ambience, everything adds up to a comfortable as well as memorable experience on this beach. Well, all these make Agonda, an ideal destination for the honeymooners!
October to June is considered as the best time to visit this beach.
Offering a quiet ambience and avenues for entertainment, this beach is a perfect match for those yearning for mixed pleasures. Serenade in a quiet and relaxing ambience, listening to the gentle lashing of waves, the whispering chimes of the breeze and the scenic views around add to the mesmeric appeal of this sandy getaway. The visitors can also take part in water sports like boating and banana boats during their stay in Patnem.
[The waters of Goa are ideal for any kind of water sports – Speed Boating]
Though there are not many beach shacks here, yet the visitors will never feel the dearth of any amenities or commodities around this beach. Restaurants in here serves authentic and delicious Goan cuisines and cater to the gastronomical requirements of the visitors.
Being one of the secluded and least crowded beaches in Goa, it always offers quiet and peaceful times to its visitors. Usually, October – March is considered as the ideal time to visit; also since it is the non-monsoon season, it offers pleasant and favourable conditions to dive into the sea and enjoy swimming.
This is a picturesque beach village and one of the quietest too. With sparse inhabitation; the only population found here comprises of the local fisherman’s community, this beach offers pristine view of the sea. Other than the fishermen, usually it’s the group of tourists that are found in this escapade.
[Lap up an experience of water sports at the pristine Baina Beach ]
While the crescent shape of the beachside makes the entire beach visible from either ends, its rocky outgrowths add more beauty and splendor to its appeal. Considered ideal for swimming, the beach has also attracted many art directors, film personalities and many dignitaries. In fact, some of the scenes of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ was shot on this beach.
Primarily known as a fishing shoreline, the Benaulim Beach is not only a famous shoreline but amongst the least crowded as well. In fact, it is a secluded beach and tourists are unaware of many undiscovered regions on this beach. But during the holiday season, this getaway experiences a fair amount of visitors. The evenings are always abuzz followed by active and colourful nightlife. Beach shacks available within the vicinity, serves delectable foods and refreshing drinks, which keeps the visitors amused during their stay.
[Head to sandy Goa to indulge in the extreme sport of Kitesurfing]
October to March is the best time to visit the Benaulim Beach. It is during this period, one can witness the famous ‘bull fight’ on this beach. In addition, activities like jet skiing add more amount of fun and excitement amongst the visitors.
The aforementioned shorelines are the best places to spend peaceful and relaxing moments. You can come here on an extended holiday and spend quality moments with family, friends and colleagues. The beaches of Goa have an endearing quality of accommodating and amusing all their visitors. Whatever be the purpose, there are enough avenues for everyone to find their sources of joy. Moreover, there are many more best places to visit in Goa with your family and friends.