Goa travel guide covers in detail about all the beautiful and exotic beaches along with the facilities and amenities they provide. Ideally Goa beaches can be segregated into North Goa beaches and South Goa beaches. There are quite a few differences in the beaches of north and south. While North Goa beaches are more popular and is always crowded with people, South Goa beaches are much more quieter and less crowded. Most of the exclusive and luxurious resorts are situated along the beaches of South Goa. While the beaches of the north are known for all the activities and fun, as some of the beaches are venues for midnight parties. Most of the beaches in North Goa have plenty of shacks serving a delightful array of food and drinks.
To help understand the differences between North and South Goa beaches, Goa travel guide lists out some of them:
Calangute Beach: Often referred to as ‘Queen of Beaches’, this stunning beach is framed by a canopy of coconut and palm trees, which makes it one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. Most travelers head to Calangute Beach the moment they land in Goa, as one not only gets to soak in the gorgeous views but also enjoy a plethora of water sport activities.
Candolim Beach: For those who rather prefer being away from the crowd than be in it, will find this beach extremely soothing and calm. Mostly, less crowded, the soft silvery sand beach is apt for a leisurely stroll or to simply enjoy the moment. This is the perfect beach to find a quiet spot and wait for the gorgeous sunset.
Anjuna Beach: This is undoubtedly one of the most happening beaches in Goa, which is famous more for its full-moon parties and Wednesday Flea Market. Also, from this beautiful beach one gets to enjoy stunning views of Chapora Fort, Albuquerque Mansion and Mascarenhas Mansion.
Baga Beach: This stunning beach is part of the 30km coastline and is one of the prettiest beaches dotted with numerous beach shacks offering food and drinks. One of the most famous restaurants called Britto’s is situated on this stunning beach.
Colva: One of the most popular beaches in Goa is Colva, which is a pretty long beach and perfect for a romantic stroll in the evening. This beach remains quite crowded especially during the weekends. There are beachside shacks and stalls selling refreshments as well as souvenirs.
Majorda: Situated north of Colva, this beach stretches for about 5km along the coastline and is quite a beautiful beach. A number of hotels are located along this beach.
Bogmalo: Since this beach is just 4km from the airport, it is quite popular amid the elite classes who are literally flying in and flying out and don’t have the time to visit any other beaches. Water sports such as water skiing and windsurfing can be enjoyed at this beach.
Benaulim: This is one of the beaches in Goa, which is much more tranquil and serene than Colva. Primarily, it is a fishing beach and it is only during the weekends when it gets a little crowded.