BEACHES

ANJUNA BEACH

Anjuna Beach is a great place for meeting people or just watching the world go by. There are two sections to this beach. A very small and rocky area with small restaurants and stalls selling curios. And a sandy, walkable bay where the famous Wednesday flea market is held. This is not to be missed!

ASHWEM BEACH

Ashwem is a quiet beach where contemplating the vast stretches of sands is a peaceful way to idle away the day. There are some great beach shacks and huts where there is a bit more life happening. The long coastline of Ashwem is replete with palm groves which provide a green canopy all along the shore. The water is safe for swimming and being less crowded Ashwem beach is great for all the family.

BAGA BEACH

Baga Beach looks as if it has come alive out of a painting… majestic white waves rushing to wipe out the feet imprints left by you on the brown sand while the wind continues to flirt with the palm trees. Goa's Baga beach is a small but perfect beach located between its two more famous cousins, Colva on one side and Calangute on the other. It is a good place to enjoy some quiet moments and dwell in peaceful contemplation with yourself.

CALANGUTE BEACH

Calangute Beach is very popular with tourists with miles and miles of sandy beach. Walking along the beach you reach a busier section by some big wide steps which lead to the souvenir shops and iced beer stands near the Calangute roundabout. If you continue past the steps in the direction of Candolim it becomes more quiet and relaxing.

CANDOLIM BEACH

Candolim Beach is the longest part of this northern stretch and is quieter than Calangute. The beach shacks have become more sophisticated. Amidst the sunbeds and beach shacks the fishing community has their huts on the beach and still fish as they have always done.

VAGATOR BEACH

The dramatic red cliffs of Vagator Beach look down to the sea and the fresh water springs are close by. The Beach is split into two. Big Vagator Beach has a large car park and lots of stalls selling souvenirs, snacks and drinks. Little Vagator has some great beach art carved into the rocks.

MANDREM BEACH

This is a quiet beach with vast stretches of empty sand and little shade. It is the most beautiful and unspoilt of the northern beaches. There are lots of beach huts which are very popular with foreigners staying for several months during the winter although it still remains unspoilt and laid back.

MORJIM BEACH

Morjim beach is normally missed by the average tourist so it's a quiet place to relax. Morjim is still a nesting place for sea turtles. It is home to the Olive Ridley sea turtle and the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre is at Morjim.