Goa's beaches are famous the world over and people from all across the globe visit the beaches of Goa. Goa beaches carry a charm that brings back tourists again and again. Goa needs no introduction as most people have either already visited it or plan to visit its lovely natural beaches. Goa's beaches are so unpolluted that most of its beaches are full of sea creatures like star fish and shelled beings. Even though today Goa is full of tourists it has not lost its old world charm and the land is very much green that is complimented by the fun loving people of Goa.
Some of its beaches have been developed by five star hotels and these beaches of Goa are so tempting that one hates to go away from them. Goa is famous for its soft white sandy beaches and water sports like parasailing; candlelit dinners as well as all-night long rave parties; swaying coconut palms or the tall laterite cliffs; pork vindaloo and fish curry at a beach shack as well as exotic food at the five star hotels; the Portuguese style white washed churches and ruinous old forts; and also for roadside pubs, music and revelry.Goa's increasing popularity has caused other travelers in India to change route and make this place one of their main stops. For tourists coming from places like Bangladesh or Bangalore there are several buses and trains that travel to and from Gao. A number of places to stay in Bangalore offer bus routes straight from the hotel to Goa resorts. These bus trips usually take between 9-11 hours depending on which route you take. On the way you will see lush green vegetation and bright sunny skies. Leaving a big city such as Bangalore can have you hunting for some peace and quiet. If that is the case then consider checking out the southern part of Goa. A city called Palolem is known for its calm and relaxing nature; perfect for a tropical getaway.
Some of the best beaches of Goa are:
Anjuna BeachFluorescent painted palm trees and infamous full moon parties, 8 km west of Mapusa, most "alternative", the dancing and lying on the beach, famous flea market.
Arambol BeachOne of the Goa's more far flung beaches Arambol has beautiful rocky bays attracting travelers to its remote location and uninterrupted and stunning stretch of soft sand.
Ashvem BeachAshvem beach is part of Arambol in north Goa. It was discovered like much of the region by the hippies and is a self-declared topless beach and its wooden shacks are popular with backpackers.
Baga BeachWatch the sun go down in isolation, 10-km west of Mapusa, basically an extension of Calangute wooded headland.
Calangute BeachGoa's busiest and most commercialised resort. During the 70's and 80's this peaceful fishing village became the favourite haunt of the hippies.
Benaulim BeachSea is safe for swimming generally jellyfish-free, village area near beach side boasts a few serviceable bars and restaurants, various culinary delights of the seafood, most succulent, competitively priced seafood in Goa.
Cavelosim BeachLast major settlement in southwest Salcete, visit to Mabor, South Goa largest, and most obtrusive, package tourist enclave.
Chapora BeachA lot busier than most north coast villages, dependent on fishing and boat building, many regular cafes and restaurants
Condolim BeachGood options to stay offering better value, a good first stop to head North.
Bogmolo BeachA small-scale beach resort, reasonably safer site for swimming, quite good eating joints and shopping options.
Dona Paula BeachFine view of the Marmagao Harbour nestled on the south side of the headland that divides the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries, former fishing village, today's commercialised beach resort, idyllic spot to relax and sunbathe.
Miramar BeachJust 3-km away from the capital city of Panjim.
Pololem BeachA favourite beach destination, crescent shaped bay, swaying curtain of coconut palms, irresistibly photogenic, beautiful beach huts.
Vagator & Chapora BeachesCool rural area, no big shopping complexes.
Varca BeachCommunity of Christian fisher folk, palm thatched long houses, grassy dunes.