17 Best beaches in Goa You must visit

17 Best Beaches in GOA
04 Mar

17 Best beaches in Goa You must visit

  • India Tourism

You have planned your vacation at Goa, the most happening place and the party capital of India. Everybody knows that apart from the party atmosphere Goa is blessed with a large stretch of coastal line with many beaches in it. But it’s not humanly possible to go beach surfing across all the beaches in Goa. And it’s indeed true that some beaches are not up to the mark or skippable. But, which ones to skip? This is the exact situation where we can help you here with this blog Top 17 Best beaches in Goa.

1. Morjim Beach – Gem of the north

When it comes to the north side of Goa Morjim is one of the best beaches.

The beach is located 12 km away from Morjim. What makes Morjim special is Morjim is said to be the nesting place for endangered Olive Ridley Turtles. Do not bother to search for them as they are heavily protected and shacks in the area are prohibited

The beach is also known as Little Russia as Russians flee to the place in a huge number

You can see a lot of Russian boards in the place

The whole beach is an untouched beauty

Apart from the protected area, you can enjoy spewing nightlife, good shacks beach activities, etc.

Best Hotels in Morjim – Sur La Mer, Jardin d’Ulysse, Baywalk Goa, Rock Water Resort, Woke Hostels, Morjim Queen Beach Resort, Orange Village, White Pearl Guest House, God’s Gift Morjim, Back to Basics-the hostel life, WF Beach Resort, Morjim Bay Resorts, Villa Morjim, etc.

2. Candolim & Calangute – Glamor everywhere!

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Candolim & Calangute both beaches are preferred mostly by British tourists owing to the long stretch of golden sand beach in the area and the peaceful atmosphere.

  • Distance between Candolim & Calangute beach is just 4km
  • Calangute is the best option if you are looking for a budget stay
  • If you wish to stay near the beach Calangute is the better option
  • Candolim much quieter compared to Calangute

Best hotels in Candolim & Calangute

Wildflower Villas, Tosigo’s Residencia, Degrees North, Candolim, Shalom Guest House, Hotel Bom Sucesso, Backpacker Panda Goa, Highland Beach Resort, Sun N Sand Service Apartment, Hangover Resort, Sukhmantra Resort and Spa, Seashell Beach Suites, Cygnett Lite Celestial, etc.

3. Vagator Beach – Calm and safe

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A Stunning view, white sand, rocky terrain and coconut, and palm trees are the most astounding things about the Vagator beach. 

Vagator beach is divided into two big and small Vagator. 

The most beautiful thing about Vagator beach is the sunset you can watch through the rocky mountains. 

Best hotels in VagatorW Goa, Amour resort, Emperor resort and spa, Casa Vagator, Jacks Resort, Larive Beach resort, Cochious Resort, Alcove Resort, Goa budget hotel, La Gulls Court, Vagator Retreat by Ashoka, Casa Playa Comforts, FabExpress, etc.

4. Sinquerim – Surfers beach

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Sinquerim is a surfer’s paradise and one of the best beaches in Goa

 If you are into surfing, this is where you should be. Surfing board along with other water toys are available at the beach for rent. 

Sinquerim is a curved beach which makes all that Instagram photo perfect.

Best Hotels in Sinquerim – Hotel Sodder BEach Classic resort, D’ Hibiscus Guest House, Aguada Hermitage, The Light House, Tropicana Riverside, Sea Breeze, V Resorts Aguada Anchorage, Moonlight Restaurant and Guest House, Riva Goldcoast, Darolina Guest House, Villa Flavia, Don Hill Beach Resort, Dipt’s Guest House, Serenity by the Sea Beach Resort, Ocean Waves Meera, etc.

 5. Arossim – The beauty of the white sand

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Near to Cuelim and Cansaulim beach

Beautiful white sand, densely grown palm trees colorful fishing boats and a calm and quiet atmosphere are the attractive factors of Arossim beach.

Unlike other beach surroundings, Arrosim is thriving with local life, coexisting with tourism.

Best hotels in Arossim – Heritage Village Resort, Royal Orchid Resort, Hotel Pristine Resort, Kenilworth Resort, and Spa, Treehouse Nova, Planet Hollywood, etc.

6. Arambol Beach – Perfect for a sunny day

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  • Last beach in North Goa
  • Serene, clean and long
  • Wate in this area is not so steep like that of Candolim or Baga
  • Percentage of foreigners on this beach is higher than any beaches in Goa
  • Comparatively cheap than other busy beaches in Goa
  • Shack owners are much more friendly

Best hotels near Arambol beach – Grand Vatika Resort, Hotel Galaxy, Om Ganesh, Mariners Bay Beach, The Red, and Yello BnB, Aaria Residency, Hotel Swati, Rudra Holidays, Milange World, The Noname Guesthouse, Maitree, Samaayaa Cottages, Indiana Guesthouse, Madrid Home, Free Flow Eco-Resort, Fameux Harmal, 10th Planet, Go Ym Resort, Buddha Tasty, etc.

7. Miramar Beach – The Gasper Dias

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  • One of the most visited beaches in Goa
  • 2km long beach with silver sand
  • One of the cleanliest and best beaches in Goa
  • You can see migratory birds like geas gulls and plovers in this beach

Best Hotels in Miramar Beach – Hotel Miramar, Miramar Residency, Hotel Gopika International, SinQ Edge, Swimswa Beach Resort, Ocean Suite, Fern Residency, Exotic Studio Etc.

8. Benaulim – Best for beach activities

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  • One of the best beaches in Goa
  • A lot of water-based activities to do
  • 2km away from Colva beach
  • Not a busy beach and not that much explored
  • Benaulim is gifted with scenic beauty

Best Hotels near Benaulim Beach – Karma Royal Palms, Azaya Beach Resort, Nimbus Colva Beach Resort and Spa, Lotus Eco Beach Resort, Treehouse Silken Sands Resort, Roseville, Majestic Beach Comforts, L’Amour Beach Resort, etc.

9. Varca – 10 km of amazement

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  • 10km of beautiful beach ready to be explored by you
  • The place surrounding Varca is blessed with nature.
  • The place is famous for fishing and fishing community surrounding the place

Best Hotels near Varca Beach – Majestic Beach Comforts, Azaya Beach Resort, Beach Paradise, Carvela Beach, Max Lords Plaza Goa. The Verda Carmona, The center Court, The Zuri White Sands, etc.

10. Cola Beach – Mindblowing!

  • It’s a remote scenic beach. People call Cola beach one of the best beaches in Goa
  • There is a freshwater lagoon at the seashore of the beach
  • You can see lot’s of Rajasthani style tent in the place
  • Local fisherpeople are around and they are friendly
  • Quietest beach in Goa

Best Hotels Near Cola Beach – Krishna Paradise Beach Resort, Blue Lagoon Resort,  Samyama Retreat, Dwarka Eco Beach, Cola Beach Sunset Bay, Casadiya Beach Resort, The Zuri White Sands, Seasons Hotel And spa, etc.

11. Majorda Beach – Feel the tranquil

  • One of the prettiest and best beaches in Goa
  • You will get Authentic Goan Konkani cuisine, Russian, continental as well as Indian food here
  • A calm beach with turquoise water
  • Surrounded by greenery

Best Hotels Near Majorda Beach – Viva Hotel, Sea Mist Apartment, Hotel Ocean Touch, Nanu Beach Resort and Spa, The Village Inn, A’s Holiday Retreat, The Goan Courtyard, Sakina Colva, The Camron, Meadow View Resort, JES Guest House, C Pearl, The Rainbows End, etc.

12. Agonda – An ideal getaway from the busy life

  • Not ideal for swimming but great for sunbathing and relaxing
  • Mobile phone signal in this area does not work properly
  • Just 10 km away from Palolem beach
  • There is a room parallel to the beach and you can find a lot of hotels and resorts to stay there. 

Best Hotels near Agonda Beach – Dreamcatcher Resorts, Khaama Khethna, Agonda Palace Resort, Maroon Sea View Resort, Kazia Guest House, Jardim a Mar, Summer sky Beach Resort, The White, Audio Agonda, Sonho Do Mar, Agonda Diva, Anantara Sea view Resort, etc.

13. Mobor Beach – The southern Beach

  • It’s an extension of Cavelossim beach
  • One of the most crowded and best beaches in Goa
  • Lots of shacks at the place eat food and booze around
  • Famous for beach activities such as speed boat rides, parasailing, jet-skiing, etc.

Best Hotels near Mobor Beach – NK villas, Dona Sa Maria, The Byke Old Anchor, Hungry Shark, Karma Royal Haathi, Mayfair Hideaway Spa, Sao Domingos, Novotel Goa Dona, etc.

14. Palolem – The iconic beach

  • Palolem beach is enclosed by a thick palm forest
  • One of the best beaches in Goa and the shape of the beach is that of a semicircle
  • Renowned for the party vibe of the beach
  • You can see the shape of the beach from either end
  • Apt for bodyboarding

Best Hotels near Palolem Beach – Palm Forest Palolem, Rainbow Lining Hostels, The Lost Hotel, Alba Rooms, La Alegro, Le Petit, Cool Sea Corner, Charlotte Holiday Homes, etc.

15. Baga Beach – TheStar!

  • One of the most popular and best beaches in Goa 
  • Located close to Calangute beach
  • The most crowded beach in the entire Goa coastal area
  • Shacks there turn so vibrant after evening
  • Famous for its street-side markets, designer shops, and tattoo parlors

Best Hotels Near Baga Beach – Baga Fantasia Beach Inn, The Baga Beach Resort, IORA Baga Beach, Oliva Resort, Fiesta Resort, Classic Baga Beach Resort, Baga Beach Place, Baga Beach View, Baia Do Sol, Little India Beach Cottages, RJ-14 Guest House, Dodi Holiday Homes, etc.

16. Anjuna Beach – Another world

  • You can spend an entire day at the beach and then go to Shiva Valley for that late-night party
  • There is a famous flea market every Wednesday
  •  Anjuna is a rocky beach that’s stunning in appearance
  • Near to Chapora Fort
  • You can witness the beautiful sunset from an elevated plane

Best Hotels Near Anjuna Beach – Bay Luxe Anjuna Beach Hotel, Beach Resort Sun Sea View, Luxurious Stay Anjuna OYO, Wonderland Hostel, JW Heritage Hotel, Janet and Johns Beach Resort, Vista Praia Beachfront Cottages, OYO 19005 Beach View Studio, The Funky Monkey Hostel etc.

17. Butterfly Beach – Get ready to be enchanted

  • A hidden gem! Located to the north of Palolem
  • You can dolphins if you opt for a boat ride on this beach
  • Calm and quiet
  • The beach located in a secluded area and you have to travel through a forest to get there. This makes the journey also exciting.
  • The easiest way to reach is by boat from  Palolem or Agonda beaches

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Best hotel to stay near Butterfly Beach – O3 Beach Resort, Kings Villa Resort, Palolem Resort, Dunhill beach resort, Claras Hut, Saxony beach cottage, Dream Catcher eco-resort, Royal wood beach resort, Helias Retreat, la Rocha, Rainbow Lining Hostels, Pacific Sunset View, etc.


These are the best beaches in goa that you must visit next time you go to goa. Time and cost management is the major hurdle when you do beach surfing in Goa. What if there is someone who can take care of that easily.

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