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Beaches of Goa

To the average tourist interested in having a good time, " the beaches"  is what Goa is all about. It has been widely publicized in the media, movies and adds to the mystique of Goa. This is not without reason because Goa possesses one of the finest stretches of sandy coastline in India . 

The tropical climate, the coconut trees, the  white sand beaches  all have been immortalized in many song and dance sequences of Indian movies and add to the romantic allure of Goa. It is now the No 1 tourist destination of Indians on the move especially the newly weds on their honeymoon and the upwardly mobile Indian gentry.

The beaches have seen some significant commercialization , especially Calangute with hotels of every shape, size and class  with shops and restaurants to cater to every taste. There are a few  isolated beaches for those in search of peace and tranquility.

In general, the beaches are clustered into two regions, north and south Goa coastlines with the capital Panaji and nearby  Miramar beach, and Bambolim beach ,  in the middle.

The first is the coastline that extends from Fort Aguada and Sinquerim beach areas and goes upwards along the coastline to Chapora beach and fort. The beaches along this  stretch of coastline include the  following in order

Sinquerim,  Candolim,  Calangute, Baga,  Anjuna, Vagator, Chapora,  Morjim, Arambol.
The second is the coastline extending south of Vasco da Gama and Bogmalo beach and going down along the coastline to the southern tip of Goa and ending with Polem Beach. The beaches along this stretch of the coastline include the following

Bogmalo, Velsao,  Majorda, Colva,  Benaulim, Betul, Canaguinim, Agonda, Palolem, Rajbhag.

Click on the highlighted beaches to explore them, you will find information  and photos to give you a gist of what Goa's beautiful beaches are all about. 

To experience them firsthand, you will have to visit them .

Please check out the travel section to get information on visiting Goa. To learn about Goa's history, culture, geography and sightseeing please click on the highlighted links.

International tourists , please check out the FAQ for getting more of your questions answered about Goa.

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