Regarded as a renowned holiday destination in the world, Goa expects the arrival of thousands of vacationers and tourists every year. Besides the Goan cuisine, nightlife, architectural structures and wildlife sanctuaries, Goa is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With its 131-kilometer long coastline, some of its popular sun-kissed beaches include Baga Beach, Calangute, Beach, Anjuna Beach, Candolim Beach, and Colva Beach. However, there are other Goa beaches worth to visit. Here are some less popular yet equally beautiful and charming beaches in Goa that you may check out.
Located south of Arambol Beach, Asvem Beach is an isolated, slightly rocky yet clean beach that is safe for swimming. Accommodations here are in the form of little resorts, with beach huts made from palm leaves. It is also a nesting place for a rare turtle species called the Olive Ridley Turtle.
Arambol Beach is a popular fishing village but lately, tourists have been pouring in because of its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The main beach is good place to swim, but if you reach the north, a freshwater lake is situated below the hill. Most people came here to take a sea bath, then a mud bath (believed to have therapeutic skin effect) located at the stream and finished by a bath at the lake. You can find several beach shacks and accommodations here in Arambol.
Most beaches in Goa are popular for trance parties or flea markets while other Goa beaches are known for their solitary and peaceful environment. One of the most exotic and desolate looking beaches is Bambolim Beach. Despite its close proximity to Panaji, this beach is less popular and frequented compared to its neighboring beaches. Here, you can enjoy the serene surroundings while unwinding from the stressful city life.
Located in South Goa, Cavelossim Beach is popular for dolphin spotting and the luxury hotels standing here. Dolphin cruising is an exciting activity as you can get up close encounters with this friendly sea creature. On the other hand, the luxury hotels here offer world-class services and amenities. One can find everything in Cavelossim for a perfect vacation.
A once-fishing village-turned-commercialized resort, Dona Paula Beach is a popular beach in Goa, named after a Viceroy’s daughter, Dona Paula de Menezes, this beach is also known as Lover’s Paradise due to a myth connected to this place. According to legend, Dona Paula jumped off the cliff after facing objections from her love affair with a local poor fisherman.
Vagator Beach does not have to try hard to get the attention of tourists. The beach here is one of the most picturesque places in Goa. While the beach is quite rocky, the 500-year old Chapora Fort is one of the main highlight of the beach, offering kaleidoscopic view of the vast Arabian Sea. Vagator is also famous for its freshwater springs as well as the scenic landscape of red laterite cliffs and large black lava rocks.
Other Goa beaches you have to look at include Betalbatim Beach, Betul Beach, Chapora Beach, Queg de Velim Beach, Coco Beach, Ozran Beach, Keri Beach, Siridao Beach, Utorda Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Mandrem Beach and Patnem Beach.