Also popular as ‘Rome of East’ or ‘Pearl of the Orient’ - Goa is the best beach destination in India that lies on the shimmering Konkan coast. Lined with myriad beaches, Goa throbs with buoyant nightlife, elfin shacks, and entrancing resorts. Divided into two parts, North Goa and South Goa, both these places are brimming with innumerable beaches that offer unlimited options for enjoying a lazy vacay to never-ending parties.
Some of the beaches in Goa are quaint and serene that are ideal for a relaxing holiday, while others are busier stretches of sand that are perfect for party animals. With a massive stretch of coastline that is as long as 110km, this holiday place in India is dotted with as many as 48 beaches that become mind-boggling when it comes to finalizing the holiday. The swooping number makes it obfuscating for the tourists to decide which beach to explore. To make it easy for you, we have handpicked these 7 famous beaches of Goa that are stunning and breathtakingly beautiful.
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The quintessential hub of nightlife, Baga Beach is one of the most famous beaches of Goa where party animals drop by. Baga is a seaside town in Bardez, Goa. The beach is named after the Baga Creek that empties into the Arabian Sea at the north end of the beach. Baga is the perfect destination to witness the dazzling nightlife of Goa. Being the most visited beaches of North Goa, Baga also offers a wide range of water sports. All the shopaholics, who can crack the deals consider this beach destination as the paradise for shopping.
The streets here are lined with an array of designer stores as well as street-side markets from where one can buy souvenirs. Mostly a party destination, however, Baga beach also offers some great indulgences for all the not-so-party-animals. One can start the day with long morning walks with some beach yoga, followed with a nutritious breakfast by the seashore, and then spend the entire day lazing on the beach recliners. There is definitely something for every kind of traveller who wishes to explore the mesmerizing Baga Beach.
Morjim Beach is also referred to as ‘Little Russia’. It is one of the popular but less crowded beaches in North Goa. The crowd that you see around here is mostly Russian. Consequently, this place in Goa bustles with Russian signboards and restaurants that offer authentic Russian cuisines. Located around 12km away from Morjim, a little south of Ashwem Beach, Morjim Beach, sans doubt is one of the serene beaches on the massive coastline of Goa. Morjim Beach serves as a nesting habitat for Olive Ridley Turtles hence, it is also called ‘The Home of Olive Ridley Turtles’.