Ask any traveler about Goa and the first thought or the first word that comes to mind is the gorgeous beaches in Goa. In many ways, the beaches form the lifeline of Goa tourism that attracts people from all over the world. There is a certain character to Goa beaches that makes them so popular. Maybe a sense of bohemian spirit or freedom to live the way you want to live for those few days when everything seems bliss. In a country like India that is governed by tradition and customs, Goa possesses an identity, which is none like any other state in the country. Many reasons can be advocated Goa’s unique and distinctive identity among which one of them is the gorgeous coastline.
Even before Goa tourism could promote Goa as a beach destination, this tiny little state had developed popularity for itself due to the famous hippie culture of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Even today a small segment of this group exist in Goa, as this state is known for its relaxed culture. Initially, the beaches were made popular due to them and later Goa emerged as a popular holiday destination on the world map. Then onwards things have changed as now sophisticated international travelers and western tourists visit Goa for an amazing holiday experience.
So, here is a look at some of the beaches in Goa that contributed towards making this one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world.
Situated on the northern tip of Goa, this beach still manages to retain its elusive charm due its spectacular beauty. Yet, not discovered by hordes of tourists, this beautiful white sand beach is perfect for those seeking a bit of solitude and calmness.
This is one of the most popular beaches that attracts both domestic and international visitors in large numbers. There are numerous beachside restaurants along the beach where one can sample all kinds of delicacies especially seafood. This beach is also apt to enjoy a plethora of water sports activities.
Baga is yet another extremely popular beach in North Goa that is famous for its restaurants, water sports, shopping etc. This beach is one of the hottest spots in Goa and is visited by a large number of travelers both from within the country as well as outside the country.
This beautiful and clean beach is a well-known hangout for high-end travelers. This is one of the longest beaches in Goa as it starts at Fort Aguada and ends at Calangute Beach. Calm and peaceful, this beach is known for its pristine beauty.