BEST BEACHES IN NORTH GOA

HERE IS A LIST OF OUR PERSONAL FAVORITES

Being situated at the center of a range of the best beaches in Goa, here is a list of our favorite beaches in Goa including Morjim, Ashwem, Mandrem, Vagator, Anjuna and Baga

NORTHERN GOA BEACHES (20-45′ drive)

MORJIM BEACH

The Morjim Beach is a long stretch from the edge of the Chapora River until the rocky outcrops that mark its end to the North. Its a great place to walk and run, do Yoga or pic-nic especially on the Turtle Beach site, which is a more secluded stretch also well known as an Olive Ridley turtle nesting site

KERI BEACH AND BEYOND

Keri is the last beach in the state of Goa. It is secluded and beautiful and a great place to spend the day. If you head a few metres inland from the beach, you’ll find an ancient Ajoba temple. Add if you are looking to get more adventurous, you can drive on into Maharashtra, lie hundreds of miles of unexplored beauty.

ASHWEM BEACH

An intimate stretch of beach with great food shacks and fine dining and perfect for families with children, as the gradient is more gradual and the shacks and coconut trees closer to the water. Toward its Northern end, the Ashwem creek forms a border with the next beach. Go inside to explore the habitat of the Smooth Coated Asian Otter. 

ARAMBOL and MANDREM BEACHES

Further to the North lie these long stretches of golden sand, also famous for yoga centers, and an alternative lifestyle. On Junas beach you have a number of surf schools, and in Arambol check out the sweet water lake just inland fromthe beach. Join the reiki and yoga classes or drum circles in the evening!

OTHER NORTH GOA BEACHES (20-30′ drive)

 

ANJUNA BEACH

The original hippie beach of the sixties and seventies, now Anjuna is known more for its Wednesday market, and its restaurants and beaches. The sunsets however still have that old world vibe, and the beach is dotted with shoreline shacks with great views and drinks.

BAGA AND CALANGUTE BEACH

With its golden sand and long stretch, this is the norther part of one of Goa’s most beautiful beaches, with gentle surf. It is also among its most popular, with many tourists enjoying its activities. At the Baga end you will find famed traditional seafood restaurants and other fine dining options

LITTLE VAGATOR BEACH

Little Vagator was always one of the ‘hippie’ beaches and continues somewhat. It is small with just a few restaurants and shacks but has a nice chilled vibe especially at sunset.

CANDOLIM AND SINQUERIM BEACH

To the north of Calangute and all the way to the headland where sits the many seasons enjoying the beach life. There remain quiet spots behind protected sand dunes, where the fishermen still go out and the family run establishments retain their loyal customers year after year.

SOUTH GOA BEACHES (1.5 to 2.5 hours drive)

 

CAVELOSSIM BEACH

If it’s gorgeous scenery you’re after, it doesn’t get much better than this. And aside from topping up your tan and enjoying the spectacular scenery, the calm sea conditions are ideal for swimming. There are also pursuits like kayaking, catamaran sailing and dolphin sightseeing trips available.

PALOLEM BEACH

Home to quieter crowd, Palolem is ideal for lazy afternoon bathing under the sun, swimming or boating. If you’re lucky, you’ll even spot dolphins. As the night settles in, the southern end of the beach turns into an open-air club, complete with a silent disco that allows you to choose your own tunes. Keen to stay on the beach? There are temporary coco huts for that; but if comfort is your main concern, there are resorts and hotels nearby.

PATNEM BEACH

Patnem Beach is a little slice of paradise but its practically at the border of Goa with Karnataka and so makes for a long day. There’s not much in the way of hotels; instead hang out at the humble bamboo huts on the beach. There’s pristine sand to relax on and clear waters to swim in. 

AGONDA AND COLA BEACH

Agonda is easier to get to and a stunning beach with golden sand. Nearby Cola Beach does not have easy access offers fine silver sand beaches dotted with large volcanic boulders and a backdrop of tall forested hills. You can hang out by the nearby river looking out into the beach and take in the stunning sunset. 


TIPS FOR YOUR BEACH TRIP

  • Unless you are driving its better to organise transport to and from the beach, as getting a car from a secluded beach will be difficult!

  • The beach dogs are generally very friendly and not ‘stray’, they certainly own a stretch of the beach where they are. However its better to keep away.

  • Ask us for our recommendation for our favorite beach shacks to eat at, or to make a reservation!


YOUR COUNTRY HOUSE GETAWAY in GOA AWAITS

When you plan a trip to Goa, only the best will do. Make the most of your getaway with a stay at SIolim House. Our boutique hotel is situated in the heart of North Goa, in a traditional village, close to all the beaches of North Goa like Morjim, Ashwem and Mandrem as well as Arambol, Anjuna, Baga and Calangute. It is the perfect setting to unwind and relax and enjoy our comfortable rooms and great traditional home-cooked food.

When you book any of our elegant rooms, like the Governor’s Suites, you can look forward to amazing amenities, packages, and top-notch service. Daily gourmet breakfast, ayurvedic spa services, weekend wine tastings, and an outdoor pool and garden are a few perks that our guests enjoy. When you are ready to plan your next vacation, check availability book your stay today. We can’t wait to welcome you to our Boutique Hotel in Goa!

Pair your experience staying with us with dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in Goa. Read our page on Goa restaurants to learn more.

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