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5 Popular Goa Beaches

5 Popular Goa Beaches: Places to Visit in India

Goa is renowned around the world for its beaches. This tiny emerald nestled between Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea is one of the most popular international beach destinations. Check out the list of 5 best beaches in Goa to have your share of pure, unadulterated fun

1. Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach Goa
Vagator Beach - the most excellent beaches in the world

If its red color cliffs do not impress you much, Vagator beach’s big black rocks definitely will. Vagator beach finds much favor with the partying kind – Indian and otherwise. The beach is often (over)crowded by hippies and heavy metal junkies who are a common sight here. Eating joints are aplenty, but would still be outnumbered by bars and pubs together. Accommodation options vary from luxury apartments to backpacking shacks. Go crazy shopping for clothes and junk jewelery.

2. Patnem Beach 

 Patnem Beach Goa
Patnem Beach- the southern most beach of goa
The best part about Patnem beach is that it is just a 10 minute walk from Palolem Beach, cipped in  the middle of 2 sea cliffs.Small and fantastic, Patnem Beach is a nice place to chill with family and friends. The beach is 48 km west of Margao in south Goa, and is really close to the railway station.  A visit to this beach, dotted with lovely well-equipped huts, has a tranquilizing effect.

3. Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim Beach Goa
Enjoy water sports at Sinquerim Beach
Arguably the most well-kept North Goa beach, Sinquerim beach it ideal for swimming. Water sports here are at par with the best in India and outside and one can scuba-dive, snorkel, parasail, jetski or just be a beach bum. Accommodation options are limited but sufficient, largely because Sinquerim beach is relatively less crowded.

4. Velsao Beach

Velsao beach Goa
Velsao beach is famous for its large stretches of silver soft sands and picturesque sunsets
Located in the southern part of Goa, the beach capital of India, the not so popular Velsao Beach is closer to Bogmalo and Hollant beaches. Velsao beach is the ideal day trip destination. A peaceful walk, a relaxing swim and enlightening visits to chapels like Our Lady of Cures and Velsao chapels make your day.

5. Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach
Straight View of Majorda Beach
Majorda beach, despite having the smallest stretch as compared to other beaches in Goa, is in contention  of being crowned the best beach in South Goa. Drive 5 kms north of Colva and you are greeted with the delectable aroma coming out from some of the best bakeries in Goa. Legend has it that it was here Lord Rama was brought after he was kidnapped. Majorda has some of the best bakers in India, some even being the direct descendents of the first batch of Portuguese to arrive in India.

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