Goa Beach

Best beaches in Goa

1. Candolim

What is it? A slightly more subdued alternative to bustling Calangute, the neighbouring party beach. 

Why go? Characterized by scrubbed sand dunes, clear waters, crisp sea breeze and huge swathes of soft sands, Candolim is known for its beauty. Adventurers can also get involved in parasailing, banana rides, scuba diving and jet skiing. For a post-beach drink, head to the nearby shacks and quench your thirst with a refreshing cocktail made from feni, a traditional Goan spirit. Now, let the calmness flow through you.

2. Patnem

What is it? A perfect haven for a little rest and recuperation, – and yogis too. 

Why go? Patnem Beach is a slice of paradise for those who want to have some serious me time. There’s little in the way of hotels and nightlife; instead, embrace the chill factor and hang out at the humble bamboo huts on the beach, or take part in a yoga retreat. There’s pristine sand to relax on and clear waters to swim in. While you’re here, do try the delicious speciality roast New Zealand lamb at nearby bar/restaurant Nada Brahma.

3. Miramar

What is it? A scenic beach that looks as though a photograph of it’s vista should hang in the most distinguished of art galleries.

Why go? With unrivalled views of the Arabian Sea, as well as a great helping of delicate sands and wild greenery, we’d argue that Miramar is one of the loveliest beaches in Goa. Once you’ve had your fill of swimming and sunbaking, make your way to the shoreline where you’ll find fun souvenir shops and great eateries. Wanna get romantic? Stick around for sunset to experience Miramar at its most beautiful (and to capture the perfect honeymoon pic).

5. Cavelossim

What is it? One of Goa’s most picturesque beaches, fronted by black lava rocks, miles of white sand and blue sea, plus the inevitable fringe of palm trees.

Why go? 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.