Most Popular Beaches in North Goa

North Goa beaches facilitate adventure sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Highly commercialized North Goa beaches are ideal for food, wine and relaxing at the up market restaurants.

Anjuna Beach
Hot spot for the hippies and western travelers, full moon night parties, food fiesta and flea market mark this beach. One of the most prominent beaches in Goa.

Calangute Beach
There is no stopping yourself from the fun of water sports and sunbathing. Ever bustling with people, it is an important stop for shopaholics as well. Panaji to Calangute is a drive of 45 minutes from Calangute beach in Goa.

Baga Beach Around 16 km from Panaji city, Baga Beach in Goa is famous for angling and water sports just like Calangute. There is also a series of seafood restaurants bordering the beach here.

Miramar Beach
Close to Dona Paula, Miramir Beach is well known for its serenity and solitude. The best time to visit is from November to March. You can also view the Aguada Fort from here.

Another popular beach of North Goa, Candolim is an extension of Baga Beach and eating joints here are famous. Prominent attractions here include St Alex Church and Kerkar Art Complex. You can shop handicrafts, accessories and garments in the nearby shops as well.

Dona Paula
This is the closest beach to Panaji and the first stop for beach lovers arriving via Panaji. It is the point of intersection of the Mandovi and Zuari rivers.

Sinquerim Beach
Around 13 km from Panaji, Sinquerim Beach is famous for the Aguada Fort that was once the 17th century Portuguese stronghold. The Taj Palace and Resorts group has now built its hotel at Fort Aguada and the place is also popular for water sports.

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