North Goa Beaches: Almost all travel article on Goa is written with the same tone of visiting x number of best beaches of North Goa, isn’t it too boring to do what all are doing right? so, let’s explore some best & relevant beaches of North Goa


If you are the first timer in North Goa or a regular visitor, the happening beaches of Goa are the primary reason, tourist prefers Goa from all over India and abroad. So, let’s explore more about North Goa beaches. Please note, I am not going to cover each and every or 10s/20s of them, only relevant and well worthy found space on our article


Arambol was primarily a fisherman village before the tourism boom. It is located at an approximately two-hour drive from Dabolim Airport in northern Goa. The beach attracts majorly international tourists for its serene and calm atmosphere.

Arambol is located northernmost of Goa, therefore if you plan to explore the boundary of Goa by doing an awesome Goa road trip, Arambol bach should be in your topmost list.


The beach is long, with parts both rocky and sandy. There is also a hilltop which you can climb and find a nice view. The main draw of this quaint place is the activities. You will find innumerable flyers advertising all kinds of parties, events, and services. The beachside shacks are another plus of Arambol beach.


The beach at Ashwem is scenic, sandy with palm trees and luxurious lounges available for rent. It is one of the hidden gems of North Goa. It has a stunning scenery and is comparatively less crowded.

If you venture out a little, you will find yourself during quaint and authentic Goan villages and temples and churches. Staying at Ashwem will be taken care of by the number of low-cost huts to expensive luxurious resorts in the quieter parts of the beach.


There is a noise curfew in the evenings, which ensure that Ashwem offers the perfect peaceful trip away from the hustle and bustle of the other beaches. The sounds of the waves crashing against the beach can be heard from far and act as a natural relaxant.


Morjim Beach


Morjim is a town in Parnem, located in North Goa. It is situated on the northern bank of the Chapora River estuary. The town is also known as Little Russia because of huge Russian immigrant population.

There aren’t as many hotels but almost every other house offers rooms and guest houses for a cheap stay. Restaurants that we would recommend are Jardin d’Ulysse offering French, Italian, Tibetan and Indian cuisines.


The beach in Morjim is known for being the nesting and hatching ground of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle. Because of its status, the Indian law gives utmost protection to the turtle and any kind of poaching is a punishable offense.


One of the most famous beaches of Goa is in Vagator, which is synonymous with the romanticism of Goa. The beach has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and offers a breathtaking view of the sunset.

The town of Vagator is every backpacker’s dream destination. It is very laid back and very steeped in the rave culture attracting a high number of western tourists and backpackers. A little south from Vagator is the famous Anjuna beach, known for being the birthplace of the hippie culture in India.


If you are a party animal looking to have a good time, Vagator is the place to be. All night raves on the beach to swish nightclubs, you will be left with too many options to choose. Although most places in Vagator have parties going on, do not miss out on Shiva Valley in South Anjuna beach.


Baga is one of the coolest North Goa beaches that always have a very vibrant and lively environment all-round the year. You will find all kinds of people here enjoying the beach life to the fullest.

You can also indulge in some thrilling water sport here and enjoy yourself by Jet Skiing, windsurfing or parasailing. Baga is the top party place in Goa. Some of the popularly known clubs here are Brittos, Titos and Mambos.


The beach is full of shacks, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors, massage parlors and these serve you with their best services. These shacks come to live in the evening with rocking music and fantastic service.


Calangute is another amazingly vivacious beach that is a continuous stretch of the Baga. Replete with lots of adventure games, and a range of restaurants serving finger-licking delicacies, Calangute is fancy in its own way.


Calangute often called the ‘Queen of Beaches’ is the real attraction for tourists. You will see plenty of shacks and stalls along the beach selling everything, from alcohol to exotic jewels, souvenirs, seafood and much more.

SUGGESTED READ– Head out to Kaveri’s detail written article on North Goa activities.


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