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Beaches of Goa
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Goa is world famous for its beaches. The Goan coast is lined with a number of beaches, each with a distinctive flavor, some have golden sand, some have white sand, some have fine sand grains, some with bigger sand particles, some full of shells, etc…But one thing common is the distinctive blue Arabian Sea and the swaying coconut palm trees.
The Goan beaches are either a part of a continuous beach belt or are distinctive beach separated from other beach belts by a stretch of hills or rock formations that dot the Goan coastline. Some of the beaches are given here below:
Keri beach – Located on the north most tip of Goa is lined with Casurina trees. This beach is not so frequented and ideal for a quiet holiday.
Arambol beach – Located at the extreme north is frequented by lots of people which include hippies. This beach is famous for fresh water spring and the hills that dot the back drop.
Morjim beach – Located south of Arambol beach is famous for its tranquil surroundings. This beach is famous for being a nesting ground for sea turtles.
Vagator beach – Located in North Goa is famous for its swaying palm trees. This beach has the Chapora fort of Dil Chata Hai fame overlooking it.
Anjuna Beach – Famous for the weekly Wednesday Flea market and is very popular amongst westerners who have taken paying guest accommodation with locals. This beach was once famous for acid parties that have since been discontinued.
Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute and Baga Beach form part of continuous beach belt that stretch from Fort Aguada located at the mouth of River Mandovi upto the Baga River. This beach is the most happening beach belt lined with a number of five star hotels, holiday homes, studio apartments, beach villas, paying guest accommodation, beach resorts, etc. This stretch has a number of places to eat out which includes shacks, lounge restaurants, bars, etc. that serves a range of cuisine comprising of Continental, Mughalai, Italian, Chinese, Hyderabad, Parsi, Goan, etc… This stretch also boasts of the maximum night clubs, pubs and discos for the party animal. A unique experience is the Saturday Nite Bazar one should not miss out on. There are two Saturday Nite Markets, one is Mackie’s Saturday Nite Market at Baga and other is Ingo’s Saturday Nite Market at Arpora. These bazar’s start of late evening and go on upto late night. The markets have a variety of wares to offer that include Kashmiri stones and gems, Rajasthani handicrafts, traditional dresses, wood carvings, sandal wood incense sticks, imported cigarettes, Goa trance music, body piercing, crystals and a range of entertainment events.
Miramar Beach – Located close to Panaji city is more famous as the city dwellers beach and is also popular amongst the Indian tourist. The beach is also famous for the Casurina trees that line the beach and the Chaat stalls that serve Bhel Puri, Ragda Pattis, Sev Puri, Pani Puri, etc.
Hawaii, Dias and Vainguinim Beach are close to Dona Paula, a famous tourist spot and a sunset point.
Bogmalo Beach forms a part of a cove and is beach frequented by both domestic as well as foreign tourist. This is the beach closest to the airport as well as Vasco city, the port city.
Velsao, Arossim, Majorda, Utorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Mobor and Varca Beach which are a part of largest continuous beach belt in Goa is lined with swaying coconut palm trees. This stretch has a number of five star hotels which offer a tranquil environment so as to have a relaxed holiday.
Palolem, Rajbag, Galibag and Agonda are beaches located in the extreme south Goa that borders Karnataka. These beach offer clear blue waters which an unforgettable ambience.
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