Goa beaches make for that perfect picture postcard setting that enchants tourists. Fringed by coastal trees and lapped by waters of Arabian sea, options are in plenty : tourist can soak up the sun for that perfect tan, leisurely sip the famous fenny, go for a brisk surin or take part in adventure sports.
The tropical climate that prevails for most part of the year is a pleasant experience for visitors.
Most beaches have derived their names from adjoining villages or villages where they fall in. covering 131 km of the coastline, Goa has many beaches to choose from. In fact, one can have the pick of the best.
Enowned worldwide for its spectacular beaches that are among the finest in the world, Goa in the west coast of India is a holidaymaker's paradise. The 125 kilometers of Goan coastline is dotted with numerous palm-fringed sandy beaches which offer the perfect destination for a romantic honeymoon or an ideal vacation. A firm favorite with travelers from all corners of the world, the beaches in Goa attract thousands of beach lovers and regular tourists from far and wide. The beaches are the most significant aspects of tourism in Goa.
The beaches in Goa can be classified into the beaches in North and the beaches in South. The beaches of these two regions have different characters. The beaches of Goa in the north are the more popular ones and host a lot of parties and carnivals, while the beaches of south Goa are relatively quieter, and appeal to those looking for relaxed solitude.
North Goa Beaches
The beaches in north Goa stretch over a distance of 30 kilometers. The beautiful beaches are the venues of entertaining parties, carnivals and adventure sports activities. The beaches in North Goa are -
* Dona Paula
South Goa beaches
The beaches in South Goa offer tourists relatively quieter and secluded ambience, along with splendid natural beauty. The beaches of south Goa are
The beaches in Goa are also ideal destinations for adventure enthusiasts. These offer excellent options for a wide range of water sports including swimming, river cruising along the Baga, Candolim and Calangute beach strips, dinghy sailing, parasailing, scuba diving, water skiing, water scootering, windsurfing, jet skiing and banana boat riding.