Goa is the beach lovers’ paradise. There is just no shortage of beautiful beaches in Goa, and every single one of them is incomparable and different. But of course, hard as it may be, it is possible to name the top 5 of the best beaches in this southern India state. The beaches in Goa have extensive and long coastline – unlike in other parts of the planet – which is one of the main reasons why tourists from different regions of the world visit (and revisit) them.
1. Palolem Beach
On top of the list of the Palolem Beach in southern Goa. It has gained popularity among local and foreign tourists because of its scenic views, offshore islands, clear and fresh water, and wonderfully clean beach. It is also not very touristy, so it is the best place to enjoy the sand, water, and nature. One of the main attractions of this beach – especially for family beach vacationers – is the well-organized management of the government. The place is ultra safe, with lifeguards that are on the look out (constantly and vigilantly). Taking a boat ride, watching the dolphins and enjoying water sports activities are some of the best things you can do here. The soulful sunset is a big bonus.
2. Baga Beach
The popularity of Baga Beach comes from looking like something out of a beautiful painting. It is scenic and serene. It also offers a perfect beach getaway for those who are tired of spending their holidays in busy and crowded beaches. The white waves of the sea look majestic as they rush to the shore to wipe away foot imprints, as the palm trees happily sway as they flirt with the wind.
3. Benaulim Beach
If you want to relax and contemplate, Benaulim Beach should be your Goa beach destination. This beach is not as crowded as the more tourist famous beaches in Goa – one of the reasons why it is on this list. It is safe to say that Benaulim Beach is a great beach because it just allows you to laze under the warmth of the sun comfortably. This beach is perfect for swimming and fishing. One of the most favorite things to do here (especially by young couples and families) is to have a nice candle-light dinner in the middle of the perfectly natural and unspoiled beach setting.
4. Miramar Beach
Miramar beach in northern Goa can be a crowded beach. That is not surprising as it has a 2 kilometers length of the first coast with soft silvery sand that shares the glory with the blue sea. Ignore the occasional crowd, and you can feel the beauty and magnificence of this beach. Lounge in the sand, enjoy the magnificent sunset, and you will undoubtedly experience the splendor of Miramar Beach.
5. Colva Beach
Colva beach boasts of 2.4 kilometers of powdery fine white sand that is lined with coconut palms. It is easily accessible, making it a top favorite among tourists. Aside from jumping into the water, watching the sunset is one of the favorite things to do here, as well as taking leisurely walks along the shore.