Beaches Of Goa

Many people tend to think of Goa as one big beach. Goa, surprisingly for them, comes as a state, albeit a small one, with a large number of beaches, but equally with many towns and a network of roads, seven major rivers and their estuaries, verdant hills with lush vegetation, and and large distances to be covered. But then, Goa also has a coastline of 125 kilometres. No wonder people are still left with the impression that Goa, above all else, remains one big beach. It's a selfish way of looking at Goa, but for those on a holiday, it is also the most appropriate. And if comparison was to be established, then the beaches of Goa score over any other in the country simply on account of the acceptance of these beaches as a part of the everyday Goan life. For backing them up are shacks where beer is sold inexpensively, kiosks where gourmet seafood is prepared with the toss of a pan, water sports activities that include from water scooters to water gliding beachside shopping that begin with the gorgeous Gujarati embroideries and mirror-worked fabrics, midnight bonfires on the beach, and as much music as you care to listen to. And for a day of adventure, simply hitch a ride out to sea with the fishermen. You'll be toasted brown, and will almost certainly get in their way, but they'll share their catch with you, and you can have your own beach barbeque with fish you've helped catch!

Another interesting fact about Goa is that the beaches here are at least a million years old. The tides wash them twice a day; the monsoons redesign them twice a year. So, even if you've visited all the beaches of Goa in a single year, you'll find that they've changed when you return next year. Not very drastically changed, perhaps, but they would certainly have been subtly altered: a bay carved here, a whisper of surf there, a promontory relocated, that small alcove where you once sunbathed changed to soft, white sand dune. The monsoons are finicky, restless designers and they're never quite happy with what they've done. This is what makes Goa's beaches so attractive: they're always new, always exciting and, if the beach you've loved last year doesn't appeal any more, there's another one refurbished to suit you. In a coastline of 125 km, there are 83 km of beaches: you're bound to find a new one of your dreams.



Galgibag,Talpona beaches Galgibag,Talpona beaches
Location: Galgibag,Talpona
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Patnem, Rajbag beaches Patnem, Rajbag beaches
Location: Patnem,Rajbag
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Palolem beach
Location: Palolem
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Agonda,Cola beaches Agonda,Cola beaches
Location: Agonda,Cola
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Cavelossim,Mobor beaches Cavelossim,Mobor beaches
Location: Cavelossim,Mobor
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Varca, Carmona Beaches Varca, Carmona Beaches
Location: Varca,Carmona
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Benaulim,Colva beaches Benaulim,Colva beaches
Location: Benaulim, Colva
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Betalbatim,Senabatim beaches
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Majorda,Utorda beaches Majorda,Utorda beaches
Location: Majorda,Utorda
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Arossim,Velsao beaches
Location: Arossim,Velsao
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Candolim beach Candolim beach
Location: Candolim
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Calangute beach
Location: Calangute
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Baga beach Baga beach
Location: Baga
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Anjuna beach
Location: Anjuna
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Vagator, Little Vagator beaches Vagator, Little Vagator beaches
Location: Vagator, Little Vagator
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Morjim beach
Location: Morjim
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Ashwem, Mandrem beaches Ashwem, Mandrem beaches
Location: Ashwem, Mandrem
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Bogmalo beach
Location: Bogmalo
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Miramar, Vainguinim beaches
Location: Miramar,Vainguinim
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