Best Beaches In & Around Vāsco Da Gāma

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  • 1. Bogmalo Beach

    Bogmalo Beach

    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    This white sandy beach lies about four kilometres from Dabolim Airport in South Goa. 

    Bogmalo Beach is a family-friendly, ideal and unspoilt spot for some tranquility and barefoot strolls along the shore. It's situated in a small bay and there's around two kilometres of shoreline to sprawl out by.

    Lifeguards are on duty most of the time too, so feel free to suit up and enjoy a dip in the calm, warm… read more »

  • 2. Baga Beach

    Baga Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Baga Beach is another of the most popular beaches in North Goa. Attracting a mix of younger, middle class Indian tourists as well as those from overseas this is the partying capital of the Goan coast. All the tales of hedonism and holiday excess in Goa probably originated from here or neighbouring Calangute.

    Things have moved on somewhat since the days of drug-addled hippies and endless acid house /… read more »

  • 3. Baina Beach

    Baina Beach

    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Baina Beach is a relatively new stretch of sand on the Goa circuit, and as such, remains tranquil despite its growing interest from tourists. It lies on the edges of the city of Vasco da Gama, just a short distance from the international airport, making it a great stop if you're short of time or don't like the idea of being too far from the centre of town.

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  • 4. Miramar Beach

    Miramar Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 5. Siridao beach

    Siridao beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 6. Bambolim Beach

    Bambolim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 7. Ashvem Beach

    Ashvem Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Ashvem Beach sits to the north of Goa's Chapora River. Despite its long stretch of golden sand washed by attractive waters, Ashvem Beach isn't as popular as other parts of the Goa coastline, perhaps because it lacks the water sports facilities of beaches further south. It makes Ashvem Beach a fine destination for those beachgoers looking for a more relaxed and tranquil experience.

    Locally-owned beach shacks among the palm trees provide… read more »

  • 8. Anjuna Beach

    Anjuna Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Anjuna Beach is one of the best known in North Goa, with its reputation growing out of the halcyon hippie days of the 1960s. These days it is still pretty laid back but draws a much more diverse crowd, many of whom are here for the heady party scene.

    Anjuna Beach itself is everything you would expect from a Goan beach; a wide stretch of golden sand backed by palm trees… read more »

  • 9. Arossim Beach

    Arossim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 10. Benaulim Beach

    Benaulim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Located in the South of Goa, Benaulim Beach has beautiful soft white sand and a generous fringing of swaying palm trees. You can just relax here and enjoy the beauty of this beach, or you can try water sports, such as snorkeling, parasailing, windsurfing, and more. You will have plenty to fill your days while visiting this location.

    This is one of the best known locations for fishing on the coast,… read more »

  • 11. Utorda Beach

    Utorda Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 12. Sinquerim Beach

    Sinquerim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    In reality, Sinquerim Beach is the southernmost extension of Candolim Beach, which meet each other without interruption among the palm trees and other tropical vegetation this part of northern Goa is known for.

    A stunning stretch of near-flat golden sand almost ten kilometres in length when considered as a whole, Sinquerim Beach is an excellent place to start any exploration of all the state has to offer because of its… read more »

  • 13. Majorda Beach

    Majorda Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Facing west towards stunning sunsets, Majorda Beach is located in southern Goa. A short stretch of sand perhaps 200 metres in length, it runs continuously into Gonsua and Betalbatim beaches to the south and Causalim Beach to the north, for a total of 25 kilometres.

    Much of the way it is lined by resorts and other places to stay. The beach side is also not short of food shacks,… read more »

  • 14. Morjim Beach

    Morjim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Morjim Beach is one of the most Northern beaches in Goa. With its beautiful pristine sands and backdrop of palms it makes the perfect nesting and hatching site for the Olive ridley sea turtles. These creatures are an endangered species in India (though not globally) and are protected by law. This has done much to prevent development on the beach and it remains much as Goas brasher beaches to the… read more »

  • 15. Candolim Beach

    Candolim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Close to a variety of attractions including the Museum of Goa and the seventeenth century Portuguese defences of Aguada Fort, Candolim Beach is an area of sand particularly popular with holidaymakers from Britain.

    One of the longest beaches in Goa, the beach is a fine combination of laid-back sun worship on easy to hire sun loungers and umbrellas, and welcoming atmosphere. That's thanks to the range of bars, restaurants and souvenir… read more »

  • 16. Betalbatim Beach

    Betalbatim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 17. Colva Beach

    Colva Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

    Located in Goa's southern district, Colva Beach has a length of just under 2.5 kilometres. Comprising soft pale sand, it is predominantly sought out by domestic Indian holidaymakers, with international beachgoers making up only a small proportion of its visitors.

    Popular during the annual holiday periods, Colva Beach is watched over by lifeguards, who also mark out the safe areas to swim with flags. You don't have to go far to… read more »

  • 18. Querim Beach

    Querim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 1 hr

    Querim Beach, often referred to as Keri Beach, is the northernmost beach in Goa. As such it has something of a remote feel to it and never gets busy like nearby Arambol Beach to the south. Querim Beach is a place you can enjoy relaxing walks on the beach, sunbathe, go surfing and watching the sunset. This is the place you head to for peace, tranquility, and natural beauty.

    It… read more »

  • 19. Sernabatim Beach

    Sernabatim Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 20. Calangute Beach

    Calangute Beach
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    Travel time from Vāsco Da Gāma: approx 0.5 hrs

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