A beach lover? Then head to Goa.There are so many of them that you will be spoilt for choice. It is a fact that Goa does not believe in small numbers as there are close to 54 beaches to visit when in the state. The plentiful beaches have names that begin with almost every alphabet right from A to V!
Beaches- The pulse of Goa
Beaches of Goa run along nearly 83% of the coastline of Goa. They captivate with the miles of silver sands, breezy palms and the mesmerizing sunsets. Some of the more popular ones are listed below:
Anjuna Beach: Located around 18 kilometres from Panaji, the Anjuna Beach is spread over 30 kilometres. They overlook the hills which adds to the scenic delight. A highlight of this beach is the Ozran region popularly called ‘Jewel of Anjuna’ where unusual rock formations encircle a small cove of black rock and white sand which goes on to join the sea.
Baga Beach: Named after the Baga River, the Baga Beach is about 15 kilometres from Panaji. This beach is a favourite with tourists who throb the place. They can relax under parasols and beach beds while sipping on their favourite mocktails. Beverage and food joints are so plentiful that tourists turn into foodies guiltlessly! Another indulgence for tourists are the many water sports at the beach; parasailing, windsurfing, Jet Ski rides are a few among them. The sight of the Baga River flowing into the Arabian Sea is undoubtedly a visual treat.
Calangute Beach: If Baga Beach is busy, then Calangunte Beach is bustling. Known as the Queen of Beaches, it is around 15 kilometres from Panaji and runs to about seven kilometres in length. In addition to sun bathing, travellers can spend time with water sports and shopping. A shopaholic’s delight, the beach has stores with products from all over India including jewellery from Tibet and handicrafts from Kashmir. Seafood stalls and beers are another attraction.
Talk on the beaches of Goa will fill up a book. But a hands-on experience is a must.
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