Last Updated on December 16, 2023 by Augustin Fernandes
In the northern hemisphere of Goa, there are so many beautiful beaches spread across the edge of Goa where the shore meets the sea. These Best beaches in North Goa are the result of many tourists wanting to travel to Goa for a fun thrilling vacation.
The beaches in the North are much more packed and filled with enthusiasm than those in the South. The North Goa beaches like Candolim, Baga, and Calangute are filled with adventure sports, dolphin site-seeing, and much more!
Visitors visiting the Beaches of North Goa will also be delighted by the nightlife that most of these beaches have to offer.
A part from this there are several restaurants and shopping places all along the Beaches located in North Goa.
The choices you have are countless as Goa is a place filled with beaches. So don’t hesitate to check out all the North Goa beaches in Goa here on our website, before making up your mind which one of them you would prefer to see.
Have a blast and make the most of your experience at the bea0ches!
And do not forget to leave the beaches clean so that other visitors can enjoy its beauty as well!
1. Baga Beach
Baga beach, though visited now by tourists from all around India and the world, was first known to be the beach of the long-haired, scruffy hippies.
These hippies first came from San Francisco in the 1960s and settled at the beach, making Baga Beach their home. Hence, giving Baga the title in the 1960s and ’70s of being a beach for the hippies.
Baga beach has come a long way since then and is no longer considered to be just a place for the hippies. It is loved and enjoyed by tourists from different walks of life, coming from different parts of the world. Baga Beach till date is one of the most crowded beach areas in Goa.
How do you get to Baga Beach?
By Air — The MOPA Airport is 31 Km from Baga beach. It is well connected with major Indian cities and has transport to take you directly to the beach front.
By Rail — The closer railways is Thivim about 20 km away from the beach.
By Road — The beach is 10.5 km from Mapusa and 17.6 km from Goa’s capital Panaji.
2. Candolim Beach
Candolim Beach situated perfectly below the ruins of the fort and under the Taj Hotel. Candolim Beach has one of the best ambiances of all the Goan Beaches.
Much like Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach too has its fair share of visiting tourists that come from all over India and around the globe.
Candolim Beach is considered to be a more homely and relaxing beach compared to Calangute Beach.
Also like by families who like a bit of space and peace. Since the beach is quite long, tourists have plenty of space to wander and to find a perfect quieter spot.
There are numerous well-established Shacks and Inns around the beach, all serving rich Goan Food. Fish Curry Rice is the Goan Speciality at most of the restaurants in each of these Shacks.
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How do you get to Candolim Beach?
By Air — The MOPA Airport is 31 Km from Candolim beach. It is well connected with major Indian cities and has transport to take you directly to the beach front.
By Rail — The closer railways is Thivim about 21 km away from the beach.
By Road — The beach is 11 km from Mapusa and 16 km from Goa’s capital Panaji.
Best time to visit Candolim
The most appropriate time to visit the beach is either during the post-monsoon or pre-monsoon period, from November to April.
3. Morjim Beach
Morjim beach is also famous for being the nesting place for the Olive Ridley Turtle, (an endangered species of turtle).
Many Russian immigrants have settled down in Morjim, which is why it’s also called “Little Russia” in modern times.
The sea adjoining the beach is very comfortable and pleasant for swimming, especially for those who just want to relax and paddle in the water.
The beach ensures that there is sufficient space at the southern end of the beach, close to the Chapora river for the Olive Ridley sea turtles to wander about freely without being disturbed. Tourists are allowed to enjoy these beautiful creatures, without disrupting their presence
Kite surfing is another popular activity conducted on the beach by locals and tourists, however other activities like water sports, are not allowed on the beach due to the inhabitance of other water species.
How to reached Morjim Beach?
By Air — The MOPA Airport is 25 Km from Morjim beach.
By Rail — The closer railways is Thivim about 20 km away from the beach.
By Road — The beach is 13 km from Mapusa and 25 km from Goa’s capital Panaji.
4. Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach is the most popular beach amongest the locals as well as tourists visiting Goa.
Miramar Beach was first known as the ‘Porta de Gaspar Dias‘ Beach which was originally named by the Portuguese.
Years later, after the Portuguese rule ended, the name ‘Miramar Beach’ was put forth as the beach’s name.
Known to be the favorite evening spot for families residing around Panaji, Miramar Beach is filled with families and their kids, who come here for a relaxing outing during the evenings, after work.
The beach is filled with children attractions, like slides as well as a tunnel of a fish, which the kids find fascinating.
The tourists who come to Goa, enjoy the picturesque view of the beach, along the Mandovi River, and also enjoy a swim in the Arabian Sea. Tourists can also opt to go out into the sea by one of the cruises that regularly go to see the dolphins.
How to reached Miramar Beach?
By Air — The MOPA Airport is 18 Km from Miramar beach.
By Rail — The closer railway station is Karmali about 12 km away from the beach.
By Road — The beach is 15 km from Mapusa and 3 km from Goa’s capital Panaji.
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5. Kerim Beach
Keri Beach, more so-known as Querim Beach, is situated in North Goa. The beach happens to be one of Goa’s northernmost beaches, which is situated near the estuary of ‘Terekol’.
Keri Beach is very near to Terekol Fort. Terekol Fort and Kerim Beach are situated on opposite banks of the Terekol River.
Kerim Beach is one the most serene looking beaches with tall pine trees lined up all along the beachfront. It is also one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa.
Beach is untouched by mass tourism, except for weekends, when locals from nearby towns sometimes drop in for a picnic.
The beach comprises a long stretch of sand with rocky outcrops, a river inlet, and rows of trees.
Visitors are freely enjoying the sunrise and to take photos of the shoreline.
Walk along the 2 km of peaceful shoreline and take a seat under the pine trees to catch your breath in the shade. After a refreshing splash in the rolling waves, find a tranquil location for sunbathing.
How To Reach Keri Beach
Beach is just 10 km from Arambol and 28 Kms from Panjim. A lot of buses from Mapusa to Arombol terminate at Kerim beach after Arombol. Hiring a cab is the most convenient way if you are not driving by your vehicle.
North Goa is a destination that is perfect for those who wish to witness the beach side of Goa. The beaches in North Goa are known for their scenic beauty, water sports activities, and nightlife.
Which is the least crowded beach in North Goa?
Several beaches in North Goa are less crowded and offer a peaceful ambiance. Some of the least crowded beaches in North Goa are Morjim Beach, Mandrem Beach, Keri Beach and Sinquerim Beach.
Which beach is safest in Goa?
Some of the safest beaches in Goa are Colva beach, Palolem Beach, Ashwem Beach and Mandrem Beach.