105 kms of Konkan coast stretches across the state of Goa providing a wide range of choice in beaches to suit everybody’s needs. There are unspoilt pristine streches of sand for the solitude seeker and there are those ones jammed with people in every square feet of sand. North Goa beaches stretch begins from the headland of Fort Aguada just outside Panaji city and moves up north towards the border to Maharashtra.
Candolim is the first beach that can be approached from the city of Panaji. Though it is difficult to find individual accommodation here, there are a few hotels with restaurants attached. One highlight of Candolim is the Parasailing and Water skiing facility, besides other sports available here.
Calangute is the beach to which everyone heads for the moment they land in Goa. So it is natural that it is overcrowded in both in peak and off seasons. This huge seven-kilometre sweep of sand located 15 kms from Panaji, is called the ‘Queen of Beaches’. Years of tourism has brought in a tremendous change in the scenario and therefore, hotels and guesthouses stretch uninterrupted from Calangute to Baga. The waves are bigger and heavier here due to the rapid drop.
Baga beach is part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea that begins at Fort Aguada continues as Sinquerim Beach, then as Candolim Beach and merges into Calangute Beach and then to Baga beach and then Anjuna Beach and then to Vagator Beach finally ending at Chapora Beach. As compared to Calangute Beach , it is more quieter and also more isolated. It is more popular with western tourists who love to use it as a base for water sports and fishing in the area.
Do not worry about the tan, worry about these beautiful beaches being spoiled if you delay your holidays more.
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