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Goa Beaches Photo Gallery

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Pictures of Beautiful Beaches in Goa



inngoa exclusive article on the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Goa, selected among the best of the best. Please make sure to admire every little aspect when you visit these gorgeous beaches, as they indeed are absolutely adorable.

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Benaulim Beach – The Place to unwind on a holiday

Benaulim Beach – The Place to unwind on a holiday

Benaulim Beach – The Place to unwind on a holiday

One can just laze the day off soaking in the sun. It gives you the pleasure and satisfaction of being in Goa. Benaulim beach is the beach to be, when you just want to relax. Eating joints nearby offer you snacks and drinks as and when preferred and you don’t even have to bother about getting up from your comfort zone for such things because there are assistants roaming about through whom you can place the orders and the food or drink is brought to you where you are seated. Here you can simply lie on the sand and finally get up with a beautiful tan. Benaulim beach still has the Portuguese influence. This beach in Goa starts where Colva beach ends. The best thing about Benaulim beach is that it is still rather undiscovered by domestic tourists even though it is a famous beach for fishing. This beach gets fairly crowded in the evenings and on weekends

Benaulim is an atmospheric fishing and rice-farming village situated between coconut groves and paddy fields on the main coast road from Colva to Mobor.


It is an ideal place to unwind on holiday and the seafood in the restaurants and beach shacks is superb and very good value for money. The long beach with its brilliant white sand, churning surf, beach shacks, traditional outrigger fishing boats and glorious sunsets is breathtaking. The local people are very friendly and helpful. It is a town of immense natural beauty, located along the scenic south Goa coastline. Folklore has it that Lord Parashurama, incarnation of Lord Vishnu, shot an arrow from the Sahyadri mountains in adjacent konkan; the arrow (Baan in Sanskrit) landed at the site of this present-day town. Thus it was known as Banahalli or Banavalli (the village of the arrow) before the advent of the Portuguese. Ancient Banavalli had a magnificent temple dedicated to Shiva and Parvati,known as Katyayani Baneshvar ruins, of which can be still found in the village. The deities were shifted to Aversa in Northern Kanara (modern Uttara Kannada) in the 16th century.

Some of the hotels one can find around Benaulim are: Furtados Beach House is located exactly on the famous Benaulim Beach In South Goa. Joecons beach resort is built on a 9,000 sq. mts, surrounded by lush paddy fields in the quaint village of Benaulim. Joecons is where you can enjoy a relaxing getaway. Lotus Resort is a home away from home for the visitors to Goa. And is Strategically located in close proximity to the beautiful Benaulim beach. Overlooking the mighty Arabian Sea, The Taj Exotica is one of the best 5-star properties in Goa.

Beach shacks offer great sea food, traditional Indian food, and lots of Beer, along with cocktails. There are open-air eateries serving seafood and Portuguese dishes. Beach Bonanza fair starts from mid of April and held on consecutive Sundays. Visitors can enjoy various activities at this Beach Bonanza Fair. Apart from the seafood, you can also catch up with some water activity. The main water-sports in Benaulim beach are dolphin and crocodile spotting. Adventure lovers can also enjoy Para sailing or jet-skiing. Wind surfing, boating, banana boat rides, skiing and rowing are few water sports that you can indulge in. It is among the beast beaches as for as fishing is concerned. Few private companies organizes full day Paradise Island Trip, which includes food and beverages; underwater snorkeling and fishing.

Two of the Major Tourist Attractions are Nossa Senhora de Merces( Our Lady of Mercy) Church and the Church of St John the Baptist.

Nossa Senhora de Merces is famous for its annual religious event Fama of Menino Jesuse (Child Jesus) since the 17th century. The Catholic community celebrates it on the third Monday of October every year. It is one of Goa’s most popular feasts and a huge fair is organised on this auspicious occasion. The Church of St. John The Bapist celebrates on arrival of the monsoon the feast of St John the Baptist (Sao Joao) as a thanksgiving. Young men wearing crowns of leaves and fruits tour the area singing for gifts. To commemorate the movement of St John when he was in his mother’s womb and visited by Mary, the mother of Jesus, the young men of this village jump in the wells.

Eating and drinking in huts, shacks and restaurants are the main nightlife of Benaulim beach. Enjoying loud music, drinking chill beer and parties can be seen at night. Occasionally, people enjoy with their guitar at the shacks.

Shopping complexes are yet to be developed but one can enjoy visit to trinket shops and drink stalls on the beach to buy artefacts, antiques and gifts. The beach provides a natural landscape and makes the surroundings absolutely photogenic. The tall swaying palm trees, the blue ocean, the golden sands, the wooden boats scattered at strategic places, all make this beach a scene out of Paradise. Occasionally you may find hawkers, fruit sellers, wandering masseurs, roaming on the beach. The Benaulim beach is also popular because people can easily go swimming here as the water is free of jellyfish and other hazards.

You can look forward to a perfect beach setting with acres of silvery sands and cool breeze that take you to a different world of rest and repose until the sound of the sea waves crashing into the shores brings you back. The beach looks even prettier at night with the starlit sky and gentle moonlight lending the place a truly exotic look. A candle light dinner amidst the setting is an excellent add-on to the perfect vacation.

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Majorda Beach Goa

Majorda Beach Goa

Majorda Beach



Situated in the south of Goa, Majorda beach is one that will sweep you off your feet with its canopy of palm trees, soft white-sands, clear waters & mere bliss. I’ve been living here since a kid and trust me I love this place for its serenity and peaceful atmosphere. It is one of the most marvelous beaches in Goa that I know of & is located about of 8 kms from Margao, 5 kms from the ColvaBeach and 18 kms from Dabolim Airport. Majorda Beach is connected to Margao with an excellent network of roadways and it is not much of a task to find your way. It has been one of the most popular beaches of Goa, and its popularity lies in its serenity.majorda beach walk

Majorda Beach has a strong bearing upon the Indian mythology. It is believed as per the Ramayana that when Lord Rama was a child he was kidnapped and brought to Majorda. Then while in quest of his consort Sita, he came to the Cabo-de-Rama, which lies further down south.


The history of Majorda is noteworthy for its breads & bakes and also toddy. Here Jesuits discovered the best toddy of Goa who used it to leaven the bread. Even today the people of Majorda are known to be the best bakers of Goa; this was the place where the tradition of baking European style breads was started. Besides, the tourists can enjoy a wide variety of mouth-watering sea-food and Goan cuisine at the beach.

Fisherman watching the tide by the seashore at Majorda Beach

Another popular attraction in Majorda is the Mae De Deus Church. The Church was found in 1588 A.D. After being destroyed in 1738, it was rebuilt in 1739. There are also many chapels and crosses almost in every section of the village.,/p>


Coming back to the beach, there are various attractions for the tourist, such as taking a dip in the clear waters at the beach or just laying back and sunbathing. If visiting you can participate in water sports like jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, and etc. or go to explore nearby villages or simply relax on the beach and watch the sunset and enjoy the essence of freshness.

people at majorda beach

At Majorda we also have a number of facilities to accommodate those visiting. Some of the most famous hotels and resorts are found here. You can find wide variety of luxury hotels and budget shelters. There are also plenty of heritage homes and locally constructed sun loungers available for hire which makes Majorda ideal for relaxing in comfort.

For all these reasons and despite its small size I love this place & I am sure if anyone visits here will instantaneously fall in love with it too. Majorda beach continues to attract many thousands of tourists to its shores each year and yet has maintained its beauty.


On an ending statement, Majorda beach can be regarded as one of Goa’s best kept secret, which is relatively unknown and offers visitors to Goa the paradise like surroundings they have come to experience. If in Goa for the peaceful need, it is a must to visit MajordaBeach.


By Train

The near­est rail­way sta­tion is in Majorda itself. But Margao is the main station, which is 11kms from Majorda.


By Bus

Fre­quent state buses go to and from other parts of Goa, but if you’re trav­el­ing a longer dis­tance, you need to change buses. A bus from Margao to the beach would costs around Rs.10–15.


By Taxi

Pre­paid taxi from Margao would be around Rs.200-300, depending on your bargaining skills.



 By Melissa Godinho



All Resorts Mentioned are walkable distance to beach, along with good hotel staff and food.

Majorda Beach Resort

Majorda Village, Salcette, Majorda 403713, India


Raj’s Pentagon Restaurant & Garden Pub
Cuisines: Goan, Indian, Chinese, Multi-Cuisine, European/Continental, Drinks & Beverage
Popular dishes:Virgin Colada, Pentagon Mix, Margaritas, Martinis, Fish Fillet Masala Fry, Grilled Lobsters, Crab Metagolic, Grilled Crab
Landmark:Opposite Majorda Beach Resort


Selfia Guest House – Majorda Beach
Price range: ₹ 1000 – ₹ 1,200
Features:Fully Furnished Guest House, Available In A/c Or Non A/c,
500m from the Majorda Beach, In house Bar and Restaurant.


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About Goa

About Goa

Being innGoa 

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Goa is a state on India’s West coast, is a former Portuguese colony with a rich history. Spread over 3,700 square kilometres with a population of approximately 1.5 million, Goa is small by Indian standards. It has a unique mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures and architecture that attracts an estimated 2.9 million visitors each year (including about 550,000 foreign tourists).

Since the 1960s, Goa has been attracting a steady flow of visitors — first the hippies and returning expat Goans, then the charter tourists (starting with the Germans in 1987), pilgrims visiting Catholic and Hindu shrines, those opting to settle in Goa as their home, people going for medical treatment, and a growing number of those who attend seminars and conferences in Goa.

r-h-productions-braganza-house-an-old-portuguese-house-goa-s-largest-private-dwelling-chandor-goa-indiaGoa is visibly different from the rest of India, owing to Portuguese rule which isolated it from the rest of India for 451 years. The Goan population is a mixture of Hindus and Roman Catholics, the distribution being approximately 60% Hindu and 29% Christian. There is also a smaller Muslim population. Despite this, communal violence has been virtually non-existent and Goa is regarded as one of the most peaceful states in India.

By Indian standards, Goa is a very small state with only two districts –North Goa and South Goa. These districts are together further divided into 11 talukas. These divisions, however, don’t make much sense for a traveller. North Goa and South Goa are similar, and each has its own “coastal” and “interior” areas. The major division in Goa is actually between the central coastal areas where the beaches are located and the hinterland mostly rich in soil and forests. The coastal areas were under colonial rule for longer, reflecting more of Portugal’s influence, including having a relatively larger Christian population. The interior is more Hindu, and has more protected forest areas, mining zones and villages.

Contrary to popular perception, Goa is not an island, though parts of what was considered “Goa” in the past were cut-off from the mainland by the many rivers this region is known for. Read More

Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach, A beautiful beach, inhabited by Russian tourists. This place is popular among kitesurfers due to the shallow depth of the sea and a very wide beach. Prices are high, with many restaurants offering Russian cuisine. Nightlife is vibrant here.

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Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach – Queen of Beaches
Everything is getting so fast paced around us, thats time we definitely need a break. Palolem is a good place to lay down all your burdens and have a good time. Palolem is largely unspoiled and is inhibited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself. The airport is approximately 67km away and the Margao Railway Station is 43kms away. There are bus services at regular intervals of 30 minutes from the beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) Bus Depot in Margao. The nearest Bus Stand is at Chaudi (Canacona City), which is 5 mins from Palolem. But my personal favourite would be to make a road trip out of it.


palolem beach

Palolem Beach

Take your car or your geared bike with a few select people and start off early morning. Since you can’t book places to stay here online or over the phone, not to worry, there are plenty of shacks to rent or if you do not like that idea. There are many guest house & resorts as well. Book a room and head out onto beach to indulge in the several activities Palolem has to offer. This place is quite the treat, you can go scuba diving, canyoning or a trekking tour, rent self paddle sea kayak boats, you can take a boat trip to see dolphins or take yoga classes at arunachala yoga centre or any other place and you will be exhilarated by it. Exhilarating as it is, if you are looking for more or looking forward to some seclusion and privacy as well, take a walk to Butterfly Island. You will spot this island to your right on entering the beach. You can walk along the beach and along some rocks during the low tide and reach the island. During high tide, water covers it and makes it impossible to walk across. The island has a network of trails to explore, further on to the right is Butterfly Beach. You will need a boat to get there. Further on still is the Honeymoon Beach, a small strip of beach which generally brings you to total seclusion. the best time for a boat ride to these islands is in the morning at 7 am or in the evening at 5 pm.
 kayaking in palolem goa
The best is yet to come, Neptunes Point (south of the main beach) provides with silent noise parties where big crowds of party goers gather every Saturday for some serious partying and dancing to some awesome tunes underneath the starry sky. you will be handed wireless head-phones with different channels to choose from. or you can opt for a quiet, peaceful evening either getting a tan or taking a walk along the beach with it being crescent shaped so that you can see the entire beach on either end. both ends of the beach consists of rocks jutting out into the sea.

What is better then wrapping up your day with shopping! on the beach front and inland, there are many little music shops, spice shops and garment shops- some of which are mini bazaars. the hippy influence over this place for over years means that they will let you chill out and let you choose rather than try to hard sell you the minute you enter the shop. Interestingly enough, at the top of the island adjoing the palolem beach, there is  as tone sculpture created by an american conceptual and land artist Jacek Tylicki called “give if you can- take if you have to” also called the “money stone”. it became a pilgrimage destination.


Landscape Garden

Palolem Holiday Homes, managed by INNGOA (Bookings Open)

With spending an entire day on tiring yet exciting activities, it is obvious you will want to cool off at dinner, space out and have some good food. Few suggestions gathered from travellers all over the world to this place are the Palolem Beach Resort, Cool Breeze- a jazz cafe, Sameer Restaurant- right on the beach, Cuba Shack – left of the beach, so enjoy the view along with their to die for fish sizzlers. Another suggestion by many is ‘Drupadi’ a popular restaurant, Magic Italy if you are in the mood for some good pizza along with your drink. there are several more. just go and explore!
Going to Palolem is a break you take and never want to get back from.
INNGOA HOLIDAY HOMES would like inform you that we have newly started our Holiday Home Services in Palolem also. Currently we rank it as one of the Best Holiday Home property near Palolem Beach with the Best of Amenities and facilities. Starting at Rs. 1999/night.

For more details please visit our page, Palolem INNGOA Holiday Homes®

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Anjuna Beach (The Hippie Beach)

Anjuna Beach (The Hippie Beach)

At the Foot of the Red Cliffs – Anjuna Beach (the hippie beach)


Every traveller knows that the perfect beach always has more to offer than just a picturesque scene and if you are visiting Goa, feel blessed – the Goan beaches offer you nothing less than your expectations of a perfect beach visit. Goa’s enchanting beaches, along its 103 km coastline, are vividly enticing.Anjuna Beach Web

Among the many such incredibly scenic beaches in Goa, there is one such beach which is always bustling, full of life, – whether it is the sound of waves crashing on the shore or the people enjoying, whether it is the music playing around or the children running around and building sand castles – yes, it is the opposite of a secluded tropical paradise, the Anjuna Beach (known as the hippie beach).

If you love to frolic in the sea and crave for a bath in the blue waters, Anjuna beach in Goa is the ideal place for you. One can plan a great day here – everything from adventures to parties, from sunbathing to dining on the beach side shacks and more so. What more could one ask for!!

Located 18 km from away from the state’s capital Panaji, Anjuna Beach is to the south of the Anjuna Village. The beach enjoys an iconic status for its notorious trance parties and the exotic Wednesday flea market brought in by the hippies during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.

Untill date, it continues to pull droves of midrange tourists and backpackers from every corner of the globe. Anjuna continues to evolve with its beach party scene.


What kind of activities can you get involved in?

Laze yourself bathing in the pleasant sun. Get your nerves high – try Bungee Jumping from an 80-ft tower and water-sports facilities like windsurfing and paragliding.


See beyond beauty – Sightseeing & Must Visits/Things to do…

The beach is adjacent to Chapora fort built in 1717 (around 8 minutes distance). The fort sits on a prominent position which showcases views in all directions.


The “Albuquerque mansion” located nearby is one of the sight-seeing highlights of this beach, magnificent Mansion built in 1920. Draws a number of tourist because of its structure and style – Mangalore tiles and white stone – splendid!


Wednesday Flea Market, every Wednesday, at around 11 a.m., Anjuna splashes its vibrant colours. Tourist as well as locals flock to this place, creating virtual clouds of dust with their vehicles. If you are among the shopaholics, be rest assured, you have set your feet at the right place This area offers pleasurable shopping experience with quality products at reasonable prizes. Classy and astounding variety of – wonderful blends of Tibetan, Kashmiri and Gujarati ornaments and handicrafts.


The Acid House Party, Anjuna is a bit like India’s version of Ibiza, a sometimes loud party spot with full-moon parties (acid house) and an anything-goes atmosphere. Held for and by young tourists, these parties have attracted thousands of tourists. The trance party with dance, frolic, and jollity goes all night besides the fire.


Watersports, Goa itself is an excellent destination for water sports with its pleasant weather and calm waters. The best season for enjoying water sports in Anjuna and also other beaches in Goa is from October to May when the skies here are cloudless and blue, and the waters fairly placid.


Anjuna Beach can be visited at any time of the year. However, tourists should beware during the monsoon season, between June and September. We would suggest the period from November to February as the best time to visit Anjuna as the weather is also cool and pleasant.


Discover more of this place by yourself – Visit this amazing place – Anjuna!!




In Brief/Short…  Anjuna Beach is Close to the Chapora Fort, its key attraction is a magnificent Albuquerque Mansionbuilt in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and an attractive Mangalore tile-roof. Anjuna was the second home (and main location) of the hippies in Goa in the 1960s and 1970s, after other destinations like Calangute got too “crowded” for them. It is still the venue of a (vastly-changed and more mainstream) flea market held each Wednesday. In the nearby village of Arpora, two colourful Saturday night bazaars are held in the non-monsoon seasons. This is still part of “alternative” Goa, though charter and other tourists also visit in increasing numbers to “get a feel of the hippy years”.

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