12 Best Beaches in Goa for Foreigners (2021)


Last Updated on March 19, 2021 by Editorial Staff

Goa was primarily known for its bars, beaches and nightlife. With over 50 beaches and 7000 bars, it is the most loved destination by foreigners in India. But today we are going to talk about the best beaches in Goa for foreigners.

Best Beaches in Goa for Foreigners
Best Beaches in Goa for Foreigners

India has promoted tourism of various states and cities to foreign countries and Goa is India’s premier beach vacation destination where people from all over the world visit for their holidays. Goa has something for everyone, whether you are on a trip with family and friends, a solo trip or a honeymoon trip.

Below are the best beaches for foreigners in Goa

As you know there are plenty of places you can visit on your Goa trip. But its beaches are quite popular among tourists which makes it the top beach destination in India.

But with so many beaches, peoples are confused about which beaches to visit or cover in a short time, especially for foreigners who are visiting Goa with limited time.

So, we have created a list of beaches in Goa for foreigners to visit in a very limited time.

1. Palolem Beach

Palolem beach is located in Canacona in Goa. It’s a beautiful beach with lovely umbrellas and chairs which are often used by tourists from abroad.

It is also one of the best beaches in Goa for honeymoon for the young couples.

Palolem Beach
Palolem Beach

Things To Do:  Relaxing by the beach, visiting Monkey Island, Paddling and kayaking in the water, Shopping at the nearby Tibetan market.

Nightlife: Main attraction at Palolem Beach is silent Noise Party at Neptune Point.

How to reach: This beach is around 67 km from Dabolim Airport and 30 minutes drive from Margao in Goa.

2. Ashwem Beach

Ashwem Beach is known for its scenic beauty and a top choice for foreigners visiting Goa.

It has beach side hotels and resorts and the coconut palms and the bamboo trees nearby give it a tropical look. It’s the best beach for family in north Goa.

Ashwem Beach
Ashwem Beach

Things To Do: Speed boat rides are popular at Ashwem Beach, taking relaxing Ayurvedic massages, and sampling the excellent cuisine are some of the popular things to do at this beach.

Nightlife: There are many nightlife options at this beach like La Plage Restaurant, Bardo, Blue Sunset Beach Party, and Shanti Lounge.

How to reach:  Morjim is a popular place in Goa and this beach is accessible by cab or by hiring a bike or car.

3. Candolim Beach

This is a pristine beach in the Candolim and has great hotels and restaurants in the area and this is a great area to visit Goan markets.

Chapel St. Lawrence, Aguada Fort, and Candolim Church are some of the popular tourist destinations in the area.

Candolim Beach
Candolim Beach

Things To Do: Water sports are popular at this beach, scuba diving, relaxing by the beach, strolling on the beach and visiting the famous Sunburn Festival are some of the things to do at this beach.

Nightlife:  Bar Latino, Pharoah’s Den, Bon Appetite Restaurant & Bar, and Buena Mesa are some of the best nightlife places in this area.

How to Reach: Dabolim Airport is 46 km away, the nearest train station is at Thivim and this beach is very accessible by road.

4. Morjim Beach

It is a very tranquil and pleasant beach to visit for foreigners in Goa. Specially Russians tourists are like this beach.

There are many local restaurants, sports bars and also great facilities to relax on the beach.

Morjim Beach
Morjim Beach

Things To Do: Seeing Olive Ridley Sea Turtles and rare water birds, visiting beach shacks, engaging in water sports activities, and shopping is some things tourists can do at this beach.

Nightlife: Best places to visit include Bora Bora Life, Club Fresh, and Boom Shack Lounge to name a few.

How to reach: This beach is located in northern Goa and is easily accessible by air, railways and by road. Car or bikes are popular in Goa.

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5. Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach near Colva is a popular beach known for the churches nearby, for its sandy beaches, scenic beauty and has a colonial old world charm to it. This is one of the best beaches in Goa in 2021.

Benaulim Beach
Benaulim Beach

Things To Do: Parasailing, jet-skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, windsurfing, swimming with dolphins, shopping at the Kashmiri and Tibetan shops, and visiting the beautiful churches nearby are things to do at this beach.

Nightlife: Sinq Nightlife, Rafael’s Beach Bar & Bistro, and Johnny’s Restaurants are some of the top nightlife places at this beach.

How to reach: This beach is relatively close to the airport, close to Madgaon railway station and well connected by road.

6. Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach is a top beach for international tourists in Goa and is located in North Goa. This beach is known for its sandy beaches, coconut palms, and serene atmosphere.

Arambol Beach
Arambol Beach

Things To Do: A weekly market takes place nearby, and yoga and meditation are common near this beach.

Paragliding, kite-surfing, and watching the sunrise and sunset are popular at this beach.

Nightlife: Rock Lobster Lounge and Bar, Arcan Bar & Restaurant, 9 Bar Club, and Club Fresh are some of the top nightlife places nearby.

How to reach: This beach is around 35 km from Panaji and easily accessible by road. It has good railway system and an international airport.

Suggested Read – Popular Places in Goa to Visit Other Than Beaches

7. Vagator Beach

Besides the scenic beauty, it is the best beach in Goa for nightlife, beach shacks, food stalls and divided into two sections- Big Vagator and Little Vagator.

Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach

Things To Do: This beach is known for water sports activities, sunbathing, visiting beach shacks, market with stalls selling clothes, jewelry, snacks, boating, and the nightlife.

Nightlife: Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant, Mezcal Restaurant, Mango Tree Bar & Restaurant, and Disco Valley are some of the top nightlife places at Vagator Beach.

How to reach: This beach is accessible by taxi from the airport, very close to Thivim railway station and accessible by bus service.

8. Baga Beach

There are many recreation activities on Baga Beach and it is popular with the foreign tourists visiting Goa.

It is a scenic beach with tropical palms, rolling hills nearby and sandy beaches making it an ideal tourist destination.

Baga Beach
Baga Beach

Things To Do: Water sports activities, taking massages and Ayurvedic spas, visiting beach shacks, visiting Mackie’s night bazaar, and exploring the nearby bookshops are all great activities in this area.

Nightlife: Some of the popular nightlife spots include Bora Bora, Mango Tree, Cafe La Musica, Club Cubana are popular. It has two more nightclubs, Mambo’s and Tito’s are also located near Baga Beach.

How to Reach: Dabolim Airport is around 50 km from this beach and it is just 30 minutes by road from Panaji by road and close to the Thivim railway station.

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9. Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach is a hub for hippie and bohemian culture and there are many guesthouses nearby for foreign tourists. This is a great beach for exploring the scenic beauty of the region.

Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Beach

Things To Do: There are many adventure sports activities at this beach, and activities like shopping at the Wednesday Flea Market, bungee jumping, snorkeling, and visiting nearby tourist attractions are all tourist activities in the region.

Nightlife: The Acid House Party is a popular attraction at the beach. Popular nightlife includes Paradiso Discotheque, The 9 Bar, Club Cubana, and the Sea Breeze Bar.

How to reach: This beach is over 45 km from the airport, near the Karmali railway station and connected to Panaji and the rest of the country by road.

10. Colva Beach

This is a large beach near Margao and is one of the best beaches in South Goa. It is known to foreigners for its beach shacks, sandy beaches, and is known as a top choice as a getaway beach option in Goa.

Colva Beach
Colva Beach

Things To Do: There are many types of adventure sports options at this beach, and foreigners visiting can enjoy the eateries, shopping, and many sightseeing options nearby.

There are shopping markets nearby for ethnic clothes, jewelry and fashionable merchandise popular with tourists.

Nightlife: Pinacolada Beach Shack, Sunshine Bar, Gatzby Pub, 49ers Restaurant & Bar, Club Margarita, and Harry’s Bar are some of the best places to visit.

How to reach: Goa has an international airport, and Karmali railway station is the closest to the beach. This beach is easily accessible by road to the rest of Goa.

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11. Ozran Beach

Ozran Beach is a top beach to visit for foreigners in Goa and known as the Little Vagator Beach. The beach is a bohemian and laid back beach and many backpackers from all over the world visit this area.

Ozran Beach
Ozran Beach

Things To Do: There are popular beach stalls that are located near the beach, many restaurants in the area and a great place to see the beautiful sunsets in this region.

Nightlife: This beach is popular with foreigners interested in trance music and dance parties. Primrose, Disco Valley, and Nine Bar are some of the top nightlife places to visit at Ozran Beach.

How to reach: Thivim railway station, Dabolim Airport, and good access to roadways make it very accessible.

12. Mobor Beach

It is a popular beach with great beach shacks that sell delicious local food and there are water sports activities on this beach.

Mobor Beach
Mobor Beach

Things To Do: There are great shops for tourists to explore in the neighborhood. You can also see cruises or churches nearby as there are some great churches.

Nightlife: The Leela Goa, which is a luxury resort is located nearby. There are places like the Fisherman’s Wharf and many other seaside bars and restaurants.

How to reach: It is located in South Goa and accessible by Road from Panaji and Margao and is close to the railway routes passing through Goa.

Best Beaches in Goa For Nightlife

  • Anjuna Beach
  • Ashwem Beach
  • Baga Beach
  • Arambol Beach
  • Vagator Beach
  • Candolim beach

Most Popular Beaches in Goa

  • Morjim Beach
  • Ahswem Beach
  • Palolem Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Baga Beach
  • Colva Beach
  • Majorda Beach
  • Mandrem Beach
  • Ozran Beach
  • Chapora Beach
  • Odxel Beach
  • Coco Beach
  • Bambolim Beach
  • Dona Paula Beach
  • Betul Beach

Goa has an international airport in Dabolim for foreigners to use for their travels.

We hope that we have covered all the Goa beaches which are best for foreigners.

You will be happy to hear that we have recently created a video that takes content from above guide for a quick overview.

Checkout the short video:

12 Best Beaches in Goa for Foreigners (2020)



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