Anjuna Beach, Goa
'Life is a party'. If you live by this phrase then Goan
beaches are the place you ought to be holidaying at. And even those
who don't believe in the merriment of life will start giving second
thoughts once they are here. Goa's beaches by nature are most
versatile. From the peppy ones which are kept awake all night by
trance parties to the long stretches of virgin beach territories, Goa
has something to offer to every holiday mood. Being washed twice a day
by tides and getting a new look every year courtesy the monsoons, each
of the beaches exude a personality of their own.
There are beaches which are fully commercialized, have upmarket stores, massage centres, gym, night clubs and then there are ones which have no signs of habitation. While some are fairly safe for swimming, at others swimming is a complete no. The beaches are packed up with thrill with water sports ranging from parasailing to jet skiing, windsurfing to speed boating. The beach shacks serve all the sea food, the grilled and the roasted. Feni is more then a drink, its the staple drink and at night every second house on the beach will be open for the public offering cheap sea food and drinks.
Most beaches are named after the closest village. The scenic beauty of the beach is complemented with the red brick small houses of the village and white washed churches.
Famous Goa Beaches
Arambol Beach is the North Goan Beach. It was the first beach in Pernem in 1980's to be invaded by tourists, who actually were hippies and had come here to get away from the fast commercialising beaches. There are shops selling sarongs and some beach shacks also. Other attraction of the beach is Our lady of Mount Carmel Church.
A series of luxury resorts mark this stretch of water front beach which till the 80's was home to just a few fishermen huts. However not all has been touched by the humans, there are still spots such as near the mouth of River Sal which are very picturesque. The beach also has a range of water sports activities, jet skiing, speed boat ride, wind surfing, banana and bump rides. Then there are also available full day tours of River Sal and the Arabian Sea. Or you can also hire a cycle and take a trip of the beach. There are also some casinos and lounges on the beach in case you are looking for some nightlife.
This beach is very close to airport, you can see the flights literally landing and taking off from this beach. Covered with Western Ghats from three sides, the beach looks very different from other beaches. With golden sand, white waves and a green carpet from three sides, Bogmalo looks pretty beautiful. It is a perfect place for a quick stopover in case you have to take a morning or afternoon flight from Dabolim airport.
Varca is the longest stretch of beach front in Salcete. Its also the loneliest of all. There are few beach shacks here and you can move here around undisturbed. There are quite a few resorts near Varca. There is also a seventeenth century church, Our ladies of Glory church in Varca which you can visit.
One of the most beautiful stretches, Sinquerim Beach is fast gaining popularity. It is fairly safe for swimming and not very crowded. What makes Sinquerim so special is its golden sands and sapphire waters. Also on the beach is Fort Aguada, a must visit historical monument of Goa.
The beach front of Goa's one of the largest and beautiful village Cansaulim is Arossim. The beach is reasonably safe for swimming. The beach front is very beautiful and not very crowded. Once on the beach you can visit the sixteenth century Church of Sao Tome (St.Thomas the Apostle).
|Goa - The State with Pristine Beaches - By Summaiya Aslam|
For nature lovers, the sea beach can provide the best scenes to enjoy and lose yourselves in....
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