This was my third time to Goa and this time I went in proper season during the Christmas weekend. I decided to put in some info about the best beaches in GOA. Refer to my earlier post for a complete listing of coco huts and their contact numbers.

- Palolem -> Undoubtedly the best beach. The sea is calm and the sand is soft. The crowd is less and the food is excellent. Coco huts (shacks) available.
- Agonda -> Just beside Palolem but all of it is not very safe for swimming. The beach is almost empty with hardly a few persons even in top season
Coco huts available here too.
- Colva -> A largely commercialized beach. There are lots of hotels and restaurants. The beach is good and safe and water sports is quite popular here. Not sure if the sea is safe for swimming.
- Majorda -> An exquisite beach. The best hotels in the country have set shop here. Its clean and silvery and very less crowded. One of the best places for families. Swimming is safe and water sports is also available. Coast guards are active and so safety standards are high.
- Dona Paola -> Hugely commercialized. Largely known for water sports, but that is available everywhere now. The water sports side is not fit for swimming. Not sure if this beach has a swimming area or not.
- Calangute -> Its the most commercialized beach of Goa. The crowd is too much and during season its like a fair. Water sports available here too. Swimming is also quite safe.
- Baga -> Baga beach is just adjacent to Calangute and one can simply walk across. Baga beach also has same features as Calangute.
There are a few hundred hotels ,home stays, huts ,restaurants etc at this place.
- Candolim -> Nice beach. But more known for the music party that goes on at top season with some of the best players from different places joining in. Not sure if swimming is very safe here.
- Anjuna -> A beautiful rocky beach. Not for swimming or water sports but just for the feeling of sea and a Wednesday night market place nearby with some excitement.
- Vagator -> This is also a partially rocky beach. People do swim but its not very safe. This is mainly for its beauty.
- Morjim -> A wonderful beach which is seen from top of Chapora Fort at the mouth of the Chapora river. It is the visiting place of migratory birds and the endangered Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs here. It is a totally non-commercialized beach and is open only at day. At night a few restaurants may be open. Swimming is not very safe because it is near the mouth of a river and so water currents are erratic and tides can be dangerous.

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