Calangute Beach in Goa is one of the famous
beach in Goa also known as the Queen of Beaches. It is 14
Kms from the Capital of Goa " Panjim". The beach
itself isn't anything special, with steeply shelving sand,
however it's capacity is large enough to accommodate the huge
number of high-season visitors.
The Calangute beach is usually crowded and
the small resorts thrive in business during the holiday season.
It is one of the most popular beach in Goa with a host of
facilities to cater to visitors, including Golden sand along
the beach and water sports. The period from November to February
is the most pleasant to visit here.
It beach lies on the shores of the Arabian Sea of North Goa
in India. Excellent accommodation facilities are available,
particularly at the tourist resorts and cottages. It has also
become a good investment plan to buy properties in Goa.
The beach in Calangute is also the perfect tourist haven,
completed with shacks and stalls under the shade of palm trees
selling everything from fried prawns and beer, to trinkets
made of seashells. Its rainbow hued canvas has welcomed everyone
to it always although it became popular across the globe only
after the hippies discovered it in the 60's.
One of the places worth visiting nearby is the St. Alex Church.
The Church of St Alex greets the visitors with its two towers
and a magnificent dome gracing the façade. The inside
of the church is a display of the line and beauty of its architectural
style and attractive altars.
Calangute's nightlife is surprisingly tame and provides a
nice break from the wild parties at Anjuna. All but a handful
of the bars wind up by 10.00 pm. One notable exception is
Tito's at the Baga end of the beach, which stays open until
after midnight in the off-season and into the small hours
of the morning in late December and January.
It has become nearly as popular and busy with holidaymakers
with miles and miles of sandy beach but with fewer coconut
Walking along the beach you reach a busier section by some
big, wide steps which lead to the souvenir shops and iced
beer stands near the Calangute roundabout. As you continue
past the steps in the direction of Candolim,
it becomes more quiet and relaxing.
is the longest part of this northern stretch and is quieter
than Calangute but still is getting busier every year. At
this point the beach is as deep as a football pitch, and the
beach bars and shacks are set back on the sand dunes. The
shacks here have become more sophisticated, each trying to
outdo the other with a more interesting design. One of the
most innovative has to be Stringfellos which is designed like
watchtowers with seating on several levels and is a great
place to watch the world go by whilst enjoying the late afternoon
Amidst the sunbeds and beach shacks the fishing community
have their huts on the beach and still fish as they have always
done, most locals eating fish curry and rice on a daily basis.
The only difference from their Grandfather’s day is
the fact that they have an outboard motor on the back of their