Baga beach is one of the north beaches of Goa. Actually, from Sinquerim, on the south part, to Baga on the north, there’s only one stretch of sand of almost 8 km (a bit less than 5 miles), and the names of the different spots along this beach have been given accordingly to the villages bording it. These villages are nowdays touching each other so it’s difficult to know where they start or end, and the whole area is a continuous line of houses and shops.
Baga beach has two faces: one facing the west and the sea, crowded, not to say overcrowded during the tourist season (november to march), and another one, smaller, facing the river on the north, surprisingly peaceful.
Below is a map showing the location of Baga beach in North Goa. And if you want an overview of all the beaches in Goa, you can see it in the main page: Beaches in Goa India.
Once upon a time, Baga beach was a peaceful beach. Look at what it has become now: beachbeds and their parasols as far as the eye can see! But some people like it because of lots of activities, and people to mingle with, many different restaurants, shops, and night life…
And then, when you reach the North of the beach, the atmosphere changes completely and here what you see:
No more beachbeds. The local village life is alive here, and you can see the beautiful white sand of the beach, and young Goan boys playing cricket or football as well as fishing boats.
When you reach the mouth of the river, the contrast with the crowd on the sea side of the beach is astounding!
You realize at the sight of this completely different scenery with these colourful boats and lack of people that Baga is also a fishermen village with a tiny cute harbour on the west side, along the river.
A close-up view of the bridge over Arpora river, the road going to the other North beaches of Goa.
Behind the beach, the village. Here, a lane with shops: pleasant place to stroll around.
The usual lifeguard house, and, on the left, a catholic chapel…
…and across the road, an hindu temple.
That’s it for Baga! Oh, just one last picture:
Leaving Baga, we met this elephant on our way to Anjuna, the next beach on the north.
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