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Calangute Beach - The Queen of Beaches in Goa

Calangute Beach, Goa
Calangute Beach, Goa (Credit.61581585)

Calangute Beach in Goa is called the 'Queen of Beaches', is considered as the most popular beach vacation destination of Goa. Calangute Beach is located in the north of Goa in India, just 15 km from Panjim. Calangute Beach is Goa's leading tourist hotspots, offering tourists, spectacular stretches of sand, amazing beach facilities, delicious seafood restaurants, many bars and excellent sunbathing opportunities.

Calangute Beach oceanfront hotels are well-liked for their reasonably priced accommodation. It's said that the hippies discovered the Calangute Beach in the late 60s and this trend is still being continued as this beach is also known as the heaven for the hippies.

Activities & Places of Interest at Calangute Beach, Goa

  • Watersports at Calangute Beach: Para-sailing, boat trip, bump ride, banana ride and jet-ski ride, water skiing and wind surfing.
  • Calangute Beach Odyssey Tours: Luxury yacht tours are popular at Calangute Beach, which offer half-day dolphin-spotting cruises. There are private luxury charter yachts also available for personalized tours from Calangute Beach.
  • Church of St Alex: Church of St Alex is the best and must-see Calangute Beach nearby attraction. The immense beauty of the architectural style and ornate altars of this ancient Goan church is just mesmerizing.
  • Kerkar Art Complex/Gallery: This art center is popular for its exhibits of arts and crafts which is only one of its kinds on this beach. On Thursdays and Fridays, visitors can be audience to connoisseurs of Indian classical music and dance.
  • Restaurants at Calangute Beach: Calangute Beach restaurants serve beachgoers with some tempting seafood dishes along with western breakfasts and vegetarian dishes.
  • Nightlife at Calangute Beach: Nightlife at Calangute Beach is the most happening in Goa, offering some of the wildest parties at the beach in the wee hours till sunrise.

Best time to Visit: November to February

Accommodation: There are wide accommodation options at Calangute Beach in Goa in the form of local houses, Goa budget hotels, oceanview resorts and popular Calangute Beach oceanfront hotels.

How to Reach:

  • Nearest airport: Dabolim – 29 kms from Panaji
  • Nearest Railhead: Karmali – 11 kms from Panaji
  • Calangute beach is a just 30 min bus ride from Panaji