What are the Cleanest Beaches in Goa?

If you are looking for a memorable and abuzz enjoyable trip, Goa is the best destination to solo travel next. With its flourishing aquatic life, lively nights, vibrant parties, thrilling water sports, and grand meals, Goa has never failed to please its visitors. Beaches in Goa have been a solace to the distress and an addition to the happiness of its tourists. A happy, clean and beautiful beach certainly helps travellers forget their worldly worries and make them lost in the beauty of the ocean. 

Cleanliness is an essential factor when it comes to beach life. For a person travelling to Goa for the first time, finding the best beaches would be laborious given there is no prior experience. Let me help you here. So, the cleanest beaches in Goa are Calangute Beach, Palolem Beach, Morjim Beach, Arambol Beach, Anjuna Beach, Mandrem Beach, and Ashvem Beach. Continue reading to know more features about the cleanest beaches in Goa.

1. Calangute Beach – the clean and crowded dream destination of solo travellers

Calangute beach is undoubtedly the most popular and the longest beach in North Goa. Otherwise known as Queen of Beaches, it is located at a distance of 16 km north of Panaji. Since it is one of the most famous beaches, it is crowded. Hence, I suggest solo travellers who love people’s company to hit this beach, or else this is not the beach you expect out of India’s favourite party destination. Even though the beach is crowded, it is very clean and maintained well by local authorities. That said, the view from Calangute beach is eye-catching during the night, concealing the serene ambience, making the place a dream destination for backpackers.

2. Palolem Beach – shake your legs at the beach’s silent disco

Palolem beach is another best and cleanest beach to visit in Goa. It is located in Margao, South Goa. One peculiarity of Palolem beach is its crescent-shaped territory. The crescent-shaped structure allows the travellers to relish the beach’s ends from its centre. Also, Palolem beach attracts tourists with its neatly arranged rich wooden huts and palm groves that make it greener than all other sunny beaches in Goa. The beach is also famous for its cleanliness, nightlife, and silent discos, where travellers use headphones to groove to the song.

3. Morjim Beach – the cleanest beach with glorious wildlife surroundings

Another vibrant site in the beach paradise of India is Morjim beach. Morjim beach, located in Panaji, North Goa, is one of the ten best beaches in Goa. It is renowned as the nesting place for olive ridley sea turtles and is home to endangered species. Morjim beach is calmer and more serene than Calangute beach. It is also considered one of the safest beaches in Goa for swimming. If you are a nature lover, you can even visit its wildlife. Apart from all this, Morjim beach is another cleanest beach, and it can hand you the purest enjoyment in the water!

4. Arambol Beach – the beach with delicious eateries & lagoons

Arambol beach, located 50 km to the north of Panaji, is noted for its sweet water lagoon. It is also popular for its immaculate environment, and the locals believe the sand here has healing properties. It also has cliffs which spread on both sides. If you are a fun-loving person interested in daring activities, you can give yourself a treat by paragliding from a nearby hill. Arambol also has a freshwater lake that merges with the sea, which is worth visiting. If you look around a bit more, you will find shacks that serve all kinds of cuisines. However, the local foods of Goa taste the best here.

5. Anjuna Beach – the shopping hub of travellers

Anjuna beach is another cleanest beach in Goa, famous for its water sports, including parasailing, jet skiing, water scooter, etc. This beach is located at a distance of 18 km north of Panaji, North Goa. The beach is also famous for its trance parties, western seafood, hippie traditions, cultural delights, etc. It houses a large number of hotels and hostels, which are budget-friendly for locals as well as for tourists. The Wednesday flea market is a whirlwind of shopping to experience in Anjuna beach as it serves you with various collections of clothes, décor, shoes, jewellery, trinkets, bedsheets, accessories, etc. To shop like a pro in the Anjuna flea market, read my blog post “What to Know Before You Go to Anjuna Flea Market in Goa. “

6. Ashvem Beach – the beach with white sand

Ashvem beach is another clean and less crowded beach to enjoy your vacation in Goa. It is one of the secluded beaches of North Goa, located between Mandrem beach and Morjim beach, close to the capital city of Panaji. Ashvem beach is a popular beach among tourists for several reasons, some of them being the exotic palm trees, cashew plantation, seafood culture, and its extensive stretches of white sand. If Ashvem beach is on the list for your trip, don’t forget to see its breathtaking sunset view.

7. Mandrem Beach – the lesser-known gem

Mandrem Beach, known for Goan Feni (fermented cashew apple drink), is a small beach in North Goa. It is located at a distance of 32 km north of Panaji. The specialty of Mandrem beach includes expert stone carvers, small hillocks, and water sports. It also has amazing restaurants and is less crowded. If you are thinking of how neat the beach is, Mandrem beach stands out from your worries. And if you are a lone wolf, then Mandrem beach is your go-to place as it seems almost like the hidden beaches in Goa.

Pick your favourite beach in Goa

cleanest beaches in goa

So, what are you waiting for? All these beaches are clean as crystal. If you want to enjoy nice scenery, go to Calangute Beach and Arambol Beach. If you are looking for a beach to swim safe, go to Morjim Beach. And if you want to participate in enthralling water sports, go to Anjuna Beach. Finally, if you plan to spend some lonely time with nature, go to Mandrem and Ashvem Beach. Have an exciting and enjoyable trip.

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An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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