Best Beaches in North Goa for Foreigners

North Goa, with its vibrant culture, lively atmosphere and stunning coastline, has long been a magnet for travellers. Among the many beaches that stretch along the northern shores, some stand out as beloved havens for foreigners seeking the perfect blend of sun, sand and culture. In this guide, we will introduce you to the best beaches in North Goa for foreigners.

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach, nestled in the heart of North Goa, holds a special place in the hearts of many travellers. Renowned for its laid-back vibe, Anjuna Beach attracts backpackers, hippies and adventure seekers from across the globe. The iconic Curlies Beach Shack is a favourite hangout spot, offering live music, delicious food and a captivating view of the Arabian Sea, making Anjuna Beach arguably one of the best North Goa beaches for foreigners.

a view of Anjuna beach from a top of a hill, showing the beach and trees surrounding it
a view from the hill of Vagator beach and the surrounding nature

Vagator Beach

Adjacent to Anjuna lies the picturesque Vagator Beach, a serene escape cherished by backpackers and music enthusiasts. The beach is divided into two crescents: Big Vagator (North) and Little Vagator (South). The latter is known for its iconic "Thalassa", a Greek restaurant offering breathtaking sunset views. Vagator Beach offers a tranquil atmosphere and beautiful red cliffs, making it the ideal spot to unwind, practice yoga or soak in the sun.

Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach, nestled further north, has a distinct bohemian charm that appeals to travellers seeking a more alternative and artistic vibe. The beach is surrounded by lush green hills and is known for its drum circles, live music performances and fire dancers during the evenings. It's also a popular spot for paragliding, with operators offering thrilling rides along the coastline. Arambol's serene ambience and creative energy make it a favourite among free spirits.

a view from atop a hill of Arambol beach and the nature surrounding it
many people on Morjim beach walking and playing after the sunset with different hues in the sky

Ashwem and Morjim Beach

Moving up the coast, Ashwem and Morjim Beaches are havens for nature lovers and those in search of a quieter escape. These beaches are renowned for their pristine beauty and serene environment. Foreign travellers, particularly Russians, are often seen basking in the sun and enjoying the tranquil shores. The tranquil waters of these beaches also make them a favoured nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles, adding an eco-conscious dimension to your visit.

Mandrem Beach

Mandrem Beach, a little further north, offers a laid-back and secluded atmosphere that attracts couples and travellers seeking romantic getaways. The soft golden sands and gentle waves create a serene setting for sunbathing and leisurely walks along the shoreline. The beach also features some charming beachfront resorts that provide a tranquil retreat amidst nature.

a person standing on a rock that is engulfed by algae on Mandrem Beach

North Goa's beaches offer numerous experiences, and these select destinations have garnered a reputation as the best beaches for foreigners. Whether you're seeking vibrant nightlife, a tranquil escape, artistic inspiration or a romantic getaway, North Goa has a beach that is perfectly suited to your preferences. So, pack your bags, soak up the sun and immerse yourself in the cultural melting pot that is North Goa's coastline.

Still undecided on a place to stay during your vacation to North Goa? Check out Rosetum Hotels! With hotels in Anjuna and Arpora, they are in proximity to Anjuna and Baga beaches. White Pearl Suites in Arpora has different types of accommodation for every type of traveller, a swimming pool and a multi-cuisine bar & restaurant. Rosetum Anjuna has comfortable rooms & suites, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a restaurant and bar, a salon & spa and much more to ensure you are pampered on your vacation!