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Photograph Courtesy: Jo Kent/Creative Commons

 

Just in case you thought that every single beach in Goa has been discovered, think again. Goa, that beautiful beach state where all things are sunny, has a lot more beaches than you can imagine. So move over Baga, Calangute, Anjuna and Arambol and take a trip to these 12 top secret beaches of Goa that are perfect to catch a few moments of peace and quiet. (ALSO SEE 13 stunning photographs of breathtaking beaches of north Goa)

1. Keri (Querim) beach

 

Located close to the northernmost tip of Goa, Keri beach is a quiet, secluded beach with a fantastic view. You can take a long, rejuvenating walk here with nobody disturbing you. Even the ride all the way from Calangute through the northern coastline to Keri just ahead of Aramabol is a great experience.

2. Lovers’ beach

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Photograph Courtesy: Maurya Rohit/Creative Commons

 

At just 6 km from Margao, Lovers’ Beach is known for its romantic setting and quiet, non-commercialized ambiance. It can only be accessed via private transport and offers a long stretch for a romantic walk and sunset.

3. Terekhol beach

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Terekhol is the northernmost tip of Goa. The ride all the way to Terekhol is as scenic as the view from this beach with gushing waves and palm trees on a cliff.

4. Bambolim beach

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Photograph Courtesy: Gotz A Primke/Creative Commons

 

And then there is Bambolim which is located just 7 km from the capital city of Panaji. Local students often visit this beach but it has still not become too commercial making it ideal for a quiet, relaxing evening.

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5. Kakolem beach

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Photograph Courtesy: Naren V/Creative Commons

 

Located just south of Cabo De Rama, Kakolem is one of the most secluded beaches in Goa. It is known for its magnificent view from the top of the nearby cliff.

6. Galgibag beach

 

Located 7 km from the famous Palolem beach in south Goa, the Galgibag beach is known for its Olive turtles (just as Morjim and Agonda). There are some shacks here which offer amazing seafood to the few people who visit this stunning, secluded beach.

7. Betul beach

 

One of the most scenic white sand beaches in Goa, Betul beach is surprisingly secluded. Its spectacular beauty and ambiance makes this marvellous beach located just 18 km from Margao one of the best hidden beaches of Goa.

8. Cola beach

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Photograph Courtesy: hibnera23a/Creative Commons

 

With a stunning backdrop of palm groves and a beautiful driving route through Canacona in south Goa, Cola beach is a hidden delight for anyone who wants to spend time away from the world amidst nature. There are beach huts and tents here for those who want to stay back for the night. The hustle-bustle of south Goa is just 15 km away at Palolem!

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9. Velsao beach

 

One of the quietest and most secluded beaches of Goa, Velsao is located just ahead of Majorda beach and is worth a visit for its beautiful silvery sand and serene, rejuvenating ambiance.

10. Siridao beach

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Photograph Courtesy: abcdz2000/Creative Commons

 

Around 7 km from Panaji, Siridao beach is known for its beautiful variety of shells and quiet long stretch of sand. You will see many fishing boats here used by the local fishermen and the whole region gives you a taste of rural, coastal life in Goa.

11. Caranzalem

 

Located just 5 km from Panaji along the mouth of the Mandovi river, west of Miramar, Caranzalem beach is an ideal spot for swimmers due to the weak undercurrent. The scenic Miramar-Dona Paula coastal road runs parallel to this beach making it a great scenic route to drive on.

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12. Cabo De Rama

Photograph Courtesy: Maurya Rohit/Creative Commons

Photograph Courtesy: Maurya Rohit/Creative Commons

 

Fantastic greenish blue waters, a shoreline dotted with palm trees, and the overlooking Cabo De Rama fort make the Cabo De Rama beach one of the most picture-perfect places in Goa! Located 28 km from Margao, Cabo De Rama is quite secluded despite being known to offbeat travelers.

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