Top Things to Know about Baga Beach in Goa
Baga Beach is situated on the periphery of the village of Calangute. It is around 9km from Mapusa and 15km from Panaji, and is in very close proximity to Baga Beach.
Most visitors arrive at Baga Beach via rail; taking the train to Thivim and from there, a short taxi ride to the beach. Access by air is also popular, with the nearest airport, Dabolim, around 55km from Baga and from there, a taxi to the beach costing around Rs.900/-.
The Baga Beach is around 1.5km long and offers pristine, fine white sand and a real local feel with many traditional huts still used by the local fishing population.
It is also one of the widest beaches in Goa and provides its visitors with an increased sense of privacy. This is something that many of the more popular beaches in Goa lack, and consequently, Baga Beach has been widely regarded as an escape from the nearby, popular Calangute Beach.
Baga is also very family friendly and features a river and creek just a short distance away.
This provides tourists the opportunity to relax in still and safe waters.
Baga Beach is very well known for its water sports; one of the primary attractions of the beach for tourists. Everything from jet skiing to parasailing, wake-boarding, windsurfing and kite surfing is offered, along with almost every other type of activity imaginable.
Diving expeditions, boat trips in Goa to nearby islands and the ever popular dolphin watching excursions to observe the large pods of dolphins which often congregate about 1km out to sea are also in high demand from visitors to the beach.
It is therefore highly advisable to pre-book any trip early in the morning upon your arrival to avoid disappointment.
As with all other beaches in Goa, there are also markets on Baga Beach almost every day of the week, offering everything from hot snacks to souvenirs.
Visitors indulging in some casual retail therapy are then able to relax in one of the many hammocks dotted along the shoreline and can enjoy the many local cocktails on offer.