Baga Beach, Goa

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    Baga beach

    by toonsarah Updated Feb 5, 2009

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    The beach in Baga is probably not the best in Goa, from what I’ve read, but it is long, sandy and was pleasant enough for our needs. Some days the sea is nice for swimming, but when the tide changes you can get quite a bit of debris washed up. On one day we found the shallows full of dead fish, which wasn’t very pleasant for swimming.

    The thing I liked most about this beach was seeing the various ways it was made use of by local people. Late every afternoon, herds of cattle were brought down to the water’s edge for a paddle, and locals seemed to enjoy the sea as much as the tourists (even if; like the women in photo 3, they preferred to wear less skimpy clothing). Do take a walk along to the northern end where the locals moor their fishing boats – very picturesque. The downside is that you tend to get quite a bit of hassle from all the beach bar owners, who each want you to use their sun beds and spend your money on their drinks. We developed a policy of frequenting only those whose staff hassled us the least!

    While spending time on the beach you will be approached by people selling all sorts of things but on the whole we didn’t find them too insistent. If you’re not interested just say so and they will move on. And some of what they have on offer is certainly worth buying. On one afternoon we bought a delicious pineapple. The lady selling it prepared it for us (peeled and sliced) and tipped it into a plastic bag for us to dip into as we sat – so refreshing! Another day I decided to get a henna decoration, although as I knew I would have to be in work the next week I chose a subtle pattern around my wrist (just like a delicate bracelet) that would not look too out of place with my business suits.

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    Baga Beach

    by bpwillet Written Dec 20, 2005

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    Situated between the Baga River and Calangute Beach, Baga is clean and fairly quiet. It has the usual multitude of sun beds to catch some rays, buy the random trinket, or get a massage. There are cows roaming the beach apparently oblivious to everyone else. There are plenty of beach cafes to choose from offering Goan dishes and some well known European ones. There is a small shopping area just before you hit the beach which can come in handy if you don't have a towel, run out of batteries..or forgot your suit.

    The water is clean and free of rocks. There are a few guys who will rent out jet skis and will give boat "ferries" to Anjuna beach which is just on the other side of the hill.

    Occasionally you will also see the random "fire perfomer". These kids will get some sort of flamable object on the end of a long cord and begin to twirl or swing it around as fast as they can and it makes a pretty good light show. There are also those that will jump through flaming hoops or walk on a tight rope with a fire pot on their head. Also, for some reason fireworks are lit every night. Why--because they are fun. They are not sometimes the best quality but it is a fun time for many locals who will light them off at the beach in front of the cafes. It is like your very own pyrotechnic show.

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    Baga Beach

    by BluBluBlu Updated Nov 2, 2006

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    This is the start of the beach that stretches down to Aguada Fort...taking in Calangute, Candolim, and Siquerim along the way. Quite shelving...and nowadays crammed with beach shacks...too many for my liking...but lots of bars to visit! Like most goan beaches, if you walk away from the main area its much quieter.

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    Baga Beach

    by Donna_in_India Written Aug 7, 2011

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    The mouth of the Baga River (Baga Creek) is at the beach's north end and the beach is sort of the end of the road - and the end of the beach strip Sinquerim to Baga. Although this is a relatively small beach, there is so much going on!

    Brito's is a good resturant on the beach for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a cold Kingfisher. In front of Brito's you can rent beach chairs. You'll be offered trinkets, massages, and boat rides. There are watersports available and fishing canoes will make the short trip to Anjuna flea market on Wednesdays (a great option since the trip by road is much longer). And of course, there are beach shacks.

    The beach is usually fairly clean (at least one of the cleaner beaches). It gets very hot in the afternoons so be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, and drink plenty of water. You can swim in the sea but watch the undertow.

    The street in front of the beach is packed with restaurants, shops, and guesthouses. Popular clubs Tito's and Mambo's are also located in Baga. Along with Candolim and Calangute, if you stay in this area, you will find everything you need.

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    The best beach in Goa

    by dkphabiyani Written Oct 26, 2013

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    I visited this beach on last day & thought why I missed it on my first day? Baga beach is very clean with lots of beach shakes where you can find both foreigners and Indians. This beach is perfect for childrens as waves are not too much high like Calangute & Candolim Beach.

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    Baga

    by wrldtravler Updated Nov 30, 2004

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    The most beautiful and commercialized of Goa's happenin' beaches.
    The sand is soft the water good with only a sprinkle of rock here and there (nothing too dangerous).
    The beach is well connected and has good tourist infrastructure. There are Shacks that line the entire length of the beach and serve you on the beach. Also for water sports, baga is your best choice in goa, the waters are never choppy and there are jet ski's, speed boats, para sailing chutes which are all available right on the beach.
    Many tourists come to goa and never leave Baga.
    Baga is the model goa beach.

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    BEACHES: Baga Beach

    by Rupanworld Updated May 27, 2009

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    Baga Beach is situated 10-km to the west of Mapusa, very close to the Calangute beach. It is a very beautiful and cleaner beach. This beach is very popular with the foreign tourists and is a spot for cool water sports.

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    by mili_143 Written Jun 18, 2006

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    One of the beautiful beach in goa where you can see a river meeting the giant sea of goa. Here you can have lots of fun , great food and you can also have temporary tatoo on you. I tiwll cost you around 100 rs for small one and 250 rs for pretty big one.

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    Water Sports at Baga Beach

    by umashanker Written Apr 13, 2008

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    Baga beach is huge fair; a crowded beach with so much fun and activity.There are plenty of decorated shacks with great varaiety of food and drinks. The biggest attraction at Baga is water sports.There are so many young boys attracting your attention selling rides for Banana Boats and Parasailing.However they ask the customers to sign the paper as undertaking as parasailing is bit risky sport.Many tourists were doing parasailing and Banana Boat ride we did it too. Yes it was fun that costs us 400Rupees per person.There was bargain too as we were asked to pay 600 Rupees initialy but the deal stuck at 400.Never mind as bargain is a way of for us.

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  • Live Music Festivals in Goa

    by tushjones Written Jan 16, 2014
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    I have been visiting Goa a long time now, and last year I got introduced to a brilliant concept f bringing cross cultural bands on one stage at Great Live Music Festival 2013.
    I am huge Rock fan ,and getting to hear to rock bands from India, Russia and England,,was surely a cherry on top for my Goa vacation .

    This year also they are organizing this festival on 31st Jan and 1st Feb 2014 , at Elliot Grounds, Baga Bridge.
    I have already planned my itinerary in a way that I be in Goa at that time of the month .
    Sure don't want to miss.
    Would recommend every Rock and Jazz lover to surely attend this festival .

    Check out their fb page if you want : https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFestivalGreatLiveMusic2013GoaIndia

    Great Music, beautiful place, just perfect food and drinks, what else you want for a great vacation !

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    Baga beach

    by georeiser Updated Aug 9, 2010

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    Baga Beach is a c-shaped, wide and flat beach with many restaurants on the right side of the beach. The sand quality is not as good as it is in Candolim and Calangute beach.

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    Baga beach

    by LotusV8 Written Mar 22, 2005

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    Baga beach looks exactly the same as Calangute and it is impossible to tell where it starts or ends, same things as with Calangute, restaurants, beach vendors, party at night, quite fun!

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