Mandrem Beach is a nice beach, but the sand is a bit darker than f.ex Candolim and Calangute. A river flows right behind the beach, so you must cross the river on a wooden bridge to get to the beach. Mandrem Beach is more deserted than the other beaches in North Goa. And with very few beach sellers.
The village close to the beach is small with a scattered settlement.
One of the purest beaches I was able to see. Again, most of the North Goan beaches will require a little bit of effort to get to but they are so worth it. Many are still some what isolated but that is drawing crowds-ironically. I didn't spend much time on Mandrem Beach but I was able to see it from the road. The white sand and slender plams encirlce the few beach chalets that are tucked in under the shade of the coconut palms.
If you are in the north and fancy a night away from your hotel...try Mandrem. Its only 25 minutes north of Baga...and a world away. Theres a couple of places to stay including River Cat Villa...some tented places too. Oasis serves great food...especially the seafish. If you want to see what Goa was like 20 years ago...this is the place...with the stars as your ceiling...a great place to chill out.