Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Baga beach is an option for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle found on the other beaches.

Baga Beach looks as if it has come straight out of a painting… Majestic white waves rushing to wipe out the feet imprints left by you on the white sand while the wind continues to flirt with the palm trees.

Baga beach is a small but perfect beach located between its two more famous cousins, Anjuna on one side and Calangute on the other. It is a good place to enjoy some quite moments and dwell in peaceful contemplation with oneself.

The Baga beach is more of a fishing beach with the tourists from across the world trying to get that big catch.

The Baga River flows down from one side offering a pleasant for children and those who love the water but can't risk the rip currents that swirl round the mouth, where the river and the sea meet and on the far right bank, tourists at Baga beach will see a group of black rocks against which the sea crashes.

One of the favourite beach in bardez side and a tourist attraction. This beach is famous for having salty bath for many people in Goa over the year, as this river has heavy waves among all the other beaches.

Besides this tiny river other attractives are high class hotels such as Royal Goans Club, the Marinha Douradoa Resort Complex with three storeys.

There is a sprawling Sun Village at Sankvaddi, which takes the beauty of bottle green hill which is dividing Baga from Arpora. Moving opposite to hilltop i.e. towards Arpora, there is situated a luxurious class Niyala Hotel, designed by Goa’s natural Architecture exponent Dean D’cruz. A Las Viegas Country Club down the hilltop alongwith attractive Gonsalves House in the Vicinity of St. Joseph High School.

At the Baga bank of river placid, there is a Chapel of St. Annie, a STD boot providing best Communication facility for tourist built by Dona Engracia Braganca, a former Head Mistress of St. Joseph High School and her son Michael provide speedboat entertainment for people driving for the view of river and showing scenes of Dolphins and Crocodile upper reaches of Mandovi River. Engracia belongs to Fialho Family who has biggest land in Baga starting with Baga Retreat House, built by Fr. Adrian Le Tellier in 1952.

On the foot of hilltop there is a huge black rock which known as Chor Biam, it is believed that treasures of shipwrecks from Arabian Sea are hidden here, alongwith old anchors, bells, cannons etc.

Across the river there is a strange box – bridge, famously referred to as “The Coffin Bridge” which is built after the visits of international tourist. Once it was canoe where locals used for crossing to visit to Calangute beach, a neighbouring place.

You’ll find lush paddy fields on the south is separated by river from the north settlement’s, you’ll see many people fishing in the river, women and girls looking for oysters dipping into river upto neck. People here in Baga are generous and entertaining. Here you’ll get to see rare river fest called sangodd during Sao Joao feast. Thus this place is with full of enjoyable scence and lot picnic mood.