Situated 15 km from the Panjim, Calangute Beach is the longest beach in North Goa, stretching from Candolim to Baga. Due to its sheer size and popularity, it is a hub for tourists and backpackers from all over the world. As the sound of the waves merges with rhythms of music from beach shacks, Calangute Beach comes alive in all its beauty. It is the perfect place to look for accommodation as it keeps you well-connected to the other beaches in the north such as Baga, Anjuna, Candolim, Aguada and many more. Moreover, there are a number of options to choose from depending on your budget. You can also sample the sumptuous culinary fare here at Souza Lobo's, Oriental, Electric Cats or the Tibetan kitchen, all of which can offer a unique taste palette. Embark on a number of water sports at the beach or walk into a cafe and read, there is no shortage of options when it comes to Calangute Beach.
Being one of the busiest and most commercial beaches of Goa, Calangute is swarming with eating joints, shacks and clubs serving cocktails, beer and seafood. The Calangute Beach is also known for its water sports activities like parasailing, water surfing, banana ride and jet-skiing. While the days here are filled with beach fun, nights call for upbeat parties and letting your hair down. Moreover, with some of the most amazing nightclubs and pubs within reach, Calangute Beach attracts tourist from all around the world.
Shopping at Calangute Beach
Calangute is great place to shop for antiques, junk jewellery, keepsakes and beachwear. You can also get an amazing deals for handicrafts made in Kashmir, Tibet, Indonesia and Rajasthan. The roadside markets are a perfect place to shop for cute beach outfits, earrings, necklaces etc.
How to Reach Calangute Beach
Calangute is one of the most popular beaches in North Goa and is well-connected with a wide range of transport options and roads. If you are coming in from Panjim, it is at a distance of 16 km and can be easily covered by a local transport bus or by hiring bikes or cars from Panjim. The Thivim Railway Station is also close, at about 19 km. However, the Dabolim Airport is slightly farther away at a distance of about 39 km from Calangute.