Beaches of Goa – Arambol

Arambol Beach is in Goa’s northernmost taluka of Pernem, just south of Keri Beach, Goa’s northernmost beach. Arambol beach is located 50 km north of Panaji

A 16 km long unexplored beach surrounded by cliffs on two sides, with a Fresh Water lake and chirpy markets nearby, Arambol is considered to be one of the best beaches in Goa.

This cove like beach is a traditional fisherman village with a distinct bohemian feel which attracts many international tourists and alternative travellers.

Things to do on Arambol Beach

  1. A short walk to the north takes you to several attractive bays, the most famous among which is thesweet water lake at Paliem Beach (also referred to as Kalacha). This lake is fed by hot springs and lined with sulphurous mud which is believed to be have healing properties and is a favorite among the hippie crowd who take mud baths
  2. Climb up Waghcolomb Hill for the best possible views of the blue sea and surf hitting the beach.
  3. Beyond the lake, is a spectacular Banyan Tree with a stone sculpture at it’s base created by a famous artist which has become an attraction in its own right.
  4. The beach also hosts night parties, has a rich music scene  and is dubbed to be the capital of hippie culture in Goa. The ‘Glastonbury Street’ leading to the beach is chock full of boutiques selling a bizarre and wonderful array of knick-knacks.
  5. This place is also good for paragliding and Kite Surfing making it one of the best beaches in Goa.
  6. Arambol is not safe for swimming as the rocks create an unpredictable underflow.
  7. Arambol Beach is lined with shacks and a few stalls selling sarongs and similar assorted beachwears. And you can spend your time browsing through the items.