Miles and miles of sand, dotted with sun decks, is what this beach is all about. It is the perfect sun strip for holidaymakers. From the Baga-Anjuna Hill, the view of Baga Beach is amazing. The Baga River flows to the north of the beach. Numerous hotels and restaurants are lined up on the beach coast.
How to get there
South down to Anjuna, it is just a walk away from the beach. This beach is actually an extension of the Calangute Beach and you wouldn't know where Calangute ends and Baga starts.
What to experience
Set amidst the lush green Baga-Anjuna Hill, the beach is a delight. You can laze around on the beach, with the sea breeze adding to the magic. The beach has a splendid stretch for those who love to take long walks. The picturesque view along the beach is well worth watching. A short walk up the hill will take you to the Baga Retreat House, established in 1953, and dedicated to St. Francis Xavier.
Arpora: Saturday Night Markets are quite popular in Arpora, a village near Baga. Ingo's Night Market is as famous in Arpora as the Flea Market is in Anjuna. These markets are usually held on Saturdays where sellers from other states of India as well as foreigners sell clothes, trinkets, sculptures, wood carvings, other kinds of handicrafts and semiprecious stones. A good bargain will ensure fair prices.
The market also has a section comprising food stalls put up by people from across the world. It's an affordable and clean dining out option where one could get an authentic taste of various cuisines of the world. All kinds of wines and liquors are also sold in the open, to go with the excellent food. Cultural programmes including Indian dances and jam sessions are also held here.
The other night market, Mackie's, is just about picking up loyal patrons.
Those with a penchant for sports could choose from paragliding, speedboat rides and jet-skiing.
It is not a very safe beach for swimming but for those who still want to, it is very important to avoid the mouth of the river.
Baga offers the best choice for foodies. All kinds of cuisines are available here in trendy restaurants, whether it be local Goan fare, international cuisines or north Indian food.
Baga beach has a very vibrant nightlife, with plenty of hot spots all around. Every year, new bars and clubs open here. Friday and Saturday nights are always the most happening.
With handicraft shops and restaurants congesting most of the area around Baga, there is a decided space crunch. However, on the north side of the Baga beach, there are a few ordinary hotels and guest houses available for accommodation.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.