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Arambol Beach

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About Arambol Beach


Ideal Time: 3-4 hours

Cost: Free


Arambol Beach, Goa Overview

Beautiful and serene, Arambol Beach is counted among the best beaches of North Goa unexploited by the tourist and thus offering solitude to those who are seeking. Considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, Arambol beach has a distinct Bohemian feel to it that no longer exist in any other beaches. It extends to over 16 km and has two beaches. The main beach is named as Harmal Beach, and it is one of the northernmost beaches in Goa. The second beach is accessible only by foot. Arambol Beach is a rocky cum sandy beach blessed with untouched, pristine beauty. This beach extends up to 16 km and is famous among its tourist mainly for fresh lagoon that extends along the bottom of the valley into a thick jungle offering a picturesque view. 

The Arambol Lake is said to merge with a boiling hot spring and is rowed with sulphurous mud which is believed to do wonders to one's skin. It is located between the Mandrem and Kalacha Beach. The soft white sand and the clear waters offer a visual treat to the travellers. It gives a feel of Czech's beaches here and is perfect for sun and sea bathing. The main part of the Arambol beach is a long stretch of curving sand which serves as a perfect spot for family and friends for swimming. The place is a paradise for those looking for some tranquillity and solitude. If adventure is your thing, then the cliff near the beach also offers paragliding and dolphin watching boat trips. There are some shops adjacent to the beach selling clothes, junk jewellery and handicrafts from across Goa and country. The lane with these shops leads us to the Kalacha Beach. During the main season, this beach serves as the perfect spot for activities like kite surfing and paragliding. This beach is the top choice for travellers staying in Goa for long, who are willing to explore the place with utmost patience. The majority of visitors at this beach are usually Russians and other foreigners as Indians prefer other major beaches of Goa like Calangute Beach and Baga Beach.

One can find budget accommodations lined nearby Arambol Beach, along with the shacks serving the local Goa cuisine. Due to its picturesque beauty and serene aura, this place is often seen crowded. Arambol Beach is extremely popular due to its cleanliness and maintenance, which is quite remarkable even during the offseason. Bask in the warmth of the sun at this beach that can be categorised as both sandy and rocky. The solidarity of the beach makes this place perfect to avoid the mundane and chaotic life in the city.

Arambol Beach Party and Arambol Beach Shacks

Arambol Beach serves as the coolest and ultimate place for beach parties in Goa. Housing a number of hidden gems, Arambol Beach is the hippie's paradise and hosts some of the most exciting rave parties in Goa. The surrounding jungle, hammocks, lagoon, lake and the picturesque beauty of this place; all combine to make it the perfect place for the party seekers.

Arambol also has a myriad of shacks that serve delicious food and a relaxed vibe. You can spend your whole night here chilling and chatting with your pals, over some beers and finger food. These shacks even serve you early breakfast, in case you come here for an early morning stroll. The shacks here are probably the cheapest place in town, offering a variety of delicacies to gorge on.

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Accommodation at Arambol Beach

The accommodation in Arambol is the basic kind, like simple houses in the woods or cottages behind the beach. Mostly you will find empty huts with fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms. There is a constant increase in the number of travellers here due to cheap and comfortable accommodation facilities available here. The little huts lined along the Cliffside serves as the ideal accommodation for the visitors here.

History of Arambol Beach

The Arambol Beach is said to be discovered by some hippies looking for an escape from the fading flower power era of the west in 1960's. Since then the town has welcomed locals, tourists and long-term visitors searching for some peace, solitude and untouched terrain. One can sit here and gaze at the waters or the beautiful scenery adorned by the cliffs on all sides. The beach restaurants here offer food at almost half the price than other beaches, making it an even better choice for the visitors.

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Best time to visit Arambol Beach

The best time to visit the Arambol beach is between November and March. It is also during this time that the beach receives the maximum number of international tourist as the weather is enjoyable.

How to Reach Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach is located at a distance of 50 kilometres from Panaji and about 30 kilometres from Anjuna Beach. Most popular options of transportation are a scooter and motorcycles that can be rented from almost every guest house. You can also find a taxi off the main street or through a travel agency. On reaching the destination, exploration on foot is the best option. You can even take a stroll to the Arambol Beach and reach Kalacha Beach within no time.


1. Carry your swimwear, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses with you.
2. Make sure to stay away from water during monsoon season and follow all the given guidelines by the authority.
3. Do not miss the sunset that offers a splendid site for its visitors.
4. Make sure to avoid swimming in the restricted area of the beaches to have a safe and fun time.
5. Do try their Laughing Buddha beach shack here, serving scrumptious delicacies and alcohol.

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Arambol Beach Reviews

3 months ago by Shreyas Kapoor

Very nice place to be during dusk. Nice music, good food, clean beach and being far away from the crowd makes it an ideal place to be in in Goa.

3 months ago by Shreya Shah

Sunset is awesome at arambol. You get to do belly dance on the beats of drums.

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