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Ashwem Beach, Goa Overview

Located north of the famous Morjim beach after the Chapoa river, the lovely Ashwem beach still retains the original charm of Goa. A hidden gem with one of the most stunning sceneries Ashwem beach differs from the many beaches one can find in Goa. Being less crowded from the other beaches of North Goa, the long sandy shores of the Ashwem beach starts from the bank of the Chapora River to the south stretching all the way to Ashwem forming the northern tip. It's long shoreline and calm waves attract tourists from all over the country.

The long coastline of the Ashwem beach is neatly punctuated by palm and coconut trees, giving it a magical touch of nature. Being a backpacker's delight, one is sure to come across many travellers engaging in yoga by the beach. A perfect place for those looking for privacy, the scenic beauty is much calmer and cleaner than all the other beaches that you will come across in North Goa. The beach offers a perfect mix of scenic beauty and a fantabulous location to stay, dine and party. The long stretch is lined by beautiful palm and coconut trees that leave you star-struck.

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Shacks and Nightlife at Ashwem Beach

Apart from huts and hotels, there are many shacks that have rooms available for you to spend your night in. Given the crowd at the location, you may not find anything for a vast stretch of land. It is only after some time that suddenly you come across a cluster of hotels, huts and beach shacks. Interestingly many foreigners rent the huts for a longer duration while many have bought lands in the area.

Further, the landscape offers a variety of delicious food from Indian to International food to devour in the beach shacks. These shacks are made up of coconut palms and bamboo and are known for their fresh seafood and Goan delicacies. Some of the most famous restaurants known for its finger licking food include-

  • L’Amore Café
  • Sky bar
  • La Plage
  • Café Nu
  • Elevar 

Once in the location, you will realize that most of these shacks are owned by foreigners mostly Europeans and Russians who have settled into the isolated located.

Best Time To Visit Ashwem Beach

The most happening time to be in Goa is between the months of November and March, as this is the party season. However, there is a massive number of tourists, both domestic and international. April and May are a good time to visit for those looking for an offbeat Goa which isn't infested with tourists, and prices are generally lower during this time.

Tips For Visiting Ashwem Beach

As Goa's public transport operates more in the residential areas, it is advisable to rent a two-wheeler or four-wheeler to explore Goa. Navigation is simplified by the friendly locals who are quite knowledgeable about most destinations in Goa. Renting a two-wheeler is quite simple in every part of Goa and will cost you around INR 250-300 per day without petrol.

Resorts at Ashwem Beach

There are many good places to stay at the Ashwem beach. You can opt for big beach huts and cottages that can be found here abundance along with some big luxurious hotels. Most of the beach huts here are made of the palm trees as the environmental laws prohibit the construction of any new brick building in the landscape. Some of the most suggested accommodations are-
  • La Plage Huts
  • Sur La Mer
  • Bed Rock Beach Huts
  • Yoga Gypsys
  • Aquatica
  • Vaayu Waterman's Village

Activities at Ashwem Beach

One of the cleanest and well-maintained beaches of Goa, the beach attracts many tourists with its wide and desolate landscape that has few volcanic rocks here and there. A pristine location, this beach becomes an ideal space for those who are looking for a quiet vacation soaking in the sun, sand, and surf. The calm waters are safe for swimming and for those who do not want to enter the waves of the ocean can opt for the small river flowing at the side. The Vaayu Waterman's village holds a number of activities for tourists such as Yoga classes, surfing classes, and Swimming lessons.

How To Reach Ashwem Beach

Traveling to this secluded beach can be really tiring as the nearest airport that is the Dabolim International airport lies about 60 km away from this wonderful beauty. And the nearest railways station that is Thivim railway station is located 18 km away from the beach. Thus you have to take a bus or a cab to reach the destination. Even if you take any public transport the distance between Panaji and Ashwem is 30 km. Although, it is highly suggested that you hire a private vehicle to the location as the facility of a bus from the beach is quite irregular.  Navigation becomes easier with locals and travelers guiding you perfectly to these locations.

Unlike the other crowded and noisy beaches of North Goa, Ashwem beach offers a unique experience with its secluded location and beautiful landscape with a touch of greenery that leaves you mesmerized and spellbound with its magnificence.  

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