Calangute Beach, Bardez
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Calangute Beach

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45 Ratings & 37 Reviews

About Calangute Beach

67%
voted as clean

Calangute Beach is the first beach where the hippie culture flourished in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The beach is situated at a distance of about 18.4 km from Bardez. It is surrounded by Baga Beach on its northern side and the village of Candolim Beach on its southern side.

This beach stretches from Calangute towards Baga and ends at Candolim. Calangute Beach is known for the popular flea market from where travellers can purchase various items like bags, handicrafts, jewellery, clothes and various other items.

Lush green bushes, golden sand dunes and tamarisk trees enhance the beauty of the beach. Calangute Beach has several nightspots and restaurants serving varied cuisines. Travellers can also visit the famous St. Alex Church, known for its beautiful towers and dome. November to February is the ideal time to visit the beach.
 

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 12
  • Very Good 10
  • Good 8
  • Average 4
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

37 traveller reviews for Calangute Beach

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Sunil Upadhyay

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  • Sunil Upadhyay
  • Lives in Kharagpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  193 readers

"Excellent Beach with full-time lifeguard" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
All the watersports are available, it's a nice shacky beach. Everything is available. In beach full-time lifeguard is always for your safety. You will simply love to spend time with your family and friends. Beds are also available for relaxation.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 1149 photos
  • 430 Reviews
  •  4859 helpful votes
  •  37488 readers

"Most popular Beach among the tourists" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It was the centre of the Happy Hippie scene in the 1960s and 1970s, Calangute is most popular Beach. During the day it is packed with the sunbathers and sea bathers. This Beach is a great attraction among the domestic travellers and it has all the facilities, like restaurants, cafe, bars, and the most popular Tattoo Parlors. The entire stretch of the golden sand right up to the adjacent Baga Beach is lined with resorts, trinket and finished decorated stalls and shops, and famous Beach shakes such as Reggie's Bar and Souza Lobo which served excellent food. Visitors they get amused as seeing so much crowd and they understand the popularity of this Beach among the excited tourists. Amazing and thrilling water sports are available at bargain cost, Goan Bananas, is another popular Beach shack, offers water sports, rides on fishing boats and para sailing all available at bargain price.
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  • 9 votes

Pallavi Sehgal

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  • Pallavi Sehgal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  21 readers

"Very happening place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is very happening place for couples as well as for group visit.

Lists of rides are being offered like Banana Ride, Water Scooter, Water Parasailing etc. Shops are also available and you can buy cheap and antique like things here on very reasonable rates. Must go place.
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Tarak dave

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  • Tarak dave
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  17 readers

"Now its not that much charming place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
These place is known to everyone, cleanliness is not there, overcrowded now. Not for higher class community, water rides are also not lucrative now.
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Amit Sehgal

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  • Amit Sehgal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  42 readers

"Not crowded"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was very good and not that crowded. Rides were awesome. It was an amazing and must go place. A little market is there to purchase goods to remember your visit.
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Rupesh pathak

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  • Rupesh pathak
  • 51 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  24662 readers

"Very clean beach"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Beaches being the main attraction of Goa, this beach was very clean. There was restaurant and bars available near by. We get the rest bed on the beaches to hire and enjoy the sun and beach. The water and place was clean and we had enjoyed taking bath.
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Rakhi Nahar

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  • Rakhi Nahar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  47 readers

"Good beach but it is not clean"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Beach was not very clean but its was good. Too much of crowd and cheap people were there almost. Otherwise all nice. The photographer cheated us there, he clicked the photo and did not give the copy for us.
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Suajn Shetty

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  • Suajn Shetty
  • Lives in Goa
  • 4 Reviews
  •  163 readers

"Lots of fun in this sea shore"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2015
It was a very rich experience with Calangute Beach. It was a memorable experience with this beach and it is a beauty of nature. Must visit this beach when we were in Goa. During sunset and sunrises the beauty of beach become so fabulous and rich.
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Kapil Nimbalkar

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  • Kapil Nimbalkar
  • Lives in Belgaum
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  123 readers

"Beautiful beach in Goa"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 17, 2015
Calangute Beach is the finest and rank No 1 beach in Goa with its beautiful ambiance and sunset points. On Season or Off Season no matter, there will be a crowd each and everyday travellers can be seen. I have been in Calangute on behalf of Holidayiq as a Traveller in August 2015...!! Awesome place to spend time with friends and family.
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Navnith

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  • Navnith
  • 2 Reviews
  •  32 readers

"Overcrowded beach"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Sep 11, 2015
Though the beach and waves are good, the place is highly overcrowded. Not a place to visit if you are planning to play in the water. For couples it is the worst place to go.
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