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8 Beaches Ideal for a Stress-free Weekend Getaway

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HolidayIQ reviewers pick 8 beaches for you to escape the daily grind on a weekend. 

1. Calangute

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Beach | Sea | Sand | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rethnagiri.K says, “Best experience on beaches Goa is having more number of beaches. All are nice to see. It will give wonderful experience. In one of the beaches there is a dolphin point, where we can see live dolphins in the sea.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Queen of the beaches Calangute beach is situated at a distance of about four and half kilometre from Candolim beach. This is the most developed beach of North Goa and considered the queen of the beaches. Palm trees are beautifying its shores and its inherent beauty attracts lot of visitors. ” Read Full Review

2. Digha

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Beach | Sea | Bay | Calm

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nittin Mittal adds, “Good beach. Good beach to spend a day with your friends. The beach is isolated from Kolkata City. I took around 3 hours by taxi to reach the beach. A lot of good and cheap hotels are available near the beach who charged me Rs. 500 for a day. You should have awesome sea food in Digha beach at night and enjoy the cool breeze at the beach.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer manoj saini shares, “Average beach but crowded I visited this beach last month with my friends. We were coming from Balasore to Kolkata by road so thought of visiting this place. The beach is in West Bengal almost 180km from Kolkata and around 120 km from Balasore. It was noontime when we reached there and found that there was flock of people all around the street joining the beach to main road. The beach is a rocky one and I found it crowded beyond my expectations.” Read Full Review

3. Gokarna

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Beach | Sea | Calm | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer AKHILESH KUMAR adds, “Say yes to OM beach The name itself says all about its shape. The physical shape of this beach looks like OM. This beach is one of the beautiful beaches of India. The strange thing is even though this beach is Karnatak, India, we are unaware of it. The foreigners know better than Indian about this place this is the reason you can expect more foreigners here for sunbath. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer satpaphy m says, “Divine experience with Nature Om beach at Gokarna is getting popular with its serene landscapes adjoining the calm beach. Though the beach does not have the pomp and fervor of some of the popular beaches of Goa, it is a better attraction if you are looking for a quiet destination tucked in the midst of nature.” Read Full Review

4. Havelock Island

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Aditi Nayar adds, “Treading down the Marshes Here's how it began! On our road to Radhanagar beach in Havelock, we spotted this board pointing towards the hills that said Elephant beach, because it looked like a trek it excited my friend and I.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Archi Banerjee adds, “A photographers paradise It is not without reason, that this beach is rated the best in Asia and 7th in the world. The sunset in this beach is a real treat for the eye and of course a lifetime experience. The road that leads to the beach is also a wonderful one traversing through small villages and palm trees dotting all throughout. Travellers from around the globe take a visit to this beach to witness the wonderful sunset. ” Read Full Review

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5. Kovalam

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Beach | Sea | Sunset | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer Surya Dube adds, “Beautiful View Its a must see if you are at Kovalam/Light house/samudra beach. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaison Netto adds, “A very clean and beautiful beach It's one of the best beach in Kerala. It is one of the most touristic place in Kerala. The beach is very clean with green coloured water. If you like beaches and very much fascinated about swimming, it's a must visit place. The best thing about this beach is that, you can swim nicely as there is only shallow water for around 50 meters and the slope is in a constant pattern afterwards. ” Read Full Review

6. Alibaug

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Beach | Sea | Weekend | Peace

HolidayIQ Reviewer VIRINDER VAID shares, “Nice, clean and almost flat beach The beach is undoubtedly the main attraction for every visitor to Alibaug. It's a clean and flat beach with a Promenade on its outskirts and nicely made long concrete benches for relaxing and watching the sea waves. The most prominent visual is of the Kolaba Fort built approx a km away from the shore and approachable only during low tides. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vishal Rao shares, “If one plans to take a trip to a beach to get a peace of mind, then Nagaon beach in Alibaug is worth the visit. Not only it's cheap to get and stay over there but the serenity really engulfs you in it's beauty. The food is the most tasty food one will have after a full on exhausting enjoyment on the beach. Just as the visit and travel, even the food comes cheap...” Read Full Review

7. Varkala

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Beach | Cliff | Sea | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ankit Biyani says, “Varkala beach - Mini Goa It's aptly called as mini Goa. It's one of the most exotic beaches in India. The cliff and the blue sea ahead gives you a feel of Hollywood movie location, James Bond type. On the cliff there are series of restaurants and other shops. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sakhawat Hasan shares, “Pristine beach below the cliff Not many beaches are free from the clutter which is sort of collateral once a place becomes famous. Varkala is one such place which still preserves its pristine nature. The walk from the cliff to the beaches along the shops and shacks is enjoying in itself. Go in the morning, carry a mat to lie on, soak in the sun for a shade of tan, take an absorbing bath in the sea, indulge in the adventure activities till the sun goes down.” Read Full Review

8. Palolem

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kaushal Modi says, “Calm and Peaceful beach Agonda beach one of the best beach in Canacona, South Goa. It's next to Palolem beach which is another best beach of South Goa. Agonda beach is very famous to see Turtles. In season, we can see number of Turtles on the beach. Photography is a treat on these beach. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kunal Savla says, “Turquoise and blue water Agonda beach is one of the very less crowded and clean beach of Goa. It is located only 6kms from Palolem beach. The sea is perfect for swimming and surfing. The water is blue and turquoise. The beach is very scenic with colourful beach shacks making this place more scenic. This is also a Ridley Turtle Nesting Point, hence it is not allowed to play loud music on the beach. ” Read Full Review

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