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Who Said Beaches Are Only For Couples? Head To These 7 Beaches For A Peaceful Solo Retreat

Who Said Beaches Are Only For Couples? Head To These 7 Beaches For A Peaceful Solo Retreat

If a solo peaceful retreat is what your yearning for, then head to these 7 beaches as suggested by HolidayIQ reviewers. 

1. Calangute: For a peaceful evening by the beach and shop for dresses and gift items

Calangute: For a peaceful evening by the beach and shop for dresses and gift items
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Queen of beaches; Calangute Beach is situated at a distance of about four and a half kilometer from Candolim Beach. This is the most developed beach in North Goa and considered the queen of the beaches. Palm trees are beautifying its shores and its inherent beauty attracts a lot of visitors. Beside sea bath one may enjoy the thrilling water sports and close to the beach at Dolphin Circle Beautiful St-Alex Church is situated, having beautiful towers and spectacular domes and interior are decorated with an ornate altar.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prateek Singh shares, “Baga Beach is the most famous beach among all the beaches I ever visited. The good part of this beach is that there are a hell lot of pubs, sports bars, restaurants on the road which goes towards the beach and on the beach there is many shacks and water sports facility is also available. If you are a shopaholic and like to buy the various type of dresses, gift items then you should surely go to the road approaching this beach.Read Full Review

2. Port Blair: To visit the Note Island that can be seen on the 10-Rupee note

Port Blair: To visit the Note Island that can be seen on the 10-Rupee note
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Samruddhi Pathak shares, “The Note Island! This is the island where our teachers told us that this is the one which we can see on our 10 Rupee note. Lovely beaches. Snorkelling available. Also, we can see inside the sea - the corals through glass boats if we are afraid of going inside water.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samruddhi Pathak adds, “Awesome Sunset of my Life It is a less known place and a little far away. Nut a must for visiting. During low tides, you can walk on the beaches deep inside. Lovely birds and the sunset during the evening. Even during the journey, the sea goes parallel to you and lovely scenic beauty.” Read Full Review

3. Miramar: A secluded beach replete with local music and entertainment

Miramar: A secluded beach replete with local music and entertainment
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Miramar is a very famous beach, situated in Panaji, it has a great attraction for the walkers and joggers and the children park for children. This beach is really a good beach, beautiful stretch and soft sand which is bit whitish. But it is not developed as the North Goan mostly beaches are developed, not having any famous beach shack or any other water sports activities. Though the view is very beautiful and still it needs to be developed, if Government pay little attention it has got the features to become a fine and more attractive beach. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Joe Abraham says, “A beach with all entertainment; Stories of Goan beaches were heard from childhood and it just matched all the descriptions you have ever heard. Bright sun, clear sand, wonderful people and everything you would look for in a beach. Music, here and there, dancing, running and then gliding into the sea, this was one international destination without doubt. Late evening, as sun was setting, it was golden everywhere, the sand, the sea and then time tequila shot and lie down and looks at the stars from the beach, you would feel touching heaven.Read Full Review

4. Kochi (Cochin): To visit Cherai Beach, a haven for photographers

Kochi (Cochin): To visit Cherai Beach, a haven for photographers
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HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH shares, “One of the best beach in Kerala Cherai Beach located near, Kerala is about 25 km from Ernakulam town, 30 km from Cochin International Airport and 20 Kms from Aluva railway station. Cherai beach is among the most sought-after places for tourists coming to Kerala and a relaxing point for local people during weekends. Having an extended coastline the Cherai beach is different from many other beaches and it is well maintained, clean and hence well for sunbathing apart from swimming due to the shallow water. Being so near from the main Kochi city, an important commercial capital of Kerala, the Cherai beach is a fascinating alternative for anybody who wants to get away from the pandemonium of city life temporarily. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaison Netto adds, “A very nice beach in Kochi Its a pretty nice beach in Cochin with a pretty clean environment and with awesome shades of trees. This beach is very famous in Kochi and hence will be very crowded especially with a lot of videographers and photographers. Like all beaches, sunset is the best time to visit and get into the water is not recommended after sunset as well. There are a lot of small shops and these shops are so good for very tasty food but it may not be healthy. Overall, its a pretty beach but rush is a problem here and recommend to avoid on weekends if you really need some peace of mind.” Read Full Review

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5. Aguada Beach:To visit the chain of beaches starting from Vagator and to visit Fort Aguada

Aguada Beach:To visit the chain of beaches starting from Vagator and to visit Fort Aguada
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Fort Aguada was the most important and crucial fort of Portuguese which is situated about 4 Km from Candolim which is situated by the sea, at the south western tip of Bardez North Goa. The upper fort is so large that it has covered the entire land surrounded by the sea.  One can see the bastion of the moat and four-storeyed lighthouse which was in use till 1976, at the main upper fort and the lower part's ramparts. From the Upper fort magnificent and panoramic views of the Blue Sapphire Arabian Sea and river Mandovi's merger, Panji's view, if one uses the Binocular may reach to the Cabo Rajbavan's hill, the beaches Sinquerim and Aguada, though it is bit tiresome to have around from outside of the fort, to visualize the importance, have water and comfortable footwear along camera if possible a binocular, to make this visit pleasant and memorable.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mukesh Joshi shares “Beautiful scenic value It has beautiful scenic value and gives excellent peace of mind. Situated very near from Hotel Taj. Little ahead is light house and has beautiful beach of Candolim nearby. This forms farthest end of all chain of beaches starting from Vagator.Read Full Review

6. Mapusa: To visit Ozran Beach, known as smaller Vagator beach and savor the local drinks

Mapusa: To visit Ozran Beach, known as smaller Vagator beach and savor the local drinks
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Trevor Saldanha adds, “Ozran Beach is also called the Smaller Vagator Beach, as it is located right next to the Bigger Vagator Beach and you can easily walk along from the Vagator Beach to the Ozran Beach and back as well. The main difference between the two beaches is that the Ozran Beach is much rockier than the larger Vagator Beach. The Ozran Beach, however, has many Resorts lining it & also has many more Restaurants and Shacks all along, where you can chill out having your drinks & savor local Goan food as well. The Sunset Views from Ozran are also scintillating, as is the case with all other beaches on the Western Coast of India.” Read Full Review

7. Dhanushkodi: To visit the ruins of the fishing village near the beach, wiped out in Tsunami

Dhanushkodi: To visit the ruins of the fishing village near the beach, wiped out in Tsunami
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikhil Nikhil says, “Ultimate place in India Dhanushkodi beach is a must see in Rameshwaram. There was a village which got wiped out in 1964 Tsunami. The Private tempo journey was awesome at a moment you can see the jeep going on the water which was one of the best experience one can get. The tempo journey would cost around 100-200 per head. It is a totally paisa-vasool trip, you can enjoy the waves which suddenly rise and suddenly decrease. , the waves touching your foot was the best experience, If you want to go to the last tip then ask the driver. Sit would cost more. The beaches are very clean and neat the color of the water is totally blue. Start trip from the morning. Depart from Rameshwaram around 9. Be careful with the Tempo people, they can charge you more. If you are going in summer be sure to carry hats, water and energy bites.” Read Full Review

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