NORTH GOACALANGUTE : It is the most popular beach with thousands thronging it in both the peak and off-season. The waves rise high above as you wash away your city blues.BAGA : Compared to Calangute, Baga is quieter and also more isolated. It is more popular with western tourists who love to use it as a base for water sports and fishing in the area.VAGATOR : This most photographed beach of Goa forms a bay that curves from the headland to the hillock crowned by the Chapora Fort. It is a favorite venue for midnight parties.ANJUNA : It is famous for its weekly Flea Market.SINQUERIM : With its magnificent 17th century fort which has now been converted into a prison, Sinquerim is one of the finest beaches in Goa.CANDOLIM : One highlight of Candolim is the parasailing and water skiing facility, besides other water sports.AGUADA : Aguada beach is almost synonymous with the top-notch Fort Aguada Hotel complex, a superb hotel that is built on the cliff, around the remnants of the early 17th century Portuguese fort.MORJIM : The VIPs on this beach are the Olive Ridley turtles that come to nest here helped by a group of volunteers who guard the nests and help the hatchlings get into the sea. ARAMBOL / HARMAL : This is also a foreignershaunt with a large number of Tai Chi, non-permanent mehendi or henna, tattoo, yoga and meditation centres.MIRAMAR : It was originally known as “Gasper Dias Beach", a prosperous landlord and where a Portuguese fort once stood at the fag end of the 16th century.SOUTH GOAPALOLEM : Palolem is a cosy beach of white sand facing a blue bay between two headlands. They also offer to take you out to spot dolphins.AGONDA : It's long and lonely, fringed with palms and casuarinas and dominated by a large hill to the south.VARCA, CAVELOSSIM, MOBOR : Varca, Cavelossim and Mabor are a trio of the most alluring beaches south of Benaulim. These beaches are much cleaner and quieter than most of the other more famous beaches of Goa.BETALBATIM : North of Colva is Betalbatim Beach which begins a long string of beaches with Majorda, Utorda, Arossim and Velsao at the north.COLVA : This is the most important beach in the South circuit, equipped with all modern amenities like air-conditioned resort complexes, tourist cottageMAJORDA : Colva Beach, is as pretty as a picture, studded with several hotels, the most prominent being the starred Majorda Beach Resort.BOGMALO : This beach, dominated by a 5-star hotel located right on its edge, is cut apart from both the North and South beach circuit. Windsurfing and water skiing facilities are available.BENAULIM : Benaulim is one of the few places in Goa where one can glimpse handicrafts typical to this area. The best of the traditional rosewood furniture is made here. BETUL : Betul is an important fishing port where all the mechanized boats and deep sea trawlers bring in their catch.