Goa is known to people around the world as India’s happiest tourist destination. There’s so much to do for tourists in Goa that one is sure to have a good holiday in the land of palm trees and sun. Come night time, though, people of all ages land up at just one place — the beach.

Many of the best-known spots are open until 5 am, with the crowds refusing to leave even then. If you’re interested in a great night out, here are some beaches in Goa that are known for their nightlife.

Best Beaches in Goa For Nightlife (North Goa)

1. Ashvem

Ashvem Beach is one of the less popular beaches in Goa, preferred by people who prefer the quiet. There are beach shacks and chic bars to explore at night in Ashvem. The beach is very popular with foreigners so expect crowds only during the tourist season.

The walk to the beach from the Morjim-Mandrem road is a long one. The Marbela Beach Resort Lounge is a great place to chill out in the evenings with a couple of drinks.

2. Arambol

You will find a good deal of locals and tourists enjoying a night out at the Arambol beach that lies in the North of Goa. The place is flooded with a bars and cafes, giving you endless options for eating and drinking.

There are a couple of nightclubs and a few beach parties in Arambol, in case you are keen on partying the night away. On Saturday, they have a night market in Arambol where you’ll get few locally made items.

3. Anjuna Beach

One of the more commercial beaches in Goa, Anjuna is a great place to enjoy Goa’s nightlife. There are trendy bars on the road that leads to the beach and some chic beach shacks serving good food and drinks along the seashore (Curlies and Shiva Valley, for example). For a great party experience, though, visit the Nyex Beach Club in Anjuna. Probably the best beach in Goa for nightlife.

4. Vagator

Yet another popular beach for nightlife in Goa, Vagator has a few iconic bars and nightclubs on its beach. Sip on a variety of alcoholic beverages and listen to live music at Antares or enjoy Greek food at Thalassa. After a nice Greek meal, head out to the 9 Bar nightclub and party till about 5 am.

5. Morjim Beach

For most of the 2000s, Morjim was a low-key beach. However, that’s not the case anymore. Today, the beach attracts many visitors mainly due to the Olive Ridley turtles found at the beach. When it comes to nightlife, it may not be as popular as some of the other beaches in Goa, but Morjim does offer a good party experience.

There are quite a few beach shacks and bars around Morjim Beach for one to enjoy a great nightlife experience.

6. Baga

Baga is probably the best place to witness the nightlife in Goa because of the many options it offers.

At night, there are many beach shacks that play good music, offer great food and drink.  On the Baga Calangute Road lie some of the best nightclubs. Café Mambos, Titos and the Cape Town Café are three popular nightclubs around Baga Beach. If you are looking to enjoy karaoke, head to the St. Anthony’s Beach Shack on a Tuesday.

7. Calangute Beach

Located close to the Baga beach, Calangute is popular for its nightlife experience. If you are visiting Goa for the first time, a visit to this beach post 8 pm is what you should do to experience Goa’s booming nightlife at its best.

Souza Lobos offers delicious portions of Goan food, from vindaloo to Goa sausage fry, while there are several clubs down the road that party till late at night.

8. Candolim

Of all the beaches in North Goa, Candolim is the most crowded at night (even though it’s relatively secluded at night. Candolim is always buzzing with people and activity at night, because of the number of clubs on its stretch. This includes LPK (Love Passion Karma) and Calamari.

There are also a number of great restaurants, such as the Burmese restaurant Bomra’s, rated one of the best restaurants in India.

9. Sinquerim

Sinquerim Beach is a popular nightlife spot in Goa and the SinQ Nightclub is one of the most popular clubs in the area. SinQ is known for its spacious interiors and poolside area that’s great for partying. Go here on a Friday if you love Bollywood music. Cohiba is also just down the road.

Best Beaches In Goa For Nightlife: South Goa

10. Majorda Beach

On the seashore of Majorda Beach in South Goa you will find many beach shack restaurants. Most of these are owned by Russians and the vibe on the beach is fun and electric, with many beach parties being organized. Plan a night out at Majorda Beach if you love trance music and parties.

11. Palolem Beach

Think of Palolem as one of those beaches you see on a postcard. Picturesque hills, swaying coconut trees and the gorgeous sea makes the beach a splendid location for a holiday. Palolem is also as great place to experience Goa’s buzzing nightlife. Along the beach in the evenings you can pick from the many shacks buzzing with tourists and playing enjoyable music, from retro tunes to trance and electronica. In the South, easily the best beach in Goa for nightlife. Also, some of the places here are open 24×7.

12. Colva

Colva Beach in South Goa is always crowded, with partygoers enjoying themselves at the restaurants and bars operating on the beach. Near the beach, there a few nightclubs that run till about 5 am in the morning. Foodies will love exploring the many cuisines in the restaurants in Colva.

Goa’s beaches have fabulous nightlife experiences for all to enjoy. Whether you like to go partying or eat at a chic restaurant by the beach, you will have a lot of fun at Goa’s beaches. The best time to visit the beach shacks in Goa is during the tourist season that lasts from October to March. Many beach shacks are closed during the monsoon.

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