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Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach Goa is a golden stretch of yellow sand situated a kilometer ahead of the intersection point of River Mandovi and the Arabian Sea. The extension of this beach is towards Dona Paula. Bordered with palm trees and number of romantic coves, hotels and shacks, Miramar is one of the sought-after tourist draws in Goa. The soft sand makes it an excellent place for walks in the evening and sunbathing during the daytime. The 2 km long shoreline is a hub of tourist activities. Children play around and couples enjoy its solitude. As the name Miramar implies "watching the sea" in Portuguese, you can have the best glimpse of Arabian Sea and the Aguada Fort from here.

The winter attraction of Miramar Beach is the flock of migratory birds such as gulls. These species return to the beach every year for food, offering a stunning sight.

Fast Facts

Name
Calangute
Location
North Goa
Best time to visit
March to November
Altitude
Sea Level

Location
Miramar Beach in Goa is located around 3 km away from Panaji city in northern Goa. It enjoys excellent accessibility with buses plying on a regular basis. You can also hire a cab from the Dabolim airport that is around 25 km away from main Panaji city. The Dona Paula beach is a kilometer’s drive from here as well.

Best Time to Visit
March to November is the best time to visit the beach of Miramar. This is when tourists throng to enjoy their summer and spring holidays. Tourists visiting from June-September will experience mild rainfall. January is the coolest month.

Where to stay in Miramar Beach The Goa Marriott Resort and Spa is a luxury hotel in Miramar Beach offering first-class accommodation along with the facility for a private shaded area for its guests. You can also stay at Hotel Solmar, Hotel Fidalgo and Swimsea Beach Resort that are in good proximity with the beach, Panaji city and the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception.

The beach is not overcrowded even in the peak season and tranquility is what you can experience the best here. Vacationers love to spend their time swimming in the calm sea, relaxing on the beach, sunbathing and playing beach sports. Joggers find their way early morning to the nearby Dona Paula Beach as well. The palm fringes are ideal for reading a book and sipping the local drink called fenny. Closest places of entertainment are the beach cafes and restaurants.

Shopping
There are several shops located on the stretch between Miramar and Dona Paula Bay. They sell toys, hats, beachwear and even handicrafts. You can bargain well for the products. Panaji city houses state-run emporiums from where you can buy authentic goods.

While you enjoy the beauty of this idyllic beach, sightseeing is also an option for you


Dona Paula Beach – Formerly a fishermen village, Dona Paula is now famous for its beach. It houses the National Institute of Oceanography in its precincts, a number of hotels and restaurants, making it a major draw for tourists. It is just a kilometer away from Miramar Beach. A popular luxury hotel here is the Cidade De Goa. Get your booking online from Goahub.com.

Panaji – The main gateway to north Goa, Panaji is the state’s capital and an urbanized center, housing administrative buildings, hotels and tourist information centers. Panaji is 3 km away and takes just 15 minutes to reach. You can easily plan a day’s excursion here and visit the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary or enjoy a cruise down the River Mandovi.

Dhempe College of Arts and Science Situated in Miramar, this college is a memorial for the first chief minister for the state. It was constructed in 1962, making it one of the oldest educational establishments in the region