#12 of 86 Places to Visit in Panjim
Distance (From Kadamba Bus Terminus): 19 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Between Baga And Vagator Beaches
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto / Rental Bike
Travel Tips: 1. Baga Beach (7 kms) can also be visited from this Beach.
2. Ozran or Little Vagator Beach (4.5 kms) can also be visited from this Beach.
3.Chapora Fort(5.5 kms) can also be visited from this Beach.
At a distance of 19 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand and 11 km from Mapusa, Anjuna Beach is situated in Bardez Taluka of North Goa. This beach is located north of Baga and Calangute, and close to the South of Vagator and Chapora. The white sands of the beach and the red laterite rocks create a unique arrangement. It is one of the best beaches in Goa.
Anjuna beach is famous for its stunning natural beauty with coconut trees and soft powered white sands. Anjuna beach is a favorite haunt of the hippies who used to organize the famous rave beach parties in the late 1950s to mid 1960s. The moon light rave parties are well known all over Goa and the world, and attract foreign travellers as well as domestic tourists, especially during the time of New Year and Christmas.
The beach is adjacent to Chapora fort. The 'Albuquerque mansion' located nearby is another attraction. The Anjuna flea market on every Wednesday is also very popular with tourists and local Goans, where you can purchase many things, ranging from fruits to jewellery, clothes and electronic devices. This area offers pleasurable shopping experience with quality products at reasonable prizes.
The waters here are safe for swimming and the beach is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing which attracts a lot of foreign tourists to Anjuna Beach. The exhilaration of Bungee Jumping from an 80 ft tower, paragliding and windsurfing boosts the fun at Anjuna.