At a distance of 8 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand and 3 km from Dona Paula Beach, Miramar Beach is situated 1 km ahead of the confluence of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea.
Miramar Beach is also known as 'Gasper Dias Beach'. The name of the beach is derived from the word 'Miramar', which in Portuguese stands for 'viewing the sea'. Miramar Beach is the place where the Mandovi River meets the blue water Arabian Sea. From the beach across the river is an excellent view of Fort Aguada. One can see migratory birds such as gulls and plovers at the beach from November to March.
The Miramar Beach is said to be one of the cleanest beaches in Goa and it offers the opportunity to view the stunning sunset. It is a romantic gateway for adventure freaks, beach lovers and honeymoon couples. At Miramar beach one can get pleasure and satisfaction with some interesting activities like fishing, bird watching, shopping and strolling around.
It is a golden beach fringed with palm trees. The soft sands of the beach makes it the best site for evening walks. Apart from its proximity to Panaji, it is very much commercialized and a large number of hotels and exclusive homes of Goa's rich and famous stud the area. The beach is crowded with locals and tourists alike on most days.
Swimming in the sea at Miramar Beach is not safe because of strong undercurrent. The beach is an ideal place for evening walks. At the beach, plethora of water sports like scuba diving, jet skiing, water surfing and fishing can be enjoyed.
Best Time to Visit: October - March.