#5 of 85 Places to Visit in Panjim
Distance (From Kadamba Bus Terminus): 19 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto / Rental Bike
Travel Tips: 1. Chapora Beach and Chapora Fort (2 kms) can also be visited from this place.
2. Anjuna Beach (5.3 kms) can also be visited from this place.
3. Ozran Beach (1.4 kms) can also be visited from this place.
At a distance of 19 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 46 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 13 km from Mapusa, Vagator Beach is situated in North Goa, near Chapora Fort. It is among the top places to visit in Goa.
Vagator Beach is a part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian Sea that begins at Fort Aguada and ending at Chapora Beach and Fort. It is a bay between the rocky headlands and one of the Goa best beaches. It is covered with soft white sand, dotted by coconut trees and huge black rocks. The sea at Vagator turns from aquamarine to emerald green with the movement of the sun.
Vagator Beach is divided into Big Vagator or North Vagator, Middle Vagator (Tel Aviv beach) and Little Vagator (Ozran) by a few rocks. To reach the beach one has to climb down a hill. The Big Vagator Beach is a long white sandy beach located 1.4 km from Ozran. This beach is more crowded than Ozran Beach. The famous Chapora fort overlooks the beach.
Vagator Beach situated 3 km north of Anjuna, attained popularity because of its seclusion and the nearby Chapora Fort. The picturesque Vagator Beach is a favourite venue for mid night parties during the tourist season.
Big Vagator Beach is considered safer for swimming than the Ozran Beach. Lifeguards are available at big Vagator Beach but not at Ozran Beach. It also offers a very beautiful sunset view. There are several adventure activities at Vagator including speed boat & water scooters. There are a number of restaurants and beach cafes near the beach that serve some tasty seafood and drinks. There is a local handicrafts market where you can shop for local handicrafts like earthen pot and cane baskets as well as clothes.
Best Time to Visit: November - February