The north Goa beaches in Pernem subdivision

Keri beach (with Tiracol and an ancient Portuguese fort on the other bank); Arambol (also known as Harmal)

Mandrem (a toddy tappers' and palm distillers' hamlet with two little beaches: Lemos and Asvem) and Morji.

The Chapora river demarcates the Bardesh subdivision, the home ground of several beaches: Chapora, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Sinquerim and an inner beach, Quegdevelim, one of the few rocky beaches in Goa and also a shell collectors haven.

Off the Mandovi estuary, in the Tiswadi subdivision, there are little beaches which are both tranquil and well-connected.

Other beaches are: Caranzalem, Marvel, Dona Paula, Bambolim and Siridao, all in close proximity to Mormugao harbor.

The Mormugao subdivision has a string of excellent beaches, like Bogmalo, Issorcim, Cola (a rich spawning ground for fish and crustaceans), Pale, Velsao, and Cansaulim.

The Salcete subdivision accounts for Goa's widest and cleanest beaches. They are Gaudalim, Colva (Goa's largest beach), Benaulim, Mobor, Varca, Carmona, and Cavelossim,.

in the subdivision of Canacona, the Palolem, Colamba, Talpona and Galgibaga beaches. That is where
Goa ends. Across is the Karnatakan beach of Karwar and, somewhere in between, lost in the sea, the Goan island of Anjediva which the Portuguese epic poet Camoens once described as the "Island of Love" It is now a naval establishment and out of bounds for civilians without a special security clearance.