Vagator Beach Goa
Vagator Beach is the northernmost beach of Bardez Taluka, Goa. It is located on the opposite bank of the Chapora River from Morjim in Pernem. To the south of Vagator is Anjuna, one of the first hippy haunts of Goa. Vagator Beach has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone’s throw of the sea. But Vagator has little by way of seaside accommodation. Vagator Beach is split into two main beaches by a seaside headland which holds the car park and lots of stalls selling trinkets, clothes, soft drinks and snacks. As you face the sea, on your right is North Vagator Beach (Big Vagator)and on your left Ozran Beach, more commonly known as Little Vagator Beach. There are a number of places playing to a dance & trance crowd during the tourist season. These include: Nine Bar located just above Little Vagator, Hilltop (a little back from Little Vagator) and Primrose back towards Big Vagator beach, they play different types of trance and psychedelic music from different DJ\’s from around the world. Disco Valley of Vagator Beach is a place that used to be the place for Goan trance parties starting from early 1980s. Also there are a number of Mediterranean and Indian Cafes/Hotels serving a variety of food and drink. The tourist traffic is predominantly Western backpackers, however it has also become popular with Indian tourists, who particularly come to watch the sunset from the rocks. The Vagator beach in north Goa is located at a distance of 24 kilometers from Panaji, the capital of Goa. The beach lies on the northern side of the Bardez taluka. Offering a stretch of soft white sands, coconut palms, and a scenic view of the Arabian Sea, the Vagator beach has become a hot favorite tourist destination among the tourists.
Attractions :- Beaches many of the famous beaches of Goa are located near the Vagator beach. These include Chapora, Anjuna, Baga and Calangute beaches. All these beaches form a chain of beaches in north Goa that are among the foremost tourist attractions in Goa.
Chapora fort :- this 500 years old fort offers a splendid view of the adjoining coast and the hills at a distance.
Vagator springs :- the two fresh water springs in Vagator are among its major tourist attractions. One is located at the foot of a hill at the north Vagator beach, the other being in Ozrant, and is called Zor in the local language.
Chapora Village :- the small fishing village adjoining the beach is an interesting location that can be explored to get a feel of the local way of life.
Activities :- The beach is relatively quieter than Anjuna, Baga or Calangute. However, you can opt for swimming which is quite safe here. Some local shacks will offer you the necessary gear for swimming and other water sports. Shopping enthusiasts can look forward to a wide range of souvenirs and garments at the local markets, largely sold by hawkers. Gorging on Goan delights is a major activity here. On offer are several Goan delights like Bebinca, made of coconuts. Many cafes and restaurants are located along the back lanes leading up to Ozran beach.