Arambol first emerged in the 1960s as a mellow paradise for long-haired long-stayers escaping the scene at Calangute. Today things are still cheap and cheerful, with budget accommodation in little huts and rooms clinging to the cliffsides, though the main beach is now an uninterrupted string of beach shacks, many with accommodation operations stacked behind.
Arambol Beach is considered as a peaceful destination and it usually become crowded during tourist season between November and February, and the weekend by both the locals and foreigners. The beach is surrounded by a small rocky headland to the north which is covered with lovely vegetations. After crossing the headland you will discover a new beach wich is known as Paliem or Kalacha Beach. You also found here a sweet water lake which is perfect for swimming.
October - June
Pisgal, Priol, Ponda 403404, India
Suggested duration: 2 to 3 hours
Open and Closing Time
All days of the week 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Near By Attraction
Hotels available near Arambol Beach
Distance between Arambol Beach and Madgaon Railway Station is 41 miles or 35.6 nautical miles
Distance between Bus Stop and Arambol Beach is 0.6 miles or 0.5 nautical miles
The main beach is gently curved and safe for swimming but often crowded and sometimes a bit dirty – head south towards Mandrem for a quieter beach scene. A short walk around the northern headland brings you to little Kalacha Beach, another popular place thanks to the ‘Sweetwater Lake’ back from the beach. The headland above here is the best place in Goa for paragliding.
The Arambol Beach extends over 16 km and consists of two beaches. More popular is the Harmal beach contains a long stretch of curving sand and it is good for swimming. It is a perfect place for people looking for peace and tranquility. The second, more picturesque beach lies beyond the rocky stretch and can only be reached on foot and is bordered by steep cliffs on both sides. It is a rocky as well as sandy beach and has a fresh water lagoon which extends along the bottom of the valley into a thick jungle. The lake is fed by boiling hot springs and is lined with sulphurous mud which people love applying on their body to do wonders to their skin.
One of the popular tourist attractions here is the Hot Springs, located quite close to the main beach. The spring is said to have a curative effect as well.
Arambol is famous for shopping with a wide array of shops selling items ranging from daily wear clothes and embroidered clothes to junk jewelry to handicrafts to different souvenirs, etc. the beach is dotted with a number of restaurants as well. You can sit by the sea at one of the cafes here, which offer refreshing cocktails, and mouth-watering cuisines such as India, Italian, and Goan.