Mandrem is one of the most northernmost beaches in Goa, 5.95 kilometers from Goa’s border with the state of Maharashtra. It is sandwiched between two popular beaches in north Goa – Arambol in the north and Ashwem beach in the south. Located in the Pernem region of Goa, the Mandrem beach is 28.5 kilometers north from Panaji, Goa’s state capital. The backpacker’s paradise Arambol is only 7.6 kilometers away. Ashwem is even closer, only 5.9 kilometers south.
Mandrem is a small but beautiful beach. It is only 790 meters long. This is a white sandy beach, which remains secluded even in the peak tourist season, as most people prefer to visit the other more popular beaches in north Goa. Tall casurina and palm trees line its shore. There are a few sand dunes with shrubs on them. The Mandrem village is a fishing community, so you will see the occasional fishing boats, the fishermen counting their catch, or the locals drying their nets on the beach. There are also a few shacks run by the locals with their sun beds where you can sit back, drink, have your food, relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature.
November to February is the peak tourist season in Goa, and this is also the best time to visit the Mandrem beach. The weather is pleasant. You will get long and sunny days, but the sun doesn’t beat down harshly. There is very little rain. The humidity is also low, which makes it very pleasing. Cool breeze comes in from the sea in the evening. The beach shacks are also open. Restaurants and cafes are working at full capacity this time of the year.
Suggested duration: 2 to 3 hours
Open and Closing Time
All Days of the Week 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Near By Attraction
Shirr Purchevo Ravalnatha Temple
Oceanic Yoga and Meditation School
Banana Surf School
Hotels available near Mandrem Beach
Distance between Madgaon Railway Station and Mandrem Beach is 38.5 miles or 33.5 nautical miles
Distance between Mandrem Beach and Panjim Bus Stand is 19.3 miles or 16.7 nautical miles
Mandrem is one of the most non-happening places in north Goa, away from the busy party destinations. It is a quiet and serene beach with very few tourists. Just sit back and relax on the beach or beside the river, which flows quietly and meets the Arabian Sea here.
There is a lot of nature all around. Palm and casurina trees line the coast. A small hill separates Mandrem from the Arambol beach in the north. You will see white-bellied fish eagles, kingfishers, herons, crabs, and the occasional Olive Ridley turtles.
Many of the locals are into fishing. See the fishing boats on the beach, the nets drying, and the locals hauling in their fresh catch. The locals will sometimes take tourists to see dolphins on their boats.
This is a 9.44 kilometer long stretch of sand that extends from Arambol in the north to the Chapora River in the south. The entire stretch sees fewer tourists compared to the Baga-Calangute-Candolim stretch. Walk to explore the region or bike on the beach. But remember, you will have to cross a few rivers and some small hills. You can also play beach soccer or beach volleyball.
Hire a scooter to visit the market areas of Madlamaz-Mandrem. You can also walk to the market if you like. It is quite near. Different types of drinks and food items are sold here, including feni.