Baina Beach Overview
The Baina Beach is one of the most sought after beaches in Goa located near Vasco Da Gama. The place fairly boasts of its sandy beaches, earliest churches, mixed culture and a stunning panorama across the Arabian Sea. Although a popular tourist site, the beach is known for its tranquil environment and arresting natural beauty. It is one of the safest beaches in Goa for the beach bums where they can enjoy basking in the sun. 

Baina beach is the first beach in Goa to facilitate underwater sea walking to the tourists. It is a great hideout for those who want to enjoy swimming in the crystal sea water or try some adrenaline-charged water sports such as kayaking, jet-skiing, parasailing, Dolphin Safari, and snorkeling. The beachfront resorts in and around this shore offer deluxe accommodation to the tourists who want to spend their vacation in luxury and style.

There are also shacks, pubs, casinos and discos at the beach where you can witness the nightlife in Goa in its true colours. So, before you head for an unforgettable journey to Baina Beach we have provided the essential details of the place with some valuable travel tips.

How To Reach

- How to Reach Baina Beach from Panji: 
Direct buses run by the KTCL ply between the Baina Beach and Panjim every day. It is also the cheapest mode of conveyance which will cost you around Rs. 35-55 and takes about 34 minutes for a one-way trip. But, if you want to reach faster, the best mode of conveyance is a taxi which will cost you around Rs. 770-900 and take you to your destination in about 28 minutes. 

- How to Reach Baina Beach from Goa International Airport: You can take a taxi or rental car from the Dabolim International Airport to Baina Beach. For a budget-friendly trip, take a bus from the airport to Vasco Da Gama and from there you can take a direct bus till Baina. 

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Baina Beach is during the months between November-March when the entire state prepares itself for a hoard of amusements. During this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and the beach looks sparkling clean after the monsoon. The whole area surrounding the beach decks up for the festive months and you can literally feel the spirit of the festivals that are on the cards.

Summers in Goa are usually hot and humid making it uncomfortable for the tourists to indulge in beach walking at Baina beach. During the monsoon (June- September) visiting the Baina Beach can be a truly magical experience if you are a real beach bum and want to feast your eyes on everything infused with life by the touch of rain.

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 Places to Eat at Baina Beach 

Your holidaymaking in Goa is never complete if you have not catered your taste with traditional Goan food that is intense in flavour and tantalizing in aroma. Don’t forget to hit these places while visiting Baina Beach and enjoy their platters:

1. Vasco Inn:  A multi-cuisine restaurant specializing in Goan Thali, Shahi Paneer, pasta etc. 
 -Cost for 2: Rs. 400 (approx.)
 -Address: 13, Khalap Mansion, FL Gomes Road, Near Punjab National Bank, Vasco Da Gama, Goa

2. Cascades: This is a multi-cuisine restaurant which specialises in Continental, Goan, North Indian and Chinese delights. It has outdoor seating arrangement and alcohol is allowed inside. Its popular platters are Butter Chicken, Goan Fish Curry Rice etc.
-Cost for 2 is Rs. 800 approx.
-Address: Maharaja Hotels, Rua Leopoldo Flores Road, Opposite Hindustan Petroleum, Vasco Da Gama, Goa

3. Natural Ice Cream:  The right place for ice cream lovers! Specialises in vegan-friendly ice creams of mango, chocobites, anjeer, roasted almonds and other flavours.
-Cost for 2 is Rs. 200 approx.
-Address: Vasco Residency Hotel, Ground Floor, Vasco Da Gama

4. Annapurna Restaurant: Exclusively vegetarian-friendly menu in a homely ambience. Sumptuous vegan platters in reasonable price make it a good place for casual dining.
-Cost for 2 is Rs. 250 (approx.)
-Address: Dattatraya Deshpande Road, Beside Syndicate Bank, Vasco Da Gama, Goa- 403802

Places to Stay Near Baina Beach

There are a number of plush resorts near the Baina Beach where you can enjoy a relaxing escapade with modern amenities and a stunning view of the endless blue ocean. We have shortlisted the best 5 resorts close to the beach:

1. La Petite:  Located at a distance of about 4.5 Km from Baina Beach, the property is furnished with all modern facilities for a comfortable stay. From the sea-facing cottages of the resort you can enjoy your private hours just gaping at the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea. The other amenities include complimentary breakfast, comfortable bed, free parking, free high-speed Wi-Fi etc. 

2. Bay 15 Cabanas By the Bay: Are you looking for a dreamlike holiday retreat in one of the best seaside destinations of the world? If yes, Bay 15 Cabanas By The Bay is your ultimate destination which offers you the most unforgettable vistas of the Arabian Sea from its patio and the sea-facing bedrooms. The resort offers a whole range of luxurious amenities such as free internet, free breakfast, outdoor pool, free parking, barbeque, 24 hours front desk, sun terrace, shoeshine, special diet menus, DJ/ Night club, concierge, private beach, airport shuttle and many more for making your stay comfortable and lavish. 

3. Coconut Creek: The property is located just at a stone’s throw distance of 200 meters from the Baina beach and is a welcome retreat from the chaos of urban life. The boutique resort has a unique rustic charm owing to its brick tiled cottages and a lagoon-shaped outdoor pool under the palm groves. The other facilities include satellite TV, minibar, spa, free Wi-Fi, pool, free breakfast, currency exchange etc. 

Things to Carry at Baina Beach

To make your vacation to Goa memorable and hassle-free it is important to have proper backpacking. But worry not! We have shortlisted a few beach essentials for you that you will require in your by Baina Beach trip:

1. Swimsuits
2. sarongs
3. well fitted waterproof footwear
4. sunscreen lotion (with SPF 50+)
5. sunglasses
6. water bottles
7. hats or caps
8. lip balm
9. cotton clothes (shorts/trousers)
10. scarf
11. hairbrush 

Medical Facilities Near Baina Beach 

There are a number of well-equipped government and private hospitals and private clinics in the cities of Vasco Da Gama, Margao, Mapusa, and Panaji. There are also pharmacies and ambulances run by the government, private, and charitable units across the state of Goa. Most of the good hotels near Baina Beach have doctor on call facilities and address most of your ailments with care. Some of the well-known hospitals near Baina Beach are:

1. Pai Hospital
2. Salgaocar Hospital
3. Viswa Sanjivani Health Centre
4. MPT Hospital
5. Prakash Eye Hospital
6. Usgaonkar's Children’s Hospital
7. Mother Care Hospital
8. Grace Intensive Cardiac Care Centre and General Hospital
9. Vasco Clinic
10. SMRC Hospital

Travelers’ Tip Before Visiting Baina Beach 

Sun-kissed beaches under the blue sky, the alluring expanse of the Arabian Sea, electric nightlife and mouth-watering Goanese delicacies- all these make Baina Beach a coveted gateway for vacationers. So, before you make your way to this paradisiacal beach destination, take a look at the travelers’ tips we have listed for you:

1. There are a number of budget and luxury hotels and backpacker hostels in Baina Beach where you can avail comfortable accommodation if you book them well ahead of your journey.

2. Pack your stuff wisely as you will find sun, rain, sea, sand and everything in Baina Beach.

3. Try out the different Goan gastronomic delights

4. If you are shopping in flea markets you need to play the bargaining game right.

5. Move around in a two-wheeler as it is budget-friendly. Don’t forget to carry your driving permit and a helmet during your trip.

6. It is always safe to carry some cash in your wallet as many e tax shops and small restaurants do not have card machines.

7. Do not go tipsy on beaches say no to drugs. Indulging in any kind of intoxication in public places in Baina Beach is a punishable offence.

8. While checking out on the beach or shopping keep an eye on your personal stuff as pickpockets luck in these areas.

9. Fanny packs

10. Camera 

11. Wet wipes and sanitizer

12. Power bank 

13. Rucksack/jumbo tote

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Baina Beach FAQs

What is Baina beach famous for?

There are a number of things which makes Baina Beach a famous tourist destination for nature lovers and seafarers. Besides its breath-taking scenic location skirted by mountains on one side and an endless stretch of turquoise water on the other, the beach offers a whole range of amusements for tourists of all ages. If you are a real adventure buff and ready to surf the placid sea of Goa, there is a plethora of activities awaiting you such as kayaking, snorkelling, paragliding etc. Also, various beach festivals and cultural programs are held at the Baina Beach at different times of the year that keeps the place crowded by visitors. There is a group of grade islands around the Baina Beach where scuba diving takes place. Also, a number of Ayurveda and Kerala massage centres are dotted across the beach where tourists can enjoy a relaxing spa session. All these make Baina Beach a famous holiday spot in Goa. The most important feature of the Baina Beach is that it is the first-ever beach offering underwater sea walks to the sea lovers. It gives you a great chance to get close with the sea and explore its various nuances if you are a little gutsy!

Is Baina beach safe?

Baina Beach is completely safe and a truly great holiday spot for making memorable experiences at the sea. Earlier the beach was known for prostitution but later with the intervention and strict enforcement of laws, the trade has been completely stopped. Also, Baina Beach is just a few walks away from the main city of Goa. So, you can walk around the beach without much care!

How do you get from Palolem to Baina beach?

The road distance between Palolem Beach to Baina Beach is 66 Km via NH 66 approximately. You can travel by bus, subway, train, tram and rail to commute between these two places.

What can we do in Baina Beach at night?

There are a plethora of activities awaiting you in Baina Beach. It’s just you have to find the right places for making your vacation memorable and special. Baina Beach boasts of having a host of bars, casinos, night clubs, beach shacks, pubs, and restaurants where you can enjoy an electric night. If you are visiting the place during Christmas and New Year you can revel in any of the beach parties organised by some groups or resorts. If you want to try your luck, Baina Beach is the place where you can turn the fortune wheel in your favour and see how life changes.

Is alcohol allowed on Baina Beach?

No, alcohol is not allowed in Goa beaches or any other public place according to the state rules. As per the Registration of Tourist Trade Act, drinking alcohol or cooking in the beaches will attract a fine of Rs. 2000 or imprisonment of 3 months. Drinking frosty beer on the beaches is permissible.

Is Baina beach couple friendly?

Yes, Baina Beach is couple-friendly as it is not too crowded and there are a number of resorts and hotels around the beach suitable for the honeymooners

How far is Baina Beach from Baga Beach?

Baina Beach is located at about 45 Km via NH66 from Baga Beach and it takes approximately 55 minutes to travel between the two places.

Is Baina Beach less crowded?

Baina Beach is less crowded compared to the other beaches of Goa as is less visited by tourists. Earlier it was a red light zone for which the place was shunned by common tourists. But later, as the government put a ban on such practice, the tourism industry has started flourishing.

Are washrooms available at Baina Beach?

There are no washrooms on the beach location. However, washrooms are available in restaurants and pubs and other established places in and around the beach.

Is Baina Beach clean?

Yes, Baina Beach is clean and serene as it is less frequented by tourists compared to the other beaches in Goa being still under construction of a flourishing tourism industry.

Are ATM facilities available?

There are ATMs of nationalised and private banks around the Baina Beach that remain open for 24 hours. The most operative ATMs of the area are SBI ATM, Punjab National Bank ATM, IndusInd Bank ATM, ICICI Bank ATM, AXIS Bank ATM, HDFC Bank ATM, Syndicate Bank ATM, Bank of Baroda ATM and UCO Bank ATM.

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