Arambol located between Keri beach to its north and Mandrem Beach to its south is a very popular beach in North Goa. A long beach, Arambol comprises of two beaches. Apart from the main Arambol beach one can walk to the smaller beach over the rocky hillock. Arambol has a fresh water lagoon which extends into a thick jungle. The lake is fed by sulphurous hot springs.
Amongst the northern most beaches in Goa Arambol is a long sandy beach and rocky in some parts. Walk 10 minutes around the cliff to the north of Arambol beach and you'll find yourself at a more secluded stretch of sand with the sea on one side and a sweet water lake on the other. The cliffs near the beaches are popular for paragliding and dolphin watching boat trips from Arambol is also very popular.
Paragliding at Arambol Beach
The cliffs near the Arambol beach is popular for paragliding. Paragliding in Arambol is organized near the northern end of the beach near the sweet water lake.
Keri Beach & Terekhol Fort
Keri beach is located about 10 kms north of Arambol on the banks of Terekhol river and is almost the northern most point in Goa. Terekhol Fort is situated across the Terekhol river and one would have to take a ferry to reach the fort from Keri beach. Terekhol fort has been converted into a heritage hotel. A Church of the Holy Trinity was built in the fort by the portugese which later became the Church of St. Anthony. It is not open to the general public.
Mandrem beach is located about 5 hms south of Arambol. A river flows right behind the beach, so you must cross the river on a wooden bridge to get to the beach. Mandrem Beach is far more deserted than the other beaches in North Goa.