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.. Adjoining the famous Anjuna beach, Vagator is a little more laid back, though still pretty much steeped in the rave culture. 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.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.
Activities: Chapora fort is 500 years old fort offers a splendid view of the adjoining coast and the hills at a distance is nice place to see. 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. Besides this every Wednesday a flea market is held at Anjuna beach. This market is very popular among the tourists.
Safety:Always Swim between Red and Yellow Flags, as this area is safe and constantly watched by the Lifeguards.
Red Flags means No Swimming, which means this beach is closed and dangerous.
Don not mix alcohol/Drugs with Swimming, as 80% of drowning Victims are between the age of 20 to 40 and have consumed alchol or drugs.
If in trouble do not panic. Just raise one arm and wait for lifeguard to rescue you.
Never Swim after Sunset.
Never Swim Alone.
Keep your cell phone in your laguage or hand out other person before going in water.
In case of crimes, victims are advised to report to the nearest Police Station.
Sunset at Vagator Beach
How to Reach: You can reach there either by Taxi, Bus or Autorickshaw from Margao, Panaji, Vasco. Its better to take a cab if you are coming from Dabolim Airport. The nearest Train station is Pernem or Tivim near Mapusa and the nearest Kadamba bus stand is in central Mapusa. To reach Vagator from Mapusa or Pernem you can continue by local bus or taxi. If you planning to just have a ride then either tke Taxi,Cab or rent a Bike. So you can view rest all nearest beaches and other attractions.
21.9 km from Panaji – 40mins
45.2 km from Dabolim Airport – 1hr 5mins
54.5 km from Margao Railway Station- 1hr 22mins
18.9 km from Thivim Railway Station – 31mins