Popular Activities in Ashvem Beach - North Goa

About Ashvem beach

Ashvem beach is one of the best kept secrets of North Goa Ashwem beach is another isolated beach in Goa where one can see vast stretches of sand. It lies in between Morjim and the Mandrem beach. It is a part of a long stretch of sandy shore that starts from the banks of the Chapora River

Ashwem Beach is one of Goa's best beaches which is a clean sandy beach and not very crowded. The waves are gentle and the sea hardly ever gets choppy. A perfect place for those looking for privacy, it is safe for swimming and for doing water sports activities like surfing, parasailing, flyboarding, scuba diving.

Swaying palm trees line this 1.5 kilometer beach, the touch of greenery making the landscape look beautiful. Ashwem beach is also a little rocky beach. The Goan families go to Ashwem beach for having their picnics it is known for its beauty and solitude and is not a hub of activity like other, more crowded beaches like Calangute and Baga

Ashwem beach is also a nesting place for the Olive Ridley Turtles which is a rare species. The nesting season is between September to February which also happens to be the peak tourist season of Goa.

  • Water Sports you can indulge in different types of watersports activities like speed boats, surfing, kayaking, flyboarding etc.
  • Olive Ridley Turtles – A section of the beach becomes a nesting spot of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles between September and February. Environmentalists and animal welfare activists from around the world come to see the turtles and the babies, Nets are used to protect the eggs.
  • Surfing Lessons – Ashwem is not known for its water sports, but you will still find a few activities to choose from. However, this is a good beach for taking surfing lessons. You can join a course to learn surf boarding from a certified instructor. Surfing lessons are offered for all levels and ages. Equipment is included.
  • Beaches of North Goa – Ashwem is very close to some other fantastic beaches of North Goa. Morjim, another nesting site of the Olive Ridley turtles, is just 2.8 kilometers away. Arambol is 6.9 kilometers further north. Vagator is half an hour by road. Just beyond Vagator is Anjuna. Even Baga, Calangute, and Candolim are not too far away.
  • Chapora Fort – This old Portuguese structure is one of the most important forts in Goa, a famous landmark. You have to cross the Chapora River at the Siolim Bridge to visit. The fort is a 30 minute drive from Ashwem. Get a spectacular view from the top
  • Ashwem is 31 kilometers from Panaji and 54.7 kilometers from Vasco da Gama.
  • Ashwem beach is in North Goa, between Morjim beach and Mandrem beach.
  • Water sports and adventure activities like speed boats, surfing, including surfing classes.
  • Many foreigners. Few Indians, Nice and clean beach. Palm trees. Calm and quiet. Sereny and More privacy.
  • The water is safe for swimming. But it’s good to be careful as there are a few rocks.
  • Vagator a hot party destination of North Goa is just 20 minutes away.
  • Nesting site of the Olive Ridley Turtles.
  • The old Portuguese Chapora Fort is just 5 kilometers away.

The beach is about 30km away from the capital city of Panaji and about 19km away from Calangute, one of the most popular tourist spots in North Goa.

  • By Air — The Dabolim international airport is 54.6 kms from Ashwem
  • By Rail — Thivim is the closest station. It is 18 kilometers from Ashwem
  • By Road — Panaji is 31 kms from Ashwem. Also mapusa is a nearby city

Goa is well connected you can find a bus, taxi or bike and car rental service from anywhere in goa.

The tourist season in Goa is from October to March and is at its peak from December to February, when the maximum number of visitors flock to the beaches to enjoy the pleasant, sunny weather. The beach shacks will be all open and water sports activities will be available at this time.Ashwem sees fewer tourists during the summer and monsoon months.

This beach is not much crowded so couples can have a good lone time here, families do get togethers, group of people camp here and adventure junkies like to do watersports activities.

Here there is nothing much to do at night, you can have a bonfire, do camping. if you are a party freak head to vagator, or other northern beaches like baga or calangute.

The monsoon is between the middle of June to early September. Lots of rain! The summer will be very hot, with the daytime temperature touching 36°C on some days The weather changes for the better from the middle of October, november to february is the pleasant winter time, With such nice weather and pleasant temperature, it will be much easier to spend time relaxing at the beach. Also schaks and watersports open up at this time of the year at ashwem beach.