Caranzalem Beach, Panaji, Goa – Just Past Sunset


River Mandovi flows through the capital city of Goa – Panjim or Panaji and merges into the Arabian Sea near Miramar Beach. The U-shaped land here extends from the Aquada Fort area on the northern tip to the Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula beach at the southern tip. It is a perfect place to witness the placid Mandovi joining the calm Arabian seas. It is the closest of the beaches to the capital city. A few yards south of Miramar Beach is Caranzalem Beach.

Orange hues of the sky
Orange hues of the sky

Visited largely by locals living in the area, like myself. While tourists on holiday head for the overcrowded beaches elsewhere. Snippets of this peaceful beach for you.

Caranzalem Beach just past sunset
Caranzalem Beach just past sunset

Just past the sunset, the seabirds have already left for nests, the skies are clear and the beach is serene. Few ships form the background of the vast seas. And the tip of the landmass on either side is just visible.

Lights are on at the ship as seen from Caranzalem Beach
Lights are on at the ship

Zoom in and one can see the never-ending waves of water gushing to the shores.

Fading natural light at the Caranzalem Beach
Fading natural light

And the retreating waves create patterns on the sands that tell their own short stories in reflections.

Untiring waves of Arabian sea
Untiring waves of Arabian sea

Caranzalem Beach, Goa – Dusk Scene

As it gets darker, the waves rise higher and reach out further into the beaches. Throwing out the dead fish and other perished marine life which will serve as breakfast for the early birds the next day.

The lights on board the ships make an impressive sight at dusk by the beach.

Blue hues appear at Caranzalem Beach
Blue hues appear

The circular light beams emitting from the Fort Aguada lighthouse get brighter with dusk. It will be a few more hours to another bright morning and a new day.

For the tourists, residing in Panaji, I would recommend this safe stretch of beach for early morning and evening walks, jogging, stroll, beach football, and just relaxing in the cool breeze. Public transportation is also good for this beach and precious time commuting saved can be put to good use visiting the state’s hinterland attractions, Museums, Islands, etc as per one’s travel interests during the day.

I have written about the following Places to visit in Goa.

Walk around Fontainhas, Panjim

8 Reasons to Visit Anjuna Flea Market

Houses of Goa Museum

Goa Chitra Museum

Indian Customs & Central Excise Museum, Panjim


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