The beautiful state of Goa receives thousands of tourists every year from different parts of the world. Many tourists flock to the beautiful beaches of Goa to bask in the sun or play in the clean waters. Many of them also enjoy various water sports activities on the beach. All the beaches of Goa have several amazing beach shacks scattered along their sandy shores. These beach shacks offer tourists a nice place to relax and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Some of these shacks also have sunbeds where tourists can lie down and enjoy a nice cocktail while taking in the sun and the fresh sea breeze.
For those planning a trip to India’s sunshine state anytime soon, here is a list of the best beach shacks in Goa to visit this summer.
Pousada By The Beach, Calangute
First on our list of the best beach shacks in Goa to visit this summer is the famous Pousada By The Beach at Calangute. If you need to experience a beachside restaurant that is cultured and classy, Pousada by the Beach is your best pick. The ambience of being on the beach with the natural breeze yet protected from the harsh sun or rain is divine.
The menu has a good mix of Goan and Italian dishes and some innovative cocktails that tickle your taste buds. They have a wide variety of seafood delicacies on their menu. These include their king crab curry, tiger prawns, shark Ambot-tik curry, prawn biryani and salmon grill to name a few. The owner and his family are on their toes to take orders and provide quick service while still maintaining the susegad atmosphere at the restaurant.
Most recommended for a tranquil lunch with music, drinks and peaceful conversations.
Manuel’s Shack, Anjuna
Next on our list of the best beach shacks in Goa to visit this summer is Manuel’s Shack. This shack is located just a couple of metres away from the Anjuna flea market. This makes it an ideal place to stop for a quick bite when exploring Goa with friends.
It is a wonderful place that is not very crowded and offers a beautiful view of the sea. The shack serves authentic Goan cuisine. You can try the yummy Goan fish curry rice, fried kingfish, Rava fried prawns, chips and salad all at a reasonable price. The food is so tasty. Their Goan Ambot-tik curry and chicken Cafreal are also very delicious and will leave you licking your fingers. If you want to eat some tasty food in a peaceful and calm environment, this is a must-visit place.
Capricorn Beach Shack, Varca beach
This is an upscale shack, located a short walk from the Zuri White Sands Beach Resort and the Caravela Beach Resort. It offers very good food at reasonable rates. For starters, you must try the Szechwan wings, which are very tempting and delicious. For those who are vegan, paneer parathas are a good option. You must also try their crab with Indian spices, and paneer tikka masala, both of which are simply too good.
For the main course, you can try one of the traditional Goan dishes, like the Goan prawn curry and Chicken Vindaloo. Both are very tasty and will leave you craving for more. Their Chicken Cafreal is also very delicious. The shack offers a free “pick-up and drop” service, in a jeep so you need not walk to the restaurant on the loose beach sand. Just give them a call and they will pick you up. At night, they provide a romantic candlelight dinner set-up and even arrange a bonfire for you.
Kumar Beach Shack, Ozran beach
This popular shack in Vagator is ideally located to the right as you climb down the rocky steps to the Ozran beach. It has staggered seating at different levels so that everyone gets a good view. It is a nice restaurant where you can enjoy a beachside lunch or dinner. It looks like any old beach bar and restaurant, but the food and service are very good.
They have a diverse menu with tons of choices for both vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. For starters, you must try the awesome papad masala. It is very delicious and is sure to tickle your sensitive taste buds. For the main course, you can try the veg fried rice or the Goan chilli chicken with naan. Both items are simply amazing. The veg fried rice is well cooked and is prepared with a variety of exotic vegetables and a few spices. The Goan chilli chicken with naan is truly mind-blowing and will leave you licking your fingers. They also have several delicious curries and seafood on their menu.
The place also offers amazing fruit cocktails and fruit juices. The best thing about this shack is that it offers a lot of happy hours for drinks and cocktails from morning till 7 pm daily. During happy hours, you get one cocktail free with every cocktail that you order, which is amazing.
The people who run the place are very welcoming and friendly. The best time to visit the shack is after 5 pm as you can enjoy the spectacular sunset view. Highly recommended for a nice beachside dinner party.
Sam’s Goan Beach Shack, Majorda beach
And last on our list of the best beach shacks in Goa to visit this summer is Sam’s Goan Beach Shack. This is a small shack located right on the shores of the pristine Majorda beach. The shack offers delectable food and great service. It has tables and chairs set right on the beach. During the evenings, the tables set on the beach are lit with candles. You can order drinks and snacks from the menu, and enjoy a beautiful evening under the moon-lit sky. The staff at the shack are amazing and treat you very well. They are very friendly and make you feel at home. When it comes to drinks, you must try their cocktail mojito, which is very refreshing. For seafood lovers, their lobster and kingfish offerings are just the right choices. They are very juicy and satisfying. Other items that are a must-try at this place include BBQ fish, beef chilli and veg Hakka noodles. If you like eating good food with your feet in the sand, this is the right place for you!
With this, we conclude our list of the best beach shacks in Goa to visit this summer. So, on your next trip to Goa, head down to one of these amazing beach shacks and enjoy a wonderful evening, feasting on some delicious food and refreshing drinks, right in front of the Arabian Sea. Hurry! Make your reservations now!