Arambol beach, situated 50 kms from Panaji is a unique beach in North Goa which is much sought after. It is both a rocky and a sandy beach and has a sweet water pond right on the shore. It is also known to be the northernmost beach of Goa and is good for swimming.
Arambol is along the Goa border with its fresh water lagoon. Due to its isolation, some tourists have been unable to reach this 16-km-long sea beach. The main beach has adequate body surfing and there are several attractive bays a short walk to the north.
Beyond an idyllic, rocky-bottomed cove, the trail emerges to a broad strip of soft white sand hemmed in on both sides by steep cliffs. A small fresh-water lake extends along the bottom of the valley into a thick jungle, just behind it. Fed by boiling hot springs, the lake is lined with sulphurous mud, which, smeared over the body, dries to form a surreal, butter-coloured shell. The resident hippies swear it's good for you and spend much of the day tiptoeing naked around the shallow like refugees from some obscure tribal initiation ceremony - much to the amusement of Arambol's Indian visitors.
The relaxed environment at the Arambol beach coupled with peace and tranquility attracts many vacationers from other beaches of Goa. There are miles long uninterrupted beaches with well-made track running around. The second beach is even more secluded and of little use. There are sulphur pits and freshwater lakes that tourists can use for swimming during their Goa travel and tour.