The Baga Beach holiday resort is a few miles south of Anjuna, and is basically an extension of Calangute. Lying in the lee of a rocky, wooded headland, the only difference between this far northern end of the beach and its more congested centre is that the scenery here is marginally more varied and picturesque, and the beach less crowded. It is a good swimming beach but there are no promising breaks for surfers. There are lots of other water sports on offer though, and it is an active, fun beach where there is usually a lot going on. Hawkers can be an irritation but no more than on most other popular stretches of sand in Goa; a firm no usually does the trick.
Baga Beach has the best range of restaurants and liveliest nightlife in the area. St Anthony's, situated near the river at Baga Beach, is a seaside restaurant with a great range of fish dishes. Diners should definitely try their tuna steak while watching the sun set over the Arabian Sea. Sublime and Karma Sutra, both located just up Baga Road, also get great reviews. Tito's and Mambo's are the places to be once you've finished your sundowners at one of the beach bars.