Miramar is a beautiful beach, which is located at a distance of 3 km from the capital city of Goa, Panaji. Situated at a distance of a kilometre ahead of the confluence of Arabian Sea and Mandovi River, Miramar is an urban beach.
Popularly known as Gaspar Dias beach, this beach has derived its name from the word Miramar, which in Portuguese means viewing the sea. Golden beach grilled with palm trees, this beach has a 2 km long coast.
One of the ideal places for evening walks, tourists visiting this beach can also enjoy the beautiful view of famous Portuguese fort located across the Mandovi River, which is known as Aguada Fort. This fort is famous for its solitude and peaceful surroundings, which entices tourists in large numbers.
Besides enjoying evening walks and views of beautiful Portuguese fort, this beach is one of the perfect locations in Goa for bird lovers. Tourists visiting the beach can spot around 500 species of migratory birds. Plovers and Gulls are some of the popular migratory birds, which can be spotted on this beach each winter.
Owing to the presence of flights, trains and buses, reaching this beach of Goa is not much of a hassle. The destination is served by the ones located in its close proximity.
Tourists travelling by air can board flights to Dabolim Airport, which is located at a distance of 34.9 km from the destination. In addition, tourists can also board trains, which are served by the Vasco Da Gama Railway Station, located at a distance of 32.7 km from the beach.
Buses can also be boarded by tourists, which operate from the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka as well as from the other places of Goa to Panaji. These buses terminate at Panaji Main bus terminal, which is known as Kadamba Bus Stand. From here, travellers need to board Panaji - Dona Paula buses, which make halt at this beach.
The best time to explore this beautiful beach is from the month of November to March.