9 Daman And Diu Beaches That You Must Include In Your Travel Plans!

If you have not explored most of the Daman and Diu beaches, here’s a list with reasons why you should!

Published On Dec 01, 2022 | Updated On Jul 10, 2024


Located on India’s western coast, Daman is a city in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu. It is full of Portuguese colonial culture. The Daman Ganga River, Moti Daman Fort, monasteries and the Basilica of Born Jesus Church — all are places that hold great historic significance. The city has two parts — Nani Daman and Moti Daman — divided by the Daman Ganga River. Daman is the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

The discovery of Daman is as interesting as the place itself. In 1523, while sailing towards Ormuz, a Portuguese soldier named Captain Major Diogo De Melo was caught in a violent storm and blown towards the coast of Daman. After this, the coast of Daman became a Portuguese colony for the next 400 years. The Portuguese settled here for the beautiful Daman beach and lush greenery. This place is not one that is known for happening parties and overcrowded beaches, instead it's known for its peace and calm.

Here is a list of all the Daman and Diu beaches that you should consider including in your travel plans

The Nagoa beach is located in the Nagoa village in the Diu district. It is said to be crescent in shape and some say it is shaped like a horseshoe. If you wish to visit a beach that is not too crowded, you can visit this one. Nagoa is considered to be one of the best Daman and Diu beaches. This beach is surrounded by lush greenery that will be a perfect way to refresh yourself. You can sunbathe, indulge in water activities, take pony and camel rides, go for a swim in the cool ocean water or just relax.


If you are an adventure junkie and like the kick of adrenaline rush, head to Jampore beach. You can experience water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, riding a quad bike and sand bikes. It is located in the south of Moti Daman. It offers low tides and calm beaches which makes it perfect for you to go for a quick swim. This beach also has some green and lush casuarina groves that make good spots to cop a squat and open a picnic basket.


The sea at this beach tends to get quite dramatic and rough, hence it is advised to not go for a swim here. The Vanakbara beach does not attract too many tourists which makes it one of the least crowded beaches of Diu. If you are standing at a higher altitude, you will be able to enjoy the rough waves of the sea from a safe distance.

If you are looking for a serene beach that is not too crowded and will give you a sense of peace and calm, this is the one. On the other hand, it also offers a bunch of water sports that you can indulge in, if you wish to. The beach is surrounded by trees all around for you to marvel at it on one side and the pristine blue waters on the other. You can walk on the soft, yellow sand while collecting seashells and rejuvenating from the daily hustle of normal life. You can also visit the Jalandhar temple which is located nearby.


Ghoghla beach is another one on our list that has all the water sports that would keep you entertained and, on the other hand, it is peaceful too. This beach is clean and beautiful and it will take over all your stress in life and help you relax. You will experience a feeling of calm the moment you enter the beach as the place is not commercialised at all.


Located in Nani Daman, this Daman beach does not attract too many tourists for swimming and other water activities. The beach has rocks and the water is muddy due to which you can’t swim here. But, you can enjoy long walks on the clean sand beach and gorge on some delicious local food at the beach shacks. There are alternatives to beach activities, like visiting the musical fountain and amusement park that you can visit for a great time.

This is one of the famous Daman and Diu beaches. If we go back to the mythological legend, it is believed that Lord Krishna had killed the demon Jalandhar on this beach. It is said that the footprints of Lord Krishna are imprinted on the rocks here and you can still see them when you visit the Chakratirth beach. This beach is not too crowded and you can enjoy a nice, relaxing time here while walking on the seashore and playing with the waves.

This beach is quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Although the sea here is rough because of the high tides, and you cannot go for a swim here, you can always enjoy the calmness of the beach. The sand is soft and the beach in itself is quite inviting. This beach makes for a perfect escape from city life. You can sit here and build sand castles and get lost in the lull of the beach waves which will put you in a meditative state. The calm atmosphere of the beach is an attraction in itself.

Although the way to this beach is under construction, you can reach this beach after a short hike. This beach is surrounded by the Moti Daman Fort that you can visit to see some old historic architecture. The beach is not too crowded because of its secluded location and you can go here if you are looking for some down time, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We recommend you to visit this beach during the sunset hour when it is cooler and the views are better.

Located along the coastline of Gujarat, Daman and Diu is a place that is not quite explored by people outside the state. The beauty of Gujarat is that it has one of the largest salt deserts and the driest land on one end and the beautiful and unique beaches on the other side.

If you plan on visiting the state, you must add Daman and Diu beaches to your itinerary. The beaches are inviting and refreshing. You will have a relaxed and great time. All you need to do is follow this list and book your tickets to hit those Daman and Diu beaches!

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