Mandrem is a seaside village and a famous tourist spot in Pernem taluka of North Goa. The village is 30 kilometres from the state capital Panaji. The beach is located about 1 km west of Mandrem village.
The white-sand beach of Mandrem actually comprises two beaches Junas Beach and Ashvem Beach. The beautiful Mandrem Beach is located between Arambol and Ashwem. Arambol Beach, popular among backpackers, lies north of Mandrem. While Ashwem Beach, where Olive Ridley Turtles roam around, is located south of Mandrem Beach in Goa. A narrow rocky cliff reaching out into the sea separates Mandrem Beach and Arambol Beach.
The Mandrem River runs parallel to the beach for about a hundred metres. Mandrem Beach is worth visiting during the “High Tide” as the waves rush into the Mandrem Creek or River. As per places near Mandrem Beach worthy of a visit, there is a Portuguese Fort which is now a luxury hotel. Ashta Yoga Valley is a popular health centre which offers certified yoga lessons of 200 hours and 500 hours. One can enrol here for shorter and longer duration courses of their choice.
Fringed by coconut palm trees, the beach is really picturesque and the rustic charm of local fishing boats rested along the beach adds to the vibe of serenity. A bamboo bridge spans the Mandrem creek and brings travellers onto the white sands of Mandrem beach itself.
Mandrem is lined with beach shack restaurants, mainly during the tourist season in Goa. These make-shift beach huts in Mandrem are charmingly built using bamboo and coconut palms and mostly prepare fresh seafood delicacies. In the village, there are a number of authentic Goan and Konkani dishes as well as continental cuisine.
Unlike most of the beaches in North Goa, there are no water sports at Mandrem Beach for visitors. However, the waters are always ideal for a relaxing dip as long as you swim within the designated safe areas. Lazing the afternoon away and soaking up some Vitamin D are popular things to do at Mandrem Beach. Those who are looking to spend more than a day, can find places to stay near Mandrem Beach. The best time to visit Mandrem Beach is from October to March, as the water is safe for swimming.