Beaches accessible for wheelchair, North Goa?

#1 Mar 8th, 2018, 15:19
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My daughter and I are now in an an apartment in Arpora and would love to go to the beach. We used to like Ashwem, as it was quiet, but she is a wheelchair user and now wouldn’t cope with the short scramble to the beach.
We have been told that Baga beach is now very busy, which we don’t want!
Any recommendations for a quiet, accessible beach? She can manage one step and a short hobble 😜
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Are you in Arpora, or little Arpora? I found Arpora teeming with people, while little Arpora seems to have retained the old world Goan charm (if something like that ever existed). There are quite a few restaurants on the back alley road from little Arpora to the end of Baga beach (one that meanders next to the Baga river) that can accommodate you and your daughter (I am hoping that the wheelchair is only a minor road bump). Most restaurants in an around Calangute and Baga should also be able to accommodate you both (I even remember Britto's having a small paved pathway to their restaurant).

A quite beach is a far cry these days in Goa. I give north a skip each time that I now visit Goa (I have kind of adopted Betalbatim village). But, I think Little Vagator (not sure if the path down to it could work with a wheelchair) or Morjim should work for you. These aren't too far away and "should" be less crowded.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post Are you in Arpora, or little Arpora? I found Arpora teeming with people, while little Arpora seems to have retained the old world Goan charm (if something like that ever existed). There are quite a few restaurants on the back alley road from little Arpora to the end of Baga beach (one that meanders next to the Baga river) that can accommodate you and your daughter (I am hoping that the wheelchair is only a minor road bump). Most restaurants in an around Calangute and Baga should also be able to accommodate you both (I even remember Britto's having a small paved pathway to their restaurant).

A quite beach is a far cry these days in Goa. I give north a skip each time that I now visit Goa (I have kind of adopted Betalbatim village). But, I think Little Vagator (not sure if the path down to it could work with a wheelchair) or Morjim should work for you. These aren't too far away and "should" be less crowded.
I’m not sure which bit is “Little Arpora”, but it seems quiet and local here. We are at the Heritage Exotica, on the road that goes north from the Las Viegas supermarket.

We haven’t had many problems finding restaurants thanks - last night we went to Rasa, which is on the road by the creek that I think you meant? And most restaurants will help lift the chair, while I help my daughter up a step.

Unfortunately my daughter needs the wheelchair permanently, as she has a deteriorating condition of her joints. So she is determined to get to the beach on this holiday, before it becomes too difficult for her 😀. The path down to Vagator, as I remember it, wouldn’t work, unfortunately. I haven’t been to Morjim, but would certainly like to give it a try. I was wondering about access to the Paradise shack at Ashwem. The one that I went to (that I know would now be impossible) was Ding Dong.

Oh, by “quiet” I mean without too much pounding music. Lots of people is fine. 😊
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Originally Posted by Big Susan View Post I’m not sure which bit is “Little Arpora”, but it seems quiet and local here. We are at the Heritage Exotica, on the road that goes north from the Las Viegas supermarket.

We haven’t had many problems finding restaurants thanks - last night we went to Rasa, which is on the road by the creek that I think you meant? And most restaurants will help lift the chair, while I help my daughter up a step.

Unfortunately my daughter needs the wheelchair permanently, as she has a deteriorating condition of her joints. So she is determined to get to the beach on this holiday, before it becomes too difficult for her ��. The path down to Vagator, as I remember it, wouldn’t work, unfortunately. I haven’t been to Morjim, but would certainly like to give it a try. I was wondering about access to the Paradise shack at Ashwem. The one that I went to (that I know would now be impossible) was Ding Dong.

Oh, by “quiet” I mean without too much pounding music. Lots of people is fine. ��
Heritage Exotica looks to be in little Arpora, which is a much quieter (sound wise) part of the area. And yes, Rasa is on the creek side road that I was referring to along with a few other restaurants (without loud music blaring).

And I am sorry to hear about her condition, but I do admire her grit. I did think little Vagator wouldn't be feasible, but Morjim or for that matter, Mandrem Ashwem should work for her.

I haven't actually been to the Paradise shack in Ashwem, so I really cannot answer that for you, but there are quite a few shacks in Ashwem/Mandrew/Morjim that do not overwhelm one's auditory senses.
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Thanks Aarosh. We went down to the Big Banana, at the end of the CSM road, for a short while today, with a struggle but we did it! We are hoping to hire a car on Monday or Tuesday, so we can try Morjim. If we can’t get to the beach at one spot, we can carry on up and try other places. It will be easier if we have our own transport.
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Querim, the extreme North point of Goa has road access almost upto the beach - but you will have to walk a bit if you need to reach the water (which would be the case for almost all beaches)

Morjim is good.

Do try Anjuna - the beach near Cafe Liliput, not the rocky patch.
I think you may need to stand at one point to put the wheelchair across a concrete step - but the rest of the road is sand and mud till the beach - no steps involved.
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Thanks Snotty! Anjuna is not far at all, so we could try there first.
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Does a wheelchair move easily on sand? Because if I remember correctly from my last visit in 2015, the sea was quite far from the road in morjim. Will it be feasible to carry the wheelchair with the driver's assistance?. My memory fails me but isn't there a ramp by the side of the stairs at the entrance to calangute?
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You need a special wheelchair to cope with sand, but my daughter can walk for short distances. The main thing would be to be able to get quite close.
And sorry to be picky, but we really do not fancy Calangute beach! It can be so noisy.

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