Querim Beach, also known as Keri beach, is a sunny haven of sand, sea and serenity in the northern part of Goa. The secluded beach attracts fewer visitors, and therefore fewer vendors, than most Goa beaches. To add some culture to your trip, visit an ancient temple, an old fort and historic Goan houses.
The beach comprises a long stretch of sand with a few rocky outcrops, rows of trees and a river inlet. Arrive at sunrise to take photos of the shoreline on the almost deserted beach. Walk along the 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) of peaceful shoreline and take a seat under the pine trees to catch your breath in the shade. After a refreshing splash in the rolling waves, find a tranquil setting for sunbathing.
Visit the turquoise-and-white Ajoba Temple along the beach. It is so ancient that its inception date has been lost over time. Also browse the centuries-old Goan houses just off the beach. Enjoy a cheap Indian curry with naan bread at one of the small beach shacks, some of which offer accommodation too.
Walk over to the Terekhol River, which flows out into the sea just beyond the row of trees. In nearby Querim village is the Terekhol River Crossing, a ferry service which can take you from the Sindhudurg District to North Goa. Just across the river is the 17th-century Terekhol Fort, which has been converted into a hotel. From its rooms you can enjoy splendid views of the Arabian Sea.
Querim Beach lies in the northwest of the Goa region, just north of Arambol Beach. It is 1.7 kilometres (1 mile) from the Maharashtra Border. To reach Querim Beach, consider renting a bicycle or scooter in Goa; you can take your time, stopping to see the Sai Baba Temple and Ravalnath Temple along the way. A faster way to get there is to take a bus or taxi from central Goa. Small signs point the way to the beach. Visit between October and June to avoid the wet season.
Querim Beach is a beach in Goa, also known as Keri beach. It is the largest northernmost beach in Goa. The beach comprises a long stretch of sand with a few rocky outcrops, rows of trees and a river inlet of Tiracol River. It is located to the north of the Arambol beach, but in order to reach there by foot, one has to walk through the hill and jungle between the Paliem Sweet Water Lake and Querim Beach. Querim is 30 Kilometers from Mapusa. From the north side of Keri beach, one can see a restaurant and bar on a high hill on the Tiracol side of the Tiracol River. There is also a resort by the name "Hotel Hill Rock" next to it, which is known for its peaceful atmosphere and has a small but well equipped Bistro on the property. On the highest most cliff at the Tiracol side is the Fort Tiracol, which is now converted into a heritage hotel.
Querim, also known locally as Keri is the northernmost beach of Goa. The beach lies at the mouth of the Terekhol river on the southern bank. Across the river lies the Terekhol Fort up upon a hillock overlooking the river estuary. One can take a ferry to reach the fort from the beach. The view from the fort is definitely worth a visit. Querim beach is dotted with many pine trees. The waters here are clear and the beach is serene and calm as not many houses and shacks are located here. One can often see tourists and locals fishing on the beach.
Querim beach is located at a distance of 38 kms. from the city of Mapusa and 50 kms. from Panaji. The beach has a lot of trees providing plenty of shade and so is a great picnic spot. Sand dredging along the Terekhol river is an important business here employing a significant number of locals. The sand is used for construction work in the towns of Mapusa and Panaji. The place is not so well developed and there are no major hotels in the region. However, once can easily find accommodation in guest houses and homes with the locals.
Querim beach can be reached by bus from Mapusa; however the frequency is as low as a bus an hour. The best way to get here is by car or bike. The ride is long, and you can see fields, rivers, hills and glimpses of the Terekhol river in the distance along the way.
Querim Beach, now called Keri Beach, is at a distance from 50 km from the capital city of Goa, Panaji. It is one of the largest beaches in North Goa and comprises of sand stretches, rows of palm trees and Tiracol River inlet along with a few rocky portions. Querim Beach is 10 km away from the famous Arambol Beach of Goa. It is untouched by commercialisation. It is a serene beach which is popular among honeymoon couples. There are various shacks around the beach offering lip-smacking seafood delicacies. Tourists can enjoy various activities around the beach like visiting the nearby temples and exploring Terekhol Fort to gain a deeper insight into the history of Goa. Querim Beach is one of the major hubs of fishing business in Goa. Away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, this beach is a gem for those who are looking for peace in the state of Goa.