The famous Miramar Beach in Dona Paula, off Panjim, Goa. This very pretty and peaceful beach is one of the most famous and cleanest in Goa (note the two dustbins), and is also among the ones with least “touristy” activities though it lies in the heart of Goa, near the capital of the state. The Miramar beach is huge with a vast expanse towards the south and this photo was taken at the Northern most end of the beach. This spot is also exactly at the mouth of the Mandovi river, where the river meets the ocean, and rusty barges (like the one in the picture) are a common sight sailing up and down the river and past the beach. The sky and the sea were flawless this bright sunny morning.