Beaches are really beautiful landforms along a body of water formed and maintained (when natural) by wave action depositing sediments and constantly replenishing them.
Goa though a small state is blessed with many beautiful beaches.
The first two pics here are that of Candolim Beach, north Goa and the Sinquerim - Candolim beach strip as seen from the lower Aguada fort, clicked from my recent trip to Goa , Oct 2018.
The last two pics in this set are of the same beach - the Candolim - Sinquerim beaches clicked from upper Aguada from a trip in July 2007, with the Merchat Vessel River Princess caught off the shore in clear view.
The MV River Princess ran aground on this very vital tourist spot - Candolim beach in June 2000. It is a twelve years long saga on how this vessel remained rooted to the sands, creating a hole in Candolim beach, eroding and spoiling it, the oil spill killing the fish, and finally how in 2012 - Arihant Ship Breakers Pvt Ltd from Mumbai got to the task of breaking the ship down to get rid of it.
Little did the company know that there was a mammoth task ahead, the sea bed off Candolim beach was confirmed free of iron debris or obstacles only in 2015; the underneath sea floor still has metal deposits, however not posing any environmental threat.
Every place has a story to tell; while I now see yellow umbrellas, blue recliner chairs, people bathing and enjoying in the beach, I cannot refrain from thinking of how over one lakh tonnes of metal threatened the marine ecosystem here for over a decade.