The about three mile long Keri/Querim Beach is the northernmost beach of Goa. It is situated close to the border with Maharashtra at the confluence of the Arabian Sea and River Tiracol. Across from the Beach and on the opposite bank of the river is the Portuguese Fort Tiracol. Fishermen in dugout canoes can be seen casting their nets and hauling in the catch on the river. These dugout canoes are family heirlooms passed down from father to son and can be very old.
The Keri/Querim Beach’s dunes and pine fringes shelter a few bird varieties. Birdwatchers usually venture out from the Beach into the surrounding area where one can spot greenshanks, red-wattled lapwings, black redstarts, common sandpipers and a number of other birds. Swimming at the Keri/Querim Beach is not advisable. One of the least crowded beaches of Goa, this lesser known stretch of sand is best suited for a quiet picnic with the family or friends.