Although we've been to Goa many times its a long time since we stayed at Candolim. Last year when visiting Candolim for the day we walked down Seaside Road looking for a bed. The beach shack guys on the left became more aggressive than usual in selling their sunbeds - and in the end we took what seemed to be a decent spot near to the sea. Within an hour the sunbed lads brought more beds down into the already well packed area and we were surrounded by other people so close that we couldn't move our sunbed around! We had enough and moved further along the beach (at a cost of course!).
We are staying at Silver Sands Hideaway, but don't mind walking further along the beach to find a decent place with good food, clean toilet and if we're lucky a shower - away from the busier shacks near Seaside Road.
We have never paid for beds on Baga beach but the two we tried that day charged us. Got the feeling we were been ripped off!
Be grateful for any recommendations please