Beaches in South Goa For A Perfect Beach Holiday

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List of South Goa Beaches That Every Traveller Must Visit

Peace, tranquillity and scenic beauty. This is how one can describe the beautiful South Goa beaches. Quieter than its Northern counterpart, the beaches of South Goa offer some of the best views of the Konkan Coast, where you can laze on the beach while sipping a cold beer and eat some of the best seafood you'll ever find in India.

Here is the list of 22 Beaches in South Goa For A Perfect Beach Holiday

1. Palolem Beach

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Palolem Beach, located in the South Goa is one of the most beautiful beaches the state of Goa has to offer. Mostly unspoiled, the beach is often flocked with foreign tourists. The Palolem Beach has been featured in the film The Bourne Supremacy (2004) as the Goan residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) also highlighting its natural beauty. Visiting the beach gives you a chance to spend time among the bamboo beach huts and palm trees laid over a sandy stretch of 1.5 km.

2. Colva Beach

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One of the most happening beaches in South Goa, Colva beach is mainly renowned for its shopping and phenomenal nightlife. The beach is full of shacks and eating joints. The captivating Colva Beach, located in south Goa, 6 Km away from the city of Margao, is the most visited beach of Goa. Its 25 Km long coast, extending from Bogmalo in the north to Cabo de Rama in the south, has the powdery white sand and is flanked by swaying coconut trees that add to its beauty. It looks more stunning with shacks, nightclubs and souvenir stalls all around.

3. Agonda Beach

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If you're looking for a beach in the South Goa away from the hustle bustle of the crowd with more space and solitude, Agonda beach is the right place for you. With the clear blue water and coconut trees, this beach is a delight for nature lovers. The beach is not very popular among tourists and hence relatively quiet and less crowded. With the clear blue water and coconut trees, this beach is a delight for nature lovers. The beach is not very popular among tourists and hence relatively quiet and less crowded. Located in the picturesque village of Agonda in the state of Goa, this palm-fringed beach is also extremely popular as a nesting ground for olive ridley sea turtles. Unlike the famous Baga Beach and Calangute Beach, Agonda is one of those beaches where you can venture out for a leisurely walk along the beautiful coast.

4. Butterfly Beach, Goa

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A little to the south of Palolem in Cancona region of Goa lies the Butterfly beach. This beach, also known as Honeymoon Beach, is in the form of small cove surrounded by dense trees. It is at slightly remote and is difficult to access on foot, making it one of the most secluded and peaceful beaches in Goa. It can be reached via a ferry from the neighboring Palolem Beach. Interestingly, the beach is so named as the surrounding trees attract a wide variety of butterflies occasionally. It may also be because the beach itself is in the shape of a butterfly! Either way, it is just as pretty as one, especially during sunsets. Just plop down here with a picnic basket and some wine and experience the oneness with nature.

5. Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo beach is situated near the village of Bogmalo in Goa. The beach is one of the cleanest in the area and is still safe from overcrowded tourist activities. Dotted with local eateries and knick-knack stalls, the beach has also started a diving school lately. The shallow waters near the shore and low tides of the sea encourage swimming and other sports.

6. Betalbatim Beach

Head to one of the offbeat beaches in South Goa which has Golden Sand, Cold Pine trees, unexplored serene stretches, trips to spot dolphins, good seafood and laid-back evenings. Betalbatim is located 10 km north of Margao.

7. Patnem Beach

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Patnem Beach is one of the quietest places amongst all the beaches of South Goa. The simple and best idea of chilling out yourself, find a beach chair or a hammock and enjoy some of the most sumptuous and exotic seafood that one could ever have. Situated in South Goa, Patnem beach is fascinatingly soothing with its calm vibe and alluring demeanour. Its old-school atmosphere is complemented by the idyllic and quiet nature. Being one of the most tranquil beaches in South Goa, Patnem Beach is calmer than its counterparts and serves as the perfect getaway from the high spirited side of North Goa beaches such as Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach and Vagator Beach.

8. Benaulim Beach

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Just 2 km away from the tourist hub Colva of South Goa lies the serene Benaulim beach. With its long stretch of empty sands dotted with inviting beach chairs, this scenic beach is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation in the tourist trap of Goa.

9. Polem Beach

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The southernmost beach of Goa, Polem beach marks the beginning of the famous shoreline of Goa, being a stone's throw away from the Goa-Karnataka border. It is one of the least visited beaches by tourists, giving travellers the impression of a private beach with its pure white sands and azure waters.

10. Cabo de Rama Beach

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Cabo de Rama Beach is a beautiful beach located in Margao and is not yet been discovered by tourists. The beach is secluded owning to its distance from major towns and cities and is least visited by tourists. Overlooking the beach is the Portuguese Fort called Cabo de Rama. From the fort, one can see the beautiful view of the beach

11. Cavelossim Beach, South Goa

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With magnificent black rocks that contrast with the white sand shores of this idyllic beach, the Cavelossim beach finds itself a spot on many lists about the best beaches of India. Cleaner and quieter than the cliched party beaches of Goa, the beautiful beach is the perfect spot for travellers looking to enjoy the endless expanse of the clear blue waters as they lounge around the soft sands that caress your body completely.

12. Banbolim Beach

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Bambolim Beach, which is located 7 km from Panaji is considered one of the unexplored beaches of Goa. Since there are no major hotels or shacks, not many tourist visit this secret beach and is deserted all the year

13. Mobor Beach

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One of the rare party beaches of South Goa, Mobor Beach is considered an extension of the adjoining Cavelossim Beach, located towards the southern side by the confluence of the delightful river Sal with the Arabian Sea. This beach is a prime destination for the active tourists of Goa, offering a whole range of watersports like jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, as well as biking on the beach, a rather popular activity on this lively beach.

14. Betul Beach

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Beaches in Goa cannot get more scenic than the Betul beach, located south of Mobor beach. This beautiful beach rests right at the delta of Sal River, giving passers-by a gorgeous view of the serene sea.

15. Talpona Beach

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Off the beaten path in the Canacona region of South Goa lies the small fishing village of Talpona. Those looking for quiet and relaxing beach vacation need look no further than the Talpona Beach. With a kilometre long shoreline, pure golden sands populate the beach, framed by swaying palm and pine trees.

16. Galgibaga Beach

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With clear waters meeting a silver sand shore populated by rows of swaying coconut palm trees the Galgibaga beach is one of Goa's most scenic hidden gems. Along with its unspoilt natural charm, the Galgibaga beach is also one of the three beaches of Goa known to be a nesting site for the Olive Ridley turtles.

17. Siridao Beach

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A haven for nature enthusiasts, the topography of the Siridao Beach is sure to capture the heart of onlookers with its craggy multicoloured terrain and array of seashells that dot the coast, making this the perfect site for those wanting a true taste of natural coastal glamour.

18. Majorda Beach

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One of the more crowded beaches of South Goa, Majorda beach is an enchanting destination filled with golden sands and swaying palms that are met by the calm azure waters of the Arabian Sea. One can see a whole range of activity on this beach, from water sports to lazing on the beach or chilling in one of the many shacks.

19. Kakolem Beach

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One of the last hidden gems of Goa, the Kakolem Beach is a nature lover's treat, with its majestic cliffs towering over an untouched sandy cove, showcasing rich natural vegetation that covers these rocky outcrops. This beach is one of the most remote and wildest beaches of Goa.

20. Varca Beach

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An idyllic beach in South Goa, the landscape and tranquillity of Varca beach are its most attractive features. With its golden sands seamlessly transitioning into a reddish magenta shade as it meets the turquoise blue water of the Arabian Sea, this beach finds itself home to many famous and luxurious resorts.

21. Cola Beach

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Unspoilt, clean and quiet, Cola beach is one of the rare beaches of Goa that offers travellers the most tranquil of surroundings, with a location hidden from the mainstream view, showcasing the natural beauty of Goa at its finest.

22. Utorda Beach

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Just north of the famous Majorda lies the quiet Utorda beach, home to soft white sands and fantastic palm vegetation that fringe its sides. The strip of the coast comes equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas for travellers looking to laze by the beach as they admire the sight while sipping a refreshing beverage as the day goes by.

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