Beaches in South Goa For A Perfect Beach Holiday

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South Goa Beaches That Every Traveller Must Visit

Peace, tranquillity and scenic beauty describe the beautiful beaches in South Goa. Quieter than its Northern counterpart, the beaches of South Goa offer some of the best views of the Konkan Coast, wh (Read More)ere 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

Palolem Beach
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Palolem Beach, located in South Goa is one of the most beautiful beaches in South Goa. Mostly unspoiled, the beach is often flocked with foreign tourists. 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. Interestingly, 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.

2. Colva Beach

Colva Beach
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One of the most happening beaches in South Goa, Colva beach is mainly renowned for its 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 powdery white sand and is flanked by swaying coconut trees that add to its beauty. 

3. Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach
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If you're looking for beaches in South Goa 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. 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. 

4. Benaulim Beach

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 away from the crowded beaches of North Goa. It is popular for its water sports activities and dolphin spotting tours.

5. Betalbatim Beach

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.

6. Patnem Beach

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. 

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7. Majorda Beach

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.

8. Butterfly Beach, Goa

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 a small cove surrounded by dense trees. It is slightly remote and is difficult to access on foot. It can be reached via a ferry from the neighbouring 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.

9. Mobor Beach

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.

10. Cavelossim Beach

Cavelossim Beach
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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 of 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 some alone beach time.

11. Cola Beach, Goa

Cola Beach, Goa
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Cola beach, also known as 'Khola' beach, is one of the hidden gems of South Goa. Located in the Canacona area, the golden sand beach is peppered with volcanic boulders. The beach does not receive many visitors as it is off the beaten path, hidden by thickly overgrown hills, with a decent stretch of a rather rocky terrain to be crossed before arriving at this natural paradise. This makes Cola Beach perfect for sunbathers.

12. Polem Beach

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.

13. Cabo de Rama Beach

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

14. Banbolim Beach

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

15. Betul Beach

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.

16. Bogmalo Beach

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.

17. Talpona Beach

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.

18. Galgibaga Beach

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.

19. Siridao Beach, Goa

Siridao Beach, Goa
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Siridao Beach is a rocky beach popular for the mysterious caves, located at the mouth of Zuari River a few kilometres from Panjim in Goa. It is also known as "The Shell Collector's Beach" because many pearl shells and oysters wash ashore. This beach sees a limited number of tourists. The view of the sunset from Siridao Beach is gorgeous.

20. Kakolem Beach, Goa - The Beach among Cliffs

Kakolem Beach, Goa - The Beach among Cliffs
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One of the most secluded and beautiful beaches of Goa, Kakolem Beach, also called Tiger Beach, is a nature’s treat with its majestic cliffs and the rich vegetation. Located around 7km away from Cabo De Rama beach in South Goa, it is a beach hidden between tall cliffs and shaded coconut trees.

21. Varca Beach

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.

22. Utorda Beach, Goa

Utorda Beach, Goa
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Utorda Beach is one of the quiet beaches of South Goa, located between Majorda and Arossim. Characterised by soft white sands and fantastic palm vegetation, this beach sees very few tourists, even during the peak season. Despite this, it offers a range of water sports, dolphin rides and fishing trips.

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