Benaulim Beach

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Benaulim Beach, Goa Overview

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.

Benaulim Beach is well-known for fishing, so there are a number of makeshift beach shacks here serving delicious seafood. This beach remains peaceful and calm even in the tourist season as very few people tend to wander here. The party scene isn't the thriving all-night scene like the party beaches of North Goa. However, lively music plays at the many shacks and restaurants of Benaulim beach.

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Sightseeing Around Benaulim Beach

The Church of St. John the Baptist: Situated atop a hill overlooking the quaint village of Benaulim, this 16th century architectural beauty, made from unstained Italian marble, is the site for the Feast of St. John the Baptist, also known as San Joao, a form of thanksgiving celebrated at the onset of the monsoons with great enthusiasm by the locals.

Nossa Senhora de Merces (Our Lady of Mercy) Church
: A 17th-century delight displaying the classic features of Goan architecture, this charming church is the site of one of Goa's biggest feast, the Fama of Menino Jesus, celebrated on the third Monday of October.

Bull Fights
: Bullfights are regularly held in the vast rice-fields between the months of October and May.

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