Varca Beach

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Varca Beach, Goa Overview

Stretching across 2 km in South Goa, Varca beach is a marvellous white sand beach forming one of the largest continuous shorelines of Goa. An idyllic beach that is known for its tranquillity and soothing landscape, the beach is located far away from the crowded shores of the northern beaches. The gorgeous amalgamation of the white sand turned reddish as it meets the glittering blue waves, due to the presence of few lava rocks. Lined with palm trees and Casuarina trees there is not much vegetation all around except a few shrubs. With a small Christian fishing community nearby, you can definitely find fishing boats lined up in some areas.

For those looking for a bit more of activity instead of lazing on the peaceful beach, a range of water sports such as jet-skiing, speedboat rides and parasailing can be availed by the beach. Dolphin spotting is also another attractive option that tourists of any age group are sure to enjoy. There are a number of shacks by the beach where one can enjoy some mouthwatering Goan cuisine or sip on a refreshing cocktail as they watch the day go by, culminating with a glorious view of the magnificent sunset across the scenic shore.

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Behind the beach, among the lovely gardens and the stunning surroundings is home to plenty of famous 5-star hotels and budget-friendly resorts from which you can choose according to your preference. Some of the most preferred include-
• Resort de Goa
• Caravela beach resort
• Zuri White Sands
• Varca le palms beach Resorts
• Club Mahindra Resort
You can definitely find many more resorts along with these ones that will provide you excellent services. Further, the stretch of the beach houses some of the best shacks and restaurants that offers mouth-watering Konkani dishes to satisfy your hunger. Some of the most recommended of the shacks include-
• Angello’s
• Blue Whale
• Misha’s
• Garden Court
• Dune Shack
• Sea Gull Inn and many more.

Being one of the more popular beaches in otherwise laidback South Goa, Varca has a number of 

Being a coastal area, the best time to visit Varca beach is between November and March when the area experiences a cooler and pleasant weather.

  • Air: The Goa International Airport of Dabolim, the nearest airport to the destination is located 32 km away from Varca beach. If you travel by air, then you have to take a cab to the beach.

  • Rail: The Madgaon Railway station, connected to many of the major Indian cities, is about 10 km from the beach. One could either rent a vehicle or hire a private taxi from the railway station to reach the beach.

  • Road: The KTC bus stand in Madgaon is a major connector for all transport to South Goa. There are no direct buses to Varca, but one could hire a taxi or an auto or rent a vehicle from here to arrive at Varca beach.  The nearest bus stand to the beach lies 6 km away in Colva. You can take a bus to this location and then hire a cab or an auto to reach the Varca beach.


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