The long coastline and pristine beaches make Goa, without a doubt, one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Goa Beach attracts many domestic and international tourists and is an important part of Goa Tourism. Although the most popular beaches like Baga, Calangute, Vagator, Anjuna and Mandrem are located in North Goa but South Goa also has some of the most serene and beautiful beaches surrounded by exotic palm groves.
The beaches in South Goa are known to be calm, not too crowded and are the most comfortable places to visit in Goa for an amazing relaxing holiday.
Here is a list of 6 serene beaches in South Goa.
Colva is one of the largest and stunning beaches located in South Goa. It has fine white sand fringed by coconut trees stretching from Bogmalo to Cabo de Rama. This is the oldest beach in Goa and also one of the best Goa Attractions. Popularly referred to as a romantic gateway for beach lovers in India, Colva is the most popular beach in South Goa especially for shopping and nightlife. Water scooter rides, jet skis, speed boats, snorkeling, swimming, banana boats, motorboats, etc. are some of the water sport activities offered at Colva Beach.
Palolem is the most beautiful beach in South Goa and also one of the most popular Goa places to visit. Also known as Paradise Beach, Palolem is a natural bay surrounded by high headlands on either side. This crescent-shaped beach is about a mile long and filled with fishermen and tourists. At the northern end of the beach is a stream of fresh water and across the river is a small forested island. There is a stone statue on the island made by American artist Jacek Tylicki. This beach is perfect for an afternoon stroll around the shallow shore and is also a popular hub for watching the nightlife happening in Goa. The beach has a lot to offer when it comes to water sports.
Agonda is a beautiful and peaceful beach located in South Goa. This wide, calm and beautiful beach is considered one of the secluded beaches in South Goa. This 3 km stretch of pristine beach is quite natural and is an ideal getaway for those seeking solitude and peace. There is a turtle center at the north end of the beach to protect the precious Olive Ridley Turtle. It is also a great place to sunbathe, relax and swim.
Known for its serene and peaceful environment, Benaulim Beach is one of the most natural beaches in Goa. Located in South Goa, it is an ideal place for a picnic and you can relax on your day off by basking in the sun. This is the place where the legendary arrow of Parashuram landed, where Goa was created. Dolphin Cruises is the main attraction on this beach. The beach is also famous for water sports such as parasailing, boat rides, jet skiing and cycling. The beach huts offer great seafood, traditional Indian food and plenty of beers and cocktails.
Betalbatim is one of Goa’s delightful beaches located between Majorda and Colva Beaches. Known as Sunset Beach, this is one of the better known and well-developed beaches in South Goa. Known for its clean sand and beautiful surroundings, it is one of the cleanest beaches of all Goa beaches and has much less commercial activity compared to Colva and other popular beaches. Dolphins are a common site near Betalbatim beach and local fishermen offer tourists a ride to catch a glimpse of the dolphins. It is the perfect place to spend peaceful time with family and friends. The shacks on the beach offer delicious Goan cuisine.
Cansaulim is one of the famous beaches located in South Goa. Cansaulim Beach together with the adjacent beaches of Arossim and Cuelim form the second largest stretch of coast in India. With beautiful golden sand and palm trees, the beach is very clean and tidy. Providing a quiet look with its vast expanse of white sand, this is one of the best tourist attractions in Goa and includes the best beaches in Goa. This beach also offers various water sports activities such as windsurfing, catamaran, diving, fishing, parasailing, and jet skiing.
Goa, the smallest state in India is located in the Konkan region of West India. Famous for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and also one of the most popular Beach destinations in the World.