Beaches like Vagator, Anjuna, Candolim, Calangute and Baga are the coolest places in Goa and quite popular too, for lively hangouts, all night parties, great places to eat at and for shopping! But these places are not really for those looking for some quiet peace and wanting to travel to some unspoilt beaches and enjoy their real scenic feel.
So here’s a quick beach guide on some of the most beautiful & unspoilt beaches of Goa, that have their own secret hideouts and are a total pleasure when it comes to finding them! Gear up for your next trip to Goa:
NORTH GOA BEACHES
Tip: Remember some of the most beautiful, scenic, cleanest and least discovered beaches of Goa are located between Morjim and Terekhol area.
1. Arambol Beach – North Goa:
It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa and is situated along the Goa border, with Keri Beach on the northern side and shares its southern side with Mandrem Beach. It’s quite less frequented (50 kms from Panjim), so it’s still less travelled and that makes it a must visit!
I visited it in 2010 and was enthralled by the beauty of the place. The trip from Panjim (36 kms from Panjim) took about 1.20 hrs, but it was all so worth it! Arambol beach has a scenic charm with crystal clear waters that changes colors, according to the sun’s mood making it surreal. The huge waves make it an ideal place for surfers!
Do stop by en route to enjoy & capture some lovely views of the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea. You will also cross plenty of fishermen villages and green paddy fields. The roads are superb, making the drive a joyous experience.
While here, lookout near the cliffs where there is a secret freshwater lake called Paliem Lake or Kalacha, that has invigorating hot thermals, perfect for relaxation. The spot is ideal for swimming and quite popular. Interestingly the sulphurous white sand of the lake is applied as a DIY face pack by locals and foreigners!
There’s an old Banyan Tree, where a stone bowl has been placed by an artist Jacek Tylicki. ‘Give if you can – Take if you have to’ also called as Money Stone is quite popular and people do give away extra cash for those who need it!
Eating Options at Arambol: Do try the grilled fish at the German Bakery and they are known to serve lovely breakfast menu. Cockstown offers fresh seafood options and turns into a beach club during late evenings. Check out live music at Loeki’s Cafe or The Mango Tree. Amigo’s is a Korean Restuarant recently opened. For more popular options, just drive to Ashwem Beach located close by.
2. Ashwem Beach – North Goa:
This Beach is ideal for those looking for some quiet time, practice yoga and simply relax with some restaurants and decent cottages to stay. This place is also a favorite nesting point of olive Ridley turtles during the breeding season (late autumn through early winter).
Ashwem is a 40-minute beach walk from Arambol Beach so it’s closer by the road. It has its own idyllic charm and is quite appealing and shares the area with Mandrem Beach located nearby.
Soak up the Sun in one of these at Ashvem Beach
With its stunning scenery surrounded by trees and the blue sea, Ashvem is perfect for sun-bathing and swimming. Walk around the tiny lanes to explore Goan villages, listen to the lapping waves or play in the sand. Morjim Beach is sharing the sand with Ashvem Beach while Mandrem Beach can be reached by crossing a small creek via a rickety bridge!
Eating Options at Ashvem: Essentially a fishermen village, beach shacks here offer fresh fish & Prawn dishes that are prepared your way! Some famous restaurants and cafe’s here are La Plage (5 minutes walk and serves sumptuous seafood. Try grilled mussels and chocolate thali) Fellini’s (sea facing places that serve up 46 varieties of yummy wood-fired pizzas & delicious pasta) and Double Dutch for homemade cakes. Also check out Baxter’s, Cafe Delicieux, a chocoholics den and the Funky Raw Cafe! For vegetarians, Pink Orange offers a simple menu with a comfortable setting and serve good salads, juices and a mouthwatering spinach lasagne along with great brownies and apple pie.
Medium: Yab Yum Resorts offers a cozy setting amidst 2 acres of lush greens and the beach practically just outside the window.
Yab Yum Resort
It is a boutique hotel resort but is quite reasonable on the pocket. Tariffs: 3500/- onwards
3. Mandrem Beach – North Goa:
The beach is accessible via a rickety bridge crossing a river and with a handful of shacks and practically no party feel, this is really the place to be if you are looking for white sands, clear water and complete solitude.
The Bridge Connects to Mandrem Beach
Do go and see a small old Portuguese fort that is located close to the beach. it is now turned into a hotel, but you get still get a glimpse of its forgotten past.
Eating Options at Mandrem:
Cafe Nu, End of the World Cafe (a Beach Shack offering delicious Goan Cuisine and a variety of Fish dishes), Oasis (must visit to dig in Tandoori Chicken, Prawns) and Olive House (good dining) are some of the popular places to choose from.
Mandrem Stay Options:
Budget: Dunes: The place has rustic-ethnic styled bamboo huts at ‘Dunes’ a holiday village that overlooks the Arabian Sea and also has a yoga retreat. This place is not just for backpackers but, an ideal place for family too. Tariffs: 800-2800 INR (may vary on the tourist season). For bookings: Contact James: 0832-2247219/2247071
Medium: Molly’s Nest: Owned by Mr. Suresh Kumar, the place provides simple amenities with a warm welcome.
The huts are spacious and are hand built. Tariffs: 1450-2250 (2 people cottage) and 2700-4000 for Family Cottages (4 people) depends on the season. Contact: +91-9421154763 / +91-7875750217
Luxury: Riva Resorts: Stay right on the beach while experiencing the tiny pleasures of life. It offers a choice of Cocowood Cottages, Luxury Rooms and Premium Suite Cottages , each set in a tropical garden, surrounded by coconut orchard and faces the open sea.
The Exquisite Riva Resort
It has the perfect setting for a destination wedding in Goa. Tariffs: 6000 INR per night to 21,900 INR for a 3 night 4 Day Package Contact No: 0832 – 2247 612 Mobile No: +91 9372702533, +91 9372702530
4. Morjim Beach: North Goa:
Morjim is popular for Olive Ridley turtles and that’s why powered water sports (jet skis etc) are prohibited. However, the beach is ideal for windsurfing and long walks.
Morjim Beach is neighboring the Ashvem Beach and you can reach Mandrem Beach from here too.
It is also called a little Russia due to many Russian immigrants living here. This place is quite popular for its wild night trance parties that are restricted for foreigners and some are only permitted for Russians.
Morjim – Stay options:
Budget-Medium: Village Susegat: Tariffs: Owned by Steve & Di Andrews, the place is their home too. The village consists of 16 Beach Bungalows and a Beach Café Bar.
Although open only between 1st November to 31st March this is really a nice place to stay. Tariffs: 3500 INR per room and the rates reduce depending on the number of days you stay!
Morjim Beach Resort: Surrounded by 3 acres of lush greens, this offers 11 luxury wooden sea view cottages, 3 pine wood field view cottages, 6 garden view cottages, 1 family apartment with 3 superior deluxe rooms, 3 suites & 3 standard rooms. Tariffs: 3000 – 4500 INR that goes up to 8000 INR at peak season.
Luxury: Montego Bay: With a direct access to the Beach this spread out resort is beautiful and offers Log Cabins, Luxury Tents, Casa de Mudanc’a, and a Beach Villa surrounded by coconut groves.
There’s also a small swimming pool facing the sea. It’s charming and an ideal getaway resort for couples and families.Tariffs: 5000-10,000 INR.
5. Chapora Beach: North Goa:
Offers the best sea views and is among the quieter beaches of Goa and is located at Arpora. Look around for the popular ‘Ganesh Juice’ corner that serves lip-smacking Strawberry Juice and Avacado drink!
Sunset from the Chapora Fort
While here, you must visit the Chapora Fort located up on the hill built by the Portuguese in 1617. At the top, the view is fantastic and you get superb views of Vagator beach, just like they shot & showed in the movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’!
Chapora shares its space with Vagator Beach on its left.
Eating Options at Chapora/Vagator: Vagator has a number of shacks and good eating places and also plenty of places popular for Trance Parties. Fusion is a garden restaurant that serves Goan-European cuisine and for Breakfast head to Puttu Cafe. For an exquisite dining experience, go to Thalassa, perched high up on the cliff and overlooking the Arabian Sea it offers great ambience & delectable Greek Cuisine.
Chapora is famous for its fish market where you get the freshest catch from the Chapora river and from the sea. China Town, Dorogo (Russian Restuarant also known as Biker’s Bar), My Place (Italian – Best Ravioli’s in Goa) and Good Place for some Goan Cuisine are recommended.
6. Arpora Beach: North Goa:
It is quite picturesque and the beach is less frequented unlike the ever so crowded beaches of Calangute and Baga, that are located just a few minutes away. Arpora Beach merges with Baga Creek and has Anjuna sharing its space towards the North.
Arpora is a small village close to Anjuna Beach and quite famous for Mackies Saturday Night Market. From Tea, Spices to live food counters, Books stalls, jewellery and colorful lamp and handmade crafts to even dance performances, the Saturday Night market is quite popular and the whole place really comes alive. The place to drink, shop and dance!
Eating Options at Arpora: With Baga, Anjuna and Calangute nearby, Arpora has many popular places and small shacks offering delicious food & snacks. For a leisurely breakfast go to Lila Cafe by the Baga River (croissants, coffee, fresh juices etc.)
7. Siridao Beach: North Goa:
It is a rocky sandy beach situated near the Zuari estuary and is located a few kilometres from Panjim. Siridao Beach is a shell collector’s haven with its assortment of oyster and Pearl Shells.
At the entrance of the Siridao village, there are 3 stone sculptures playing musical instruments. The village is known to preserve the testimony of a huge creature, resembling a man. This creature is said to have inhabited the village and is locally known as ‘Paulist’.
The Siridao beach is a rocky and sandy beach where one can see some mysterious caves. The famous Jesus of Nazareth chapel is also situated at this beach where thousands of devotees come during the feast that is held on the first week of Easter.
Luxury: Cabana Dempo: Just a 50 meters walk from the beach, this ancestral 19th century home belongs to the Dempo family of Goa and is now a private beach bungalow has 3 rooms and is now run by Neemrana Hotels. Tariffs: 5000-6000 INR
SOUTH GOA BEACHES
South Goa is still unexplored and that’s why it has a unique charm and beauty to it. Be it beautiful deserted beaches or the laid back fishing villages, South Goa offers you isolation, serenity and some great places offering fresh seafood.
1. Velsao Beach: South Goa:
Another secret beaches of Goa, this place is different due to its coconut groves and old Bungalows nearby. The journey to the beach itself is worth the trip as you cross paddy fields, lakes and beautiful countryside.
Velsao’s natural beauty makes it more attractive to tourists even though the beach is isolated and empty except for one or two odd shacks.
The Velsao beach is breathtakingly beautiful and happens to be the most splendid broad beach that stretches for 20 kms from Mobor to Betul. This tiny beach can be reached by Bogmalo, Colva and Majorda beaches and makes for an ideal day out. This is a place to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. it is 25 kms from Panjim and is well connected with public transport too.
2. Majorda & Uttorda Beach: South Goa:
Majorda Beach has a lot of Palm groves making it quite a scenic beach. Majorda is also the place where the Jesuits discovered the best toddy of Goa (The Goan version of the palm wine is fenny) who then had used it to leaven the bread. Even now, Majorda is known to have the best bakers of Goa as they were also the first to know the art of baking European bread! Uttorda beach has an idyllic strip of palm-ringed shore with beautiful sands.
The Treasure Casino is also located in Majorda.
Eating Options: Zeebop serves Goa’s best and freshest Seafood among other cuisines from North India and Chinese.
Da Tita’s is a good Italian place while Vivo- Ailila Diwa is recommended for desserts and Albert’s Place for Chinese and Goan food. Lloyd’s Beach Shack and Peter’s Pub are great for seafood too.For fine-dining, there are plenty of resorts too. For more options Visit HERE
Budget: There are a number of guest houses and hotel offering Budget Stay nearby. Palm View Inn, Shangrila Beach Hotel, Firas Holiday Home and Palm View House have comfortable accommodation at Tariffs starting 500 INR onwards.
Medium: Majorda Beach Resort: is a 5 Star Deluxe Resort with 120 spacious rooms ranging from Deluxe to Suite.
The property is spread over 22 acres of lush green landscaped ambience and each of the rooms offers a breathtaking view of the vast blue sea, which make it a great accommodation choice. Tariffs: 4500 INR Onwards
Luxury: Vivenda Dos Palhacos: is a 100-year-old house which has been renovated to offer a quiet getaway to its guests throughout the year.
Located about a kilometre away from the Majorda beach, this place offers you an option to choose 3 different styled houses and idyllic atmosphere. Visit Website for Tariffs and other details.
3. Cavelossim Beach: South Goa:
Cavelossim is one of the last major settlements in southwest Salcete and is situated 11 km south of Colva and the beach is the southernmost beach of the Salcete subdivision that is located 7 km south of Varca.
Cavelossim Beach is a grand expanse of silver sand. The beach has some interesting lava Rocks at certain places and unlike the rest, is quite peaceful and serene.
Eating Options: There are several beach shacks offering a variety of Goan dishes and seafood at reasonable price.There are a number of multi cuisine restaurants that specialize in seafood, Goan cuisine and grill vegetarian dishes. There are also many places to shop for books, trendy clothes and other souvenirs. Check out Pearl’s Beach Café.
4. Betul Beach: South Goa:
Betul Beach is a little off track (18 kms approx from Margao) when it comes to reaching it but it is a must visit for its beautiful view points. To Reach the beach, travel south along the National Highway and take a right at the Chinchinim-Cuncolim junction and keep following this road.
Located at the southern end of Sal River, the beach has a hillock on one side while the other side is laden with coconut trees, making it more beautiful and scenic.
Betul on the western side of the village is known for the shade provided by all the fruit bearing & coconut trees. The unique texture and color of the sand makes it an infamous attraction.
Ideally a fishermen’s beach, it is still clean and untouched by tourists. Get there by taking Cavelossim-Assolna ferry across the River Sal to the beach.
Eating Options: No fancy places but the place still offers the best Seafood in Goa. Check with the locals and they’ll guide on the hidden gems. Betul Beach is also a famous beach of south Goa known for its cheap and fresh seafood supply. It is renowned for Goa’s finest and largest mussels, ensnared and hauled to the banks by deft divers. One will even find a nice little restaurant that serves delicious river fish dishes.
5. Canaguinim Beach: South Goa:
Located towards the South of Betul beach, Canaguinim Beach has rocks and a river inlet. Near the Canaguinim beach one can find a number of smaller Goan beaches.
After the Canaguinim Beach one comes across the Nuem beach that is a tiny beach which has red and black stones.
Before reaching Canaguinim one comes across a beach called Zorint beach that can be reached from a fresh water stream via a small valley situated to the south of a stony plateau. Due to this reason the beach is usually deserted. But there are many buses that run from Margao to Cabo de Rama (which is situated nearby) that stop at Canaguinim.
6. Agonda Beach: South Goa:
It is 37 kms from Margao and is an idle place to be. Dominated by a large hill to the south with rugged cliffs in the southern end and calm waters that offer beautiful sunsets, it is perfect for honeymoon couples and everyone else.
Agonda is a traditional fishing village and life here is quiet and peaceful. It also has a Turtle Centre where the Olive Ridley eggs are protected.
Tip: For real adventure, hire a tent and camp for the night and listen to the crashing of the sea waves.
Saint Anne’s Church, Agonda, Goa is also an interesting Church located nearby.
Stay Options at Agonda: Budget: Chattai Beach Huts: Located on the lush green hills situted at the end of Agonda Beach, Chattai offers 12 ecofriendly huts facing the deep blue sea.
An affordable and comfortable stay option that sure would delight your Goa experience. Tariffs: 1000-3600 INR depending on the Tourist Season. Visit Website
Kaama Kethna: is an ecological Yoga Retreat offering you a rejuvenating and relaxing Yoga holiday.
The place offers Tree Huts built high up amidst cashew trees and makes your nature stay a unique and memorable experience. The Nature Design Cottages provide you the privacy and secluded atmosphere. Tariffs: 1200 INR onwards.
Medium: H2O AGONDA: Wake up to the sound of the waves and watch the sunset from the lounge sofa’s amidst a perfect tropical setting.
The place also offers Kairali Spa that combines unique elements of lighting, music and aromas to refresh your body & soul.
The accommodation offered is a choice of Tents, Garden Cottages and Sea View Cottages. Tariffs: 4000-8500 INR depending on Tourist Season.
7. Palolem Beach: South Goa:
It is the yoga centre of Goa and offers a beautiful rocky shores, lush green jungles and a long white sandy beach.
It provides seclusion and idyllic scenery with plenty of shacks offering a variety of cuisines.
At the northern end of the beach is a freshwater stream. Across this stream is a tiny, undeveloped island that can be accessed by just swimming across during low tide.
A large area of the beach now accommodates a lot of small shacks that taper off as you move towards the south. Dolphin cruises and the fishing trips are the other popular attractions. These are offered at quite a reasonable rate.
The closest railway station is at Canacona, which is just 3 km away from Palolem. There are also a lot of buses that ply from Margao to Canacona.
Palolem Eating Options: Leopard Valley is a Night Club situated between Agonda & Palolem and has one of the biggest Open Air Arena in India. Silent Noise hosts epic parties with people dancing to the tunes out from their headphones. Other popular places are Dropadi (North Indian, Chinese, Continental and Seafood), Spicy Bella for Goan Cuisine, Cafe Del Mar, Ourem for European Cuisine and Ciarans and Fisherman’s Local offers delicious Seafood. Blue Planet Cafe offers pure veg healthy food. Cafe Inn serves healthy salads and juices and also the place for yummy waffles, crepes and other bakery items. Another good place for breakfast is Little World, run by a charming couple who serves unending cups of chai for book lovers too.
Stay Options At & Nearby Palolem:
Budget: Cupid’s Heaven: has two properties, one at Palolem and the other one at Agonda. Accomodation provided is clean and comfortable with holiday home sort of style.
It is quite a popular beach Resort for travellers and is located just 9 metres from the beach and has its own restuarant too. Managed by a fun loving staff, the place is great for stay while in Goa, but you should book in advance to find a place. Tariffs: starts at 835 INR – 1950 INR. They also offer Non AC rooms for just 650 INR
Bridge & Tunnel: Has 2 properties located at Palolem and Patnem Beach. Bridge & Tunnel offers you an awesome atmosphere, multi-level private log cabins, great cuisine with world-class service and that too at an affordable cost. Accomodation offered is regular waterfront huts and huts nested on high rocks. Both offer stunning views of the beautiful palolem beach and has roomy place to stay with exquisite decor.
Accomodation offered is regular waterfront huts and huts nested on high rocks. Both offer stunning views of the beautiful palolem beach and has roomy place to stay with exquisite decor. Tariffs: starts at 1500 INR
Medium-Luxury: Dream Catcher: is a charming retreat that offers cottages, each having their own style and character.
Remember, this place is closed every year for the monsoon from the month of May till first week of November. Tariffs: 2750-7700 INR
Cozy Nook: is a seasonal place and is influenced by Rajasthani style of decor. All huts have balconies with day bed to enjoy the sea views!
This small resort faces the sea while alongside runs a small estuary with a large and untouched mangrove lake behind, surrounding this is a vast forest interspersed with cashew plantations and rice paddy’s. The place also offers a free Goan Cooking class. Tariff: 2500-3500 INR
Fern Gardenia Resort: located on Palolem-Agonda Road is a good option for stay. Located just 800 metres from the Palolem beach, this is a 3 star Hotel Resort that offers a luxury stay at affordable rates.
The entire resort is a unique concept of 18 exquisitely crafted wooden cottages with open spaces and modern amenities. Tariffs: 5000 INR onwards Visit Website
Turiya Villa & Spa: Don’t go by the exteriors, this place is spread in an area of 12,000 sq. ft. of landscaped area dotted with many trees including Sapodilla (Chikoo), Coconut, Mango, Avacodo, Frangipani and Bouganvilla. It offers a unique environment that has been designed according to the Ancient Vedic practice of Vastu that balances all the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space.
Tariffs: 3000-9500 and about 35000 for a Villa. Located at Chaudi, Canacona the hotel is situated between the Palolem beach and Galjibag Beach.
8. Butterfly Beach: South Goa:
This Beach offers unspoiled scenery in a cove setting that is surrounded by rocks and offers you privacy. Is is situated at the North of Palolem and occupies a tiny semicircular bay, that makes it one of the quietest and unexplored beaches in Goa.
Enjoy crystal clear waters and trek through the nearby forest trails. here you might also spot some dolphins! The name was derived due to the fact that the hills surrounding the place was once abundant with a variety of butterflies.
The Butterfly beach is surrounded by a lot of rocks. Marvel at the stunning rock formations on the beach or go swimming in the clear waters. During low water, the sand dune becomes wider and is littered with traces of crabs and goldfishes. You can also see here sea urchins, sea cucumbers and even redfish early in a morning!
The best way to reach the beach is by taking a boat from Agonda or Palolem shoreline.
Tip: Hire a local boatman from Palolem Beach to ferry you up to Butterfly Beach and back, relishing the views of untouched coastline along the way.
9. Cola/Little Cola or Koola Beach: South Goa:
The Cola beach in Cancona, Goa is situated 10 km from Agonda beach and 15 km from Palolem.
The beach is 10 kms from Agona beach and 15 km from Palolem beach. To reach from Agonda beach, take the main coastal road north for 2 kms until you reach ‘Cola bus stand’ and from here you need to take the rocky road towards the west coast for another 2 kms until the road ends, then simply follow the path down to stunning Cola beach!
With Palm trees as its background, Cola Beach offers a romantic escape and a perfect place to be to enjoy exotic nature and the amazing sea.
Stay Options at Cola Beach:
Medium-Luxury: The Blue Lagoon: is located near the Cola beach and is quite a paradise offering a tranquil and serene setting to stay next to a fresh water lagoon.
It is perfect for those who need some time off to just chill n relax, unwind with a book, lit a bonfire and take a few jungle trails around. The accommodation offered consists of 3 separate bays each having its own distinct features with Beach Huts, Rajasthani Styled Tents and even luxury cabins as stay options. The place has its own private stretch of beach that offers you an opportunity to sunbathe uninterrupted and to swim in the clear waters and is still completely unspoilt and offers an escape from reality. Tariffs: 2200-6500 INR and is open only between November to April.
Cola Beach Resort: Offers luxury tents located right on the beach front. With Hammocks and beach recliners laid right in front, your vacation is definitely going to be the best ever.
It is also an ideal destination wedding venue with all the romantic trimmings you ever need. Tariffs: 4000-8000 INR depending on Tourist Season.
Dwarka Eco Beach Huts: owned by Clemente and Arlene, this resort is beautifully located on two sides of a river and right on the beach. Tariffs: 5000 INR onwards.
10. Kakolem Beach: South Goa:
Located 7 km to the South from ‘Cabo de Rama Resort’ it is one of the most isolated beaches in Goa. Set amidst the lush green jungle, the beach offers complete seclusion and is also called Tiger Beach.
The beach looks even more captivating if one look from the cliffs. There’s a cool stream that flows nearby into the sea making the place quite scenic.
However, it is not advisable to swim here due to high underwater currents. The place is ideal for walking and just relaxing on the sands. This place is devoid of any shacks or even houses, so it is advisable to leave before sunset. To reach take the NH66 and reach a village called Kola/Cola and then turn to the north-east and drive through an old road till you reach a small platform. Here there are narrow steps leading made of stones leading you to the beach side.
11. Arossim Beach: South Goa:
This beach has Cuelim & Cansaulim Beach as its neighbors and has Majorda & Utorda towards its southern coastline. It has dazzling sands, dense green canopy of palm tress and colorful fishing boats making the beach more beautiful and scenic.
This Beach is a perfect escape from the maddening city crowd.
Eating Options: Star Fish Beach Shack serves great food. Another spot is Venus Beach Shack offering tasty dishes of local and international cuisines
Stay Options at Arrosim:
Luxury: Park Hyatt Goa Resort overlooks the Arabian Sea and is a 4-minute walk from Arossim Beach. This luxury resort complex is psread on 45 acres with gardens and lagoons and has India’s largest swimming pool!
There are 5 restaurants, some with terrace dining, and a poolside bar. There’s also a vast outdoor pool with water slides, plus an Ayurvedic spa, a fitness room and a supervised kids’ camp.
Heritage Village Club Resort: Open at all seasons, this boutique-resort is ideal one to experience traditional warmth and hospitality of Goa.
This posh Beach resort houses 97 rooms which are well furnished and contemporary in design. Tariffs: 8000 INR onwards. They also have attractive all-in-packages for a memorable holiday experience.
12. Hollant Beach: South Goa:
It is near Bogmalo and has a long stretch of shallow water, that is idle for long beach walks and the best place to view magnificent Sunrise.
The Hollant beach, 2 km away offers beautiful views encompassing the main southern beaches of Goa, along with the foothills of the Western Ghats.
Capture fishermen going for the daily catch and simply enjoy the views around.
There are also few fishing boats to get the selfie!
13. Zalor Beach: South Goa:
Is situated on your way out from Margao city (14 kms approx.) towards Varca Beach. It is still not too crowded and offers clean white sands. Perfect for a chilled out beach escape!
14. Galjibag Beach: South Goa:
The beach fringed by fir trees is a seasonal nesting and hatching site for Olive Ridley turtle (especially towards the north end of the beach). For the remaining months, it is a calm and beautiful deserted beach with only a few occasional shacks.
Please note that due to the strong undertow it is not safe to swim at the Galjibag beach.
Galjibag is a pine and coconut laden beach and is known to be the cleanest beaches around and has soft glittering sands. Galjibag is 18 kms from Canacona, south of Talpona river estuary.