…and that’s why these famous South Goa beaches are the perfect recipe for a great holiday
Featuring stunning rows of palm trees lined on pristine white sandy shores, South Goa beaches paint the picture of an ideal beach vacation spot. While the North has some spectacular offerings too, the South scores by being the less crowded sector without compromising on the festivity. If you too have planned to visit Goa on your next break from the monotony of life and work, why look elsewhere than the famous beaches in South Goa? They have everything you can ask for from your perfect vacation- fun, adventure and relaxation.
1. Mobor Beach- Lively beach mounted on River Sal Delta
Known for: Light sand that’s perfect for hours of beach walk, lovely setting and bustling tourists
Things to do: Beach walk, underwater fishing, oyster catching, eating at local cafes, swimming with dolphins etc.
2. Palolem Beach- Famous crescent shaped South Goa Beach
Known for: Partying at Silent Noise at On the Rocks and extremely gorgeous sunsets
Things to do: Dolphin Spotting, scuba diving etc.
3. Patnem Beach- The lucky break from astir Goan beaches
Known for: Being a quaint contrast to Palolem beach, with lesser crowds and far lesser distractions
Things to do: Sun-bathing, yoga treatments and surfing
4. Majorda Beach- Stunning landscape that will blow your mind
Known for: White sandy shores dotted with profuse greenery that looks striking
Things to do: Jet skiing, toddy tapping and digging into sumptuous seafood sold at the beach-side eateries
5. Betul Beach- Exotic vacation for every budget
Known for: Dirt cheap beach vacation with a romantic setup that is perfect for mushy couples on a budget and the delightful lighthouse
Things to do: Mingling with the local fishermen, enjoying yummy seafood, boat rides etc.
6. Agonda Beach- Perfect solitude in nature’s lap
Known for: Being a secluded beach where you can enjoy your own company and other pleasurable activities in peace
Things to do: Wind surfing, riding dolphins, meditation and hiking
7. Varca Beach- Pristine white beach out of dreams
Known for: Outlandish scenery, wooden fisherman boats, and shoreline bordered by delightful bushes and palm trees
Things to do: Boat riding, dolphin watching, eating authentic Goan cuisine etc.
8. Butterfly Beach- As beautiful as the creatures it shelters
Known for: An enigmatic and peaceful beach which is also the home of some most beautiful and exotic butterflies
Things to do: Beach wandering, watching butterflies and boating
9. Polem Beach- For honeymoons made in heaven
Known for: 700 m long coastline, glistening golden shore and crystal clear blue waters along with numerous islands giving off reclusive vibes.
Things to do: Stay at romantic palm leaves and cane built homestay huts, swim, sunbathe and relax
10. Bogmalo Beach- Vast expanse of visual treat
Known for: Shipwrecks, coconut groves and for being a small beach that’s heaven of peace and beauty, located adjacent to a dainty village
Things to do: Get diving lessons, windsurfing and enjoying Konkani dishes
11. Betalbatim Beach- Lesser crowd but impressive nightlife
Known for: A cooler beach lined with palm and coconut trees, it is also called Sunset Beach for providing the most breath-taking vista of sunset
Things to do: Photography, stargazing, enjoy nightlife and beach walking
12. Colva Beach- Famous South Goa beach that’s soothing to the senses
Known for: Being a romantic destination through and through with candlelit dinners and beautiful nights
Things to do: Nightly beach walks, and adventure sports like paragliding or skiing
13. Benaulim Beach- For the sun and adrenaline junkies
Known for: Being a sunniest beach, St. John Baptist Church and lovely craftsmanship of fishermen that adorns the church and the local homes
Things to do: Windsurfing, jet skiing, boat rides and enjoying Konkani food
14. Cavelossim Beach- Perfect getaway for lazy holidays
Known for: Being the perfectly romantic beach with immense natural beauty and tranquility on offer
Things to do: Kayaking, sailboat cruising, shopping at nearby market, and eating at beach shacks
Let us know which one of these famous South Goa beaches are you planning to go on a vacation to.
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