If North Goa is for partying like hell then South Goa is a paradise of serenity. South Goa has its own unique charm. South Goa is less crowded hence one can enjoy the tranquil silence of the beach. However, there are some beaches in South Goa that offer exemplary nightlife. So the beaches of South Goa is for everyone- Family, Friends, Kids, Couples, Honeymooners and also for solo travellers.
Here are the top beaches of South Goa.
Mobar beach of South Goa is located between Arabian sea and Sal river. The beach is also a part of the National Park because of its elegant beauty. The beach is 2 kilometres long.
The sand on the beach is soft and clean. There are various palm and casuarina trees. Furthermore, you can play various water sports like swimming, banana rides, water scooter rides, waterskiing, boogie boarding, windsurfing, scuba diving, etc. There is also dolphin safari that you can participate in to watch dolphins.
Besides the normal beach activities, you can also do bird watching as there are various species of birds found here. You can also avail the Massage and healing services. There are also various Ayurvedic centres.
Furthermore, there are various shacks resorts, huts and pubs in the vicinity of the beach.
The Betalbatim beach is 1 kilometre long and is famous for sunsets and sunrises. Moreover, many times the sea glows in blue colour at night due to the Bioluminescence effect. Not only the sea but along with it the shore also shines like some blue stars in the sky.
Unlike the other beaches, Betalbatim beach has many pine trees instead of the palm trees. The beach is less crowded and offers serenity.
There are various water sports activities to enjoy like water skiing, water scooters ride, windsurfing, scuba diving, swimming, etc.
The Majorda beach is 1km long and is famous for toddy tapping. It is an alcoholic drink when fermented but it also has a non-alcoholic drink called Neera when not fermented.
Furthermore, Majorda beach is famous amongst Russian travellers. The beach is wide and the caramel sand is magnificent. There are various shacks on the beach that offers tasty delicacies like Konkani, Russian, and Continental food.
The beach is best for swimming and there are no high waves. Moreover, there are various water sports activities that you can play like banana rides, water scooter rides, windsurfing, scuba diving, etc.
There is also mythology associated with the beach that Lord Rama in his childhood was kidnapped and was brought here. However, he was also able to run from it. And hence there is a frot near Majorda beach that is named after him. The fort’s name is Cabo-de-Rama.
The Benaulim beach is famous for water sports. There are no rocks in the sea hence doing various water activities will be a delight. Moreover, the beach is a perfect place for Dolphin Safari.
There are various shacks that offer tantalizing Goan food. The beach is perfect to look at the stunning sunsets and sunrises. There are also various ayurvedic centres and massage parlours.
There are various other spots around the beach like the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, St. Christopher Church, Our Lady of Mercy Church, and the Goa Chitra Museum.
Besides Dolphin Safari, you can also go to see the stunning Bullfights that takes place near the beach. ‘Dhiro’ is the name of the bullfight.
The Colva beach is located in Salcete village and is famous for “Our Lady of Mercy Church”.
The beach is brilliantly beautiful and charming. The water is awesome for swimming and other water sport activities like skiing, banana rides, water scooter rides, parasailing and paragliding.
The Colva Beach is stretched for 2.4 km and is also famous for nightlife, shacks, music and shopping.
The Galgibagh beach is famous for Olive turtles. Many Olive turtles come here to lay eggs. The view of the crowd of the sweet turtles coming to the beach is wonderful and mesmerizing. The caramel coloured sand along with the huge coconut trees makes the beach a paradise.
The 1.7 km long beach is a little known place hence it is less crowded. However, as the beach is not well known, there are no shacks. Furthermore, there are some water sports activities that you can do here.
The Cavelossim beach is sandwiched between the great Arabian sea and Sal river. The beach and the river are clean. And Cruising on the serene Sal river is delightful.
Moreover, This Cavelossim beach in South Goa is a favourite destination to Russians and Europeans. This beach is well equipped with shacks, pubs, music, cafes, clubs, massage parlour, ayurvedic centres, sunrises and sunsets spots.
Above all, Cavelossim beach is famous for the Dolphin Safari and water sports. It is also an adventurous place for the bird watchers as there are many species found here.
The Cavelossim beach will surely give pleasent memories to everyone- though they may be honeymooners or families.
The Palolem beach is crescent-shaped and is 1.61 km long. Palolem Beach is famous for silent disco nights. Here you can experience dancing to the tunes on the wireless headphones.
Due to its Nightlife, the beach attracts many foreign tourists. Furthermore, there are various water sports that you can play like swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, and cruising.
Palolem beach is experienceable for family, kids, friends, couples, and solo travellers.
The Bogmalo beach is less known and less crowded. Thus it is perfect for couples and honeymooners. The beach is romantic in looking and feeling.
The beach is clean and it is one of the beaches in India that offers water diving courses.
The surroundings of the beach also have shopping stores where one can get beach life-related things like shell jewellery, beach clothes, hats, sunglasses, chappals, etc.
There are various food items to cater to your hunger. You will get a taste of Goan, Italian, and Konkani seafood.
The Agonda beach is a romantic beach and hence it is best for couples and honeymooners. The beach is 3 kilometres long.
The water is crystal clear and there are various sports activities one can do here like swimming, scooter rides, banana boat ride, windsurfing, parasailing, etc.
The beach has many coco huts to stay. Moreover, this beach is also visited by olive ridley sea turtles for egg hatching.
Best time to visit the above beaches in South Goa
November to February
These are the months when the temperature will be comfortable. In November, the prices will be low and the crowd will also be less. From December, there will be sweet winter and hence is the best time to enjoy the beach life.