5 Offbeat Beaches in South Goa: Have you explored them yet?


If there comes a day when you like moving away from too many drinks and parties, or too much sun is likely to give you a headache, then you need to clear your mind and move away from the chaotic city environment and take a look at this list. These beaches, which I’m about to take you through are all offbeat and not yet stained with much of human footprint. And even though some of the best beaches of Goa may seem a little out of the way right now, but you’ll be glad for the tranquility and cleanliness you see when you get there.

Clean greenish-blue water, steep cliffs, a shoreline lined up with palm trees, and the overlooking Cabo De Rama Fort makes this an ideal spot for couples or a one-day family picnic place. This beach is isolated owing to its distance from the city and least visited by tourists. The beach is yet to be explored for commercial purpose, and hence you’ll not notice any shacks except for a small restaurant that offers snacks and cold drinks if needed.

Best time to visit: November to February - 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Top things to see and do: Visit Cabo De Ram Fort, Swim at the beach, Plan a family picnic, and Photograph the breathtaking view

Where to stay: The Gape Goa, Red Crab Eco Resort

This beach is one of the most secluded beaches in South Goa sited to the south of Betul Beach. It is covered with sandy rocks and has a low wall surrounding it. The glittering edge of the beach is less visited by the crowd and is vastly covered with lush wild vegetation. Canaguinim has two sides to it – North Canaguinim and South Canaguinim, so decide which one do you want to explore.

Best time to visit: October to March – 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Top things to see and do: Enjoy a pleasant walk in the morning, Experience sunbathing, and Explore local cuisine at Canaguinim village

Where to stay: Beleza by the Beach, Alagoa Resort

With a mesmerizing view of palm groves and a smooth driving route through Canacona in the South, Cola beach is one of those hidden spots that one shouldn’t miss exploring. For couples who want to walk away from a lot of crowds can spend some quality time here amidst nature. Want to know the best part? There are tents and beach huts by the shoreline for those of you who want to spend the night here.

Best time to visit: November to March – 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Top things to see and do: Do Kayaking and Fishing, Swim, Hike up the rocks, Visit nearby beaches like Agonda and Palolem

Where to stay: Blue Lagoon Resort, Dwarka Beach Resort

Velsao beach is near to the popular Bogmalo beach to its north, and to its south is the stunning Colva & Majorda beach. Velsao is famous for its soft clean golden sand and scenic sunset views. Here, you’ll notice nothing but a lifeguard, a few swimmers, and birds to accompany you, and they are likely to escape after a few hours. So, the seashore is mostly free from tourists and is empty throughout the day.

Best time to visit: November to March - Open 24 Hours

Top things to see and do: Enjoy sunbathing, strolling, photography, swimming

Where to stay: Resort Palmeiras Dourado, Bogmallo Beach Resort

Sited 37 kilometers away from Margao, towards the north of Palolem beach is this hidden gem with a beautiful name. Butterfly beach has a small stretch and is totally unexplored by tourists, which makes it a private spot for couples to access. Since the beach lies amidst a dense forest, there’s no accessibility through roads. But, there’s an option of renting a short boat-ride from Palolem or Agonda to get here.

Best time to visit: November to March – 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Top things to see and do: Photography, Enjoy a Canoe ride, Trek through the forest, Enjoy a beautiful view of acrobatic dolphins

Where to stay: Cuba Premium Bungalows, Marron Sea View Resort

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