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Benaulim Beach
📍 Benaulim Beach, GoaView map ›

🗓 Best Time To Visit:November to February

⏰ Open Hours:24 hours

🏄 Things To Do:Water sports, Beach shacks, Dolphin spotting, Photography

💰 Budget:N/A

🧳 Traveller Types:Families, Couples, Solo travellers, Adventure enthusiasts

📌 Known For:Serene atmosphere, Less crowded, Scenic beauty, Dolphin trips

🚉 Distances:From Margao Railway Station: 10 km, From Dabolim Airport: 27 km, From Panaji: 41 km

🍽 Nearby Eateries:Sandpat Beach Shack, Art Cafe, Roger's, Johncy's Restaurant

🏖 Beach Facilities:Lifeguard, Public restrooms, Shower facilities, Sunbeds for rent

🌊 Water Sports:Parasailing, Jet skiing, Banana boat rides

💡 Tips:Avoid swimming during monsoons due to high tides. Carry sunscreen.

🎏 Local Market:Nearby Maria Hall for shopping local souvenirs

🚖 Local Transport:Bikes and scooters available for rent

🏨 Nearby Accommodations:Lotus Beach Resort, Joecons Beach Resort, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

🏛 Nearby Attractions:Colva Beach, Majorda Beach, Varca Beach

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Benaulim Beach: Serene & Less Crowded Beach In South Goa

Benaulim Beach is located in the South Goa, about 6 km from Margao, and offers a relaxing and scenic getaway for nature lovers, couples, families, and solo travelers. Surrounded by lush palm trees and a picturesque coastline, Benaulim Beach offers water sports activities, including jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides, making it a great destination for adventure enthusiasts.

Travelers can also enjoy dolphin spotting to fishing and yoga at the Beanulim Beach Goa. Or chill at Johnny Cool's beach shack or hang out at Mike's Place for an entertaining nightlife in Benaulim.

Things To Do at Benaulim Beach

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Water Sports: Activities include parasailing, jet ski ride, banana boat ride, bumper ride, and more.

Book a water sports package from vendors on the beach for multiple activities at a discounted rate.

Cost: INR 300 to INR 1500 per person, depending on the activity and duration.

Best time: October to March, when the weather is favorable and the sea is calm.

Dolphin Spotting: Book a dolphin spotting cruise to the deep sea.

Cost: INR 500 to INR 1000 per person, depending on the operator and duration.

Best time: October to March, when dolphins are more active and visible.

Fishing: Experience fishing at Benaulim Beach by renting a fishing rod and bait from local fishermen or vendors on the beach.

Cost: INR 100 to INR 500 per person, depending on equipment and duration.

Best time: October to March, when fish are more abundant and diverse.

Yoga: Classes are held on the beach or at nearby resorts or centers.

Cost: INR 200 to INR 1000 per person, depending on the instructor and duration.

Best time: Morning or evening, when the temperature is mild and the crowd is less.

Nightlife In Benaulim Beach

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Mike's Place

Mike's Place: Known for its casual ambiance and great music, Mike's Place is a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. They often have live music performances and a good selection of drinks.

Leopard Valley: Located about a 20-minute drive from Benaulim Beach, Leopard Valley is a popular open-air nightclub known for its lively atmosphere and big-name DJs. They often host themed parties and live music events, making it a favorite among party-goers.

Johnny Cool's: This beach shack transforms into a lively bar at night, offering a range of cocktails and mocktails. It's a great place to unwind and enjoy the sea breeze.

Café Mambo: Also located in Baga Beach, Café Mambo is a popular spot for party enthusiasts. They frequently host live music events, themed parties, and guest DJ performances, offering a diverse nightlife experience.

Cavatina Cuchina & Bar: Offering a mix of Goan and international cuisine, Cavatina Cuchina & Bar also has a cozy bar area where you can enjoy a variety of drinks.

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Best Places To Stay Near Benaulim Beach

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Benaulim Beach has a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa: This resort in Goa is a 5-star resort is famous for its elegant rooms and suites, landscaped gardens, swimming pools, spa, restaurants, bars, etc. The cost of staying at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa ranges from ₹ 15,000 to ₹ 40,000 per night.

Beira Mar Beach Resort: This resort in Goa is a 4-star resort that offers a cozy and pleasant stay near Benaulim Beach. It is famous for its cozy cottages, green surroundings, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, etc. The cost of staying at Beira Mar Resort ranges from₹ 3,000 to ₹ 6,000 per night.

Joecons Beach Resort: This resort in Goa is a 3-star resort that offers a decent and affordable stay near Benaulim Beach. It is famous for its spacious rooms and suites, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, gymnasium etc. The cost of staying at Joecons Beach Resort ranges from ₹ 2,000 to ₹ 4,000 per night.

Lotus Beach Resort: Situated right on the beach, Lotus Beach Resort provides stunning ocean views. The average cost per night ranges from ₹3,000 to ₹4,500.

Hotel Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa: Located just a short walk from the beach, Hotel Royal Orchid offers comfortable rooms and a serene atmosphere. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa, and beachfront dining. The average cost per night ranges from ₹5,000 to ₹7,000.

Best Places To Eat Near Benaulim Beach

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Johncy Bar & Restaurant: Johncy Bar & Restaurant is is famous for its fresh catch of the day, grilled fish, prawns curry, crab masala, etc., that are served with rice or bread . It also offers other cuisines, such as Chinese, Indian, Continental, etc., as well as drinks and desserts.

The cost of eating at Johncy Bar & Restaurant ranges from ₹ 200 to ₹ 800 per person.

Pedro's Restaurant & Bar:

Pedro's Restaurant & Bar is famous for its chicken xacuti, pork vindaloo, fish recheado, etc., that are served with rice or bread. It also offers other cuisines, such as Chinese, Indian, Continental, etc., as well as drinks and desserts.

The cost of eating at Pedro's Restaurant & Bar ranges from ₹ 150 to ₹ 600 per person.

Cavatina Cuchina: Cavatina Cuchina is a fine dining restaurant offering steak, pasta, pizza, salad, etc., that are prepared with fresh and organic ingredients. It has a classy and elegant atmosphere with a candle-lit setting and live music.

The cost of eating at Cavatina Cuchina ranges from ₹ 500 to ₹ 1500 per person.

Places To Visit Near Benaulim Beach

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Big Foot Museum

Big Foot Museum: Located about 7 km from Benaulim Beach, it is famous for its collection of artifacts, sculptures, paintings, handicrafts, etc. that showcase the culture and heritage of Goa. It is also known for its giant footprint-shaped structure that is said to be a miracle of nature.

Church of St John The Baptist: Church of St John The Baptist is one of the oldest churches in Goa, dating back to the 16th century. Located about 2 km from Benaulim Beach, it is famous for its Portuguese-style architecture, white facade, bell tower, altar, paintings, etc.

Colva Beach: Colva Beach is one of the most popular beaches in South Goa, about 4 km from Benaulim Beach. It is famous for its long stretch of white sand, crystal clear water, palm trees, shacks, restaurants, bars and clubs. You can also visit some churches, such as Our Lady of Mercy Church, that are located near Colva Beach.

Varca Beach: Located about 5 km from Benaulim Beach, it is famous for its calm and clean shoreline, golden sand, blue water, palm trees and shacks. You can also spot some dolphins and birds at Varca Beach.

Betul Beach: Betul Beach is a hidden gem in South Goa, located about 9 km from Benaulim Beach. It is famous for its secluded and serene location, black sand, green water, fishing village and lighthouse. You can also visit some temples, such as Shri Shantadurga Temple and Shri Ram Temple, that are located near Betul Beach.

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Best Time To Visit Benaulim Beach

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- The best time to visit Benaulim Beach is between October and March. During this period, the temperature is moderate, humidity is low, and rainfall is minimal.

- To avoid crowds and enjoy discounts, consider visiting between April and June or July and September. These are the off-seasons for tourism in Goa.

How To Reach Benaulim Beach

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By Air: The nearest airport to Benaulim Beach is Dabolim Airport, which is about 23 km away. You can take a taxi or a bus from the airport to reach Benaulim Beach in about 40 minutes.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Benaulim Beach is Madgaon Railway Station, which is about 7 km away. You can take a taxi or a bus from the station to reach Benaulim Beach in about 15 minutes.

By Road: You can also drive or hire a car or a bike to reach Benaulim Beach from any part of Goa. The beach is well-connected by roads and has ample parking space. You can also take a bus from Margao or Colva to reach Benaulim Beach.

Benaulim Beach Reviews

So, finally we (5members all) got a moment to left for Goa. We had good enough money to spend to live normally not lavishly because we are not working group. So we choose train journey to Goa although it takes around 20 hours from Hyderabad. We landed at Goa again there are several options where first time travelling people will get too much confusion. So we thought we need to spend most of the nature Beauty places in Goa. So the places are sorted out automatically and the budget concern too. So the stay at Banalium beach. We have got a room at Novice geuest house next to royal palm resort for 700 rs per day for seven. Which is pretty much less and that is single bedroom. So, the stay is fixed. We have to plan the trip like what day where to go. That night went to the beach and sat down on the shore by having pint bear. **Point to be noted we don't know anything about Goa. But based on some information we planned this trip Below mentioned places are not pre planned, accidentally we went there** Day 2: Cobo-de-rama Day3 : Butterfly beach Day4 : Baaga and Aguda fort Day 5: Colva and near by beaches
Freshened up and had delicious breakfast at Tulsi Pure Veg. As Goa is famous for sea food you can hardly get pure veg hotels there. It was among those one and taste was not that bad. After breakfast we went Benaulim Beach, similarly clean , peaceful , less crowded and beautiful. All the South Goa beaches were clean and less crowded. I will personally suggest to go south goa once in a while, specially those who love calm places. Most of tourist were foreigners. Good place for photography. Off course we too clicked 😉 ,just have a look below.
We enjoyed till the twilight, and returned back to hotel through the lush greenery lane through ridge which felt too scary after sunset. Since there is no light on the way down to Benaulim (where our hotel was), it's more of scary because of mountainous roads although the roads are paved and well maintained. PS : There is no traffic lights or any reflectors, so make sure of the vehicle's headlights before renting. On reaching hotel, we relaxed with few bottles of beer and some exotic Chicken dish.
This is one of my favourite beaches in Goa. The beach has only 5 shacks and all look gorgeous. This beach is very less crowded. I remember we and two other small groups having the entire beach to ourselves one evening when beaches like Baga and Calangute were overly packed due to a long weekend. After spending the evening in the shack we strolled around the beach for a while playing soft music in our speakers. Nobody got disturbed, neither did anybody disturb us.
Benaulim Beach A popular yet quiet beach in South Goa, Benaulim beach is perfect for some quiet time with your loved ones as it is not overcrowded. There aren't many clubs or pubs here too so you can enjoy a nice, quiet dinner and then take a stroll on this picturesque beach. While Palolem and Colva beach are best known for partying, Benaulim is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. And acts a nice change from the other popular beaches of Goa.
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