9 Best Beaches In South Goa To Visit On A Vacation

8 Best Beaches In South Goa To Visit On A Vacation

Beachside Accommodations at Palolem Beach, Goa

South Goa is known for its pristine beaches, tranquil atmosphere, and natural beauty. It has relatively quieter ambiance in comparison to North Goa.

For years, North Goa has ruled as a popular choice among tourists from different parts of India. Because of this, foreigners now prefer beaches in South Goa. And, now some Indian travelers, who love quieter ambiance and better beaches for relaxing and swimming, have also started choosing scenic South Goa beaches over relatively livelier but more crowded North Goa beaches.

Here are some of the best beaches in South Goa that you must consider visiting.

Palolem Beach:

Palolelm Beach is famous for its crescent-shaped shoreline and scenic beauty. Palolem is one of the most popular beaches in South Goa. It offers a serene atmosphere, lots of lovely foods in beachside shacks, and water sports.

Colva Beach:

Colva is one of the oldest and largest beaches in South Goa. It’s famous for its 20 km stretch of white sand, vibrant nightlife, and numerous dining options.

Benaulim Beach:

8 Best Beaches In South Goa To Visit On A Vacation

Benaulim Beach, Goa

The crowd on Benaulim Beach is less than other beaches in South Goa. This beach is perfect for those seeking a peaceful environment. It has clean sands, clear waters, and a few beach shacks.

Agonda Beach:

If you’re looking for a quiet and relatively less commercialized beach, Agonda is a great choice. It’s famous for its natural beauty, serene environment, and is ideal for those who want to escape the crowds.

Varca Beach:

Varca has reputation for offering clean and peaceful environment. Crowd on Varca beach is relatively less making it an excellent choice for those looking for a tranquil getaway.

Cavelossim Beach:

8 Best Beaches In South Goa To Visit On A Vacation

Sunset approaching at Patnem Beach, Goa

Cavelossim is an awesome beach which attracts less number of local crowd. This beach is also home to a number of luxurious hotels and resorts. The beach has clean sands and breathtaking scenic beauty. It’s an ideal place for relaxation and enjoying the natural surroundings.

Mobor Beach:

Located near Cavelossim, Mobor is known for water sports. It is also the confluence point of Sal River and the Arabian Sea. You can find several water activities like jet-skiing and boat rides here.

Patnem Beach:

This is one of the quietest and most secluded beaches of South Goa. This is located quite close to Palolem beach in the town of Canacona. This beach is a little slice of Paradise. One of the best beaches for swimming and to go for dolphin cruise, the beach is known for its peaceful ambiance. Lined up with a number of beach shacks and restaurants, tourists can surely always enjoy succulent seafood.

Betul Beach:

This is a relatively secluded beach known for its fishing village. It offers a peaceful atmosphere and a chance to observe the local Goan way of life.


The popularity of these beaches can vary among visitors depending on personal preferences. Some may prefer the lively atmosphere of beaches like Palolem and Colva, while others may enjoy the quiet ambiance of Agonda and Betalbatim. Crowd levels of these beaches can also vary depending on the time of year and the specific events happening in the region. It’s a good idea to explore multiple beaches to find the one that suits your preferences best.


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