5 of the Best Beaches in South Goa

Goa needs no introduction - a place of scenic beauty and a dreamlike haven which mesmerises everyone! Goa is famous for its clean beaches and charming architectural marvels. Over the years travellers have visited this coastal state to take a momentarily escape from their busy lives and spend a rejuvenating time by the many beaches.

So if you are looking for a calming retreat, we bring into focus the top 5 best beaches in South Goa!

Benaulim Beach

A list of the most famous beaches in South Goa is never complete without Benaulim Beach being listed on it. This is regarded as one of the cleanest beaches in Goa and is popular for the beautiful sunsets that it offers. For opacarophiles, this place is indeed a haven! Spending weekends here is like a fairytale experience, which is why the beach has seen several establishments of resorts and hotels. There are plenty of options to choose your stay from, but if we recommend one, it is definitely the vibrant Azaya Beach Resort! The luxury resort will ensure that your stay in Goa is as unprecedented as the beautiful setting sun. It is the ideal beach for couples and honeymooners.

view of a beach during sunset
two people bathing in the sea

Colva Beach

Stretching from one end to the other with white sand for about 2.4 km, Colva Beach is one of the oldest beaches on the south side of the state. Although foreign travellers do not frequent this beach, it is still one of the most crowded beaches in the region. The frequent footfall has also led to the mushrooming of a good number of shacks, pubs and restaurants. If you are here for the thrills, you can also go for a swim in the permitted areas and indulge in parasailing, skiing, paragliding and more.

Agonda Beach

Lined with colourful shacks on one side and clear blue waters on the other, Agonda is a relatively quieter beach in Goa. It is subjected to a lesser crowd, a hidden gem of sorts! The beach is known for hosting several shacks that serve lip-smacking authentic Goan dishes, as well as groups that carry out water sports activities like paragliding, surfing and jet skiing. The beach is also the habitat of Ridley Turtles, a plus point for nature lovers. So if you visit during the nesting season, which is usually from October to April, you can witness these beautiful, yet endangered animals up close!

view of a beach with a boat standing on it
view of a beach

Varca Beach

Tranquillity is epitomised at Varca Beach. Dotted with black lava rocks, the beach is a beautiful lounging spot for those looking for peace. An interesting offering here is the boat trip that takes you to the waters to watch the super rare Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin. This beach is just a 45-minute travel from Dabolim Airport, meaning this slice of paradise is just a cab ride away! A number of high-end stays are also available here, one such being Azaya Beach Resort which is located a mere 3.8 km from Varca Beach.

Mobor Beach

Our list of the top 5 beaches in South Goa comes to an end with Mobo Beach. The beach harbours water on the three sides of the beach and usually gets a more filtered and ritzier crowd. An interesting attraction here is that it features a national park in the area, Therefore, natural beauty is, by no means, sparse here! The beach offers unique activities like oyster catching and underwater fishing. Watersport activities like windsurfing and speedboat riding among others are available as well.

a family sitting on the beach