Hidden beaches of Goa
Goa needs no introduction. A famous beach and party destination globally, Goa attracts crazy number of tourists from across the globe. It is known for the happening nightlife and the long coastline. However, there are some stunning beaches that are tucked away from the madness of the tourists. These beaches are perfect for those who seek peace and serenity while in Goa. Here are the ten hidden beaches of Goa no one told you about.
- Kakolem Beach: Known as the Tiger Beach, the Kakolem beach is a beach cove which is located in a bay and is one of the most secluded beaches. It has an abundance of natural beauty and lies southwards of Cabo de Rama beach. It is away from the rush hence the sand is extremely clean and is 31 kms away from Margao city.
- Galgibaga Beach: This beach is usually isolated except for a couple of beach shacks selling drinks and food. It is a seasonal nesting site for the endangered Olive Ridley turtle, it lies 18 km away from Cabacona. It is the cleanest beaches of Goa with crystal clear water and glistening silver sand which will cast a charm on you. This beach is also known as the Turtle Beach as the state runs a program for olive turtles saving and the northern part of the beach is reserved for the same.
- Butterfly Beach: Another unexplored beach lying 37 km away from Margao, Butterfly beach offers much needed privacy and unspoiled scenery. It lies on the beautiful Butterfly Island and is glowing with crystal clear waters. It is not accessible by roads which means you will have to rent a ride from Palolem or Agonda to reach the beach.
- Hollant Beach: If you are a morning person, this is the best beach to enjoy a sunrise. It lies close to Bogmalo Beach and has picturesque beauty. It is a beach where shallow water mingles into the sea and the fishermens boars line the curvy shore of the beach. It lies in South Goa and has scenic views which is the highlight of the beach.
- Betul Beach: The Betul beach is located at a distance of 18 km from Margao and is known as the fishing beach of Goa. It has a serene environment and is like a typical coastal fishing village. You need to take a ferry from Morbor beach to reach at Betul Beach. There is a 17th century fort and a small lagoon that are worth visiting. This is an ideal place for you if you love fishing.
- Cola Beach: Located in the southern part of Goa, Cola Beach is an ideal escape from the mad rush. It is located at a distance of 10 kms away from Agona Beach and 15 km from Palolem Beach. It is encircled by beach huts and Rajasthani style tents. There is the abundant beauty of nature and complete peace and quiet to welcome you. It is also known as the Khola beach and the Little Cola.
- Arambol Beach: If you prefer quiet beach evenings with barbecue and a couple of drinks, this is the place to be. The beach has lovely views of the cliffs lining on both the sides of the beach. It is also a must visit if you love swimming. The bohemian beach is an ideal alternative to beaches like Calangute. Arambol beach will land you to smaller beach which has a freshwater lake with thermals. The beach is perfect for meditation and yoga sessions.
- Velsao Beach: A secret beach in Goa, Velsao Beach is located northwards from Majorda and Colva Beach in South Goa. It has soft silver sand and there are minimal tourists here. The beach road is lined by old bungalow and coconut groves. It can be reached by Colva, Bogmalo and majored beaches. There is pure air and warm water to help you rejuvenate.
- Agonda Beach: This is the perfect place for planning a picnic with your family. It has a dramatic landscape due to the rugged cliff in the southern end. The stunning beach is a turtle center where Olive Ridley eggs are protected. It is an ideal beach for honeymooning couples who are looking for peace and privacy.
- Siridao Beach: Located at about 12 km from Panjim, the Siridao Beach has a dramatic landscape of scattered rocks with sandy strips. It is close to The Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth which is very popular in the area. It is the perfect place for seclusion seekers and honeymooning couples.