Offbeats Beaches Explore in Goa

God is one of the most popular destinations for holidays in India because of its image as a Party Capital. But Goa is much more than this. Sometimes you need to relax and move away from the chaotic environment of the city, away from crowded beaches, parties, and drinks. If you’re a real traveler then you should dig a little deeper and explore some of the offbeat beaches. So here is the list of the offbeat beaches you should explore in Goa which is not much stained by the human footprint. 

Butterfly Beach

offbeat beaches in Goa

It is an offbeat beach located in southern Goa which is towards the North of Palolem beach. This beach is known as “Honeymoon beach” and is a private spot for couples. Since it lies in the middle of a dense forest so it’s not accessible through roads. You have to take a boat ride from nearby beaches like Palolem or Agonda.

It is so named because it has a wide variety of butterflies that dance and harbor over this beach. Also, you can get a glimpse of dolphins in the middle of the sea. 

Best time to visit- November to March. There is no point coming here during rainy seasons as boat rides are not available during monsoons. 

Places to stay- Palolem beach resort, Oxygen Palolem resorts, Cozy Nook, Agonda Cottages, Tutti Garden Bungalows

Places to eat- Café Inn, Dropadi Bar & Restaurant, Magic Italy Authentic Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cuba Agonda, H20 Agonda, Saxony Beach Cottages & Restaurants.

Agonda Beach

offbeat beaches in Goa

It’s located 15 minutes from Palolem beach in South Goa. This beach remains isolated throughout the year as very few tourists visit here and therefore it’s sometimes called “Silent Beach”. Solo travelers and adventurous people will surely love to visit here. It is home to olive ridley turtles. It is a great spot for sunbathing. This is the perfect offbeat beach you should visit during your Goa’s trip.

Best time to visit– In winter season between November to February 

Places to stay- The White Resort, Simrose cottages, Serenity Agonda, Ducknchill, Saxony, Fusion

Places to eat– Fatima’s, Simrose, Road rose Bar and Grill, Nature Organic, Blue Planet cafe, Kopi Desa   

Cola Beach

offbeat beaches in Goa

It is located in South Goa which is 9.6 km from Agonda Beach. It’s an unspoiled and quiet beach that hosts a hidden gem of a bizarre and pure blue lagoon which is created by flowing of the river into the Arabian Sea. Not many tourists visit here and this makes this beach perfect for sunbathers who enjoy their private time with breathtaking views. It offers gorgeous sunsets due to its landscape. 

Best time to visit-  November to February

Places to stay–  Samyama Resort, Blue Lagoon Resort, Cola Beach Resort, Dwarka Eco Beach Resort

Places to eat- The Casca Diya

Galgibaga Beach

offbeat beaches in Goa

It is in South Goa 7 km from Palolem Beach. It is known as “turtle beach” where the state program of saving and protection of endangered olive turtles works. It is the cleanest beach in Goa. It is one of the offbeat beaches with crystal clear water. It is surrounded by rows of coconut palm trees and is one of the most scenic hidden gems of goa.

Best time to visit- November to March

Places To Stay: Charming Villa Casa Rosa, 1BR Apt near Patnem and Palolem Beach, Base Hostel, Varandas De Canacona

Places to eat– Dipshika, Santosh Beach Restaurant

Canaguinim Beach

Offbeats Beaches Explore in Goa

It is the last and most secluded beach in the south of central south Goa. You can see some old beautiful Indo-Portuguese houses on the way to the beach. This beach is divided into two beaches- North Canaguinim and South Canaguinim. It is surrounded by lush wild vegetation which is covered with golden sand. It is covered with some sandy and sedimentary rocks, due to which it’s usually deserted.

Best time to visit-  October to March

Places to stay- Taj Exotica, Heritage Village Club Goa, Goa Canaguinim beach resort, Zuri White Sand resorts.

Places to eat- Grill Bar, Betty’s Place, Nautica, Spicy Bella Restaurant & Bar, Seagull Restaurant.

Kakolem Beach

Offbeats Beaches Explore in Goa

It is located 7 km to the south from Cabo de Rama resort. It is also known as “Tiger Beach”. It is completely deserted and clean as it does not receive many visitors. The sunset here is very beautiful, you shouldn’t miss it. As this is one of the offbeat beaches in Goa, mobile networks and the internet generally don’t work here so visit only if you want to sit, chill, relax, and enjoy the exquisite beauty of this place. It is not encouraged to swim here due to the strong underwater currents. Due to an increase in the number of tourists, the beach has started offering speed boat ride, paragliding, etc

Best time to visit– November to March

Places to stay– Cola Beach Exclusive Tented Resort, Blue Lagoon Resort, Cola Beach Sunset Bay, Dwarka Eco Beach Resort, Cabo Serai

Places to eat– Zill Restaurant

So, these are the offbeat beaches in Goa, I hope you find this article interesting and informative.

Keep Exploring 🙂


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