Palolem Beach Overview

Ranked 1 of 13 sightseeing in Canacona

Palolem Beach is mainly a white sandy beach which is located at around 2 km west of Chaudi. This beach is 37 km away from Margao and is known for its crescent shape. It is popular among travellers for dolphin cruises and fishing trips. Palolem Beach is a fresh water beach which can be best visited between November and March.

There are direct buses available from Margao to reach Palolem; however, buses do halt near town of Canacona, from where tourists can walk till the beach. It is a clean and tidy beach which provides ferry service to travel to different beaches and villages. The beach shacks offer diverse types of seafood like fishes, prawns and lobsters. There are many bars and pubs at this beach that are open till early morning hours.

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16th Dec 17

Calm and beautiful!

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Nidhish Patni
14th Mar 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Thippeswamy t

Thippeswamy t5.0/5

2 reviews

Calm, peachful & serene

During the Sunset is the best time to visit. There are good restaurants on the Beach. You can go with some swimwear so that to enjoy the beach with family or friends. This place is best for couples looking for romantic candlelit dinner and long beach walk.
  • Calm, peachful & serene
  • Calm, peachful & serene
  • Calm, peachful & serene

Abhishek Anand

Abhishek Anand3.6/5

39 reviews

Clean Beach

Compared to any north Goa beach this was clean. People who want to just relax and stay away from the hustle bustle of Goa, this should be ideal destination for you. But be assured if you stay here, you wont be able to commute to north Goa more than once as it takes around 2 hrs without traffic to reach. During off season it has very limited eating options and parking is difficult to find.

Vishakha Singh

Vishakha Singh4.3/5

2 reviews


Nice place ... The beach is really flat and shallow you can easily go till far and enjoy the soft waves. As this place is like a bay. You can go with family friends .. Female friends I will not recommend to go alone because of the lecherous crowd which you will find anywhere you go. So better to be safeThanksV

Vaibhav Misra

Vaibhav Misra4.3/5

1 review

Palolem Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches of Goa. You will just love being there. If you are interested In any kind of water sports, this is the right place for you. Kayaking is mostly preferred among the tourists. There's also Dolphin Island nearby also known as the Sunset beach from where you could get perfect look of sunset.

Remo Mamidwar

Remo Mamidwar5.0/5

27 reviews

The best offshore beach in Goa

This is the best beach I found in Goa. Not crowded and one can see number of crabs on shore... Very big spread it offers ride to Palolem island very near to beach. It also offers dolphin ride and other. Very clean and big beach in south Goa, full of foreign visitors. Take your volleyball with you and play it in sea.. Water level is up to knee only.
  • The best offshore beach in Goa
  • The best offshore beach in Goa
  • The best offshore beach in Goa
  • The best offshore beach in Goa

Sushil Yadav

Sushil Yadav5.0/5

44 reviews

Cleanest beach of Goa

This is the best beach of Goa. This place is less crowded than any other beaches of Goa. It's really a very clean beach. All types of watersports are available. But I like Kayaking the most. Me and my wife tried this even we don't know to swim. It's really an amazing place.
  • Cleanest beach of Goa
  • Cleanest beach of Goa

Madhu .

Madhu .5.0/5

7 reviews

Wild beauty

If Goa is paradise then Palolem is it's beautiful garden.Away from the party crowd of North Goa Palolem will show you the real meaning of relaxed holiday. This amazing Arabian Sea shore will offer you the perfect sunset. The pretty beach shacks, the euphoric music of sea and the dark sky with stars will surely take your breath away. Apart from the main attraction of Goa here comes the cherry on the top - mouthwatering sea foods, you will get from small sharks to big Lobsters.This beach has plenty of beach sacks, you have to stay there. Online booking is preferable during the peak seasons. Go for a long walk along the sea line but be aware of the high tide during night..

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Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar5.0/5

6 reviews

Awesome beach at South Goa

It is an awesome beach at South of Goa with numbers of island like Butterfly Island, Monkey Island and Honeymoon Island. Some sports activities are also there such as Kayaking and Boating.

Nikhil Manchanda

Nikhil Manchanda3.6/5

2 reviews

A beach covered with sea shells

A clean beach with lots of seashells to be collected. A worth while visit with a no water sports though but it offers Dolphin rides which are quite enjoyable and fun. The eateries at the beach offer lots of options for sea foods and options for vegetarians also. The mocktails and cocktails at the beach shacks should not be missed. Overall a wonderful experience but very crowded on holidays and Sunday's. So chose weekdays for quiet and tranquil experience.

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Aparajitha .

Aparajitha .5.0/5

3 reviews

A perfect getaway

Right at the entrance of the territory of Goa lies this serene, beautiful and calm beach far away from the commercial crowd. The shacks along the entire stretch add to the glamour and the free spirited aura of this paradise in Goa. Unlike its Peers, Baga, Calangute, Anjuna and the less-visited Varca Beach this one stands out for its combo of experiences food, drinks, early morning omlette, pav shopping, Dolphins, kayaking dawn to dusk, baywatch yoga by the sea. I can go over and over and over again to the same place unlike a true traveller. If it's Goa it's only Palolem.

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