My impromptu trip to South Goa made me realise that Goa is more than just a party place and it’s an ideal destination to visit in the summer. There are numerous hidden places in Goa that are incredibly scenic and offer everything from solitude to parties. If you wish to experience the unexplored version of this coastal beauty, then you shouldn’t miss these beaches on your next Goa trip.
1. Cola beach
Cola aka Khola Beach is one of the beautiful and unexplored beaches in South Goa. If you are seeking a place for complete peace and relaxation, then this beach is your best bet. You’ll find beautiful Rajasthani style beach tents, very limited crowd, swaying coconut palm trees, pristine blue sea, and the best part is there is no internet connection so you may have to stop your Instagram stories for a while, sit back and just enjoy this beauty of this place. What makes this beach unique from other beaches is the blue lagoon that offers opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Keep in mind that you need to hire a cab or a bike to go to this place, public transport is not available. If you want to stay here, make sure you book your stay in advance as there are very few accommodation options.
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2. Cabo De Rama Beach
One of the most picturesque beaches in South Goa, which you shouldn’t miss at any cost. Clear blue waters, swaying coconut trees and the mesmerizing views of the sunset, this place is paradise for people looking for some me-time away from the touristy hustle bustle. For the best view, go to the Cabo De Rama Fort and watch the glorious sunset from the top.
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3. Agonda Beach
This beach is adjoining Palolem Beach and has recently gotten more popular. This beach remains isolated throughout the year which makes a good choice for people who want to escape the busy lifestyle. I always like to stay next to the beach. I had booked Agonda Paradise which has beautiful looking wooden huts. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the sea view hut because I booked it last minute like all my travel plans, but if you’re planning to go here, make sure you book the sea view hut. There are no party scenes on the beach like the famous beaches in North Goa, but if you want to party, you can go to Leopard Valley, a night club located 4.4 km away from Agonda beach. If you want to check out dolphins and secluded beaches – Honeymoon and Butterfly Beaches, take a boat ride from Agonda which is for 1.5 hours and costs Rs. 500 per person. Make sure you go in the morning slot – 7-7:30 AM so that you can see Dolphins.
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4. Palolem Beach
This beach is famous for its beautiful crescent shape which makes it possible to see both the ends from the center of the beach. There are many accommodation options on the beach, even if you don’t book in advance you can book it on the spot, that’s what I did and found a hut facing the sea. Palolem beach is also known for good nightlife, there is a ‘Silent Noise Party’ at Neptune Point. Just grab a pair of headphones, switch your favorite channel and groove to your favorite song. There are many other things that you can do like swimming, kayaking, paddling, and snorkeling.
Tip – Rent a Bike to go to all these places, it’s economical as well as faster. If the quieter life is not for you, that’s okay! Take a look at some of Goa’s most popular tourist destinations that we recently explored