India’s favorite holiday destination, Goa, is well known for its beaches, beach shacks and water activities at these beaches. While Baga, Calangute, Anjuna and Candolim are extremely popular among the tourists, these are a few beaches that are hiding in plain sight where you can spend your quality “me time” in the most serene and peaceful Goan environment.
Virgin Beaches of Goa – Vlog
Right at the tip of Goa, Keri beach is the first beach you will come across while coming from Maharashtra. This little known gem of a place is situated right on the point where River Tiracol meets with the Arabian sea, which is a spectacle in itself.
It is accessible from Tiracol by a 5-minute ferry ride, which operates every 15 minutes between Tiracol and Keri from 7.00 AM to 8.00 PM.
Soft sands and clear waters makes it just the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate while watching the most marvelous of sunsets over the never ending Arabian Sea.
Beach shacks and changing rooms are available at the beach. All in all, it is a perfect place for those who want a calm and peaceful beach time in Goa.
Located in the southern part of Goa, Galgibaga is one of the cleanest beaches of India and we do not have any doubts to that.
This secluded beach is a nesting sight for the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles and hence no commercial activities are allowed here, making this beach a haven for all those seeking a perfect time, aloof from the entire world.
The beach itself is a pristine stretch of golden brown sand, fringed with coconut palms. The seas can get rough at times, however the beach has lifeguard on duty, so you can swim in the designated areas.
We totally totally fell in love with this beach and till date this remains our favorite beach in Goa. We will not say much about this place, just let its photos convey our words to you.
Well, some beautiful things are pretty difficult to find. Some pristine places are even difficult to reach. Cola beach is pristine and beautiful, hence it both difficult to find and even difficult to reach. But it is totally worth the efforts you put in to reach here.
Cola beach, though it is slowly gaining popularity, is still a lesser known beach in Goa. However its USP beats all the beaches of Goa. You stand on the beach, you have the gorgeous Arabian Sea roaring on one side while a serene lagoon sits quietly on its other side.
The beach also houses a couple of resorts, where you can unwind and get mesmerized by this one of a kind beach that offers you an experience you can cherish for a very long time.
Cabo de Rama Beach
For us, Cabo de Rama was a kind of show stopper for it offered a setting similar to a Bollywood Song Location. The remains of a 17th century fort that overlooks the ocean and a rocky plateau that opens up to the beautiful Arabian sea.
Legend has its say that Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman took refuge during their exile and hence the place has got its name. The remnants of the place do tell a tale of the history of this fort that would have been a bastion during the Portuguese reign.
One of the best beaches for those looking for some quiet time, Cabo de Rama too offers marvelous sunsets that keep you stare at the horizon in sheer amusement and joy.
When the only way to reach a beach is through a boat ride, how can we not include this in list of virgin beaches of Goa.
For everyone looking for a peaceful time on the beach where you just sit on the sands and let the cool waters of the sea wash your feet, Butterfly beach is your place to be. Just 10-minutes boat ride from Palolem, it is one place you should not miss out on when you are looking to be away from the crowds in Goa.
The best part, you also get to see dolphins surfacing for air en route to this beach. Two great things in one go, amazing isn’t it!
For the ones looking for an experience of Goan heritage, Betul Beach is a gem that is often overlooked by tourists. A quintessential Goan town, Betul is nestled upon the convergence of Sal river into the Arabian Sea.
Betul Lighthouse provides some lovely panoramic views of the surrounding villages lined up with coconut palms and other trees. Unmarred by tourist influx, with a calm beach and mesmerizing views Betul is perhaps one of Goa’s best kept secret.
Another Goan beach that is nestled upon the convergence of river meeting the sea. The Rajbaga sea coastline is covered with high palm trees and heavy pine trees which stretching from the cape, that separate the beach from the neighboring Patnem Beach, up to the Talpona River mouth.
The long coastline makes it ideal for a perfect evening walk with your someone special as the cool breeze and soft sands makes the atmosphere pleasant and tranquil at sundown.
Away from all the hustle and party vibes of Goa, lies this little beach in the southern part of Goa that will surely give some of the international beach locations a run for its money.
A small beach area that emerges out from a lush green coverage of foliage, the color of its water and the softness of its sands will definitely not make you feel sorry about not being able to visit Maldives. A totally secluded beach, suited for some exquisite “do not disturb” moments.
The southernmost beach of Goa, a secluded mesmerizing, 700 m long stretch of glittering sand by the side of vast blue expanse of water, this beach is the place from where the coastline of Karnataka starts and that of Goa ends.
It is a perfect place for swimming and sunbathing and just the ideal place to spend some time with oneself The beach also has rocky cliffs adding on to its startling natural beauty.
So, if you really want to detox from the world and enjoy the beach time in Goa with no one around to disturb you, these are the beaches you should be heading to on your next trip to Goa.