Butterfly Beach

Open Time : Open 24 hrs

Entry : Free

Address : Butterfly Beach, Goa

Why to visit Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach in Goa, also called the Honeymoon Beach, is a secluded spot found south of Palolem in the Canacona region. It's shaped like a butterfly and tucked away in a small cove surrounded by thick trees. The beach has golden sand and is bordered by tall rocks. There's no direct transportation to the beach, so if you go by land, be prepared for a hike through the forest. 

What to Expect?

  • At Butterfly Beach, popular activities include canoe rides and watching dolphins, which are easily visible playing in the water.
  • Visitors can also relax and enjoy sunbathing, away from the usual daily busyness.
  • You and your partner can spend the day together enjoying a picnic accompanied by wine.
  • You can also wait for the low tide to observe wandering sea urchins, redfish, goldfish, and sea cucumbers in this area.
  • Several tourist spots are situated in close proximity to the beach, including Fort Cabo de Rama, Galgibaga Beach, Rajbagh Beach, and Palolem Beach.
  • The beach is known for its unique butterflies, which inspired its name. Be sure to watch for these fragile insects fluttering among the plants.
  • Butterfly Beach provides breathtaking sunset vistas. As the sun sets below the horizon, the sky becomes a painting of vibrant warm colors, evoking a mesmerizing ambiance.

How to reach?

To get to Butterfly Beach, you can take a ferry from Palolem or Agonda beaches because it's not accessible any other way. You can also take a ship ride for a broader view. If you're adventurous, you can try trekking through the dense forest around the beach. The journey from the Agonda side takes approximately 2 hours on foot. This trek entails navigating through forests, streams, and some steep inclines. It's advisable to opt for a guide for safety purposes.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Palolem Beach (2.6 km)
  • Agonda Beach (3.9 km)
  • Conco Island (2.6 km)
  • Patnem-Colomb Beach (4.3 km)

Distance From:

  • Distance from Madgaon Railway Station: 35.5 km
  • Distance from Thivim Railway Station: 89.1 km
  • Distance from Goa International Airport: 59.9 km

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours approx 
Entry Fees: Nil 

FAQ on Butterfly Beach

Is it possible to drive my car or ride a bike to Butterfly Beach?

No, as previously mentioned, there is no road access. Visitors can reach the beach either by trekking or via boat.

Can I spend the night at Butterfly Beach?

There are no lodging options directly on the beach. Most visitors choose to stay in nearby towns like Palolem or Agonda, which offer a variety of guesthouses and resorts.

Are there any amenities like shops, restaurants, or changing rooms at Butterfly Beach?

No, Butterfly Beach remains undeveloped and lacks such facilities.

When is the optimal time to explore Butterfly Beach?

The ideal period is during the dry season, from November to March, characterized by pleasant weather and calm seas for boat trips. It's advisable to avoid the monsoon season (June to September) due to rough seas and potential accessibility issues.

Special Tip

Keep in mind that certain areas of the beach may be shallow, so exercise caution, particularly when swimming, especially if accompanied by children. To enhance your experience and learn more about the trek route or the diverse flora and fauna surrounding the area, consider hiring a knowledgeable local guide.

By Mehrosh Shamim


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