Candolim Beach

Open Time : Open 24 hrs

Entry : Free

Address : Candolim Beach, Candolim Beach Road, Candolim, Goa, India

Why to visit Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach in Goa is one of the longest beaches and is often considered the starting point for exploring other popular beaches in the area. It's about 15 kilometers north of Panjim, near Fort Aguada. It's the closest beach to Panaji city and offers visitors soft, sparkling sand and beautiful ocean views. A notable feature of Candolim Beach is the stranded ship, River Princess, which has been a tourist attraction since 2000. 

What to Expect?

  • Candolim Beach is perfect for water sports like parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, and bumper rides. Equipment and guidance are provided by beach operators for a thrilling experience.
  • Enjoy delicious seafood and refreshing drinks at the numerous beach shacks and restaurants along the shoreline, offering both Goan and international cuisine.
  • You can also go on boat tours to see dolphins. Since weekends are very crowded, it's best to book your dolphin-spotting trip well ahead of time.
  • Relax on sunbeds or loungers, soaking up the sun and enjoying the gentle sea breeze.
  • There are lifeguards monitoring designated swimming areas on the beach to ensure the safety of swimmers.
  • Near Candolim Beach, you'll find easy access to transportation. Rent scooters or hire taxis to explore nearby attractions.
  • The area is bustling with various shacks selling inexpensive clothes, accessories, and handicrafts. Additionally, many masseuses offer beachside massages.
  • Candolim offers a range of accommodations, including hotels, guesthouses, and beach resorts. Some of these properties are located right on the beach, offering the soothing sounds of waves to wake up to.
  • Although not as busy as Baga or Calangute, Candolim still offers an exciting nightlife. Discover nearby bars and clubs for an unforgettable evening.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Church of Our Lady of Hope (1 km)
  • Sinquerim Beach (1.9 km)
  • St. Alex Church (2.8 km)
  • Fort Aguada (3.1 km)

Nearby Restaurants 

  • Angaara Bbq N Grill (0.3 km)
  • Stringfellows Beach Shack (0.5 km)
  • Inferno (0.3 km)
  • Bobby’s Shack (31 m)

Distance From:

  • Distance from Thivim Railway Station: 22.3 km
  • Distance from Madgaon Railway Station: 46.7 km
  • Distance from Goa International Airport: 35.6 km

Best time to visit: October to February 
Suggested Duration: 1 hour approx 
Entry Fees: Nil

FAQ on Candolim Beach

How can I travel around Candolim Beach?

Getting around Candolim is easy; walking is convenient, and bicycles are popular for exploring. Taxis and rickshaws are also readily available for hire.

Are there sunbeds and umbrellas available at Candolim Beach?

Yes, beach shacks rent out sunbeds and umbrellas, and some beach bars may offer complimentary sunbeds with a drink purchase.

What activities are available for water sports at Candolim Beach?

You can enjoy various water sports such as parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, and water scooters, offered by many operators.

When is the ideal time to visit Candolim Beach?

The optimal time to visit Goa, including Candolim Beach, is generally from October to February, characterized by dry and sunny weather.

Special Tip

For a peaceful getaway during peak season, consider visiting Sinquerim and Bogmalo beaches, both located close to Candolim Beach. Easily accessible by scooter or taxi, these beaches offer solace away from the crowds.

By Mehrosh Shamim


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