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“Beach lovely.” 4 of 5 stars
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Cavelossim Beach
Cavelossim, India
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Kent, UK
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“Beach lovely.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Loved that you could walk a long way in either direction and have a drink at numerous shacks.
Disliked that some shacks reserved sunbeds for Russian tourists only.

Visited March 2013
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“quiet,clean & fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

not crowded, clean. has a bunch of beach shacks which rent out loungers/beach beds, plus sell food.
the beach slopes gently

Visited April 2013
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This beach is lovely but the sea is rough and has a wicked undertow.....be very careful with children here. It is not an immaculate beach as you would see in Dubai, but beautiful, uncrowded and ...well it is Goa.

Visited April 2013
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“A gem of a beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This was my first visit to South Goa, and Cavelossim Beach is one of the things that made it worthwhile. It's located close to the larger hotels in Caveloossim: Radisson Blu, The Leela, Dona Sylvia and Haathi Mahal. It's beautiful, clean and not very crowded at most times.

At the time of my visit, the temperature of the water and force of the waves were just perfect. It tends to get a little crowded in the evening (around sunset), but it's almost perfect early in the morning and late afternoon. Apart from just lazing around, you can also take a jet-ski ride or para-sail over the water.

Cavelossim Beach has a fair number of shacks to choose from (although I suspect they all have similar menus). I was a bit disappointed to find that it's almost close to impossible to find authentic Goan-style fish or prawn curry at shacks on the beach -- but I highly recommend ordering Batter-fried Calamari which was simply delicious!

The two shacks we visited were Dom's Beach Shack, and Pipkin's (which is slightly farther away from the rest and towards the back). I particularly liked the latter because it was a little more private, and the food was quite nice. On the other hand, the owner and staff at Dom's were quite friendly. As at any other beach, if you order food or drinks from a particular shack, you can settle down in one of the beach beds that are placed in the front.

I didn't see any vendors, except one lady who sold fruit. On the road leading to the first entrance to the Cavelossim Beach (a little ahead from Club Tito's) you'll find little shops that sell the standard jewellery and clothes that are characteristic of Goa. Most sell the same type, but in different patterns. First rule is, of course, bargain! The vendors expect you to do so ;) Almost all of them here speak Russian, English, Konkani and Hindi.

There are a number of dogs on this beach, but most have collars and are friendly. They are quite happy to snooze under your sun bed, so don't worry too much if you suddenly hear a bark or two!

Visited April 2013
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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“Good base to explore Goa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Although Cavelossim is fairly small it has an abundance of shops and eating places. It is cleaner and less commercialised than North Goa. The beach is huge with plenty of shacks where you can have 2 sunbeds, an umbrella, drinks all day and a snack for lunch for about £10.

Visited March 2013
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