Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach: Address, Benaulim Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Benaulim Beach
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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India545 contributions
We stayed near this beach for few nights. I must admit the Airbnbs around this beach are really beautiful and are not very costly also. I highly recommend staying in one of them to enjoy the peaceful side of Goa.

This beach is not as happening as Baga/Calangute nor is as beautiful as the Palolem/Agonda....yet it has a charm of its own. It is one of the quietest beaches of Goa. There are quite a handful of shacks and bars at this beach namely Southern Deck, Blue Star, Johncy, Dominic. The kish fish curry which I tasted in this beach was probably the best in Goa. Surprisingly food and liquor price at this beach was the least amongst all the beaches we went. However the best part for us was not the shacks. We used to find ourselves a quieter part of the beach, get our own snacks, play our own music and enjoy some lone time away from the crowd. Nobody disturbed us and neither did we disturb anybody.

In the daytime too there were some water activities like jet ski (I could not find parasailing or bumper ride here). However I would advise you to try the water activities in North Goa instead of here or Colva as the prices of the water sports were much cheaper in the north than in the south.
Written May 11, 2022
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Gaurav J
Mumbai, India16 contributions
Clean n Pristine beach with less crowd. Beach had all the water activities. There are sufficient beach shacks to allow one to spend considerable time here in the evening and watch sunset.
Written March 28, 2022
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wandererlust
Mumbai, India157 contributions
Family
The place to be, especially in the morning, when you are in Benaulim. Beautiful, peaceful and a fab place for the morning walks/jogs. Did Benaulim-varca-benaulim-colva and back each day, and the whole coastline is pristine. The fishing is on, and early morning and evenings, you get to see the fishermen at work. There's an abundance of dogs and you need to be careful, lest you step on something not so good😊. That is in my sense, the only major negative with the whole stretch.
Written October 7, 2021
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wjw2018
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa645 contributions
Family
This beach is long and straight with not much tree cover. On the day we visited it was very busy, with most sunbeds occupied by Russian tourists, and the beach shacks well customised. A lot of the shacks have Russian menus and names like Sochi Beach. We enjoyed seeing the locals bringing down bulls to give them a very welcome cool down in the sea though the waves were choppy for swimming in. Not the most attractive beach, but one which is good for a day visit, and for trying out the really excellent beach restaurants which are located close to the car parking area, like Pedro's and Johncy's. These places had live music going on at the weekend, and the menus were excellent.
Written January 22, 2020
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Rajatm123
506 contributions
The benaulim beach is very clean and a very long stretch of pristine beach. There is a lot of activities like jetski, parasailing, ringo etc, the only issue is that the price is very high as compared to North Goa. But the beach is excellent and clean shacks all along. it was the perfect beach for kids and adult.
Written December 31, 2020
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LizzieLondon
London27 contributions
Solo
Above Pedro’s restaurant right on the beach there is ashtanga yoga- an excellent start to the day. I’m at novice but the teacher is so good and patient! And it’s only Rs.250 for 90 minutes. I really do recommend it.
Written February 5, 2020
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mrc49
Le Plessis-Robinson, France52 contributions
Solo
Nice flat sandy beach giving miles of promenades. I was here in February and the sea was always calm and the waves small. There are roaming lifeguards and flagged areas with a permanent presence.
Wonderful place that I hope to get back to asap.
Written February 25, 2020
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Juliet S
Peterborough, UK236 contributions
Couples
We arrived in Benaulim in March, pre lockdown and are still here in July 2020.
In March, several beach shacks were open, we were pleasantly surprised by the free beachbeds and towels, and the excellent food and drink services offered by polite staff in the shacks.

The beach itself was clean, gently shelving and the water was warm and clean.

The only negative side still is, and was, the stray dogs. Far too many. Dog poo on the beach. Dogs fighting. Dogs begging for food at every shack. Once the season ends end of May, the shacks close and the dogs roam.

The monsoon weather in June brings in an annual wash of oil, a result of tankers dumping the waste at sea and the tide pushing it up onto the beach.

The high tides wash away the gentle sandy slopes and built up shack "patio" areas making it look so different during monsoon season. Debris is washed up regularly, washed away on the next tide, yet to see the beach being cleaned.
Written July 12, 2020
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Keshav C Tayade
6 contributions
Beautiful beach , clean, not crowdy with few shacks. ACTIVITIES & GAMES were available at cost. Beach life guards were there from morning to evening. Nice place to visit & chill out in water or outside.
Written October 24, 2021
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androrphin
Basingstoke, UK45 contributions
This section of the beach has a large number of shacks, some watersports and local fishermen. As usual the beach is huge, sandy, gently shelving with a large tidal range.

It is livelier than Sernabatim Beach (15 minute walk away) but not as boisterous as Colva Beach (35 minute walk), at least when we there in early March. There are probably enough shacks to last at least a fortnight were you to visit a different one eacy time.

There are always lifeguards on patrol as the currents can get quite strong. In fact there is a lifeguard station there and we saw some recruits being trained (think Baywatch).

As mentioned the local fishermen use this beach a lot and there are several fishing boats around. It's interesting watching them beach their boats and sell their catch directly on the beach.
Written March 21, 2020
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