10 Least Crowded Beaches of Goa - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
Different from the majority are many people- tourists also have the tendency to find something different from what others usually do at a destination. When it comes to the beaches of Goa also, there is an act of finding unique beaches to spend time. Hence tourists now a days look for the least crowded beaches in Goa since they are eagerly looking for a place where there is no crowd to disturb their relaxation mode. Come with us to know what all beaches in Goa are specifically portrayed as the least crowded beaches which are less explored by the outer world but filled with pristine sights and superb ambience.

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The major ones are Kalacha, Mandrem, Morjim, Sinquerim, Cavalossim, Agonda and Patnem. These beaches ardently possess the best natural sights in Goa on the shores and spread the carpet of sand to welcome the lovers of silent spaces with a warm smile.

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The beaches provide you with some of the stunning scenery and photographic views during sunset and sunrise. The greenery around the shores have a great influence in making the beaches so beautiful and the combination of the white sand and the blue sea as on other beaches create the unbeatable beauty on these beaches also. But the major difference is that here, you would be alone at times looking at the sea and the extensive sky for long time. Here none will be interrupting your sights of the beauty around.  

Here are some of the least crowded beaches in Goa:

01

Kalacha

Located at around 30km from Mapusa and 42km from Panaji, Kalacha Beach can be easily reached through the Querim beach. Glowing sands, coconut groves and blue lagoons describe this holiday destination; it is indeed one of the pristine and enchanting beaches in Goa.

Discovered by the Hippies, who came here and got settled in a number, Kalacha still hold all its natural charm and appeal. There are many bars and shacks at the beach, but given that this is a less crowded beach, it is not as many as with the other popular beaches.

Unexplored and quiet, this place is sometimes compared to the Arambol Beach. Being a picturesque region and surrounded by steep cliffs, this beach can be accessed only on foot. There are numerous avenues for beach shopping here; open air shopping arcades selling different items at reasonable prices are the most popular. If you are looking for clothes, beach wear, souvenir and books, markets in this beach are the perfect destination for you.

02

Mandrem

Mandrem

One of the captivating beache in North Goa, Manderm is located only 25km away from Panjim. Monsoon is considered as the ideal time to visit this sandy retreat as during this season, the high tide makes it easier to reach the beach.

Cosseted between the Ashwem and Arambol beach, Mandrem reflects a quaint and rustic lifestyle. Quietness and solitude around this beach entices tourists who seek peace of mind and prefer staying away from the usual crowd.

One of the other reasons, people get attracted towards this sandy retreat are the different dolphin toursconducted around the beach. Amongst all the other locations in Goa, Mandrem is an ideal destination to spot these lively and playful mammals. If you are lucky enough, you might spot these creatures swimming gracefully and close to the shoreline.

When it comes to stay at this beach, you can either check-in into any of the few resorts in Goa available at the beachside or step into a local’s house. For most of the inhabitants of Mendrim, accommodating the visitors is a way of earning a decent amount of money that supports their daily life to some extent.

03

Ashwem

Ashwem

The most popular spot in Goa for one day picnics, this beach is also one of the favourite amongst the locals. Although a bit of rocky, it is counted as one amongst the least crowded beaches in Goa. Sandwiched between the Mandrem and Morjim beach, Ashwem has several beach-side resorts that offers seaside shacks to relax and rejuvenate.

Another highlight of this region is that it is a nesting place for the olive ridley turtle, a rare species of turtle found in abundance in this region. The climatic conditions of this beach present a perfect habitat during their breeding season. Coincidentally, the nesting season is also the season during which the beach experiences a high touristic influx between September and February.

04

Morjim

Morjim

Lying to the north of the Chapora River, this beach is a beautiful manifestation of sandy shoreline and is amongst the least crowded beaches of Goa. A nesting habitat for the olive ridley turtle, Morjim beach possesses a unique ecosystem that favours the growth and hatching of this species of turtles. 

Numerous beach shacks serving food and beverages make it for a pleasant stay around Morjim Beach. You can also visit the Ashwem beach by talking a walk along the north of this holiday destination.

Some of the water sport activities in Goa are enjoyed by visitors here like boating, and surfing. However, such activities depend on the tide and the best time to visit this place is from October to March. Food is never a problem as there are a number of restaurants in the vicinity including Russian restaurants. Evenings are for experiencing the flamboyance and simple elegance of visitors to this beach.

05

Sinquerim

Sinquerim

Lying between Fort Aguada and the Candolim Beach, this place is also amongst the least crowded beaches in Goa. Visitors can enjoy a slew of activities including dolphin tours, crocodile spotting and paragliding. Numerous boating excursions happen every day and these trips are a great way to find out the intricacies of the deep sea.

Some adventure sport organisers have snorkeling trips that let you explore the underwater terrain of the sea; exploring and underwater photography has its own delight! Be it accommodations, restaurants or shopping, there is no dearth of such avenues.

Fort Aguada, which is clearly visible from the beachside, is a major attraction of Sinquerim Beach. Built during the Portuguese rule, a visit to the fort incites a historical essence to the visitors. People also enjoy simple pleasures such as swimming in the sea as there are several shallow regions beside the shore. The best season to visit for such activities in Goa is during the non-monsoons.

06

Cavelossim

Cavelossim

Considered to be amongst the best beaches in South Goa, Cavelossim is surprisingly one of the least crowded beaches of Goa. The Sal River and Arabian Sea add to the stunning beauty of this beach. Plentitude of hotels, resorts and staying inns in here offers pleasant times to the visitors. Be it lazing around the shacks or taking part in some of the fun-frolic activities, the visitors always find a reason to enjoy their stay around Cavelossim Beach.

Like the many other beaches, this sandy delight is also fringed with coconut and pine groves. Popular activities on this beach include jet skiing and boating. If you are the adventurous type, you can rent a boat and venture out in the deep sea accompanied by the locals. The highlight of this beach is that it presents a secluded ambience despite of being one of the best known coastlines in the state.

07

Agonda

 Agonda

Pristine and alluring, Agonda Beach is the place where someone can simply relax in the company of sun, sand and sea. Stretching for a distance of 3 kilometres, you won’t feel disturbed by the hawkers as they are not allowed inside the shoreline, which in turn offers quiet and delightful times to the visitors.

In addition to enjoying activities like swimming and walking along the shoreline, beach huts in Agonda offers quality time to its visitors. Serene location, inexpensive staying options and tranquil ambience, everything adds up to a comfortable as well as memorable experience on this beach. Well, all these make Agonda, an ideal destination for the honeymooners in Goa!

October to June is considered as the best time to visit this beach.

08

Patnem

Patnem

Offering a quiet ambience and avenues for entertainment, this beach is a perfect match for those yearning for mixed pleasures. Serenade in a quiet and relaxing ambience, listening to the gentle lashing of waves, the whispering chimes of the breeze and the scenic views around add to the mesmeric appeal of this sandy getaway. The visitors can also take part in water sports like scuba diving activities in Goa and banana boats during their stay in Patnem.

Though there are not many beach shacks here, yet the visitors will never feel the dearth of any amenities or commodities around this beach. Restaurants in here serves authentic and delicious Goan cuisines and cater to the gastronomical requirements of the visitors.

Being one of the secluded and least crowded beaches in Goa, it always offers quiet and peaceful times to its visitors. Usually, October – March is considered as the ideal time to visit; also since it is the non-monsoon season, it offers pleasant and favourable conditions to dive into the sea and enjoy swimming.

09

Palolem

Palolem

This is a picturesque beach village and one of the quietest too. With sparse inhabitation; the only population found here comprises of the local fisherman’s community, this beach offers pristine view of the sea. Other than the fishermen, usually it’s the group of tourists that are found in this escapade.

While the crescent shape of the beachside makes the entire beach visible from either ends, its rocky outgrowths add more beauty and splendor to its appeal. Considered ideal for swimming, the beach has also attracted many art directors, film personalities and many dignitaries. In fact, some of the scenes of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ was shot on this beach.

10

Benaulim

Benaulim

Primarily known as a fishing shoreline, the Benaulim Beach is not only a famous shoreline but amongst the least crowded as well. In fact, it is a secluded beach and tourists are unaware of many undiscovered regions on this beach. 

But during the holiday season, this getaway experiences a fair amount of visitors. The evenings are always abuzz followed by active and colourful nightlife. Beach shacks available within the vicinity, serves delectable foods and refreshing drinks, which keeps the visitors amused during their stay.

October to March is the best time to visit the Benaulim Beach. It is during this period, one can witness the famous ‘bull fight’ on this beach. In addition, activities like jet skiing add more amount of fun and excitement amongst the visitors.

The aforementioned shorelines are the best places to spend peaceful and relaxing moments. You can come here on an extended holiday and spend quality moments with family, friends and colleagues. 

The beaches of Goa have an endearing quality of accommodating and amusing all their visitors. Whatever be the purpose, there are enough avenues for everyone to find their sources of joy. Moreover, there are many more best places to visit in Goa with your family and friends.

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