12 Secret Beaches in Goa You've Never Heard Of 2020

Hidden Beaches in Goa

Despite the fact that Goa is a remarkable place for enjoying the best time at the beaches, there are some of the remaining unexplored and they are known as the secret beaches in Goa. The lesser known beaches are expecting people who love to spend time away from the large crowds. Those who expect the sea, the shore and the waves alone would be looking for such beaches and hence the number of people arriving here is comparatively less. 

The very romantic secret 
beaches in Goa would let you immerse in complete rejuvenation and become the ardent lover of nature. Let us introduce you to the most beautiful beaches in Goa which are quite unknown to many tourists coming to Goa. Scroll down and find your place and plan a trip at the earliest to be the first to explore before they become overly crowded.

The list includes Kakolem Beach, Butterfly Beach, Galjibag Beach,
Hollant Beach, Agonda Beach, Siridao Beach and many more. The secluded white sandy beaches have a lot of space to share with you and the most beautiful views of the surrounding would let you sink in.

These hidden beaches in Goa hold a lot of limitless attractions making everyone’s time here so splendid and beyond imagination. The extensive coastline of Goa has given its spaces to each of these beaches equally and all of them have utilized the space very well in order to catch those who are really romantic and wishing to have some private moments for themselves.

Here are some of the best secret beaches in Goa:

Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach in Goa is ideal for individuals searching for an energizing time in the water. The cool wind and warm summer sun help you alleviate the anxieties brought by the everyday routine. This shoreline is long and desolate, bordered with palms and casuarinas and overwhelmed by an expansive slope toward the south. In the event that you are searching for some tranquil minutes, Agonda Beach is the place to be.

Some tourists also prefer to bring a tent and set an overnight camp for getting a real thrill of living by the sea. If you are fan of seafood you will be able to enjoy some mouth watering dishes available at nearby restaurants. Due to the strong undercurrents, we advise you to abstain from indulging in swimming at Agonda Beach.

  • Water Sports: Surfing, Water Skiing, Swimming

  • Nightlife: Duck & Chill

  • Location : Agonda Beach, Agonda, South Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 70 km from Panaji. 

  • How to reach from Panaji: One can easily go via a bus from Panaji to Agonda Beach. Private cabs/taxis are also available, otherwise you can also take your own vehicle and drive to Agonda Beach.

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Betalbatim Beach

Popularly known as the Sunset Beach of Goa, this place is your destination for witnessing the most enchanting sunset you will ever see. The clean sands and beautiful surroundings make an immaculate landscape worth visiting. Contrasting with most beaches in Goa surrounded by palm trees, Betalbatim Beach is has a number of pine trees along the shoreline. Due to a number of lovebirds flocking here, it has also earned the nomenclature of being called Lover's Beach.

The beach is a preferred picnic spot among families and doesn’t have a lot of commercial activity going on contributing to the relaxed ambience. The shacks dotting the beach offer delicious Goan cuisine along with Italian and Continental dishes. Dolphin sighting is one of the most sought after activities at the Betalbatim Beach.

  • Water Sports: Water Skiing

  • Location:  Betalbatim Beach, between Majorda and Colva, in the Salcete sub District of South Goa.

  • Distance from Panaji: Betalbatim Beach is at a distance of 31.7 kilometers from Panaji.

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Betul Beach

Betul Beach is particularly a fishing hamlet with a picturesque view and a secluded atmosphere to escape from the clamor and stress of life. Betul Beach is located south of Mobor Beach across the Sal river. This idyllic retreat is located against an imposing backdrop as headlands from the slopes of the Western Ghats protrude into the shore. The moderate climate and the cool sea breeze make it perfect for picnics and a laid back day.

Betul Beach is renowned for Goa’s finest and largest mussels. Being a fishing village, this beach allows you to savor the most delectable fresh seafood you would not find easily anywhere else. The places near to Betul worth visiting are Mobor Beach and Madgaon city.

  • Water Sports: Fishing, Strolling

  • Location : Betul Beach, South Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Betul Beach is located at a distance of 49.5 kilometers from Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji: Betul can be reached by bus from Margao but the frequency of buses is low. Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available from Margao.

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 Butterfly Beach

This relatively unexploited beach is becoming a buzzing North Goa places to visit. The place occupies a tiny semicircular bay on the high northern end of Palolem beach and the most astounding feature is that you can spot millions of butterflies flying over the hilltop blossoms. The golden sands against the warm blue water create postcard perfect location with palm trees and scores of butterflies.

This spectacular beach is a well known site to spot some playful dolphins, crabs and goldfish. Here at the Butterfly Beach you will have a stunning opportunity to observe amazingly lovely and the most otherworldly nightfall you could just find in your life.

  • Water Sports: Boat Riding, Canoe Riding

  • Nightlife: This beach is not very crowded and there aren’t much of human establishments here. However there are often rave parties organized at the Butterfly Beach.

  • Location : Butterfly Beach, South to Vasco City,

  • Distance from Panaji: Butterfly Beach is located at a distance of about 70 kilometers from Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji: There is no access to this beach by road as it situated amidst heavy forests. If you wish to reach Butterfly beach, you may hire a cab or take a bus up to the Palolem beach from Panaji. From the Palolem beach, short boat ride will get you to the Butterfly Island.
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Galgibaga Beach

Galgibaga is perfectly defined as an ideally serene shoreline, still perfect bordered by casuarinas that influence carefully in the lilting ocean breeze. The beach is known for being one of the serene nesting places of the famous olive ridley turtle. With silvery sands, clear water and rows after rows of coconut and pine trees, the turtles love this beach and so will you.This shoreline has a town group that are mostly peace-adoring fisherfolk and an interaction with them help you appreciate more of village life in Goa.

The ocean is their riches and before the beginning of the fishing season, they offer their sincere prayers in love of the sea gods they believe in. The Galgibaga beach is one of the most tranquil locations in Goa and offers a perfect space for the solitary visitor.

  • Water Sports: No water sports activities are available at this beach.

  • Location : Galgibaga Beach, Canacona, South Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 84.1 km from Panaji. 

  • How to reach from Panaji: From Panaji you need to travel south along National Highway in the Canacona sub district, take a right after passing the village of Poinguinim and then follow this road until you reach the beach.

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Hollant Beach

Head to the Hollant Beach in Goa to witness a sunrise which you will remember for a lifetime. This beach is particularly known for its serenity and landscape and not to be missed when travelling to Goa. Hollant Beach offers wonderful perspectives including the popular southern shorelines of Goa, alongside the foothills of the Western Ghats.

The shoreline looks much all the more enchanting amid the high tide, when the ocean water ascends to converge into the crisp waters of an adjacent stream. Hollant Beach is additionally an incredible place to go swimming, as it remains relatively calm without any dangerous currents. For romantic souls, the beach is an idyllic setting enchanting everyone.

  • Water Sports: Kayaking

  • Nightlife: There not many popular night clubs here but you can enjoy at the famous beach resorts located at the Hollant Beach.

  • Location : Hollant Beach, South Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Hollant Beach is located at a distance of 27 kilometers from Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji: The beach is connected via road and one can travel here with their own vehicle as no buses ply to there.

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Kalacha Beach

Kalacha is a standout amongst the most picturesque beaches in North Goa. This shoreline IS situated toward the south of Querim beach and is known for its sweet water lagoon. Kalacha is renowned for its pleasant new water tidal pond and casual, bohemian vibe. Music sessions frequently happen around an open air fire and it becomes an extraordinary place to meet different voyagers. This is an untouched haven, far from the bother of merchants and expansive vacationer’s gatherings.

The untainted beach is encompassed by a background of overgrown, green slopes toward the end of the shoreline. You may be lucky to spot some entrancing natural life, for example, exotic birds and monkeys amidst the tropical foliage around the lake.

  • Water Sports: Paragliding, Hang Gliding

  • Nightlife: Most often beach parties and live music sessions are spontaneously arranged by backpackers.

  • Location : Kalacha Beach, Pernem, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Panaji is 42 kilometers away from Kalacha Beach.

  • How to reach from Panaji: Kalacha Beach is connected to Panaji via Mapusa to Arambol beach. From Arambol Beach, one can easily take a bus or walk along the northern part to reach Kalacha. Buses leave for Arambol from Mapusa every hour from 6 AM till 7 PM. The beach is then accessible only via foot.

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Kakolem Beach

Get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded places to the secluded and beautiful Kakolem Beach in Goa. Also called the Tiger Beach, Kakolem Beach is one of the most remote and truly natural beaches in whole Goa. One of the least crowded beaches of Goa where you can relax completely. It is often claimed that this beach is a secret place to shoot tigers but in reality no one can say that they have ever really spotted the King of the jungle here.

The beach is mostly lonely and deserted and there isn’t much activity going around, however the beach is an awesome spot for adventure lovers and explorers. The entire beach has only one accommodation for tourists. The stunningly wonderful, fantastical view opens eye of everybody who is comes here. From the rock, which is set ideally one the Beach, a cool stream flows down to the sea. This beautiful beach will be a perfect place for the newly married couple for honeymoons.

  • Water Sports: Speed Boat Ride

  • Nightlife: The beach doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to nightlife because of its isolated location.

  • Location : Kakolem Beach, South Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Kakolem Beach is located at a distance of 60 kilometers from the city of Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji:  There is no proper road and only a small path off the main road leads to the beach. There are no buses that travel to this beach. One can reach this beach only by private transport. Private transport such as cabs; auto rickshaws are also available from Margao. You can also reach the beach by a boat or a motor boat.

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Sinquerim Beach

The scintillating Sinquerim Beach is an excellent shoreline that has a fabulous extend of sand and it is also one of the best North Goa places to visit. It is situated at the north of the well known shorelines like Baga, Calangute and Candolim. It is a perfect place for swimming and one ought not to miss going to this shoreline when vacationing in Goa to enjoy the beach activities.

The beach is mostly popular among up market tourists and you will find some of the most amazing nightclubs in Goa here. Many music festivals are also hosted here. Apart from a number of restaurants that satiate your hunger with food, Sinquerim Beach is also known to satiate your appetite for adventure with a number of water sports.

  • Water Sports: Windsurfing, Jet skiing, Water Skiing ,Dolphin sighting, Paragliding and scuba diving 

  • Nightlife: Sinq , Love Passion Karma

  • Location : Sinquerim Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 14.1 km from Panaji. 

  • How to reach from Panaji: There are frequent buses available from Panaji. Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available as a mode of transportation.

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Siridao Beach

Also known as the Shiridon this beach of North Goa is one of the most mesmerizing places to visit in Panjim. This course sand beach is famed as the “Shell Collectors Beach” lying in the mouth of Zuari river. Taking about shells, here you can find the most unique shells and a wide range of oysters and pearl shells.

Embellished with rock and sand, at this beach you can also find some mysterious caves.
To add up to the glam and charm of the Siridao Beach there is also a “Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth” seated at the top of the verdant hillock. The best time to visit this place is from October to March as at this time the beauty of the beach at its peak.

Location:
Near Zuari Estuary, Siridao, India

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
Approximately 9 km

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Velsao Beach

Get closer to nature enjoying a visit to the breathtaking Velsao Beach with its perfect picturesque landscape. Its quiet and calm ambience will basically give you a chance to hear the mumbling of birds closely. While being here, you can get to witness the flawless extends of white sand that is ideal for unwinding, walking and sunbathing.

The alleviating air, cool winds and the water of the shoreline just make an immaculate pleasant view. It offers an eminent perspective of the dawn and nightfall and you should definitely time your visit to Velsao Beach at the time of sunrise or sunset. This beach is hotspot for honeymooners looking for natural scenic beauty with a invigorating retreat.

  • Water Sports: Swimming, Boat Rides, Snorkeling

  • Nightlife: Wow 916, Parag Bar And Restaurant, Pica Peixe Restaurant And Bar,  Rio Rico Bar,  Sheela Bar And Restaurant,  Sunset Bar,  Bar Negro

  • Location : Velsao Beach, South Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Velsao Beach is located at a distance of 24.8 kilometers from Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji: From the airport, you can hire car or taxi to reach the destination. There are also direct buses services available from Panaji to Velsao.

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Vainguinim Beach

Known for its silver sand seashore, Vainguinim Beach is an outstanding destination to visit. Seeking for solitude? Then this beach is definitely a treasure for you with greenish blue water and exciting marine life. The beach has an array of trees which are housed by variants of birds and, is a part of most frequented North Goa places to visit.

Location: 
7 km south of Panaji Center, Panjim, India

Timings: 
You can visit anytime!

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
Approximately 9.7 km

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Simply WOW!! Quite a thrillophilic journey with immensely warm hospitality, perfect planned schedules and of course amazing travel. As planned we were picked up @7 in the morning and were taken to the falls which happens to be around 100 kms. Bus they provide are very comfortable and AC will also be sufficient to beat the heat of sultry Goa. We also covered a landmark church of Goa enroute. They will give you around 15 20 mins to get that holy feel. Once we reached the venue we were given time to have breakfast, meanwhile the guide arranged tickets for the whole group and settled us up in the bolero which takes you from there further. It was again a Splendid journey of 45 mins through mahavir national park where you will cross several streams also. Pure off roading and adventurous experience. From the parking u have to walk for 5 mins to finally reach the destination which, you undoubtedly will feel deserving enough to have travelled for. Such a sublime scene and cool clear water with fishes around you will quench all the tiredness you might have had after traveelinh to several beaches. You get around 1.5 hours in total after final parking out of which for bathing you will get around 45 mins. Caution : please travel with good non slippery shoes as the rocks are too slippery and carelessness might get fatal. No worries though, you wont drown as they will provide you with life jackets so a good news for non swimmers. Post bath again you will be taken back and be served with complimentary lunch in goan style which is quite palatable. Then a short spice plantation tour followed by a return drop to the reapective pick up points. The trip will end in North Goa around 6 evening. ps : If you have time on your goa trip, do visit this place and thrillophilia is definitely a good option to consider coz it will wave off your trip organisational headache.
03 February 2020
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Superb cycling experience, it was just the 3 of us including the guide and we were able to complete the trip real fast. The bird sanctuary is where we took most of the pics. We went off road through the forest area as well and we could find the railway lines located there. Couple of steep ups and downs which made cycling challenging. The total distance would be 30 kms. Best I've ever cycled
An unforgettable experience for me. For the first time got a chance to get into snorkeling and see the marine life. Thanks alot guys for an amazing experience.
12 December 2015
Excellent
A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.
06 December 2019
Excellent
Goa is famous for its beaches and its parties but amid all the chaos of Goa, this is one soul-soothing experience. This a must-do activity and should be part of any goa itinerary. A 01-hour long cruise journey will give you immense memories.
13 February 2020
Excellent
Overall a decent holiday in budget. But the 3 days are not enough to explore the to the fullest. Our hotel accommodation is very good for the price we paid and the sightseeing car was also very good. We liked north Goa compare to south Goa as were in a group of 4 boys. There is a lot of places to party in North Goa but the south Goa is very peaceful and less crowded. Overall a good experiences and Thanks to Rupal from Thrillophilia for planning our itinerary in our budget.
09 February 2020
Excellent
I have visited Goa with friends from Indore and it was best trip of our college reunion. Rahul helped us a lot in customising the package as per our requirement and we also got the group discount. Our guide was very good and helped us explore the best and hidden gems of Goa. We enjoyed a lot at Casino cruise and water sports. Grand Island trip was the best part of the trip. Thank your team Thrillophilia and our guide Fernandes for making our trip awesome.
07 December 2019
Excellent
I have visited Goa with family and kids and it was the most memorable vacation for us. My kids enjoyed the dolphin watching and water activities. South Goa is very peaceful and serene and ideal location family holiday. Our guide was very personal and helpful. Thanks to team Thrillophilia and Rohit for customizing our Goa family tour as per our needs. Looking forward to more travel with my family.
I booked Goa honeymoon package for 7 days. Goa is a place for beach lovers. We visited famous beaches in Goa like Baga, Calangute, Candolim etc. we enjoyed water sports on Calangute beach. we also spotted dolphins and the experince was amazing. Do not forget to go for Mandovi River Cruz at Panaji.
I recently took Mumbai To Goa cruise. It was a good experience overall. The whole experience was worth every penny spent. The cruise that we got onto was pretty well maintained.

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  1. Which are the offbeat places to stay in Goa?

    1. Betalbatim Beach: Providing the best views of the sunset, marvel at the serene beauty of this beach as the rays of sun sparkle the white sand laid on it.

    2. Butterfly Beach: This unexploited beach offers some of the best panoramic views of the blue water surrounding it. Enjoy this beautiful location having lots of colourful butterflies.

    3. Hollant Beach: Located on the foothills of western Ghats, enjoy some beautiful views of coconut and pine trees while feeling the cold breeze coming from the sea.

    4. Kalacha Beach: Known for its sweet water springs, a night along the open air fire will let you experience the best this place has got and you will surely make many new friends.
  2. Which is the cleanest beach in Goa?

    Palolem beach, Baga beach and Calangute Beach attract many tourists everyday, thus are cleaned on a daily basis. These beaches provide the cleanest and safest surroundings.
  3. Which are the best water sports to do in Goa?

  4. Which are the best beaches to enjoy nightlife in Goa with friends?

    There are a lot of happening beaches in Goa for nightlife and partying. Some of the most popular are:

    1. Baga Beach: Club Tito’s, Mambos, Cavala, Britto’s, Zanzibar, Cape Town Cafe  
    2. Calangute Beach: Popular clubs are Cantare, Revolution Pub, Club Antonios
    3. Candolim BeachFamous clubs are Club LPK-Love Passion and Karma, SinQ, Drift Bar
    4. Anjuna BeachPopular clubs are Curlies, Purple Martini, Café Lilliput, Shiva Valley and UV Bar
    5. Arambol Beach: Famous clubs for partying Cookstown, Friend’s Pub, Blue Diamond
    6. Vagator Beach: Famous clubs are Mezcal, Mango Tree, Disco Valley, Tin Tin Bar, The Alcove

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