Palolem beach in Goa is unarguably the most beautiful beach of Goa. It is the only “Crescent” shaped beach in Goa, where one can view the full beach from the other end. Both ends of Palolem beach consist of rocks jutting out and trying to touch the sea. Seen from the above, the crescent shaped beach of Palolem looks like a slice of cake or ice-cream on the earth.

Where is Palolem beach in Goa?

To first time visitors to Goa, if Goa is Paradise in India, then welcome to Paradise’s own Heaven in Goa, that’s Palolem. This beach is part of the Goan fishing village of Palolem. This beach village lies in the South part of Goa in Canacona district (taluka). From the commercial city of Margao, Palolem beach is only at a driving distance of 40 minutes. Regular direct buses are available leaving from the Margao KTC Bus Stand with the last destination being Palolem beach. Nearest airport is Dabolim Military Naval Airport which is about 67 km away. Madgaon Konkan Railway station is at a distance of 43 km. From the port city of Karwar for tourists coming in Goa from Karnataka, Palolem is just one hour’s drive away. For those coming in by train, Chaudi is the local railway station for Palolem beach.


About Palolem Beach, Goa.

This is a, “Not to be Missed” Natural beach and Most Beautiful Beach of Goa. Since Palolem beach is crescent shaped it has a natural bay encircled by small hills on either sides of the two ends. The sea is most of the times, (except in the Monsoons), calm, serene and inviting.

Palolem Beach – Safest Swimming beach of Goa.

The sea waters of Palolem beach are considered to be the safest for swimming in Goa. Palolem has a gentle sloping sea bed which allows people to slowly walk up to 100m out from the beach. The safety feature of Palolem beach is that the sea level increases slowly and gradually as you venture & enter deeper into the sea.

Hollywood too loves Palolem beach of Goa.

The beach of Palolem village is introduced as the Indian residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the film The Bourne Supremacy (2004). This Hollywood movie begins with the magnificent morning scenery of Palolem beach with the Hero Jason Bourne doing his early day break, jogging exercise. The opening shots in the movie gives a good impression of the natural beauty of Palolem beach - the distinguishing tree covered rocks at one end of Monkey Island and beach shacks.

Small & Walkable Beach of Palolem

The beach of Palolem is a small beach of only around 1.5 kms plus a little more and being in a curved shape, one can see visually where one is heading while walking on the beach. One can do a beach walk of Palolem from one end to the other end. The beach of Palolem is mostly unspoiled and is populated by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself.

The world famous, “Money Stone” in Palolem.

At the top of the island touching Palolem beach there is a stone sculpture shaped by an American Conceptual and Land art artist JacekTylicki called "Give if you can - Take if you have to" also called "the Money stone". It has become a pilgrimage destination for lovers of Palolem beach. People can leave or take money at will at the Money stone.

Modern Day Palolem Beach in Goa

In the 1980’s and 1990’s Palolem beach was frequented mostly by hippies, travellers, bag packers and long staying tourists. Come 2010 onwards the tourist scene has changed a lot. Now Palolem is the Beach Cottage or Beach Hut Capital of Goa and perhaps India too. From down to the earth accommodation to exclusive deluxe wooden cottages of Kate’s there is something for everyone’s taste and pocket. Early 90’s only foreign tourists used to visit Palolem Beach, but currently every Indian Tourist visiting Goa wants to visit or stay at Palolem beach. Palolem is engulfed with an assortment of foreign nationalities with its unique culture of beach cottage accommodation which is attaining attractiveness. These beach cottages are right on the beach and sea facing and have gained popularity so much that even tourists from India have started staying in romantic beach huts & beach cottages of Palolem, Goa.Palolem is also perfect for young families as the atmosphere is peaceful, sociable and safe.

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  It's time to head to the Palolem beach.
The wind blows through your hair.
The warm sun bathes your skin.
Soft golden sand caresses your feet.