Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach

Often known as the gateway to other popular beaches in Goa, Candolim beach is the longest beach in the state and a very beautiful one too. Located in North Goa, the beach that begins from Fort Aguada is comparatively quieter and is perfect for lazing, though for water sports lovers, there are some activities like parasailing and water skiing. For a truly immersive Goan experience, Candolim Beach is one of the best places to explore. The beach is a hub for hosting all the happening parties in Goa.However, the beach is less crowded as compared to the other beaches in Goa and therefore is the first choice of the tourists. The nightlife at Candolim attracts locals and tourists alike and is one of the most sought-after beaches when it comes to experiencing water sports or other activities like parasailing, bumpy banana ride, snorkelling, boat ride, jet skiing and even scuba diving!



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The best time to Visit Candolim Beach is between October and March when the weather is pleasant and there are no rains. When in Candolim beach, the most appropriate time to witness the mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets are between 6 AM to 6 PM.

How To Reach

  • By Air – If you are keen on travelling to Candolim by air, then, Dabolim is the nearest airport to reach Candolim, which is at a distance of 46 km. From the airport, you can hail a car or taxi to reach the beach.
  • By Rail – The nearest railway station to Candolim is located at Thivim (Thivim Railway Station), which is 21 km away. The duration is 30 minutes to reach at Candolim Beach.
  • By Road – Candolim Beach is well connected to the Panaji Bus Station, which is at a distance of 12 km. There are many KTC (Kadamba Transport Corporation) and private bus operator from Panaji bus stop to Candolim. You can also take bus from Mapsua to reach Candolim in maximum 15 minutes.
Candolim Beach

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How to reach Candolim Beach in Goa?

Candolim is accessible via air, rail and road. If travelling by air then Dabolim is the nearest airport to reach Candolim. If travelling via rail, then the nearest railway station is located at Thivim. Candolim can also be reached via road as it is well connected to the Panaji Bus Station.

What is the best time to visit Candolim Beach?

The best time to visit Candolim is between the months of October and March. However, Sunburn is one of the major attractions if you are in Goa.

What are the major attractions in Candolim?

Goa is a land of dreamy sunsets and amazing beach parties. There are several attractions one can find in Candolim. Few of them are Fort Aguada, Baga Beach, Chapel of St Lawrence etc.

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