Candolim Beach

  • Candolim Beach - India
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  • Candolim Beach - India
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Close to a variety of attractions including the Museum of Goa and the seventeenth century Portuguese defences of Aguada Fort, Candolim Beach is an area of sand particularly popular with holidaymakers from Britain.

One of the longest beaches in Goa, the beach is a fine combination of laid-back sun worship on easy to hire sun loungers and umbrellas, and welcoming atmosphere. That’s thanks to the range of bars, restaurants and souvenir stalls lining nearby Candolim-Calangute Road, found just beyond the dunes that form the inland side of the beach.

Getting out on the waters of the Arabian Sea is one of Candolim Beach’s major attractions. In addition to swimming or messing about in the shallows, Candolim Beach offers the chance to jump onto a banana boat, sample the thrill of a jet ski, or try to stay standing on water skis.

The best way to reach the beach is to take a taxi or auto-rickshaw from Panjim, around 15 kilometres away. It’s also possible to rent bicycles by the day from the same city.

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