Benaulim beach is in the south Goa and is located between Sernabatim and Varca
Beach. The number of people here is fewer than that in the other beaches. Apart from the
regular restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, there are also temples and old houses here along
with churches too. This beach is only 10 kilometres away from the Margao city that is the
largest in south Goa. This is one of the calm beaches of South Goa. It remains peaceful and
calm even in the tourist season and is an outstanding place for relaxation.
Quick Facts about Benaulim Beach
1. The closest airport to the Benaulim Beach is the Dabolim International Airport at a
distance of 23.2 kilometres.
2. The closest railway station to this beach is Margao at a distance of 5.4 kilometres.
3. The beach has a very developed infrastructure. There are cafes, shops, ATMs, tattoo
parlors, restaurants, banks, and bars here.
4. There are also varieties of water sports available here such as banana boats, speed
boats, windsurfing, parasailing, and jet skiing. There are also dolphin sighting trips
and fishing trips here. There are not many big rocks here and the sea is safe for
5. The places of interest in this place are the Our Lady of Mercy Church, Goa Chitra
Museum, St. Christopher Church, and the Holy Trinity Church.
Benaulim is not as crowded as the popular beaches of North Goa. It is in the winters that
most people visit the beach during the winter season. The sun during this season is not as
scorching as the summers. The weather is very nice in this season and comfortable for
sightseeing too. The shacks are also opened during this time and the restaurants and bars are
also full. Winter is also the perfect time for water sports at the beach. The monsoon is
considered too risky for such sports.
How to Reach the Beach
To reach the Benaulim Beach by air, you have to take a flight to the Dabolim Airport
which is only a mere 23.2 kilometres from the beach. the airport counter rents taxis. The
connecting flights through these are Indigo, Air India, Etihad, Air Asia, Qatar Airways, Air
Arabia, and Jet Airways. Margao railway station is only 10 kilometres from the beach and the
city of panaji is only at a distance of 36.6 kilometres.
Top Things to Do at Benaulim Beach
1. Churches of Goa
There are some beautiful churches near the beach. A lot of people
come here to see the beautiful rococo architecture of the St. John the Baptist church.
There is also a parish just beside the church and also a cemetery across the street.
2. Goa Chitra Museum
This is one of the most famous museums to visit in Goa.
There are workshops organised here for students and also more than 4000 artifacts to
see here. It also showcases the traditional agrarian lifestyle of Goa. Workshops are
also organized for school and university students.
There are bullfighting events organised in the beach of Benaulim. A
lot of people gather here to see these fights. A large crowd is seen cheering the fight
as Konkani music plays in the background.
This is a lobby bar that also has a disco. The club is located in
the Taj Exotica Hotel. This nightclub is different from other clubs in Goa since their interior
has a Hollywood theme. This is what makes this cub really unique. Parties re held here
during the weekends. The rest of the days there are solo and band music performances held
2. Adega Camoens Nightclub
This club is open from 12:00 in the afternoon till midnight.
The peak hour is between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM and drinks are served with a discount.
3. Art Escape Resort Club
This is a very good place for live music. The genres of music
played here are retro or reggae and classic rock.