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Canaguinim Beach

Canaguinim beach is located at a distance of only 10-12 kilometers by land and 3 kilometres by sea in the south direction from the brilliant Mobora and Cavelossim resorts. This beach is somewhat unnoticed by tourists, but very much beautiful and wild. Actually Canaguinim is not just one beach but there are two beaches in Canaguinim which are South Canaguinim and North Canaguinim.

These are miniatures of heaven itself, being surrounded by flourishing wild vegetation, fully covered by gold-coloured sand and bathed by the pleasant and warm Arabian Sea waters. North Canaguinim extends to a distance of around 350 meters and the beach is protected by a land shaft in the west side and it has a little river running in the northern side.

Canaguinim Beach in Goa

South Canaguinim beach extends to a length of around 180 m and contains plenty of stones, making the beach unsuitable for many beach activities. Still, this Southern part of the Canaguinim beach is apt for pleasant walks, sun baths and picnics. Both the North and South Canaguinim beaches are very safe for you to swim, but again, swimming is not easy in South Canaguinim, due to too many stones.

Even though there are not much beach activities, the two beaches are known for their Baywatch just so that is safe for you to take a plunge into the tender waters of the Arabian Sea. Therefore, you can rest assured that there is absolutely no threat to your life while swimming in the Canaguinim beaches.

Highlights of Canaguinim Beach

Canaguinim beach, a popular beach in south Goa is located in the southern direction of Betul beach. This beach is surrounded by a very low wall and it also has a few rocks with a river creek at its end. This stony and sandy beach located in Quepem taluk has many places of accommodation nearby including plenty of rooms that can be rented.

Canaguinim beach is situated close to many smaller Goa beaches such as the Zorint beach which is found just on the way to Canaguinim. You can reach this beach starting at a freshwater stream and travelling through a little valley that is situated in the southern direction of a plateau.

Canaguinim Beach in Goa

If you start from Canaguinim beach, you can reach the Nuvem beach which is very tiny and has black and red stones. Contrary to the very famous Baga and Calangute beaches which are busy with activities, Canaguinim beach is the perfect place to lay back and enjoy themselves. You can lie on the sandy sea shore totally undisturbed and enjoy the tender Arabian Sea waves.

The Canaguinim beach located towards the south of Goa and near the Quepem Taluk is a magical combination of a clean beach environment and verdant seashore. The two Canaguinim beaches, namely South Canaguinim and North Canaguinim are very apt for the people who wish to spend vacation in a peaceful way.

Every day, there are a good number of tourists who stay in nearby resorts and visit this beach just to enjoy its picturesque beauty. Tourists also visit this beach in order to witness the lives of the local citizens as well as visit interesting Portuguese era constructions in the Canaguinium village.

Even though there are not many activities on this beach, you can enjoy nice swims in the temperate Arabian Sea waters and pleasant strolls on the sea shore.  The Canaguinim beach also offers its tourists some truly good sites for photography.

When to Visit the Canaguinim Beach

Anytime within the month of October to the month of March would be the best time to visit this calm and pristine Canaguinim beach.

How To Reach the Canaguinim Beach

The Canaguinim beach in south Goa is connected well with Panaji, the capital, by road as there are many buses to reach South Goa on a usual basis. There are also many buses running to Cabo de Rama from Margao (situated nearby) and that stops at Canaguinim.

Apart from the state transport, you can also easily rent bikes and other two-wheelers to explore the places around South Goa. Since this beach is a private one, you need to do a bit of hiking to reach here if you don’t stay in any private resort. In addition to bikes and two wheelers, you can choose to reach this beach by motor boat or taxi too.

Restaurants and Hotels Near Canaguinim Beach

Tourists who visit this beach can take delight in a large variety of different cuisines including Goa, European and Continental at the various food joints nearby. Some of the famous restaurants in the locality are The Fern, Palacio Do Deao, Spicy Bella Restaurant & Bar, Betty’s Place, Seagull Restaurant, Grill Bar and Nautica.

The restaurants are known for their variety of dishes like Continental, Chinese, Goa and North Indian cuisine. You must also try the delicious seafood salad which is very filling and well dressed as well as the pork vindaloo, which is among the best in Goa. Some restaurants also serve the popular dish, the beef pepper which is tasty and presented in an excellent way.
Accommodation is never a big problem for tourists visiting the Canaguinim beach as it is facilitated with many rented places and hotels in its close vicinity. Some comfortable options for accommodation near this beach are the Goa Canaguinim Beach Resort, Taj Exotica, Zuri White Sands Resort, Cabo Da Rama resort and Heritage Village Club Goa. Some of them also contains a good library, spa and bar along with a lovely infinity pool from where you can see the river meeting the sea.

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