Colva Beach

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  • John B
    Worksop, United Kingdom49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice chilled place
    A lovely quiet place with great restaurants and beach bars etc , close to margoa an interesting place to visit . I stayed at Salininka guest house , fabulous. You’ll need transportation to the beach , overall the other resorts nearby I would recommend
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Sean159
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom268 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best to avoid this bit of beach
    I have to agree with some of the comments already written here about this particular stretch of beach in Colva, the Indian tourists from other states are as rude as they come. We visited this stretch just the once and a tip to the beach hut people trying to attract customers is try not to whistle at them like they are a dog, it doesn’t work for me and they are ignored… beach shacks here were staffed by hustlers and the offerings were poor. You also have to pass beggars on the bridge to the beach. Overall the worst bit of Colva. Would not recommend….
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2024
  • dr ganapathi bhat
    Akola, India3,304 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    " Best South Goa beach"
    The best beach in South Goa, less crowded and congested than the North Goa beaches. Even the shacks and restaurants clean and hygienic. A vast parking space and hygienic washroom adjacent.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2024
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EkMusafir
Pune, India2,219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Colva Beach seems to be the most popular beach of South Goa judging by the crowds here on holidays. But the direct approach to the beach was obstructed by a pool of stagnant and dirty water when we visited in December 2019. One has to skirt around some beach shacks to reach the sandy portion along the seaside. There is another approach road going from behind the restaurants which runs parallel to the beach.

There are a lot of water sports activities taking place here. If you come during the daylight hours you will observe people enjoying parasailing, water skiing, banana boat riding and swimming in the sea. The beach is always crowded in the holiday season. It is a safe beach for a dip in the sea and there are lifeguards always present and patrolling in their red jeeps.

We were sitting at one of the beach restaurants and observing the frenzied activities taking place on the lovely sands. It is a crowded beach and not one where one can relax with a book to read, though there are many sundecks which the Europeans hire from the local vendors, to give themselves a deep tan.

Apart from the beach shacks there are also some established restaurants and hotels on shore, including the state run GTDC Colva Residency. There are many shops where you can pick up souvenirs and memorabilia, as well as Goan cashews and famous alcoholic brew of Goa, Feni.
Written 10 March 2020
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ShabbirBaldiwala
Mumbai, India671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Must easily be one of the cleanest beaches in Goa. Not frequented by many, swimming can be a joy here. The Kentuckee restaurant just outside the beach serves mouth watering Goan cuisine.
Written 13 November 2020
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androrphin
Basingstoke, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
If you want lots of beach shacks, never ending water sports and a busy, thronged beach then Colva beach is for you.

We stayed on the beach for a full day as a change from the very more sedate Sernabatim beach. As well as the usual European/Russian tourists there are also Indians using this beach so it can get busy just at the beachhead but you can avoid the crowds by moving off to either side.

Fortunately there are a fair few beach shacks to accomodate people. The beach itself is sandy with a large tidal range and is basically just a section of the very long beach which lines Goa's coastline.

There is a water sports cartel in operation so the prices are fixed.

Just behind the beach is Colva itself which has numerous shops and restaurants for you to spend your money in.
Written 19 March 2020
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Ramana Murthy_NV
Chennai (Madras), India2,861 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Lovely beach.. Most famous in South Goa.. White sand and very clean beach.. Lots of Water sports and activities available.. Many restaurants and Shacks around the area.. You can enjoy the amazing sunset views with cool breeze...
Written 24 January 2020
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shifamaitra
Mumbai, India29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Saw a wonderful sunset here. a rare but welcome sight was lifegaurds on the beach. The tourists were not littering the beach and there were people in uniforms cleaning up as well. smoking is fined on the beach. The shacks by the beach are lovely. just outside you will find vendors selling everything from icecreams to lebanese shwarmas. please note that the shacks and restaurants are shut in the afternoon. when you walk from the beach to the road you will find lots of autos and cabs even at night. Like the rest of Goa you will need to bargain and settle on the fare before starting your ride.
Written 11 January 2020
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Aniruddha Srivastava
Bengaluru, India63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Dirty, Over crowded, filthy are the words that would come to your mind once you visit this place. One relate to South Goa with clean, peaceful, serene and pristine beaches whereas this beach is completely opposite. If you are looking for spending quality time with family or even alone then look for better places but surely not Colva beach. Only thing that is good here is the water sports that is available in plenty.
Written 5 March 2020
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pradeepjbims
Thane, India41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Its a good beach . Avoid colva beach near the place from where tourist bus and crowd enters . Walk a bit towards beanulim side and you will get lesser crowd. The only issue is with too many snooping people around . In my case i found some Indians who were trying to get selfie with other womens in background which becomes annoying from privacy perspective
Written 1 January 2020
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S Sadhukhan
Kolkata (Calcutta), India232 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is one of the safest flat beach for bathing in sea. Life guards are presents. The beach is a bit crowded and there are a no of sea food restaurants on the beach, who also provide sun loungers. The sand is finer than other beaches.
Written 19 February 2020
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John B
Worksop, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
A lovely quiet place with great restaurants and beach bars etc , close to margoa an interesting place to visit . I stayed at Salininka guest house , fabulous. You’ll need transportation to the beach , overall the other resorts nearby I would recommend
Written 14 October 2023
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Ravikumar T
Crawley, UK3,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Hello to all readers and to all staff @ Trip.
I was here during 1st week July 2022. I was stationed at Hotel Sea Coin. A budget hotel next to the beach. I chose to stay here so that I can walk onto the beach when ever I wished. It was only 5 mins away. The beach was good and clean. Plenty of stray dogs , so need to careful. The beach is quite windy and it rained almost every day, I was there. Loads of options for eating and bars outside the beach. Tsk tuts and taxis available most of the time. Public transport ( buses) are scarce. I did see a lot of people on rented two wheelers roaming around. Lots of provision stores and one ATM wishing walking distance. I didi not see a pharmacy though. The beach was crowded at peak times. Maybe next time , I will try to go more south to visit Goa's beaches. North for partying. South for peace and quiet. Pics attached.
Written 15 September 2022
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