Palolem is a white sandy beach facing a clear blue bay that lies between two headlands, located in Canacona
. It is about 37 km from Margao
and 2 km west of
. This crescent shaped beach is considered one of the most beautiful southern beaches of Goa
Palolem is popular among the youth of Goa since it is best suited for overnight beach picnics. Dolphin cruises and fishing trips are offered at this beach. Agonda and Chaudi are major nearby attractions. There is a fresh water stream at the northern end of the beach. Across this stream is a tiny wooded island which looks inviting and makes for interesting explorations.
The best time to visit Palolem Beach is between November and March. Visitors can reach Palolem by regular buses from Margao that would drop them at the nearby Canacona village.