#56 of 86 Places to Visit in Panjim
Distance (From Panjim): 69 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: On Butterfly Island
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Rental Bike
Travel Tips: 1. Palolem Beach(6 kms) can also be visited from this place.
2.Swimming is not recommended because of depth.
At a distance of 69 km from Panaji Kadamba Bus stand, 36 km from Margao Railway Station and 3 km from Canacona Railway Station, Butterfly Beach is located on the Butterfly Island in South Goa.
Butterfly Beach is a tiny beach cove that lies just 6 km north of Palolem beach. The sands here are perfectly white and the water translucent. Butterfly Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches among all the beaches of Goa. It is serene, peaceful and mesmerizing. This beach would be the best place to unwind and relax.
The Butterfly Beach is surrounded by a lot of rocks. Butterfly beach can easily be described as a piece of heaven on earth. It is one of the most photogenic beach paradises in the world. The Butterfly Beach was named by earlier tourists who used to visit the place and saw millions of butterflies flying on the blossoms on the hillside.
The main attraction of the beach is its famous Dolphin Play and the mesmerizing sunset. The sea urchins, sea cucumbers, footprints of crabs and goldfishes are equally eye catching. The Canoe rides along the tiny water streams on the island provide a thrilling ride. But you can also see an amazing view of one of the most beautiful sunset view, you could have ever seen in your life.
There is no access to the beach by road since the area is heavily forested. One can take a 2 hour trek through the forest. Vehicles, not even bikes can make the trip through the forest since the road takes one through brooks, steep climbs, fields and forested areas. If you wish to reach Butterfly beach, you may hire a cab or take a bus up to the Palolem beach. From the Palolem beach, you would need to take a short boat ride to the Butterfly Island.
Butterfly Beach is small and crowded beach of Goa. You won't find shacks, shops or any other tourist facility on this beach.