At a distance of 31 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 16 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 15 km from Margao Railway Station, Cansaulim is a famous beach located in South Goa.
Cansaulim Beach along with Arossim Beach and Cuelim Beach forms India's second largest stretch of beach. Cansaulim Beach is actually an extension of Velsao Beach. The beach has clean white sands and lots of palm trees. It is located on the northernmost end of Velsao beach. The large stretches of white sands give the beach a deserted look. Cansaulim Beach is among the mostly secluded Goan beaches. Coastal dense palm groves at Cansaulim Beach provides a refreshing cool roof from the bright sunshine and appears more pleasant during the hot months of April and May.
This beach is lined with many beach shacks with comfortable accommodation facilities. Some of the famous bars and pubs are also located at this beach that serve refreshing drinks like beer, feni, wine and vodka. In addition, Cansaulim Beach also offers several water sports activities such as water surfing, speed boat rides, water skiing, parasailing, swimming and sunbathing. Waves of the Arabian Sea here is calm and not so high, which make swimming safe and enjoyable even for novice swimmers and those who can't boast with being a perfect swimmers.
Cansaulim Church is one of the oldest churches in Cansaulim village, which is also known as the St. Thomas Church of Cansaulim. Cansaulim Church was built in the year 1581.
There are no local buses that ply here. Make sure you have your transportation covered. Always take a cab or hire a bike. It is really difficult to reach Cansaulim Beach because it falls a bit away from the main road (The National Highway). The best way to reach this beach is by a scooter or motors bike.
Best Time to Visit: October to May.
Timings: 6 am - 10 pm.