Odxel Beach - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Kadamba Bus Terminus): 11 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Between Dona Paula And Bambolim Beaches

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Rental Bike

Travel Tips: 1. This place is usually visited from Dona Paula Beach (3.6 kms).
2. Vainguinim Beach (2.5 kms) can also be visited from this place.
3. Bambolim Beach (5.8 kms) can also be visited from this place.
4. Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel (0.2 kms) can also be visited from this place.
5. Bambolim Church (8.2 kms ) can also be visited from this place.

At a distance of 11 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 28 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 4 km from Dona Paula Beach, Odxel Beach is located in North Goa.

The Odxel Beach is a very small sea beach approximately 250 m in length but is very pleasant and quite. Odxel is located between Dona Paula and Bambolim just before the Goa University. This beach is a favourite picnic spot of the local people and not known on the tourist map.

Odxel Beach is not favourable to swim as there are a lot of rocks and current. The beach offers a quite and peaceful place to just relax. The locals are quite friendly too. A picnic spot favoured by the locals, the Beach is today the site of some real estate development.

In Odxel Beach there is a Portuguese Catholic chapel located at the right hand position. Many a couple has got married here. This church is the pilgrimage tourism spot in this region. The chapel caters to the local Catholic population in the village. There is also a shrine of Mother Mary.

The residence of the Governor of Goa the Cabo Raj Bhavan is situated at Dona Paula not very far from here. It is also home of a historic British war graves cemetery. One can visit the Governor's Palace after obtaining prior permission. The National Institute of Oceanography is situated here. Not too far from here lie the Goa University and the International Centre Goa.