Arossim Beach


The Arossim Beach is situated to the South of another famous beach, the Velsao Beach. Arossim Beach is also situated to the north of the Utorda Beach in Salcette. Arossim Beach is about 22 km away from the Dabolim Airport and it is about 35 km from Panaji, the capital city. It is very close to Vasco from where it can be reached by taxi or rickshaw. The nearest railway station is 10 km away at Madgaon.

Arossim Beach is a wide, unbroken beach that ends up about 15-20 miles away by the River Sal. The beach here is wide and sandy. This beach is very camera-friendly owing to its natural environs like flowing palm trees, the beautiful Arabian Sea, the white sands and the long stretches of sand. Arossim Beach is relatively untouched and offers a calm, quiet atmosphere when compared to other busier beaches in Goa.

Arossim Beach offers many different water sports like parasailing, jet skiing, surfing and scooting. The ideal season for these activities would be between October and March. Though the beach is safe to swim, it is better not venture deep into the sea as there is no designated lifeguard here.

Arossim Beach is in Cansaulim village and here there is an ancient church which dates back to the 16th century. A very well-known Church festival, the Feast of the three Magi is celebrated here every year. Tristao Braganza Cunha, a key figure who preached about nationalism during Goa's freedom struggle was from here.

There are many resorts, guest houses and five star hotels in Arossim Beach. Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa and the Kenilworth Hotel are some of the key hotels. There are a couple of shacks along the beach serving both local and Portuguese cuisine and also freshly cooked seafood. The best time to visit Arossim is during the winter season, from November to March.