Palolem Beach is situated at a distance of 2 km from Chaudi, one of the main tourist attractions of Canacona sub-division. It is bounded by rock formations jutting into the sea.
The beach is over 1.61 km long with a shallow northern region. Crescent shaped Palolem Beach is crowded with both local fishermen and foreign tourists residing in shacks along the coastline.
It is well connected with Karwar in Karnataka and Margao of South Goa District. The railhead of Canacona is the closest railhead, from where the beach can be easily reached.