candolimCandolim Beach, in Bardez taluka, is lined with shacks and bars. The beach is adjacent to Fort Aguada. This is one clean and straight stretch of sand in North Goa. Candolim is said to be the native village of the famous Abbe Faria, one of the founding fathers of the science of hypnotism. The Church of St. Lawrence, with magnificent views, is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors. It is set against the beautiful seascape setting and is a hot spot for taking photographs. The Candolim Church was initially built in 1560 and dedicated to Our Lady of Hope. It has beautiful stained-glass panels.

candolimCandolim is 13km away from Panaji and 10km away from Mapusa, this beach can be reached either by hiring a taxi or an auto. The nearest railway station, Thivim Station, is 19km away. Many boat operators offer expeditions to the island, trips for spotting dolphins and crocodiles, river cruises and fishing expeditions. A boat ride up the Mandovi is also a pleasurable excursion. There are some clubs and pubs that you can visit while in Candolim.

This beach is the site of the stranded ship, River Princess should you choose to swim, go for shallow waters and make sure you remain at least 500m away from the wreck of the ship.