If you want to taste the local Goan cuisines, you must visit the Bambolim beach
Located in North Goa, this peaceful little beach is a haven for those who want to enjoy the sand and surf without the crowds that pepper most of the other beaches in North Goa. Flanked by coconut trees, which provide cool and shady places to relax, this attractive place is not known by many tourists. Bambolim beach is situated 7 km from Panjim and it will take around 15 minutes to reach the fascinating beach, Also 22 km from Goa International Airport with 40 minutes travel time, the easiest way to reach Bambolim Beach from Panaji is to take a cab or taxi which will cost you around Rs 200 from Panjim and Rs 500-600 from Airport. Although there is no bus service to Bambolim beach.
The ideal time to visit Bambolim Beach is during the cooler months that last from October to March, as the weather during this time remains gentle. A visit to this place with family and friends can offer you some memorable moments of a perfect weekend. Relax and enjoy a family picnic on the beach, engage in some fun games with your friends, bask in the sun, or plunge in for a refreshing swim in the cool waters. At Bambolim Beach, you will get plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourselves at different water activities like Parasailing, Jetskiing, and Speed boating. The Bambolim Beach Resort, located nearby, provides rooms for rent and has a great restaurant that serves a variety of cuisines ranging from authentic and spicy Goan fare to cool continental delights. At Bambolim beach no vendors and shacks are lining the shore. instead, it is a stretch of golden sand interspersed with rocky outcroppings, and of course, boarded by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea.
The beach is also a popular hangout for university students who like to chill there for a while after their lectures since this is the closest beach to the University of Goa. Some of the most popular restaurants and cafes at Bambolim Beach are Sand and Sea bar and Restaurant, and Chulha, these places are well known for their authentic Goan dishes also with a wide range of Italian and multi-cuisine. One can get numerous luxurious resorts and budget-friendly hotels offering you a comfortable sojourn. Some of the well-known resorts near the beach are Grand Hyatt Goa, Casa Menezes, and The Crown.
Some nearby tourist spots that lie close to Bambolim are:
1. British Cemetery
This happens to be one of the oldest cemeteries in the country dating back from the Napoleonic era and has around 47 tombstones.
2. The nearby Churches
Within a distance of 5 km lies two significant churches- one being the Holy Cross Shrine and the other being the Siridao Church.
Near to Bambolim Beach, the beaches are Siridao Beach, Marviel Beach, and Vainguinim Beach.