About Betul Beach
So green and so blue. That is the Betul Beach for you. Located in the south of River Sal, this beach is very interesting. Its waters are wonderfully shallow and is a safe bet for everybody, even the ones slightly afraid of sea-baths given the presence of the life-guards. It’s a lovely place for long walks and if the sun is on its way to go to sleep, then even better. That is not to rule out the time the sun is waking up.
One could walk to Colva through the Leela Hotel. You are most welcome to enjoy the sea-food at the modest but lovely local shacks that will take care of your things while you enjoy in peace at the beach. The tides are more low than high. Notwithstanding, there is the element of unpredictability when big waves might hit you in succession one after the other all of a sudden but usually not to your detriment. This beach is peace personified. It solitary and relatively untouched. You could silently go about your business of observing the local folks and emerge wiser because here people can be seen in their most authentic colors of the state's culture. Come to see Goa at its quietest best at Betul.
Betul is a small coastal village in South Goa, which is located in Salcete Taluk (Salcete region), 24 km from Margao city. This is not only a nice resort but also a fishing port, where both fishing boats and ocean-going trawlers are bringing their catch to.
The main occupation of residents here is fishing. Betul Village consists primarily of huts and cabins; separate houses and cottages are not so much here – nearly 60 units only. People are living amicably; every evening children and women are gathering together to talk about different things, to play games and have fun.
Betul is located in the south of Mobor Beach, on the opposite bank of the River Sal, exactly at its delta. The river separates the beach from the village. This is an incredibly beautiful and interesting place, very suitable for people of romantic nature who are looking for solitude and loneliness and are yearn for connection with nature. The cool ocean breeze ensures pleasant temperatures all year round. The relatively small secluded beach, which occupies the eastern coast of the River Sal, is hidden in the pleasant shadow of fruit trees and coconut palms and cast a spell onto tourists and guests with its soft silvery sand. The beach has a small lagoon and a river that flows to the sea. A field road with a slight slant leads to the beach. Amazing, unforgettable and breathtakingly beautiful view onto Mobor Resort and the Ocean appears before the eyes of everyone who are coming here.
Betul resort has lots of places for food-taking and accommodation of different levels. Bamboo House Goa Hotel situates on Betul beach and many people are visiting its great restaurant – The Blue Whale – which is considered to have very tasty cuisine and, according to tourists’ stories, offer its visitors a great selection of fresh seafood dishes. The most delicious and large mussels on the whole coast are cooked here.
Here are some other nice and comfortable Hotel complexes you can find in Betul resort: Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort 5*, Betul Beach Resort, Seagull Resort.
Some of locals are also delivering housing for rent. Such a variant will perfectly suite those tourists who want to explore and take a closer look onto the culture and lifestyle of local citizens.
However, most of tourists prefer to live either in Cavelossim Beach or in Mobor Beach resorts and to go to Betul in a search of new impressions. To get to Betul is possible by using Cavelossim – Assolna ferry or on a motor boat.
HOW TO GET TO BETUL BEACH?
As I mentionned in the previous page, Betul beach access is difficult and you have to walk down from 10 to 15 mn to get there. Now, the road that leads to the beach is on a plateau about 2 km after the bridge at the end of Betul village. After leaving Betul village, the road is uphill, and then go down a bit, and there you have many houses along the road. Look for the last house on the right, with the name: God’s gift, and just after or before if you come from the south, is the track leading to the beach. Go straight to the west where the track stops. Then you have to go down to the beach on foot. There are 2 ways, the steep one, west direction, and the longer, but with a gentle slope, on the right side. Anyhow, it’s good exercise!
Betul beach in Goa
Betul beach is a small beach amongst the beaches of Goa and is situated along the southern end of the River Sal. It is a picturesque beach with silvery sand which is shaded by fruit trees and coconut palms.
The secluded Betul beach is known as the fishing beach of Goa and is very famous for its cool climate. A number of tourists visit this beach to enjoy their fishing in Goa as the fishing port situated here is well advanced. A number of deep sea trawlers and fishing boats also bring in their catch here.
Betul beach is also a famous beach of south Goa known for its cheap and fresh seafood supply. It is renowned for Goa's finest and largest mussels, ensnared and hauled to the banks by deft divers. One will even find a nice restaurant that serves delicious river fish dishes.
A number of people enjoy evenings at the Betul beach and one can often see youngsters and women here who come together for a small chat. There are boats on hire and regular ferries here that take you across from Mobor. One can also visit the Canaguinim beach that is situated to the south.
Betul Beach Overview
Betul Beach, also known as the Fishing Beach of Goa, is located at a distance of around 11 km from Varca. Situated along the southern end of the River Sal, this beach is surrounded by fruit trees and coconut palms.
The beach is a part of long stretch of beaches starting from the Mormugao Peninsula. The Mobor Peninsula, which is popular for offering aerial views of the Betul hillock and its adjoining beaches, is also located nearby.