(Last Updated on : 08/08/2014)
Velsao beach is the calm and serene sea beach in Arabian Sea
coastline. This seaside village beach is located at about 4 kilometres away from Verna on National Highway 17.
Velsao beach lies on the southern coast of Goa
and it is one of the most vivacious tourist destinations in the beach capital of India.
This small stretch of sandy beach is easily accessible as it lies in between Bogmalo beach
on the north and the Majorda Beach and the Colva Beach
on the south. The beach also makes an excellent day trip from the other beaches of Goa. A long walk on the beach is a pleasant experience. Alternatively, there is motorbike accessibility between Colva Beach and Velsao Beach.
Velsao beach is nourished with the places like medieval church of Velsao Chapel, ruined fort, from where one can enjoy the lush Salcette District countryside. In the evening, one can see the famous Goan sunset.
Velsao beach is also considered a storehouse of natural treasures of Goa. The pure air on the beach, the cool breezes and the warm waters create a perfect backdrop for a picture. Even the sands seem to beckon the tourists for a walk. The ambience developed here is ideal for an unparallel weekend holiday. One can unwind, relax and rejuvenate here in the lap of nature. One will relish the sweetness and the simplicity of Velsao beach because of the presence of rustic rural life.
Many people flock to the Chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios dos Remedios or Our Lady of Cures Chapel on January 6 to celebrate the Feast of Three Kings - three boys dress up as kings during the festival. This is one of the famous Christian Festival celebrated among the Portuguese. Though there are not too many options in the village to eat out, this stretch of Velsao beach has some of the best local and international cuisine, mirroring the mixture of Indian and Portuguese traditions.
Velsao beach in South Goa District is well connected to many places. In fact it is just 25 kilometres away from Panjim or Panaji
- the capital city of Goa. There are regular bus services also in terms of road transport from Margao
, Colva Village and Vasco-da-Gama. In case of rail convey, from the Majorda and the Verna stations are easily accessible to Velsao Beach. One can even ride a cycle from Vasco to Velsao beach.
Velsao beach is breathtakingly gorgeous and happens to be the most splendid broad beach that stretches for 20 kilometres from Mobor Beach
to Betul Beach
, which are also the tourist attraction in Goa.