Candolim is the first beach that can be approached from the city of Panaji and is like a gateway to the other more famous beaches.Candolim Beach fifteen kilometers from Panjim, the Goan capital, is Candolim beach in north Goa. Beginning at Fort Aguada and merging with Calangute beach towards the end,Candolim Beach is one of the longest beaches in the state and is located in the Bardez taluka. Candolim beach in itself is very calm and peaceful..Candolim Beach scenic beauty of the sand and sea are the scrub covered dunes at the back of the beach quite popular with tourists.
The main road that is the Candolim Calangute road is packed with shops and restaurants, but the beach front is rather free of any commercial activity apart from some water activities. Though the beach is close to bustling Calangute beach, life is rather laid back at Candolim. The area around the beach can be termed as resort free as there aren't any resorts there. However, the beach has quite a number of inns at reasonable prices with good facilities.