Betul Beach is synonymous with the traditional but undoubtedly the most advanced fishing community in Goa. This tiny beach stretches along River Sal estuary with silvery sands, coconut palms and fruit trees, and relatively more secluded than most Goa beaches. A walk along the jetty in the evening and you will spot the busy fishermen sailing home in their wooden boats and deep sea trawlers bringing in their day's catch. A boat ride across Mobor will create some of the most memorable experiences.
The cool breeze fanning the beach ensures a moderate climate throughout the year. Visitors enjoy quiet evening walks at Betul and spectacular views of the ocean and Mobor Peninsula from atop the surrounding hill. The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.
Approach: The beach is in south Goa around 30 kms from Margao. From Margao bus stand, there are regular buses plying to the beach. Otherwise, board a bus to Chinchinim, a village adjoining Betul. Locally, hire a motorcycle pilot, two wheeler taxis driven by licensed riders, or a motorbike.
Accommodation: Betul has a modest range of accommodation close to the beach. Accommodation will not be an issue here.
Attractions: If you are looking for some wild parties then Betul is not the place for you. The beach is just about you, the sun, sand and relaxation, and of course, lots and lots of seafood. Stroll along the secluded beach and enjoy the gentle breeze fanning you or simply listen to the rhythmic sound of the ocean waves.
With a sizeable jetty here, one can expect the best, greater varieties and fresh seafood at a very cheap price. Once in Betul, do not forget to try some of those succulent mussels (shellfish); you will find Goa's finest and largest mussels here. River Sal Restaurant on the bank of the River Sal serves the best seafood.
Race to the top of the hillock and soak in the magnificent view of Mobor Peninsula. You will get a most dramatic view of the beach from here with the coconut palms blending artistically with the rocky outcropping.