Benaulim Beach is situated less than 2 kms south of Colva Beach. Benaulim is one of the few places in Goa where one can have a glimpse of handicrafts typical to this area. The best of the traditional rosewood furniture is made here. Also Benaulim is famous as the mythical place where the legendary Parashuram's arrow landed, by which Goa was created.
Benaulim Beach is more peaceful and serene than Colva. The best thing about Benaulim is that it is still rather undiscovered by domestic tourists. It gets fairly crowded in the evenings and on weekends, with local visitors who picnic and play on the Beach.
The Church of St John the Baptist is situated on a hill beyond the village and worth a visit. On the arrival of the monsoon, Feast of St John the Baptist (Sao Joao) is celebrated as a thanksgiving. Young men wearing crowns of leaves and fruits tour the area singing for gifts. To commemorate the movement of St John in his mother’s womb when visited by Mary, the mother of Jesus, the young men of this village jump in the wells, and have a gala event having fun and frolic.