Candolim beach is a famous serene beach located in north Goa. One of the longest beaches in the state, the Candolim beach begins at Fort Aguada, 15 Km from Panjim, the Goan capital and merges with Calangute beach towards the end.
During the late 16th century, Candolim became the first village to be entirely converted to Christianity The present Christian identity of its villagers dates back to the conversion of Santu Sinay (Shenoy), a ganvkar (Konkani: freeholder) who belonged to the nobility of his people. Candolim was also the focal point of the anti-Portuguese revolt of 1787, also known called the “Conspiracy of the Pintos”, because it was spearheaded by priests belonging to the village’s Pinto (Shenoy) clan.
Another interesting feature about the Candolim beach is the ship River Princess, which has been stuck at the shores of the beach since 2000.