#58 of 85 Places to Visit in Panjim
Distance (From Kadamba Bus Terminus): 28 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Place Location: Near Bogmalo Village
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus / Rental Bike
Travel Tips: 1. Hollant Beach(4.6 kms) can also be visited from this place.
2. Naval Aviation Museum(1.3 kms) can also be visited from this place.
3. Hansa Beach(8.2 kms) can also be visited from this place.
At a distance of 28 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 5 km from Dabolim Airport and 9 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station, Bogmalo Beach is one of the least crowded beaches of Goa and is quite picturesque.
It is situated in a small bay with around a mile of curving sandy beach, which is generally very quiet. The beach is also considered to be the cleanest in South Goa. The beach is safe and perfect for swimming. Even though swimming is safe in Bogmalo, one must be careful when swimming and check out with the lifeguards for the strength of the undercurrents.
Water sports are the prime attraction of Bogmalo. Activities like windsurfing, water skiing, ski-jet facilities are available. Dolphin spotting is other popular attraction for the tourists. Sunbathing is another popular activity on Bogmalo beach. The Sunset view is amazing from the beach. The sandy beach at the end of the cove is the most picture perfect spot at Bogmalo.
While visiting Bogmalo one should visit Naval Aviation Museum. Set up in 1998, it is the first naval museum in Asia. Here one can find aircrafts, sensors, safety equipment and weapons that were used by the Indian Navy. The museum also boasts weapons and armaments gallery that showcases a number of different types of torpedoes, bombs, cannons and sensors that have been used by the aircrafts.
Other attraction nearby Bogmalo is St Jacinto Island. One can see old houses and a chapel on the island. It is in the Mormugao Bay, 5 km from Bogmalo. The beach is generally busy, but not overcrowded. Another differentiating aspect of the Bogmalo Beach is the absence of beach shacks. You can find permanent restaurants that serve Goan delicacies.
In Bogmalo, there is a small diving school where one can learn Scuba Diving from a Professional Association of Diving Instructors approved Diving School.
Best Time to Visit: October to March.