#67 of 85 Places to Visit in Panjim
Distance (From Panjim (Goa)): 84 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: Past Talpona Beach
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto / Rental Bike
Travel Tips: '1. Talpona Beach(11 kms) can also be visited from this place.
2. Palolem Beach (17.6 kms) can also be visited from this place.
3.PatnemBeach(17.2 kms) can also be visited from this place.
4.Polem Beach (0.1 kms) can also be visited from this place.
5. Xandrem Beach (4.7 kms) can also be visited from this place.
6.Perpetual Succour Chapel (0.3 kms) can also be visited from this place.
7.St. Anthonys Church (0.6 kms) & Shri Nirakar Temple, Mashem (0.5 kms) can also be visited from here.
At a distance of 84 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 79 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 50 km from Margao Railway Station, Galgibaga Beach is the less crowded beach in South Goa.
Galgibaga Beach is also known as the Turtle Beach and is one of three other Goa beaches along with Agonda and Morjim Beaches, where the state program of olive turtles saving and protection works and implemented perfectly. The whole northern part of this beautiful beach is used for turtles nesting. This is the reason why there is an absence of the shack culture or any permanent structure on the beach, which otherwise is a very common sight on the other beaches of Goa.
This empty stretch of beach with its silvery sands and clusters of coconut palms is a calm and serene paradise and a poet's delight. If you are in Goa in January and February you may be lucky enough to see the turtles nesting and hatching. Visitors are only requested not to touch or disturb the turtles so that the conservation program can continue its successful work.
The north side of the beach is still a completely protected turtle zone but there are a handful of simple shacks at the south end of the beach serving sensational fresh seafood.
Swimming at Galgibaga Beach is safe within the stipulated area. Lifeguards are available on this beach to ensure your safety. It is recommended that you don't venture out close to the Talpona river side as changing tides might bring in under currents.
Best Time to Visit: December - February.