Patnem Beach - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Panjim): 70 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Past Palolem Beach, Between Rajbagh & Colomb Beach

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Rental Bike

Travel Tips: 1. This place is usually visited from Palolem Beach (2.5 kms).
2 .Colomb Beach (1.4 kms) can also be visited from this place.
3. Rajbagh Beach (1.5 kms) can also be visited from this place.
4. Butterfly Beach (7.5 kms) can also be visited from this place.
5. Talpona Beach (8 kms ) can also be visited from this place.
6. Shri Mallikarjuna Temple (6.8 kms ) can also be visited from this place.

At a distance of 70 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 66 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 37 km from Margao Railway Station, Patnem Beach is situated in South Goa.

Patnem Beach is a 900 m long, wide beautiful strip of golden sand, which reclined from both sides onto rocky headlands and capes. Patnem beach is situated to the southern edge of Colomb, south of Palolem. The Arabian Sea is shallow here. Really it is much the same beach with only about 1 km separating from Palolem.

Patnem Beach is also the quietest place amongst all the beaches of South Goa. The Patnem Beach is a crescent white sand beach and is not as long as Palolem and Agonda Beach. Patnem is never overcrowded even in the peak season, on Christmas and New Year and is an ideal place for complete relaxation. Patnem is one of Goa's best beaches for children since the nightlife is low-key, the food is varied and high quality and the sea is relatively calm.

The Patnem Beach is suitable for swimming as the undertow rarely gets strong. Smaller and less busy than Palolem Beach, it still has a lively atmosphere and is very much favoured by families travelling in Goa. If you are looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy having a sun tan then Patnem can be an ideal location.

This is an eco friendly place that tries to heal you by offering a wide range of treatments including reiki and yoga. More active tourists can take some yoga classes, go for water sports, walk and take some excursions to different interesting attractions of the region. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is another nearby attraction.

There are a number of shacks and camp huts along the shore that serve up some tasty dishes and drinks. Also one of the best restaurants of Patnem is found here. For accommodation in Patnem there are some good rooms and guest houses available.

Best Time to Visit: October - March.