Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach has all the makings of a great love story; it’s surrounded by hills, has the most amazing sunsets and not too far away lies a fort with an epic past – Cabo de Rama.  A 3 km stretch of peace and serenity, it is dotted with wooden huts that extend right up to the beach and is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban Goa. It is definitely a beach for lovers and lends itself beautifully to quiet long walks, star gazing, romantic conversations over candle lights and the most glorious moon rise. The water, the azure blue of the Arabian Sea, is a sight for sore eyes here. The calm and almost supple waves gently caress the coastline making it one of the safest beaches to swim at. The cove of Agonda is instrumental in carving a gentle niche for the sea, making it a great place to experiment with leisure activities like angling and kayaking. The beach is also a nesting site for the famous Olive Ridley Turtles and regulars at Agonda Beach will tell you that dolphins are frequent visitors here and often swim up very close to the beach. There are fishing boats that take people on trips into the sea for an experience with the dolphins. There aren’t many places in Goa that can boast of having such a picturesque stretch with so little intrusion from the commercial activities that plague popular beaches. It’s ideal for those who want to escape life, be one with nature and actually have a peaceful holiday that is not crammed with activities to do and nightclubs to explore.

Things to do: Ride through the countryside on the way check out the Cabo de Rama Fort and Cola Beach with its beautiful river which is always warm. Local fishermen will take you on dolphin rides. One can also enjoy a hike on the hillocks.

Location: Agonda is just north of Palolem Beach. 43 kilometers (26 miles) from Margao and 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Panaji. The closest main railway station is Margao. Canacona is the local railway station nearby.

Image Credits: Revati Vaidya

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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