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Patnem Beach

Location

This beach is located at 14° 59' 55" N x 74° 1' 57" E (Latitude: 14.99876, Longitude: 74.03257). Patnem beach is located in south Goa, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Margao and 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Panaji, the state's capital. It's only 5 minutes from Palolem beach, with Colomb beach situated in between. The region's main town, Chaudi (also known as Canacona), is conveniently a couple of minutes away in case you need to go to an ATM or buy supplies.

How to Reach

The closest railway stations to Palolem are Margao on the Konkan Railway and Canacona. Canacona is a 5 minute drive away from Patnem and the journey costs around 50-100 rupees ($1-2) in an auto rickshaw. Margao is 40 minutes away and costs 600-700 rupees in a taxi. Alternatively, Goa's Dabolim airport is around one and a half hours away. A taxi from the airport will cost 1,000-1,500 rupees.

Highlights

Patnem beach is an appealing alternative to south Goa's popular Palolem beach, for those who don't want to be right in the middle of the action but still want some entertainment. It's lined with beach shacks and huts, yet there's plenty of space for everyone.

Patnem Beach is also known one the quietest place amongst all the beaches of south goa. The simple and best idea of chilling out yourself, find a beach chair or a hammock and enjoy some of the most sumptuous and exotic seafood that one could ever have. You’ll find tourists lying in the sun all day with vendors offering eatables, spending their days reading lots, sunsets with seashells and evenings being forth a number of visitors enjoying the magnificent sunset. Yup, don’t forget beautiful women’s in swimsuits and towel too.

The mornings, noon, evenings and nights are perfectly silent except for the incessant and shacking waves. What else that you can look around are Ayurvedic massages (charged on per hour basis), yoga, reading, internet surfing, swimming, and sun bathing! If you’re interested then boatmen and locales residing on that beach will take you on a ride far away in the sea for kind of dolphin show. There is a small market with not much rush in souvenir stalls and shops at Patnem Beach. Well, tourist staying for longer period of time enjoyed a good opportunity to finesse their bargaining skills.

The Patnem Beach crescent white sand bay is not as long as Palolem & Agonda Beach but the cool fresh air and the crashing sound of waves milieu gives you the state of peace of mind free from all worries. Resting under a cool shack in the hassle free atmosphere is the ultimate feelings that every one of us wishes to have. Make the most out of every moment in Goa so as to recapitulate later as part of memorable trip.

Other Details

At the far north end of the beach, perched on the hill, you'll find Harmonic. This eco-friendly healing place offers a range of wellness treatments and retreats, including yoga and reiki. The nightlife in Patnem is very laid back but sometimes there will be live music in the beach shacks, which encourage tourists to bring their instruments and play. However, the main attractions at Patnem are just lazing on the beach and swimming. There are a few shops lining the road leading up to the beach if you feel like shopping. They sell the usual tourist fare -- silver jewellery, hippie clothes, and bags.

The majority of accommodations at Patnem consist of beach huts. Although Patnem is quieter than Palolem, it tends to be a bit more expensive. You'll find the cheaper huts located at the southern part of the beach. At the far northern end, Hidden Gourmet receives great reviews. Home in Patnem offers cottages and a much sought after restaurant. Cuba, which has great huts at Palolem beach, also has huts on Patnem beach (the apartments are more like 10-15 minute walk from the beach). If you don't mind staying a little bit back from the beach, Nina's is very popular. The owner is Swiss. If you want to pamper yourself, for something very unique don't miss staying at ‘Turiya Villa & Spa’, in nearby Chaudi/Canacona village. This gorgeously renovated 100 year old Goan house is a peaceful wellness haven, with on-site Ayurvedic spa. It's possible to go for a treatment without staying there. Indeed, it's worth a visit just to see how the villa has been designed.

 

Link to other Main Beaches in Goa:

North Goa Beaches

South Goa Beaches

Miramar Beach

Grandmother's Hole Beach

Candolim Beach

Baina Beach

Calangute Beach

Bogmalo Beach

Baga Beach

Majorda Beach

Anjuna Beach

Colva Beach

Vagator Beach

Benaulim Beach

Mandrem, Ashvem & Morgim Beach

Varca, Cavelossim & Mobor Beach

Arambol Beach

Agonda Beach

 

Palolem Beach