Galgibaga Beach, Goa

Galgibaga Beach, also known as the Turtle beach is located in the Cabacona region in Goa. This beach is only at a distance of 7 km away from the Palolem beach in Goa. The beach is located on the bank of Galgibag River, deep in the southern part of India. It extends up to 1.7 kms, covered with dense pine forests. The northern part of the beach is protected by the government of Goa as the nesting ground of the Olive Ridley Turtles. It is one of the three such beaches. The other two are the Agonda and Morjim. The place is 56 kms from Colva and 54 kms from Margao.

This beach is known for being the olive turtles reserve as they have a state program to save and protect the turtle. While visiting the beach you can also view the turtle nesting across the beach. This beach is surrounded by forest and is covered with dense flora and fauna. You will also find a lot of pine vegetation at this beach. During the hatching period of the turtles, tourists and locals gather at the Galgibaga beach to see how the baby turtles move towards the sea.

These baby turtles are guided towards the sea while shining light in front of them, as they get attracted towards it. The waves at the Galgibaga beach are known for being strong and sharp hence it is recommended not to visit the beach during monsoon season as the current will be very strong and you won't be able to swim through the waves. The best season to visit Galgibaga Beach is during the winter season, as the waves would be light and you will be able to enjoy swimming and the waves & beach sand would be warm yet comforting to your body.

The small comfortable villas and a family hotel are the few places to stay near the Galgibaga Beach. One resort is there to experience a pleasant stay in the midst of the nature. The view of the sunset across the long stretch of golden brown sand surrounded mostly by coconut and pine trees is mesmerising. It is a perfect place for a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The sea in this side is rough and is advisable not to swim or go for a dip. There are only limited hotels shacks and man-made structures at the beach making you feel more connected towards nature and create an isolated feeling in your mind, therefore you will be able to enjoy the trip to Galgibaga Beach. The beach can be considered to be untouched in this respective.

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