Location: 37 kilometers from Margao, South Goa
Highlights: Cabo De Rama fort which is now in ruins
How to Reach: Agonda beach is slightly difficult to reach since
it is a bit cut off from the main land. One can reach Agonda beach by
hiring scooter or a cab. Buses don't ply.
Situated at the south of Goa, some 37 kilometers from Margao is the
Agonda beach. Secluded and a bit cut off from the mainland, the Agonda
beach of Goa is the place to be if you want to be just with yourself and
the never ending sea in front of you. The Agonda beach of India is
dotted with palm trees on golden brown sands and the shores are softly
washed by the gentle waves of the sea. The south of the beach has a
large hill which looks beautiful and dramatic. Though the beach is not
frequented much by tourists, it is the ideal getaway if you are looking
for peace and silence.
Since the Agonda beach of Goa is a bit secluded from the mainland,
there are not many facilities that are provided here and one should take
necessary things along if visiting this beach. It is not advisable to
swim too far away on this beach because there are no lifeguards and the
current is strong here. You will not find any souvenir shops, flea
markets, restaurants, etc here. The beach is approximately 3 kilometers
long and is a long stretch of peace, silence and tranquility. There are
no resorts near the beach. Still if you want to stay here, you may put
up a tent, though at your own risk.
The beach is an ideal getaway if you are looking for a secluded spot in
an otherwise crowded Goa. The swaying coconut trees, untouched golden
sands, long uninterrupted stretch of land and blue sea all make the
Agonda beach the perfect spot to come for a picnic with your friends and
family. The fort of Cabo De Rama forms a dramatic background of the
beach and gives it an air of mystic romance. It is said that Lord Rama
(incarnation of Lord Vishnu) came here to stay with his wife Sita during
his 14 year long exile. You can always hire a taxi or an auto rickshaw
to reach Agonda beach from any nearby city in south Goa. So for a
magical trip and an unparalleled experience, visit the Agonda beach.