Patnem Beach

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Patnem Beach, Goa Overview

Situated in South Goa, Patnem beach is flanked by its more popular counterparts, namely Agonda and Palolem. Being located at a distance of 39 km from Madgaon, it is easily reachable by road and is one of the most tranquil beaches in South Goa. Its laidback and lazy atmosphere is a welcome respite from the upbeat and happening nature of the North Goa beaches such as Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach and Vagator Beach. Located in the southernmost taluka in the state, Cancona is the nearest town. Although the nearby Palolem Beach is a preferred destination in the south, Patnem has a different charm and allures you with tranquil tides.

Shacks and small cottages dot the long stretch of the coastline. Do not forget to try the local seafood delicacies and authentic Goan cuisines such as Vindaloo, Chamuca or the mouthwatering Fried Fish. It is the perfect place to laze by the beach and do absolutely nothing. Alternatively, you can enrol yourself in one of the many Yoga retreats and teachers training courses at the institutes in the area offering the same. The waters are quite safe to swim in, and the views of the sunset are magnificent and uninterrupted.

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Well, few things match as well as beach and beer do and Patnem beach offers a mellow luxuriated beach experience without allowing you to miss out on any of Goa's essentials. Perfect for unwinding and just lazing around the whole day, it has the ideal combination of calmness and tranquillity. Read a book, play a sport or just sit and stare at the vast blue over the horizon, the choice is yours.
You can also find yoga and spa retreats if your purpose of the visit is to take a healthy break from the high spirited city life. Quieter than its counterparts to the north, i.e. Palolem Beach, Patnem is a treasure trove of solitude and is a perfect alternative to the loud beaches of North Goa. 

Live music is the highlight of any beach in Goa and you, are sure to find at least one group of people vibing to the music. Since it is located just a few miles away from the happening Palolem Beach, you can take a short walk here. Colomb Beach is another alternative to explore while you are at it. It is situated in between Palolem Beach and Patnem Beach. The main beach road that leads to Canacona is dotted with shops selling souvenirs and clothes, making it a great place to shop spend your time.

Several numbers of bijou huts and shacks line up the beach front. These serve mouthwatering authentic Goan cuisine, lovely exotic seafood and a plethora of other cuisines such as Italian, Chinese or Mexican. The long stretch of the sandy beach is not short of cafes, restaurants and local shacks. Some of the more popular ones include Papayas, Sea Front Restaurant and Bar, and Nirvana Cafe.

The winter months are when the tourist season kicks off, from September to March. It is the most popular season since the weather is pleasant and cool throughout the mornings as compared to the sultry summer months between March to June. However, the monsoon months between June and September bring in huge amounts of rainfall and the sea becomes extremely rough.



Patnem Beach is located in the southernmost taluka adjacent to the nearby town of Cancona and a couple of minutes away from Palolem Beach. The famous Colva Beach is approximately 45 kilometres from Patnem Beach. Due to its proximity at the southern end of Goa, important beach towns and holiday destinations in Karnataka such as Karwar, Ankola and Gokarna are all at a distance of less than 100 km on the NH 66.

The cheapest way to access to Patnem Beach is by catching a state transport bus from the Margao Bus Station, a journey that may take an hour at most. The nearest railway station is the Canacona railway station You can hire an auto rickshaw from the station that will drop you to the Patnem Beach. However, you might be required to change buses at the Kadamba Bus Stand. 


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