Patnem Beach

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Things to Know :

  • Carry enough cash as some beach shacks don't have a working card machine
  • The rod leading up to Canacona is lined with small trinket shops
  • There are not a lot of Indian tourists on Patnem beach

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"The Unexplored Paradise of the South"

Patnem Beach, Goa Overview

Situated in Canacona, South Goa, Patnem Beach is one of the most secluded and tranquil beaches of Goa. 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.

Shacks and small cottages dot the long stretch of Patnem Beach. Do not forget to try the local seafood delicacies and authentic Goan cuisines such as Vindaloo, Chamuca or the mouthwatering Fried Fish. Patnem Beach is the perfect alternative for people looking for a quieter beach than North Goa's popular beaches as it offers a mellow luxuriated beach experience without allowing you to miss out on any of Goa's essentials.

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Seafood at Patnem Beach

Several bijou huts and shacks line up the Patnem beachfront. 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.

How To Reach Patnem Beach

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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