For those who like the idea of having a beach all to themselves – you’re not being ambitious. It’s actually possible to have a fantastic time all by yourself in Goa – at a beach called the Galgibaga Beach, also known as the Turtle Beach. The quiet, serene beach is known for being the favourite nesting ground of Olive Ridley turtles, a protected species.
Not that it’s not fun on the beaches of North Goa, but Galgibaga Beach is a revelation for those who like a peaceful vacation. It is located deep in South Goa, about 56km away from Colva, another popular beach in South Goa and 54km away from Margao, the cultural capital of Goa.
As with most other beaches in the country, the best time to visit here is from October to March, when the weather is pleasant and the sea not so rough. However, the beach is quite charming in the summer months as well. Since Galgibaga is not a frequented beach, there are no beach shacks or huts here like on most other Goan beaches. Neither do you get food and drinks right on the beach so you could indulge in a little refreshment every now and then. That could be a drawback if you’re not carrying your own food and beverages to this beach.
However, if a clean pristine beach with silver sand and coconut palm trees is enough for you to have a gala time, Galgibaga Beach will not disappoint you. Plus, there is a resort a little distance away where you can enjoy a pleasant and peaceful stay, away from the bustle of the rest of Goa.
The highlight of your trip here would be sighting the Olive Ridley turtles if you’re visiting between December and February. The other two beaches in Goa where you can spot them in season are Agonda and Morjim beach.