Betalbatim beach

preety girl at Betalbatim beach
Betalbatim beach

 Betalbatim beach is situated north of Colva beach in south Goa. It takes around 15 minutes to walk to the beach from Colva, whilst the beach is also accessible via a short bus journey from the town of Margao or Vasco de Gama. 

The most popular way to get to the beach, however, is via bicycle (easily rented) from Colva where you can enjoy spectacular views of the coast and rural India on the route.

Betalbatim beach has long been thought of by tourists as one of the most romantic spots in Goa; offering unrivalled views of the Indian sunset, crystal clear waters, golden sands and sporadically placed mango trees and palms, resulting in a picture-perfect retreat. 
Friends Together
Friends Together
The beach is home to a thriving wildlife population with diverse species of bird and fish often being spotted by visitors, and with many species actually being unique to the Betalbatim area. 
Dotted along the shore, there are a number of shacks belonging to local fishermen, many of which have become dilapidated over the years, but which add to the romanticism and uniqueness of Betalbatim.
In light of the fact that there has been a concerted effort to preserve Betalbatim beach, you will not find a vast array of tourist attractions such as water sports or go-kart tracks as seen on other beaches in Goa. 
Rest On Beach
Rest On Beach
Rather, at Betalbatim there are three main activities for visitors to pursue; relaxing, fishing or climbing aboard a local fisherman’s boat to observe the dolphins which are found just a short distance out to sea. 
Visitors will also find a diverse range of local food stalls on the beach offering predominantly Indian dishes and cuisine unique to Betalbatim.
 

Resorts
Resorts

Betalbatim beach offers a mixture of four and five-star hotels and locally run guesthouses, often found side by side. If your budget is flexible, then a stay at the Coconut Grove hotel should be a serious consideration, though the Nanu Resort also offers visitors a high standard of accommodation at a slightly cheaper price.

Due to the continuing efforts to preserve Betalbatim by the local population, visitors are often actually drawn to stay in the locally run hotels and beach huts.
 

Sunset At Betalbatim beach
Sunset At Betalbatim beach

Overall, Betalbatim beach is a beach primarily suited to those seeking a romantic getaway, or for those wishing to avoid the large numbers of visitors which are often found on the majority of beaches in Goa. 
Betalbatim offers tranquillity, an abundance of wildlife and a family-friendly the atmosphere, with a lifeguard being present during daylight hours for the majority of the year.

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