Bogmalo Beach: smallest beaches in Goa
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Bogmalo Beach is one of the smallest beaches in Goa. It is situated about 3km from Dabolim airport and around 7km from the town of Vasco de Gama. It is also one of the most easily accessible, benefitting from the wide range of public transport services serving the nearby area.
The beach itself is around 2km in length and is one of the most popular beaches in Goa due to its natural beauty.
Whilst the beach is generally busy, it is by no means overcrowded, with its 2km of perfect golden sand and palm trees providing visitors with more than enough personal space.
If you are looking to avoid the crowds then its best to head to the north section which has seen less commercial development and consequently attracts fewer tourists.
This area is still home to many of the local fishermen, and life in the north of the beach continues at an extremely sedate rate compared to the busier southside of Bogmalo.
One major and very noticeable difference between Bogmalo beach and almost every other beach in Goa is the absence of beach shacks. Bogmalo is home only to permanent structures which house a wide variety of restaurants and bars catering to the tastes of both the local population and foreign visitors.
Bogmalo Beach offers tourists a lot of the same attractions to be found elsewhere in Goa. For example, there is an abundance of water sports providers in addition to regular dolphin watching trips offered by both tour operators and local fishermen.
Bogmalo does, however, differ in that it provides a great opportunity for both snorkelling and diving. Both Grand Island and Sao Jorge Island have located just a short distance from the shoreline and are extremely popular amongst visitors wishing to explore the underwater wildlife and landscape.
The local village is also a popular attraction for visitors with many markets and stalls offering everything from local food dishes to trinkets and other souvenirs to remind you of your trip to Bogmalo.
As of 2012, there is only one resort on Bogmalo beach, the Bogmalo Beach Resort; a 5-star the complex which is becoming increasingly popular with tourists from every continent seeking luxury accommodation at one of Goa’s premier beaches.
It is, however, still possible to find locally run guesthouses set back from the beach if your budget is tight or if you are looking to experience local life in Bogmalo.
The local population will often be more than happy to guide you to suitable accommodation in this case. As with Anjuna beach, Bogmalo has arguably struck the ideal balance between modern development and retention of local culture.
It offers visitors the chance to relax and experience the natural beauty on offer, whilst also providing access to a number of amenities that Western visitors have come to expect.