|Fishingboats on Agonda beach, south Goa|
Agonda beach is located in Canacona taluka, south Goa. The beach at Agonda is a stretch of pristine white sand lined with palm trees, it’s wide and almost 3km’s long. With large headlands protruding into the sea, clearly defining it, on either end. The quaint little village lies just behind the beach. The centre of the villages, around the church, is located roughly at the middle of the beach. A small road runs through the village and continues to run parallel with the beach in both directions. Pretty much everything on Agonda beach is on either side of this road, most places to stay, eat or drink, more than a few little shops selling all the necessity's needed for a stay on the beach, a few beauty parlours, yoga places, scooters and motorbikes for rent, and of course shops and stalls selling the usual tourist trinkets, jewellery, clothes and what have you. At the very southern, less built-up, end of the beach is a space designated for overland travellers, usually you will find about a half dozen or so of these adventurers, in trucks of various sizes, camping out in the palm grove next to the beach. At the very northern end of the beach, at the river inlet, is the place where the local fishermen keep their boats and bring their fresh catch.
Agonda beach has seen a great deal of new developments over the last few years, beach huts and resorts now cover most of the beach front, in a pretty much uninterrupted row from one end of the beach to the other. Even so, it never feels over crowded. This said, the choice of places to stay, eat & drink on Agonda beach is becomming really good. You will find a wide range of accommodation, everything from basic backpacker places to very comfortable beach resort style places, and a good number of restaurants serving Goan, other Indian and European food. Agonda is not a spot for nightlife, quite the opposite actually. after 10pm the beach is quiet and the lights are off. Agonda is a very relaxed and silent place, perfect for a ‘get away from it all’ beach holiday or for families. If you need some more action, Palolem beach offer much more nightlife, and is only a short rickshaw ride away. There are many places to stay, eat & drink in Agonda, often the good places to stay will also be good places to eat & drink, and vice versa. Listed below are some of the more popular places.
(in no particular order)
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Other popular places
Getting there and away
Dabolim airport, the only airport in Goa, 65km’s, airport pick-up/drop-off is Rs 1000-1500.The nearest Train station, Canacona station, and the nearest Kadamba bus stand are both in Chaudi, 8 km’s away.
Getting around in Goa is easy. Goa is a small state with relatively short distances, transportation is easy to find and inexpensive. The area around Agonda offers beautiful lush landscapes and off the beaten track beaches, it’s well worth exploring. The following options are the most common.
-By taxi: read more about taxi in Goa here
-By bus: read more about buses in Goa here
-By scooter or motorbike: read more about renting a scooter or motorbike in Goa here
Places near Agonda
Agonda beach photos
See all the photos from Agonda beach and all other Goa photos, in the about goa Picasa album.