Get off the beaten track, head to the off-beaten track and enjoy the scenic beauty of beaches in Goa. One such quiet lonely, secluded, less crowded beach is Betalbatim in south Goa. This beach is close to Benaulim & Colva. Betalbatim has a few resorts & hotels to stay. The roads are empty to take a leisurely walk. However it doesn’t lack of tourists. People who like calm serene quietness head to this beach. Evenings witness marvelous sunsets. The flat sand beaches are a welcome sign to travellers. The cold coniferous trees add amazing scenic value to the sunset scene.
The beach is not crowded and is dotted by less number of shacks. This beach can view dolphins at the sea in large numbers. Local fishermen will offer you a ride on their boats for a closer look. It is a cool chilled out place unlike noisy north Goa beaches. Betalbatim is sprinkled with a few exquisite ancient bungalows for the architecturely inclined folks. If tired of the stillness & solitude one can take a long walk down the beach to Benaulim or further down to Colva. You do have a choice to drive down too.
Betalbatim also has a beautiful church built in early 20th century. This village is the local sports hub. If you are a photographer or an artist, this place will have your senses filled. Betalbatim is an ideal place for a romantic getaway or a trip of solitude. This is a lifeguard protected beach.
-Jagdeesh Laxman Singh
aka Jugie Singh
Text & Photography