Galgibaga Beach, Goa

Also known as the turtle beach, Galgiibag is one of the beaches located in the southernmost part of South Goa. This empty stretch of beach with its silvery sands and clusters of coconut palms, is a calm and serene paradise and a poet’s delight. Being one of the major nesting sites for the endangered Olive Ridley turtles, Galgibag along with Agonda and Morjim, falls under the supervision of the state forest department. This is the reason why there is an absence of the shack culture or any permanent structure on the beach, which otherwise is a very common sight on the other beaches of Goa.

The northern part of the beach is entirely under the protected zone where the forest department runs a very successful turtle conservation program. If you happen to be here between December to February, you might find turtle nests with eggs, however it is strongly recommended that you not touch them. At other times, it is common to spot a lone turtle or two making its way up or back into the sea.

This beach is easily accessible via the NH-17, once you reach Chaudi (Canacona). Just take the exit for Galgibag beach (about 14 km away) and follow the narrow road for about 4-5 km till you reach the beach. There is a quicker access between the N-17 and the beach via a small bridge, but you will need the help of the locals to reach the beach.