Patnem Beach is an unspoilt holiday destinations located south of Palolem. For most of the tourists it is a charming alternative to Palolem Beach, South Goa’s beach side heaven. Patnem Beach is well-known to be the quietest beaches in South Goa with vast stretches of sand. The fresh, cool air and the sound of crashing waves will transport you into another world, and make you forget all your worries. The beach shacks are a perfect place to laze all day long whilst sipping beer and relishing the gourmet food. Patnem Beach is a solitude destination that is yet not too far from all the entertainment and action Goa signifies.
Location : State/District
Patnem Beach is situated in the Indian state of Goa in the district of South Goa. The latitude of Patnem Beach is 14.9968⁰ N and the longitude of the place is 74.0335⁰ E.
Patnem Beach is one of the stunning and frequented beach destinations in Goa.
Patnem Beach is a preferred holiday destination for tourists looking for serenity and peace. The livelier atmosphere of the place makes it a perfect beach destination for holidaying with families and close friends. The water sports facilities attract adventure lovers to this place. Nightlife here is also fun and is a chosen destination for party animals. Patnem Beach has activities for all kinds of traveller’s right there at the beach.
The climatic conditions in Patnem Beach remain warm all through the year. The maximum temperature recorded is never more than 33⁰C during daytime and the minimum temperature at night never falls beyond 20⁰. However some night can be slightly chilling during the winters. Patnem Beach experiences moderate rainfall during the monsoons and due to the rains the beach gives a deserted look. The best time to visit Patnem Beach is from late October to March. Light cotton clothes are only required during these months.
Travelling to Patnem Beach is hassle free for Indian citizens. There are some rules and regulations for foreign tourists. They must apply for visa permission from the Indian government and their passports must also remain valid for up to six months from their date of visa sanction.
Patnem Beach is buzzing of activities all day long. Swimming in the sea is ideal here as the undercurrent tow is never really high. Tourists love lazing around here on the hammocks while basking in the view of the surroundings. There are some water sports activities also available here although you will find some more options at the Palolem Beach located at a distance of just 5 kms. Water skiing, parasailing, banana ride and jet skiing are the favourite water sports that can be enjoyed at Patnem Beach.
While you relax at the beach, do not miss out on the opportunity to spot some of the rarest species of birds. These birds can be perched at the tree top or can also be sighted at the shores. Bird Watching is a pleasure activity at Patnem Beach for avid bird lovers.
Watching the dolphins in the water is one-of-its-kind experience that can also be availed at Patnem Beach. There are bait tours that take you deep into the sea to witness these majestic mammals. It is rare but if you are lucky, some dolphins can surprise you by coming close to the shores.
At the farthermost point towards the northern side of the beach you will find some good eco-friendly healing centres. These places offer some very good wellness treatments that also include reiki and yoga. Visit these healing centres to rejuvenate your mind and body.
Patnem Beach is also known for its vibrant and colourful nightlife. Some of the beach shacks play live music that will lift your moods and spirits. The atmosphere of the place is such that even some tourists carry their instruments to play. Patnem Beach is lined with discotheques, puns and bars to provide a fun and frolic evening to their guests.
Patnem Beach is also a shopper’s delight. The beach side road has shops selling everything right from hippie clothes and bags to coral and silver jewellery.
Places to Visit
Palolem Beach is a one of the best beaches of South Goa that is located very close to Patnem Beach. Palolem Beach is the centre of activities and remains crowded with tourists in all seasons. The natural beauty of Palolem Beach makes it a worth visit destination.
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is a must visit destination from Patnem Beach for adventure and wildlife enthusiasts. The sanctuary is home to a range of wild animals and diversified flora and fauna.
Fernandes House is historical monument in Goa that was constructed around 500 years ago. It is a beautiful property that narrates the story of the Fernandes family in Goa. The place is now open for public viewing and the architecture is highly admired by tourists.
Rachol Seminary and Church is a beautiful church built in the year 1580. The place is surrounded by golden rice fields and a Muslim fort and finds its place in the first few seminaries on the state of Goa. The complex also includes a church in the honour of St. Ignatius Loyola, who was the founder of the Jesuit Order. This place is a good destination for God lovers and photo fanatics.
Rivona Buddhist Caves in South Goa is a close destination from Patnem Beach. The historic caves have a Buddhist origin and dates back to the 6th century. Rivona Buddhist Caves are carved out from a gigantic laterite rock hill and a must visit destination for adventure seekers and historians.
Food and Accommodation
Eating out at Patnem Beach is a delight for food lovers. The beach shacks offer the best and exotic sea foods that you would have not tasted elsewhere. Besides there are also restaurants lined up at Patnem beach that serve delectable Goan cuisine along with Italian, Chinese and other scrumptious International cuisines. Some of the favourite eating joints are Magic View, Home Beachfront Restaurant and Hotel, April 20, Raja’s Roost, Capital Organic Cafe and Hidden Gourmet Restaurant.
At Patnem Beach you will easily find accommodation as per your budget. The place does not have luxury accommodations but you will easily find nice bungalows, guest houses and beach huts. Some of the recommended beach huts and Resorts in Patnem Beach are Cuba, Hidden Gourmet, April 20, Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Salida Del Sol, Casa Fiesta, Hidden Gourmet and Secret garden. Hotels in Patnem Beach are steeply priced. Some of the recommended places to stay are Hotel Brisa Marina, Hotel Delmon, Hotel Fidalgo, Hotel Mondovi, The Crown Goa and Hotel Campal. The room rates in these hotels range from INR 2500 to INR 5000 for a night.
Safety and Security
None except for the beach safety rules that are applicable at all places.