Agonda is a very picturesque beach in South Goa, between Cola beach and Palolem, which is another popular beach in Goa. Agonda beach is 70.3 kilometers from Panaji and 39.2 kilometers from Margao via the NH 66. It is about an hour from Margao and one and a half hours from Vasco da Gama. Palolem beach is just 15 minutes away.
The Agonda beach remains isolated throughout the year, making it a good choice for those who want to escape the busy city lifestyle and everyday routine. The water is a bit choppy, but it’s perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. There are bars, restaurants, and shacks, but you can find a secluded spot easily. Palolem is a better place for partying, but Agonda is cheaper and hassle-free. There are relatively fewer tourists here, making it a more pristine and quieter beach. This is why it is sometimes called the “Silent Beach.” You will get a much less “touristic feel” here.
The winter season, between November and February is the best time to visit Agonda beach. It is more pleasant. It is not too crowded, even in the peak December season. There is very little tourist infrastructure in the monsoon. The beach shacks will be closed. Most of the restaurants, shops and pubs will also be closed.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Open and Closing Time
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Near By Attraction
Krishna Ayurveda Massage Centre
Hotels available near Agonda Beach
Distance between Madgaon Railway Station and Agonda Beach is 23.6 miles or 20.5 nautical miles
This is a clean, wide, picturesque, and very serene beach. TripAdvisor has rated it as Asia’s #1 beach for 2018. Enjoy its beauty. Spend a lazy day here, relaxing, getting a sunbath and a massage. Swimming, though, is not advisable. Visit the turtle center at the north end of the beach. In September, you can see the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles. See the unique rock formations at the south end of the beach.
The most famous beach in South Goa, Palolem is just 15 minutes away. Visit Palolem to see the beach and enjoy its nightlife. Palolem is a hot party destination. You can also visit Cola beach and see the lagoon there, and also the small but beautiful Butterfly beach.
Enroll for yoga classes at the Shiva Yoga Centre. Agonda is small enough for a lesson in spirituality. There are never too many people. No loud nightclubs. Learn from yoga gurus as you are surrounded by the calm waters of the sea.
Also called the Canacona Island or the Monkey Island because of the huge number of monkeys in this wooded island. It is closer to Palolem, but you can still visit from Agonda. You can easily walk to the island from Palolem in low tide. You can also cross the channel by swimming. Or you can take a ferry in high tide.