The beautiful Patnem beach is clean and quieter than many of the famous beaches in North Goa. With its soft sands, palm trees and beach shack restaurants this is the perfect place to take it easy. Less crowded and more laid-back than neighbouring Palolem beach, the biggest decisions you’ll have to make at Pantem are whether to go for a cooling paddle or which shack to order a drink from.
The water here is blue and beautiful but it is not as sheltered as other beaches nearby. It is often fine to swim in, and there is a lifeguard, however there can be strong waves and currents.
If you want to stay on the beach there are beach huts with sit outs and comfortable beds with mosquito netting. There are also plenty of restaurants on the beach and nearby offering local cuisine, and the seafood is delicious. There are many vegetarian and vegan options
Patnem is one of the quietest beaches in Goa, and it offers relaxation and rest. A perfect way to do so is to take one of the yoga classes or meditate on offer. If you are feeling slightly more energetic you can take a boat trip to see the dolphins playing in the waters just off the coast.
In the village behind is a small market where you can shop at the souvenir stalls, and this is a fun way to experience the local culture. You can also visit nearby areas and beaches by renting a scooter or a bike. But by far the most popular activity at Patnem beach is just chilling.
If you are looking for somewhere to just sink your toes in the soft sand and relax, this is the place to do it.
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