The Bogmalo Beach, a small and sandy stretch, is surrounded by three hills, lush with greenery. Unlike other beaches in Goa, this attractive beach is clean and less crowded. The Bogmalo Beach Resort is huge and dominates the beach.
Bogmalo is broad, flat and open beach that lie close to the port city of Vasco. It is ideal for picnickers.
Though popular, it is less heavily frequented among the prominent beaches of Goa, the beach is ideal for picnickers Bogmalo Beach.
Also, known as the fishing village, Bogmalo is beautified with a tiny-whitewashed Chapel and clusters of beach shacks scattered under the coconut palms Bogmalo Beach Goa.
How to get there
The beach is 4km from Dabolim Airport, and 10km southeast of Vasco, rather close to the airport. The crowded bus services between Bogmalo and Vasco da Gama are an option, if you don't mind crowds. Taxis are also available.
By Air: Dabolim Airport, located 4 km away is the nearest airport to Bogmalo beach. Pre-paid taxis are available on the premises, which aids visitors reach the beach destination.
By Rail: Vasco is just 10 km from Bogmalo and so do the Vasco Station. Another option is to collect train information operating t and from Madgaon Station, situated 27 km away.
By Road:Goa Transport and private buses departing from Panaji helps tourist explore the beach side in short span of time.
Best time to visit:
An ideal time to visit Bogmalo beach is anytime between November to March.
What to experience
If you are through with your share of sun and sand, you can venture out to enjoy the surroundings. You can go for fishing, trekking or indulge in water sports. You can also pamper and recharge yourself at the nearby Ayurvedic Centre.
Sao Jacinto Island is a beautiful, small island with old houses and a lovely chapel. It is in the Mormugao Bay, 5km from Bogmalo, off the Panaji-Vasco Highway.
Remains of a wrecked ship lie off Grande Island, which is the main site for diving.
Issorcim is a small beach less than 2km from Bogmalo beach. For anglers, it's an ideal place, being almost deserted, except for a few villagers. To reach here, you have to take a left turn from the road which forks 1.5km before you reach Bogmalo.
Healing touch: Just across the Bogmalo is an Ayurvedic Centre, Sree Sankara Ayurvedic Centre. It is a worth visit.
You can indulge in windsurfing, diving and jet skiing. This place is the venue for two Enterprise class sailing championships significantly; Bogmalo beach is one of the few places in the country where you can learn scuba diving from a PADI-approved diving school. Trekking from Bogmalo to Hollant is a good option as one gets a memorable view of the Mormugao coast.
The world famous Goa Diving Institute is the pride of Bogmalo.
It offers casual diving as well as open water courses, which aids trainees to try out the certified adventure any where in the world.
Diving is organized at half a dozen sites around Grande Island, including a 20th century shipwreck.
Bogmalo Beach is safe for swimming. But you should not swim further than waist-deep water except where there are lifeguards.
There are a few beach shacks, which have seafood and Continental dishes on their menu. More expensive options are also available.
Special sea foods like tiger prawns, lobsters etc are spread out in the dining court of Full Moon Kneipe.
Situated outside Bogmalo Beach Resort and D'Mello's at Coconut Creek Resort.
They also offers Goan, Italian and English food at cheap rate. Other likely eating joints are Jaipur Palace and Captain's Cabin Bar at Raj Resort.
There are a few decent options to stay in Bogmalo but most of them have been given over to charter companies to host their clients.As this is primarily a package tour destination, walk in accommodation is very limited and best booked ahead. There are few luxurious option present over here, overlooking the beach. Bogmalo Beach Resort, Coconut Creek Resort and Raj Resorts are such place of stay. Bogmalo's other mid range guest houses like Joet's Guest House, Sarita Guest House are much more offers comfort for short stay purposes.
Near By Attractions
See on Bogmalo Beach
Bogmalo is provided with lifeguard and safe for swimming Bogmalo Beach Goa.
It offers a comprehensive water sports experience, which can be compared with the activities in other famous beaches in Goa.
This beach is one of the popular fishing site in Goa. Visitors may not find any place of accommodation but their day trip
May offer sitting space and eating joints at Copacabana Bar and Restaurant, located at the end of the road to Hollant Goa Bogmalo Beach Tour.
The beach is treasured with coral plates, which are found no where exxcept in Grande Island Goa Bogmalo Beach Tour.
Apart form observing the school of fishes and colorful coral reefs, visitors can go on a trek from Bogmalo to Hollant and feast their eyes with the superb view of the Mobor Coast.
Sao Jacinto Island
This tiny island treasures some beautiful old houses and a picturesque chapel Goa Bogmalo Beach Tour.
It pave the path to a lookout point that dates back to Kadamba period lighthouse.
The island has a village which shimmers with having ancient spring, used by villagers for their household purposes.
The islet of Chicalim is situated further up the road towards Vasco from San Jacinto Island.
It is locally called as San Antonio and is believe to carry the juicy clams from the shallow waters.
At low tide, thousands of Goanese visit the place to collect 'teesria'(clams), which are used in preparing the delectable coconut milk curry.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.