Glittering tides and quiet times: Goa's amazing sea chronicles

Glittering tides and quiet times: Goa's amazing sea chronicles
Betalbatim Beach

How can one ever get tired of Goa? It’s a favoured destination for most travellers who visit India and even for those within the subcontinent. With its sprawling sandy beaches that play the perfect host for innumerable fun activities complemented with a lovely upbeat vibe that shines throughout, Goa becomes the capital of chill among tourists.

If you are looking for more reasons to love Goa though, they are available in plenty. Among its many famous beaches, there are some that glimmer in the night; Betalbatim Beach in the south of Goa is one such beach that makes for a curious case owing to its waters glowing in the dark. It’s also known as the Sunset Beach in Goa because one can get gorgeous views of both the sunrise and sunset here. The blue-ish sparkle seen in the waters at night is owing to the presence of bioluminescent algae that makes for a visual treat when the tides hit the shores. This phenomenon doesn’t last for a long time and the visitors can catch it if they are lucky. The Betalbatim Beach is a less crowded and relatively quiet beach, however, there have been quite a lot of people coming in to see this wonderful phenomenon.

In addition to this feature, there are other activities arranged on the Beach, like parasailing and other sea sports. Unlike a lot of other beaches in Goa, this beach is calm and pristine with its lovely white sand stretches and pine tree clusters. This beach is known to be home to a variety of birds and is also a good place for spotting dolphins.

Betalbatim Beach is 22 km away from Goa airport. Taking the current disastrous Covid situation into consideration, the authorities have banned entry to the beach. The government had also imposed a lockdown in the state, starting April 29 to May 3, 2021. The visitors were allowed to stay in their hotels during this time, but were restricted from stepping out. The hope that hangs around this lovely town of breezy beaches is for good times to return so that it could welcome back its happy and excited visitors.   

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