Galgibag Talpona and Rajbag
Galgibag Talpona and Rajbag beaches are found just out side of the town Chaudi. Follow the Chaudi road along from Rajbag, and look out for the sign through to Talpona. The journey is a pleasant scooter ride along a decent road that passes though a few small villages. The ride takes around 30 minutes and some of the views are breathtaking overlooking the bay as you enter to Talpona.
With only a couple of beach shacks and a hotel, this South Goa destination is very quiet, and not touched by the evil commercialisation of some of the larger resorts. The crescent shaped beach is quite long and has local fishing boats moored there through the day. You will not find beach bars pumping out old classics but peace and quiet at the top of the agenda. Remember to bring your own towels and sunscreen and enjoy it’s serenity.
Follow the road from Talpona and you will pass through Galgibag along the beach road.If you’re feeling adventurous you can follow this road though to Poinguinim village. You can stock up on more water and follow the highway down through to Polem beach, which is situated just before the state border of Karnataka. If you continue along this road it will bring you to Karwar and the Kali river crossing.
Talpona beach is around 40 minutes from Patnem and Palolem and is best accessed by scooter. You can source one locally for 250-300 rupees or less if you hire one for a few days. Being mobile you will be able to visit some other local attractions like Agonda, Cola Beach and Cabo de Rama Fort. These are all within a 30-40 minute drive from Palolem and Patnem and well worth visiting.