Polem Beach is the southernmost beach in Goa. It is the last beach in the Canacona district before hitting the coastal town of Karwar in Karnataka. This beach is about 700 metres long and is another very serene, uncrowded beach that does not receive much tourist traffic. The shore is lined with palm trees that makes the beach a very beautiful sight untouched by commercialisation and the like. Also seen are clusters of rocky islands in the horizon.
Places to Stay in Polem
Since this beach is not commercial like the rest, you are not going to find a shore dotted with restaurants and shacks. However, there still are a few that are definitely worth a visit. Here’s a few:
Kamaxi Hotel is a recommended stop at Polem. Run by an eccentric local, Laxaman Raikar, the food here is absolutely fresh and delicious. If you need a place to stay, though not spoilt for choice, Kamaxi has three very basic rooms for rent.
Coastal Jewel of Goa is another option at Polem. These beach huts are also basic but well-maintained. You might just be the only one staying at Polem but sometimes some solitude, especially on a beach like this, is much needed.
Things to do in Polem
There isn’t much to do in Polem at all. The two things you can enjoy thoroughly is swimming in the beautiful, clean and warm waters of this beach and sunbathing on what is possibly one of the most cleanest beaches in Goa.
How to Get to Polem
To get here, you can take a local bus right up to the Polem village, but from there you will have to walk for about 1.5 kms through rice fields to get to the beach. You can, of course, hire a taxi to take you right to the beach or if you aren’t bothered by sea sickness, take a 30 minute motor boat ride to Polem.
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