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Exploring Goa – XII – Candolim (Coco Beach)


Kartik Kannan continues exploring the scenic beauty of Candolim.


The creek is about 5 minutes drive from Fort Aguada on a motored vehicle and about half hour by walk from the fort. This tourist attraction also helps you plan boat trips around the Mandovi.


A map of the location of the Coco Beach is shown below.


The next point of call is the lovely little beach that opens out, behind the Kingfisher Villa on Condolim Beach. Take the trouble of spotting on the main road, the Kingfisher Villa, and you will find a small path, a kilometer long to the beach. The beach opens out to great vistas, with palm trees in the background, and lovely breeze hitting you as sit back on the sand to enjoy the Arabian sea.


On the beach(at least till 2012), you will comes across the deserted ship, that’s rusting and lying in the Arabian sea since 2000. The ‘M V River Princess’ was a huge oil tanker ship, that came here to rest once in troubled weather, and has stayed since then, much to the curious onlooker. There was a plan being made to break the ship, as 12 years of the ship, lying on the sea resulted in huge sand erosion on the beautiful Condolim Beach. A few locals feel that taking the ship off the sea, could create a false current in the sea with a depression, that may lead to drowning. It’s better to check with the authorities on the beach, if ever you to plan to head out for swimming at Condolim beach.


The Arabian that looks calm behind the ship, also roars when the monsoon hits Goa between June and September. It can be a quite a sight to do just have sea gazing in your Goan agenda.

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