Ashwem Beach – Goa
Renowned for being a nesting spot of the Olive Ridley Turtle is a picturesque beach in Goa called Ashwem Beach. This beautiful beach is located in Panjim, the capital of Goa. It is an isolated beach that is situated to the south of the Arambol Beach. It is renowned for its picturesque beauty and pristine environment. In addition, there are few shacks and restaurants located at this beach that provide for scrumptious Goan seafood and other cuisines.
How to Reach Ashwem Beach?
Ashwem Beach Map
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Karmali at a distance of 34 km. The Karmali Railway Station is well connected to cities such as Ernakulum, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad and Bengaluru.
- By Road:
If you intend to drive to Ashwem Beach then the ideal starting point will be from Mapusa. There are two routes available from Mapusa and they are as follows
- Via Duler-Siolim Road:
This route includes Duler-Marna-Siolim, Pernem-Agarwada-Morjim and finally the beach.
2. Via Duler-Sodiem-Siolim:
This route includes BalakrishnaGokhaleMarg, Mapusa-Duler-Camurlin Road, Sodiem-Siolim-Pernem, Agarwada-Morjim, and finally the beach.
- By air:
The closest airport located to this beach is in Dabolim. The Dabolim Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as international destination.
Climate and the best time to visit Ashwem Beach
The best climate to visit this scenic beach is during the winter months which begins in December and ends in February when it is “pleasant” with temperature ranging from about 28 degree Celsius to a minimum of 21 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September is heavy. The summer which begins in March and ends in May is “hot and humid” with the temperature ranging to about a maximum of 35 degree Celsius.
Things to do at Ashwem Beach
Since this beach is located in a secluded spot there are not many things/activities to do apart from some restaurants/ shacks which provide for a wide range of cuisines that include typical Goan seafood, Italian, continental etc. In addition, this beach is also popular for being a nesting spot for the Olive Ridley Turtle species.
Also Read: Few Essential Facts about Goa Beaches