Grandmothers Hole Beach In Goa
The beach is clean and for the most part of the year does not have many visitors. A small temple that of Shree Durgamata Shiv is located along the way down to the beach. Grandmother’s Hole Beach Goa is situated on the cliffs above the beach is the Japanese garden that does not live up to its east Asian name at all. With roses being the most common plant here, contrastingly the garden looks to be a typical well-kept garden in India. The cliffs surrounding the Grandmothers Hole Beach in Goa once had the walls of the Marmagao fort along its edges. The entrance to the beach is next to the Japanese garden. A flight of steps leads down to the beach along a winding path that goes through a stone arch at the base of the cliffs.
Along the path down to the beach, a small path branches off to the right and leads to the temple. At the base of the cliffs, one can find some huts in which some migrant workers live. It is a secret worth sharing!! To get to this beach, one can pass through a hole in the fort wall ruins and catch a breathtaking and windblown amazing view of the picturesque beach. The hole from where one can enter is a gap in the Fortaleza Santa Catarina Fort walls to access the beach.
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Things to do at Grandmothers Hole Beach
As the beach is one that not many tourists know of the beach is deserted most of the time. Nevertheless, the beach is still a perfect picnic spot. You can enjoy the beauty and peace of this beautiful beach almost all to your self.
You can go fishing on the rocks of the beach once the scorching noontime passes. Also, the nearby temple of Shree Durgamata Shiv can be visited and of course the Grandmothers Hole cave nearby is a must-visit place. Carry your own food and drinks as there is not much one can find to eat or drink at the beach.
How to Reach Grandmothers Hole Beach
Grandmother’s Hole Beach lies 3 km. away from the city of Vasco near the Marmagoa Port Trust housing colony at the Vasco Sada Headland area. The beach can be reached by local buses which ply from Vasco to the area at regular intervals. Located close to the beach in the coastal defense battery of the Indian Navy.
History of Grandmothers Hole Beach
The name, Grandmothers Hole Beach derives from folklore that a grandmother used to sit at this hole waiting for her sons to come back from the sea. This tiny strip of sand is the prettiest beach in Goa, devoid and untouched by shacks. There are no shacks, hotels or restaurants close to the beach. Just a lone guy selling tender coconuts to visitors visiting the garden.
Places to visit near Grandmothers Hole Beach
Japanese Garden, Hansa Beach, Hollant Beach, Betul Beach, and Canaguinim Beach.