Galgibag and Talpona form another of South Goa’s beach gems – a broad stretch of barely touched sand framed by the Talpona River in the north and the Galgibag River to the south, all backed by swaying pines and palms. In terms of the number of people here, this is what Palolem was like 20 years ago! The only disruption to this peace is the construction of the new highway bypass, though it's far enough back from the beach to be ignored.
Near the southern end, 'Turtle Beach’ is where rare, long-lived olive ridley sea turtles come to nest on the beach between November and March. This is a protected area: a Forest Department information hut here should be staffed during nesting season.
Undertows and currents can be strong here, so although lifeguards are stationed at either end, swimming out of your depth is not recommended.