#75 of 85 Places to Visit in Panjim
Distance (From Kadamba Bus Terminus): 27 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Morjim Village, Past Of Ashvem Beach
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Rental Bike
Travel Tips: 1. This place is usually visited from Ashvem Beach (4.3 kms).
2. Mandrem Beach (6.2 kms) can also be visited from this place.
3. Chapora Fort (11.8 kms) can also be visited from this place.
4. Arambol Beach(12 kms) can also be visited from this place.
5. Ravalnath Temple(7.2 kms ) can also be visited from this place.
At a distance of 27 km Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 54 km from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 15 km from Mapusa, Morjim Beach popularly known as the Turtle Beach is located in North Goa.
Morjim Beach is situated on the northern side of the Chapora River and south of Ashvem Beach. One can see the beautiful Morjim Beach from the Chapora fort. The part of the beach directly opposite the fort is usually deserted. A few palm and Casuarinas pines can be found on the beach.
In recent years, Morjim has earned the label as 'Little Russia' due to the concentration of Russian tourists visiting and residing in the beach town. Morjim Beach is a quiet and secluded beach unspoilt by tourism.
The Morjim Beach is most renowned for the Olive Ridley turtles that have their nesting ground here, which are an endangered species. The sight of the tiny hatchlings, turtles and crabs makes your experience at the beach an unforgettable one. However, touching the eggs or hatchlings is a punishable offense. During the nesting season from November to March, the beach is closed to the general public so that the turtles may not be disturbed.
Kite surfing is another activity popular at this beach because of its shallow depth. The Morjim Beach is also the spot in Goa where one can see a lot of net pullers who make their living from the fish they catch after they dry it and sell it as palm tree fertilizers. The beach is also recommended for viewing sea birds.
There are few beach shacks and restaurants found at the Morjim Beach that serve delicious meals and fresh fruit juices. Also for accommodation there are some private houses and small guest houses.