Morjim Beach

Morjim beach rests at the mouth of the Chapora river to the south, and the pristine Ashvem to the north. Morjim is a fairly quiet beach, with huts and shacks scattered along the sand at the south end, and setback amongst the tall casuarinas trees to the north. A large number of gulls flock around the river mouth, and in November, Olive Ridley turtles choose this beach as their nesting site. The beautiful beach is closed in September for the general public to avoid disturbances to the nesting site during the mating season. The protected marine turtles mean that late night lights and music are largely banned, and relaxation, wine and dine and occasional kite-surfing seem to be the order of the day.

From the south end of the beach, you can see the Chapora Fort sitting pretty on the hill top. The southern beach is more black sand than golden due to the river run-off. These days Morjim is popular with the Russian travelers and there is a good clubbing scene in the season. It has been named as ‘Little Russia’.

Things to do: Morjim is majorly low key, so head there for a lazy day at the beach. Grab a sunbed, a chilled beer and enjoy the warm weather and the gentle breeze of the sea. Grab some great seafood, international, local and Indian food at the beach shacks dotting the beach. Enjoy a walk in the white sands at this pristine beach.

Location: North Goa, 18 kilometers from Mapusa and 30 kilometers from Panjim. The closest railway station is Pernem.

Image Credits: Sagar Sonar

Author: Planet Goa Team
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