Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach, Sunset

Morjim beach is by far one of the most relaxing beaches in Goa and with little mpore than three lonely cafes and a few beach huts it is easy to see why. As an added bonus the beach is kept clear of people trying to sell things and excessive building because of the famous Olive Ridley turtles who choose this beach as there nesting ground.

There are about three cafes and then a huge expanse of untamed coast - if you're lucky you can walk for half an hour without seeing another soul. You'll need scooters or a car to get to the beach as it's quite out of the way.

What to do

Morjim Beach, olove ridly turtles

As I mentioned before, witnessing the Olive Ridley turtles and their hatchlings at the beach is a truly amazing and unforgettable experience. The southern end that has soft white sands of the beach known as Temb acts as a nesting ground for the Olive Ridley turtles that come here to lay their eggs.

Unfortunatly this event does not occur that frequently and the timing is very difficult to predict.Be warned though, the beach is protected which menas touching the eggs or hatchlings is a criminal offense.

Morjim beach is also home to a lot of net pullers who make their living from the fish which after they have caught it, leave it to dry and sell it as fertilizer.

View of Morjim Beach

Getting there and away

If you're coming from the Anjuna area (one of the closest beaches), head for Siolim, take the bridge across the river, then head for the coast.

The best thing to do with htis beach is first m ake your way to one fo the bigger beaches where you can get aclimatised and then hire some scooters or a car or something. Anjuna would be best for this.

There is a very frequent bus (every hour) that can take one from either Mapusa or Panaji (32km away) for very little cost.

Dabolim, the main airport is Goa is 55 km away so from here it would be best to get a taxi to the Pernum Railway station which is about 20 km away, then a another taxi.


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Sunset at Morjim Beach

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