Morjim Beach is undoubtedly one of the most tranquil beaches of North Goa and is located around 12 km away from Morjim through the Duler-Marna-Siolim Road. Located a little south of Aswem beach, it serves as a nesting habitat for Olive Ridley Turtles. This earns Morjim Beach another moniker, namely Turtle Beach. The nesting season for the Olive Ridley Turtles usually begins in September, although sometimes it can be as late as January, and lasts until March. Morjim is one of the three beach nesting sites on the Goan coastline, the other two being Agonda and Galgibaga in the South. Thus, this time of the year is a popular among tourists who wish to see the nesting.
However, as Olive Ridley Turtles are an endangered species, Morjim Beach is a protected area on which beach parties and shacks are banned. The ones that exist are further away from the sea and do not play overtly loud music.
The beach is also locally known as 'Little Russia' as a significant number of Russians visit the area and make it a point to stay here for more than a month. Consequently, the place is full of Russian signboards and shops that sell Russian cuisine.
The protected nature of Morjim Beach is one of primary factors responsible for its untouched beauty. Vast vistas of sand stretch endlessly and the whole beachfront is pristine and beautiful. However, that is not to say that Morjim lacks the fun aspect in any way! There are a number of restaurants and shacks offering quality cuisine and the promise of good time. You can easily go for a quick dip in the sea, experience a day by the beach sipping chilled beer, and even indulge in some shopping on the beach street. Owing to the shallow depth, kite surfing makes for an exciting activity at the Morjim Beach. Some of the must-visit places in Morjim include Beach Street, Lazy Dog Cafe, La Plage, The Rice Mill, and many more such eateries that offer delicious cuisine and a memorable time.
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