Last Updated on September 20, 2023 by Augustin Fernandes
Morjim beach is one of the most talked-about beaches in Goa. This beautiful, heaven of a beach is situated on the Chapora River estuary in the northern river bank.
Morjim beach unlike the other crowded beaches of North of Goa is a much quieter and more peaceful sort of place.
This beach stretches around 3 kilometers wide and is just next to Ashvem beach, another popular beach lying in the North of Goa.
About Morjim Beach
Morjim beach is also famous for being the nesting place for the Olive Ridley Turtle, (an endangered species of turtle).
Many Russian immigrants have settled down in Morjim, which is why it’s also called “Little Russia” in modern times.
The beach is part of the beautiful, quaint Morjim village and has a unique charm to it, surrounded by palm trees, ponds, and forests, which together contribute to making Morjim one of the most authentic Goan beaches.
Things to do at Morjim Beach
Morjim beach, much like its neighboring beach, Ashvem, is made of soft sand, and shallow sea.
1. Relax and Paddle in the Water
The sea adjoining the beach is very comfortable and pleasant for swimming, especially for those who just want to relax and paddle in the water.
2. Olive Ridley sea turtles
The beach ensures that there is sufficient space at the southern end of the beach, close to the Chapora river for the Olive Ridley sea turtles to wander about freely without being disturbed. Tourists are allowed to enjoy these beautiful creatures, without disrupting their presence.
3. Kite Surfing
Kite surfing is another popular activity conducted on the beach by locals and tourists, however other activities like water sports, are not allowed on the beach due to the inhabitance of other water species.
4. Sunbathing on the Beach
Tourists can enjoy sunbathing on the beach, while watching the seagulls and dolphins in the distance, all enjoying the brilliant eco-system of mother earth together. You can also take a walk on the beach, read a book, or have a nap on the beds along the beach shore.
5. Morjim Beach Shacks: Delicious Cuisine
There are a number of shacks on the beach-side, offering some delicious cuisine of local food as well as other mouth-watering and appetizing meals.
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Places to visit and things to do around Morjim Beach
Around Morjim beach, there are a lot of wonderful places to visit and things you can do to make your stay at Morjim even more interesting.
1. Chapora Fort
One of the lovely things you need to know about Morjim beach is that, very close to Morjim beach, on the other side of the estuary of the River Chapora, lies the famous Chapora Fort.
This fort is not far from the beach and can be reached by foot. The fort is a very scenic place, and one can see a beautiful picture of Goa, on getting to the top of the fort.
2. Chapora River Cruise
Another thing one can do while discovering Morjim is, going on one of the cruises available on the Chapora River, known as the Chapora River cruise. The cruises are a wonderfully relaxing experience and one can choose from a number of options such as; the sunset cruise, the overnight cruise, and the daily one or two-hour cruises.
Morjim is also a place for animals, especially a variety of birds. While at Morjim beach, one can take some time to catch a glimpse of the unusually elegant birds around the area. The sea coast on the River Chapora is filled with these elegant creatures and is defiantly worth your time.
3. Churches and Temples
And lastly! Morjim like other villages in Goa is filled with older Portuguese churches and chapels as well as temples and other historic monuments all spread across this scenic location.
There is also a famous fish market selling fresh fish just next door in a village known as Siolim, for those of you interested in buying some fresh, tasty fish.
Restaurants in Morjim Goa
Morjim beach offers you a variety of different restaurants to choose from, all serving unique foods and cuisines.
Some of the cuisine available at these restaurants include; Italian, Spanish, Continental, Local, and Asian foods.
Some of the most popular restaurants at Morjim are as follows
- La Plage Morjim
- Jardin d’ulysse
- Divine Gypsies
- Hakuna Matata
- Marbela beach restaurant
Do try out some of these, as they will surely leave you fully satisfied!
Places to stay around Morjim Beach
Tourists who want to spend a holiday in Morjim, are all welcomed by the homely and friendly hotels, villas, shacks, and homes around the village of Morjim.
The beach area offers a lot of hotels and resorts at different prices.
Some of the top places to be staying at Morjim include; Sur La Mer Boutique Hotel, Morjim Club Beach Resort, Pirache Village, Rainbow Hotel, Montego Bay Beach Village, and Marbela Beach Resort.
You can book your hotel in advance and choose what fits you best.
How to get to Morjim Beach
By Air — The Dabolim international airport is 51 km and MOPA airport is 26 Km from Morjim Beach. Prepaid taxis are available at the airport counter.
By Rail — The Vasco da Gama railhead is 52 km from Morjim.
By Road — Panaji is 28 km from Morjim.
Morjim Beach is in North or South Goa?
Morjim beach is one of the most talked-about beaches in North Goa
Morjim beach is for people who want to relax and find the spirits again. It’s a place to rejuvenate amidst nature and animals and is meant for tourists who love to swim and enjoy the pleasure of the world.
It’s a place where one can be free from all distractions so that one can spend time with their families or loved ones to ignite the flame inside once more.