Popular Activities in Morjim Beach - North Goa

About Morjim Beach

Situated next to Ashwem beach near the Chapora River, Morjim Beach in North Goa is truly a nature's wonder. There are many foreign tourists here. Most of them are from Russia, which is why Morjim beach is often referred to as “Little Russia”. This 3 km long, wide and beautiful beach begins where the River Chapora meets the Arabian Sea. and ends near ashwem beach

The beach is made of soft light sand. The sea is shallow, flat in some parts. This is what makes it a great place for swimming, Kite surfing is a popular activity on the beach, also other water sports activities like jet surfing, kayaking, wind sailing are provided here.

With less crowd and limited shacks, this beach is clean, nice, and a popular choice for many tourists. It is a good alternative for tourists seeking a quiet place to spend calm and peaceful moments with their loved ones. It is one of the best beaches in goa because of the neatness and calm atmosphere prevailing there.

The beach is a popular nesting site for Olive Ridley turtles and therefore also known as Turtle Beach in Goa. 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, few parts of 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.

  • water sport – different types of water sports activities like boat rides, water scooters, kayaking, dinghy sailing, and kite surfing are a part of morjim beach
  • kite surfing – morjim beach is famous for kitesurfing , here you can get training from professional kite surfers
  • The Beach – A fantastic beach if you prefer peace and solitude. There are fewer people at Morjim even at the peak tourist season, so you will have less noise, less activity all around you, and more privacy.
  • Olive Ridley Turtles – See these endangered turtles at the southern part of the beach as they swim up to lay their eggs.
  • Bird Watching – The sea coast and the adjoining Chapora River is heaven for bird lovers . There are many species to be seen here including kingfisher, cuckoo, sandpipers, bay-backed shrike, and sand plover, among others.
  • Chapora River Cruises – This will be a very relaxing and enjoyable trip, especially if you love nature. Also houseboat cruise are available,There are sunset cruises as well.
  • Chapora Fort – This is an old fort on the other side of the river, but is very close to the Morjim beach. For those who like Hindi movies, this is the “Dil Chahta Hai” fort, as a section of the movie was filmed here.
  • Siolim Fish Market – Very close to the beach, just after the bridge.one of the biggest fish markets in goa. In the market, you will find a lot of fish, if you are planning to cook during your Goa vacation.
  • Morjim is quieter and more peaceful beach in North Goa beaches. There are many foreigners here, mostly Russians.
  • It is close to the most popular beaches of North Goa – Baga, Cabdolim, Calangute, Anjuna.
  • Morjim is 28.2 kilometers from Panaji
  • There is water sport on the beach – boat rides, water scooters, kayaking, dinghy sailing, and kite surfing
  • The south end of the beach is a nesting ground of the turtles
  • There are beach parties and clubs, mostly at the northern side of the beach. There is a thriving nightlife here.
  • Chance to see dolphins on cruises on the Chapora River
  • By Air — The Dabolim international airport is 51 kms from Morjim. Taxis are available from the airport
  • By Rail — Vasco da Gama railhead is 52 kms from Morjim. And Thivim railway station is at 19 km from morjim.
  • By Road — Panaji is 28.2 kms from Morjim.mapusa is the closest city, buses and rental car and bike services are available to morjim from all over goa.

The best time to visit the Morjim beach is November to February The weather will be more pleasant, so you can spend more time on the beach. The beach shacks will be all open, and there will be parties. Water sports will be available, shops will be open.

The summer months are hot. The temperature ranges between 32° and 36°C. Evenings are pleasant, in monsoon there is a lot of rain. July and August are the wettest months. Expect high waves and choppy sea.

The winter will be much more pleasant. It will be a lot cooler,. The sun isn't too hot so you don’t have to worry about skin. And a nice and pleasant wind blows in from the sea.

There are a few party places but, due to the turtle protection there is a lot of restrictions on night activities at morjim beach, however you can always go to vagator, baga or calangute beaches for a night experience as these are located nearby.

It is surely for nature lovers, a lot for them from turtles to bird watching, also people seeking solitude, for couples looking for privacy, families and people wanting to do water sports. But it's not that popular among party freaks.