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Morjim Beach, North Goa
The Morjim beach is famous as nesting place for the Olive Ridley Turtle. This is an endangered species of turtles and is provided the highest degree of protection by the Indian law. There was a time when the eggs of the turtles were poached by the local fisherman. The efforts of the local environmentalists and local villagers ahs made these same fisherman fiercely protective of the eggs.
Location of the Morjim Beach
The beach is located on north side of the mouth of the river Chapora. It is a very isolated beach in the village of Morjim in Pernem Taluka. It is a part of the Arabian sea and is surrounded by lush green hills typical of the Konkan Region.
Beauty of the Morjim beach
Morjim beach is a nature lovers delight. Apart from the Olive Ridley turtles a variety of birds like Sand Plover, Bay-backed Shrike, Quill, Turnstones, Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Sandpipers, Gulls, Brown-headed, Black-headed and Slender-billed Gulls along with Crested Terns, Sea Eagle, Osprey can be seen. Dolphin sighting trips are offered by local Fisherman of Morjim. If one takes a view of the beach from the famous Chapora Fort he will see vast stretch of silvery sand and green palms in the surroundings.
The transparent water is a swimmers delight and the water is also peaceful. Such is the versatility of the beach, many tourist, especially Russians have made the beach a permanent holiday destination. Russian language is commonly spoken in Morjim and most of the shacks offer a wide variety of Russian cuisine