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.
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.