Morjim is a village situated in north Goa district on the bank of the Chapora River estuary. Surrounded by Arabian Sea and lush green hills. It is home to a variety of birds and to the Olive ridley sea turtle. Blessed with splendid scenic beauty, silver sand beach, beautiful Chapora river and fields surrounded by coconut trees and rich heritage is undoubtedly a “Tourist’s Paradise”. Morjim Beach also known as Turtle Beach because the Olive Ridley turtles come here every October to lay eggs comprises a picturesque portion of Goa’s 3kms- long shoreline in the North. A place where the sounds of waves is heard. Where the sand emits a youthful fragrance and the melodious rhapsody of birds fills the morning sky. A perfect holiday destination for a nature lover. Morjim is different from the crowded beaches of Goa. Place to relax your mind and soul. You can spot a variety of birds here like the 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 and many more. One can also go for Dolphin sighting with local fishermen.
The village of Morjim lies before the beach with a not much population. It consist of a collection of few houses with roof tiles. Landscape consists of coconut palms, cashew plantation, fields and colourful houses. Vithaldas vaddo, Temb vaddo, Vhoilo vaddo, Modhlo vaddo and Gavdey vaddo are few main areas. Agriculture and fishing was the main occupation of Morjim but with time tourism is blooming.
During the season time from September to end of March the beach is full with Beach shacks and parties all over. Among the tourist most of them are Russians followed by English, German, Kazakhstani, French and rest of the world. Whether you are looking for delightful cocktails in simple beach shacks, chic trendy lounges, dancing on trance till dawn under a starlit sky- Morjim has it all… with fabulous Shacks and Resorts to dine, Relax and Party all night. Staying here itself is a choice of luxury. Morjim offers selection of delightful resorts, stylish beach bars, spa, yoga centres, kite surfing and some mouth-watering Goan cuisine with Fish as speciality.
Morjim is a picturesque portion of Goa’s 103-square metre long shoreline in the North. The swish and rustle of the waters of the Arabian sea and the Chapora river bestow on it a bountiful catch of choice fish and coconuts as well as beautiful vistas. Hedged by hillocks, which chase the habitated plains and gently dissolve on the pristine beach, Morjim offers gorgeous viewpoints from sea-level upwards Morjim interests different people for different reasons. For sure, it’s a rural place shrouded in quaint customs and traditions like most Goan villages. It boasts about one of the loveliest beaches. Moreover, it’s the home of Goa’s traditional folk-dance ghoddemodni and maddachem godd (coconut jaggery).
Morjim beach is located to the south of Ashvem beach. It lies on on the northern side of the mouth of the Chopdem river. From the beach one can see the Chapora fort upon a hill on the other side of the Chopdem river. Morjim beach is situated at a distance of 18 kms. from Mapusa and 30 kms. from Panaji. The part of the beach directly opposite the fort is usually deserted. A few palm and Casuarina pines can be found on the beach.