Morjim Beach, Goa
Morjim Beach’s sand is very soft. It is said that the name of the beach has been given after a goddess Morzai. It is said that goddess Morzai came here riding on a peacock. Some others believe that the local fishermen fished out the goddess from the sea. Morjim Beach is a part of village Morjim. The village has many beautiful bungalows, villas, and houses. Many species of birds can be seen here such as Cuckoo, kingfisher, bay-backed shrike, etc. Chapora fort is also the center of attraction for tourist. This fort is very near to the beach. It is said that some Bollywood movies are filmed here. From the top of the fort, you can enjoy the view of shore lying, river, and sea. Chapora River is famous for its cruising option. People offer their cruise on rent for one hour to overnight. The terrain of the Morjim beach consists of a palm tree, paddy fields, cottages, and many more features.
Comparatively, tourists visit less in number here so it is quieter compared to other beaches. The Morjim beach is also known for the conservation of endangered Olive ridley sea turtles. Many foreign tourists live here. Russians are found here large in numbers. Hence it is also known as “Little Russia.” The sea beach is flat, fordable and shallow which makes it comfortable for swimming. One can also enjoy sky surfing here. Some small shacks and night clubs are built here for visitors. Weather of this place is pleasant between November through February rather than summer. In the summer the climate becomes hot and humid. During the monsoon months, shacks are being closed.