Morjim, located in Pernem, is the southernmost beach of the taluka. Interestingly, the beach is a natural choice for Olive Ridley turtles for breeding. The hatchlings can be spotted easily during the nesting season, which lasts from November to March. It is an unusual sight to see the tiny hatchlings make their way from their nests to the sea. Local authorities, however, want to avoid a stampede of tourists and visitors which could affect the turtles’ breeding.
Panaji is 30km away, The Pernem Railway Station is 20km away, and Dabolim is at a distance of 55km. Prepaid taxis can be taken from the airport and the station. Buses are few, and one needs to catch them based on their timings.
Seeing the Olive Ridley turtles and their hatchlings is an unforgettable experience. This happens only occasionally. However, touching the eggs or hatchlings is a punishable offense. A signboard in this regard has been put up on the beach
Food is not a problem as there are restaurants that serve good Continental food and desserts. Accommodation is not a problem as tents, beach houses, tree houses and log cabins are available.