Goa tourist drives on protected beach for nesting turtles [Video]

Tourists in Goa are notorious for doing bizarre things on the beaches. Driving on the beach is one of such things that many tourists regularly do on the beaches. In the past, we have told you about many incidents where tourists took their vehicles to the beaches and faced action from the authorities. In the latest incident, another tourist was spotted driving his vehicle at a protected beach.

The video by In Goa 24X7 is shot at the protected Morjim beach by another tourist. We can see in the video that a man is driving in an old 4X4 jeep on the beach. He is alone in the vehicle. He drives away from the spot in this 60-second video.

According to the information, this is the Morjim beach, which is a protected beach and turtles nest on this beach. We are not sure how the person with the jeep reached the beach and where he is headed.

Many tourists arrested in the past

Many tourists were arrested by the Goa police in the past for similar crimes. A tourist from Chennai was arrested by the Pernem police of Goa for driving a self-drive rented Maruti Suzuki Swift on the Morjim beach. While the beach was not too crowded, such an activity could have been endangering tourists.

Another tourist was arrested by the police after his Hyundai i20 got stuck on the beach. The cops arrested the man after the sea washed away the rented vehicle.

Driving on beaches is illegal

Goa tourist drives on protected beach for nesting turtles [Video]

The Goa government has banned any private vehicle from entering the beaches. The step came a few years ago after a number of tourists entered the beaches with private vehicles and got stuck. Other vehicles and resources had to be called to recover these vehicles. To ensure that these private vehicles do not put an unnecessary load on the resources, the government has banned the entry of vehicles to the beaches.

There have been instances where vehicles of ministers have got stuck on the beaches. It takes massive effort to recover such vehicles from the beaches as the rescue vehicle also faces challenges in the sand.

But what if you really want to take your vehicle to the beaches? Well, there are a few beaches in India that allow private vehicles to enter legally. There is a beach in Kerala, which allows vehicles to enter after an entry fee. Most of the beaches have soft sand that causes the vehicles to get stuck. However, Muzapillangad Beach in Kerala has hard sand that ensures that the cars do not get stuck.

Shantonil Nag

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