Looking for the perfect sunset treat for your upcoming vacation? Well, EscapeLimits has the answer right here for you! Gokarna, a more "chilled-out" version of Goa, has the same beauty as Goa but without the same level of activity. Keep reading ahead on how the Gokarna Beaches are the ideal treat when it comes to enjoying a sunset treat, especially for those who don't require the strain of a schedule.
The top 5 beaches which are a must visit in Gokarna are as follows-
- Gokarna Main Beach
- Kudle Beach
- Om Beach
- Half Moon Beach
- Honey Beach
- Gokarna Main Beach
The Gokarna Beach, which is close to the Mahabaleshwara Temple, is also recognised as the location where pilgrims arrive first to have a dip before visiting the temple. From here, you can also travel to the other beaches in the area, including Half Moon Beach, Paradise Beach, Om Beach, and Kudle Beach. It is also one of the longest beaches in Gokarna. Recently, it has gained fame thanks to its surfing sites and scenic treks. Some of the most breathtaking views of the ocean and the nearby hillocks can be found at this beach.
The road leading to Sri Mahabaleshwara Swamy Temple or its entry point can be used to access the Gokarna Main Beach. A road leading up to the beach will be on your right once you turn right at the end of the road. The Gokarna Bus Station and the temple are both within walking distance of it. You can, however, take an auto from the bus terminal to the end of the road if you have a lot of stuff and don't mind paying a little money.
Things to do at here at the Gokarna Main Beach include eating at one of the Main Beach's many eateries or shacks, staying at a tent or one of the beachside shacks, observing the sunset from one of the cafes, visiting the Cocopelli Surf School and taking a basic surfing course, relaxing yoga sessions or something energetic such as beach games like volleyball.
- Kudle Beach
One of the best beaches in Gokarna for swimming is Kudle Beach, which is located south of the town's main beach. Kudle Beach has some enjoyable and calm surf. However, occasionally, the waves do continue to heighten, so exercise caution. Due to its location sandwiched between two lush hilltops that form a swimming pool, Kudle Beach is a pleasant place to go swimming. Given its wide width, it is also enjoyable to simply laze around on the beach and enjoy the sunshine. The number of cafes and shacks on Kudle Beach's backside is arguably the highest you'll find on any beach.
Both ends of Kudle Beach have roads that go to it. On both ends, there is plenty of parking space, at least for two-wheelers. One must descend further to the beach from these ends by way of steps. On the northern side, two roads travel to Kudle Beach, while on the southern side, a third route connects Kudle Beach and Om Beach. If you're staying far from Paradise Beach or any other beach, you can take a ferry to get to Kudle Beach. The boats to and from Kudle Beach run quite occasionally, though.
Comparatively speaking to other beaches, spend the most time swimming here. However, always be watchful and check the tide and water conditions! You could also consider the shacks on Kudle Beach as a place to stay. Towels, balls, and Frisbees can be purchased at the store on the southwest corner of the beach.Other things to do include reading a book while enjoying the warmth of the beach or simply relaxing and sunbathing! On the beach, you may also build sand castles or choose to spend an evening at the Kudle Beach Flea Market! They sell a variety of unique items, including locally produced or handmade jewellery and spices from different nations.
- Om Beach
The most well-known beach in Gokarna is Om Beach. Its name derives from the coastline's half-om form, which resembles the number three. Om Beach is a haven for water activities and has two nearby semi-circular shores. These semi-circles are also surrounded by enormous rocks, which add to their picturesqueness.
Om Beach is accessible via road, ocean, and trekking! The northern entrance to Om Beach is reached through a road. From Kudle Beach, you can immediately travel here. The ferries frequently travel to and from Om Beach. But from Kudle Beach in the north and Half Moon Beach in the south, trekking is the ideal method to get to Om Beach! The vistas are breathtaking, and the track is simple to follow. One of the vantage locations along the route will give you a complete glimpse of this Om-shaped Beach! Therefore,since you also get the experience of a trek, it is the finest method of getting to Om Beach!
There are water sports available at Om Beach, like kayaking, jet-skiing, banana boat rides, etc., but my personal favourite is kayaking, which I really recommend to everyone! Om Beach is a great place to stop for lunch while on your Gokarna Beach Trek because it has a few extremely popular cafés that you can check out. Beach games From the beach or the rocks, enjoy a stunning sunset! People adore Om Beach's breathtaking sunsets (our personal favourite sunset point is Labyrinth).
- Half -Moon Beach
Beaches are fantastic, but nothing beats a dense, verdant forest with a view of the endless Arabian Sea. You may enjoy a variety of activities at Half Moon Beach, including swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, camping, and more. One of the beaches in Gokarna is Half-moon, and you can reach there by taking a beautiful hike that departs from Gokarna Beach and traverses all five of the area's well-known beaches at once. The name of this beach refers to how it resembles a half-moon crescent shape.
Only a ferry or the Gokarna Beach Trek can take you to Half Moon Beach. Both Om Beach and Paradise Beach have a trail leading there. On this trail, the vistas before and after Half Moon Beach are the nicest along the entire trek. You can also get here via ferries from Om Beach, Paradise Beach, or any other beach, but the cost will be high and the frequency will be very infrequent. You can join the trek offered by our EscapeLimits family of trained leaders and satisfied customers if you choose to pick this as your way of getting to the beach!
Half Moon Beach is a fairly calm beach because there aren't many commercial activities here. It is ideal for relaxing, taking a nap, and enjoying some alone time because it is not particularly large either. Hours might be spent here just taking in the scenery and drinking your beverage! Since the climb from Paradise Beach to Half Moon Beach is the most difficult one on this route, it is also a wonderful place to get some rest before the Gokarna Beach Trek.
- Paradise Beach
Fondly known as the ‘Full-Moon Beach’ and approximately 150 metres long, Paradise Beach is a great place for camping and swimming. Rocks cover around 70% of the shore, creating some breathtaking vantage spots for photographs. It is a relatively little beach where swimming is enjoyable, and it was previously deserted. It used to be that only travellers and hippies slept here and relaxed on the beach, but now it's very popular! This is thanks to one of its main attractions, which is its Night Treks where you can witness the beautiful phenomenon of bioluminescence take place on the beach!
The only ways to get to Paradise Beach are by ferry or a hike. These beaches are connected by frequent boats, which frequently stop at Paradise Beach. But from either Half Moon Beach or Belekan Beach, hiking is the best method to get to Paradise Beach. For a small cost, you can park your car at one of the shacks on Belekan Beach and begin the Gokarna Beach Trek from there. You must hike from Half Moon Beach to Paradise Beach if you begin your journey from the Kudle Beach side. In any case, the views are worth every bit of effort despite the trail's ease and the trek's modest difficulty.The distance from the Gokarna Bus Main Stand is around 8 KM, 20 minutes boat ride from Om beach.
An excellent experience is night camping at Paradise Beach. Try to set up your tent here or at the nearby campsite.
There are just a few places in India where you may see phytoplankton bioluminescence, and Paradise Beach Gokarna is one among them. Kayaking has also recently started here. Plan your Gokarna trip and nighttime hike at Paradise Beach with EscapeLimits to have a truly unique experience!