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Monday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Wedesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
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When it comes to finding peace and beauty all in one place, beaches are always among the best options you can consider. They are relaxing, calming, soothing, and the blue sea beckons you to take a dip in its coolness.

Now, if the beach is as beautiful as the Gokarna Beach in Karnataka, you have all the more reason to take a break from your mundane life. If you want to go on a trip with your family members or a beach date with your partner, Gokarna beach offers you the perfect opportunity to create many pleasant memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Extended white sand, cool sea waves, and greenery all around the beach make it an even more attractive destination for tourists. Another reason for its popularity is the famed Mahabaleshwara Temple, close to Gokarna Beach.

Many people come to the beach to take a dip before visiting the temple, and others love to explore the beauty of the beach after worshipping Lord Shiva at the temple.

All about Gokarna Beach

Located in one of the popular tourist destinations of South India, the Gokarna Beach is among the most peaceful and attractive beaches in the country.

Although it gained popularity for being close to the Mahabaleshwara Temple, people have started loving it more because of its beauty and the peace they find here.

Moreover, one can enjoy the breathtaking view of green hills and the relaxing sound of the sea waves all around, making you feel good as heaven.

Apart from all the beauty and peace, there is a lot to do at Gokarna Beach. Visitors access many activities like surfing, jet-skiing, yoga, banana boat riding, trekking, etc. Hence, undoubtedly a trip to the Gokarna beach will always be full of fun and excitement. The beach is also situated near many more tourist attractions of Gokarna, including the Aghanashini River, Mirjan Fort, and a few beaches like Om beach.

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Location and Facilities at Gokarna Beach

At a distance of around 148 km from the Dabolim (Goa) airport, the Gokarna Beach is in the south direction of the Goa Border. It is located in the Uttara Kannada district (on the western coast of India) of the state of Karnataka.

As mentioned above, the airport in Dabolim is the nearest one, and after that, one can book a taxi, which will take around 3.5 to 4 hours to get to the beach.

Talking about the facilities available near Gokarna beach, you can find several cafes worth trying.

There are a few medical stores near the beach where you can find all the basic medicines and things required for first-aid treatment for medical emergencies.

While network connectivity is reasonable in Gokarna Beach, you may find it difficult to attend to calls or access the internet every now and then. In a way it is a good thing, as it allows you to explore the tranquillity of the beach to the fullest and enjoy yourself with your near and dear ones.

Best Time To Visit Gokarna Beach

Considering the proximity to the coast and the rising heat and humidity during summers, you must try and avoid a visit to Gokarna Beach during summer and monsoon season.

The best time to visit the beautiful Gokarna beach is anywhere between October and March. Most people visit the beach in February or March due to the Mahashivratri celebration in the Mahabaleshwara temple.

Planning a trip in April or May is not advisable as the temperature in South India is high during these months. Similarly, from June to August, there are high chances of heavy rainfall and hence visiting the beach is not advisable. With such climate conditions, you won’t be able to enjoy the beauty and activities at the Gokarna beach. Therefore, you can try and plan a visit between October and March only.

Activities To Do at Gokarna Beach

If you are planning to visit the Gokarna beach, keep in mind that you will hardly get time to sit idle as many activities and sports will attract your attention. Following are some of the activities to enjoy while relaxing on the Gokarna beach:

Surfing: Even if surfing seems a bit difficult to you initially, you must try at the Gokarna beach as it is one of the most popular things people do there. The sea waves are reasonably high, making it a pleasant experience for everyone visiting the beach.

Jet Skiing: For people who love adventure, Jet skiing is one of the best watersports to enjoy at the Gokarna beach. Hire a jet ski and enjoy moving around the blue sea.

Trekking: If you have come to the beach with your friends, what can be better than trekking mountains and enjoying a picnic at the peak? Carry your favourite snacks and make your trip memorable!

Banana Boat: If you are someone who wants to explore the beauty of the sea, a banana boat ride is all you need. You can enjoy the ride with up to ten people and create memories for a lifetime.

Snorkelling: It is an excellent opportunity for you to explore the first level creatures underwater.

Enjoy a bonfire with your gang: Relax and unwind at the end of the day with your friends around the bonfire with some music, dance, and games. It gives you an ideal way to enjoy with your friends or partner and stop for a moment under the twinkling stars above.

Places to visit near Gokarna Beach

A trip to Gokarna beach is incomplete without visiting a few key tourist spots of Gokarna. They are located in proximity with each other and have a wonderful aura around them. Following are some of the most popular places to visit near the Gokarna beach:

Mahabaleshwara Temple: Mahabaleshwara Temple is an old and well-known temple of Lord Shiva, situated very close to the Gokarna beach. It is one of the biggest reasons behind the popularity that Gokarna beach has gained today. Many pilgrims come to the beach before visiting the temple, to take a quick dip before offering their obeisance.

Mirjan Fort: Built in the early 17th century by the Pepper Queen of India, the Mirjan Fort is a popular historical place. It is also famous for its great architecture as it has high and strong walls that make the fort secure and beautiful. It is a perfect spot to click some excellent pictures and enjoy the most breathtaking view around.

Kumta Pass: Kumta Pass is another great attraction near Gokarna Beach, and you can enjoy a beautiful hike with your friends. It is rich in flora and fauna, with a wonderful hiking trail to leave you mesmerized.

Aghanashini River: Enjoy the beauty of the gorgeous and calm Aghanashini River near Mirjan Fort. It is one of the most attractive places near Gokarna beach, and has several waterfalls on its way, which enhances the beauty of the river even more.

How to reach Gokarna Beach

Gokarna is relatively well-connected with other parts of the country, with closer proximity to South Indian cities. Here are the ways to reach Gokarna beach:

Via Flight: If you plan to come to the Gokarna beach via flight, you must book your ticket to the Dabolim airport in Goa as it is the nearest airport to the beach. You can book a taxi from the airport, which will take around 3-4 hours as the beach is 148.5 km far from the airport.

Via Train: If you plan to travel via train, the nearest railway station to Gokarna beach is the Ankola station, which is about 22 km far from the beach. You can take a bus or a taxi from top car rental companies in Gokarna to reach the beach.

Via Road: You can enjoy a beautiful road trip from anywhere in the country. The lush coastal belt and the green escapades make the trip even more worthwhile. The average distance from-
- Bangalore to Gokarna Beach: 486 km
- Mumbai to Gokarna Beach: 690 km.
- Goa to Gokarna Beach: 134 km
- Chennai to Gokarna Beach: 839 km

A visit to Gokarna Beach is a must if you love spending your weekends at beautiful destinations far from your home. Even if you have visited several beaches in Goa, your experience at Gokarna Beach will leave you wanting to come back for more. The ethereal charm around the place and a few virgin spots in Gokarna make it an ideal place to enjoy a quick getaway.

Make the most of the time you have with your family and friends, or even as a solo traveller, by visiting the one of the most beautiful beaches of Karnataka, Gokarna Beach.

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