About Gokarna

Gokarna town is located in Karnataka India, and famous for its magnificent mountain scenery and turquoise waters of an incredible deep color! It seems that nature created it for one purpose - to make your vacation unforgettable!

Good for Relax

Paradise Beach

Belekan 0.9 km
Very good
8.6
Free entrance • Virgin beach • Exceptional beauty • Difficult access • Crowded in season • Mountain trail > 500m
0 Amenities index

Half Moon Beach

Belekan 1.5 km
Very good
8
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Picturesque • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise pure water
4 Amenities index
Good for Relax

Om Beach

Belekan 2.4 km
Good
7.9
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Crowded in season • Large low tide
6.1 Amenities index
Kids friendly

Gokarna Main Beach

Gokarna 0.5 km
Good
7.4
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise water • Crowded in season
7.8 Amenities index
Good for Relax

Gangekolla beach

Manjuguni 1.7 km
Good
7.4
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise water • Sand bottom
5.1 Amenities index
Good for Relax

Nirvana Beach

Hubbanageri 1.1 km
Good
7.3
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise water • Large low tide
5.1 Amenities index

Resting by the sea for each traveler is associated with different activities. Someone loves complete relaxation and silence, while others need activity. Our configurator will always help you choose a beach that meets your personal needs.

If a beach holiday for you is primarily the sound of the surf, the cries of seagulls over the pier and leisurely walks along the coast, then you are definitely a fan of calm beaches. The most popular beaches for such a holiday in the vicinity of Gokarna are Paradise Beach, Om Beach, Gokarna Main Beach.

The list of available beach activities is certainly important, but for many travelers it is not a determining factor when choosing a vacation spot. Below you will find some information about the natural features of the beaches of Gokarna, we hope that this information will help you find the place of your dreams.

The beaches of town are mainly wide. According to reviews of major beach experts and vacationers, most beaches have a high level of cleanliness. Sandy beaches dominate the rest!

Usually, the depth increases normally. If this is important to you, always use our filter to check for a particular beach.

2 out of 16 beaches in Gokarna are partially protected from waves. These protections can be natural or man-made structures. If you're visiting the area during unstable weather, we recommend carefully choosing a place to swim, as high waves may not always be safe. Our filter can help you find a suitable beach.

It's worth noting that 2 beaches in Gokarna have a significant tidal range. This means that the water can recede from the shore for a long distance and vice versa, causing unexpected situations for you or your belongings. Keep this in mind when planning your beach activities and be sure to check our filter for information on tidal ranges.

A not-so-pleasant feature of the beaches in Gokarna is the high density of boats, yachts, or other watercraft on some of them. There are about 6 such beaches, but this may vary depending on the season. If this is a concern for you, we recommend carefully checking the beaches of interest for this issue using our Boat filter.

Latest reviews on Gokarna's beaches

Paradise Beach
10 Zarina

This beach is an excellent choice for those seeking a solitary camping experience. From here, you can embark on a trek to explore other areas. It's a serene and tranquil location that offers stunning vistas. Parking is not an issue, as you can park near the beach for a nominal fee of 30 rs per day.

Half Moon Beach
10 Lena K.

The beach was absolutely pristine and felt like paradise. Our group spent well over an hour soaking up the sun and enjoying the serene atmosphere. It was pleasantly uncrowded, and we were delighted to find a variety of delicious food options and fun activities to partake in.

Om Beach
10 Ravi Desai

This beach is one of the stunning ones in this area. You have the option to admire the sunset while sitting on the rocks or at any of the shacks. If you choose a shack, it's recommended to go to the one farthest away. The view from up there is absolutely breathtaking. The food and drinks at this particular shack may not be the finest, but they are still acceptable. Taking a peaceful stroll along the beach is incredibly relaxing. Interestingly, the shape of this beach resembles the symbol 'OM' when viewed from above, which is how it got its name.

Gokarna Main Beach
8 Aruna Dasgupta

This is a serene location that offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of popular beaches like Goa. I personally visited this beach on my way back from Goa and was pleasantly surprised by the lack of crowds despite its size. There are several access points to the coastline and a handful of nearby restaurants to choose from. The beach itself is pristine and uncrowded, with plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploring. I highly recommend dedicating a day or two to fully experience all that this hidden gem has to offer. It's definitely worth a visit.

Nirvana Beach
8 Bhattacharjee Ronita

This serene and picturesque beach boasts a stunning view of the sun setting over the horizon. However, caution must be exercised as the tides tend to be high, making it potentially hazardous to venture too far out into the water. Nonetheless, the allure of the breathtaking sunset is not to be missed.

Honey Beach
10 Lena K.

This serene beach is a tranquil haven, almost hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the world. It's the perfect spot to catch a breathtaking sunset and bask in the warmth of the sun's rays.

The warmest month during the year in this area is April, with the air temperature rising up to 30.9°C and the water temperature up to 30.5°C. The coldest month is August, with the air temperature dropping down to 27.5°C and the water temperature down to 28.2°C. The temperature of the air and water allows for comfortable rest in the town all year round, which tourists and locals enjoy with pleasure and benefit.