Ghogha Beach - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Bhavnagar): 26 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: At Ghogha Town

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 26 km from Bhavnagar, Ghogha Beach is a stunning beach on the coast of Gulf of Kutch at Ghogha town in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. It is one of the popular beaches in Gujarat, and among the most visited tourist attractions in Bhavnagar.

With golden sands, restless water waves hitting the sand every now and then, Ghogha Beach offers spectacular views of the Arabian Sea. The coastline at Ghogha that stretches for about a km is highly popular with the local people who visit the spot with family and friends to laze off and relax in the sun as part of Bhavnagar tour. The low tides gently hitting the rocky shore, the mesmerizing sunrise, and captivating sunset will surely make you fall in love with the place.

Ghogha Beach is a great place for long walks. As this beach is not very developed from the viewpoint of commercial tourism, you won't find too many tourists hanging around the place. So, if you are looking for an offbeat destination where you will be able to unwind in complete isolation, Ghogha beach is the location you should be heading to. One can also visit Hazrat Pir Dargah and Barwada Masjid while in Ghogha. The ancient Barwada Masjid was built in 623 AD and is one of the oldest mosques in India. This mosque, therefore, predates all the other mosques in India whose mihrab faces Mecca. It also bears the oldest Arabic inscriptions in India
Besides, the beach is famous for Ghogha - Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service. The ferry service takes one and half hour to travel between Ghogha in the Saurashtra region and Dahej in Central Gujarat. If you want to travel on the ferry along with your vehicle, one has to reach around an hour before the departure time as it was crowded all the time. The ferry service will be able to carry up to 100 vehicles (cars, buses, and trucks) and 250 passengers between the two ports.

Beach Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM

Ferry Timings:

Ghogha to Dahej: 9 AM & 5 PM

Dahej to Ghogha: 12 PM & 8 PM

Ferry Cost: Rs. 200 per person for Economy Class, Rs. 350 per person for Executive Class, Rs. 500 per person for Business Class, Rs. 200 for Bikes & Rs. 100 for Cars