#3 of 9 Places to Visit in Gokarna
Distance (From Gokarna Bus Station): 0.8 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Mahabaleshwar Temple
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 800 meters from Gokarna Bus Station and 300 meters from Sri Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna Beach is also known as Main Beach and is also known as Indian Beach. Gokarna Beach is the closest beach to Gokarna town.
It is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Gokarna. This beach is mainly used by Indian pilgrims because it is located right behind the Mahabaleshwar Temple. As per the religious customs, pilgrims usually visit the temple after a dip in the waters of this beach (not mandatory though).
It is a long open beach and also known for surfing. Tourists can enjoy the view of the rocky mountains on one side and Arabian Sea on the other, while reaching Gokarna Beach. The Gangavalli river meets the sea near the beach. This part of the Arabian Sea is little aggressive and swimming here is not recommended.
The beach may not look very pretty due to a lot of litter, but this beach is famous for sunset. This beach has few restaurants and shacks, tourists can get food and beverages. Tourists can also walk to the top of hill towards southern side of the beach that provides panoramic view of the beach and Gokarna Town.
There is a Lord Rama temple called Ramateertha on the hill towards northern side of the beach which is a wonderful place to visit.