#2 of 9 Places to Visit in Gokarna
Distance (From Gokarna Bus Station): 6 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: There are two more beach near Om Beach called Half Moon Beach and Paradise Beach which can be visited by boat or walk (across hills on northern end).
At a distance of 6 km from Gokarna Bus Station, Om Beach is the most famous beach in Gokarna. Two semi-crescent shapes that join together resembling the Hindu religious symbol of Om. This beach got its name because of its shape.
Om Beach is further along the coast from Kudle Beach. It can be reached by auto, with a downhill walk from there. This beach is usually visited by several foreign tourists as well. The curve of the symbol forms a pool which can be a safe bathing area for even non-swimmers.
The beach is well maintained and there are commercial establishments like restaurants and resorts in close vicinity. In the rainy season there are very limited options for boarding and lodging. This beach currently does not have beach rules and is open to camping and bonfires on the beach.
Om Beach is the center for several water sport activities such as boating, surfing, water-skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides, which will surely spike your adrenaline to an altogether new level. Blessed with tropical weather, the area has plenty of palm trees dotting its coastline. Its azure waters are ideal for an exciting dolphin spotting trip.
This beach can be accessible by foot from the nearest road point which ends at a hillock near the beach. Visitors need to decent about 100 well laid steps to reach the beach from the road.
Several small and medium boats are available to take tourists to other beaches nearby - Half Moon Beach and Paradise Beach.