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Sunset Stories: Best sunset spots at Gokarna

The perfect mixology does exist after all! Gokarna, a temple town on the shore of the Arabian Sea in the Indian state of Karnataka, is now a popular destination for beach lovers. Whatever your purpose, whether it is escaping, retreating, or just spirituality, Gokarna gives you pristine beaches, mesmerizing sunsets, the vastness of the horizon, and a gigantic sea to enthrall all your senses, giving you the best extremes of two sides. 

There’s something majestic about sunsets; sometimes, it’s the orange glow fading out behind a silhouetted building and other times, it’s the magenta and purple blush across a beach or horizon. Essentially, a beautiful sunset means whatever you want it to. We’re all looking at the same sunset, but we all have our own experiences with them. Find out the best sunset spots at Gokarna to fill your heart. 

Gokarna Beach

Holy dips at Gokarna Beach, before you enter the abode of God at the Mahabaleshwar Temple, make it a heavenly beach. Close to the temple, this natural beach helps you regain the self and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. It’s not a hardcore leisure beach, but the outcome is far beyond. Although crowded, you can find space to feel the Arabian Sea waters’ freshness. Grab a space at the beach, and you will find light.

Kudle Beach

Situated between Gokarna and Om Beach, just 6 km from the town, Kudle Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Gokarna, away from the hustle and bustle of the pilgrim city. On the way, while passing through the hilltop, you get a breathtaking view of the sunset over Kudle Beach to regain the mind-body balance. The long sandy beach is relatively more vibrant compared to other beaches.

Om Beach

Renowned for the “Om” shape in Devanagari script, this beach is one of the most famous escapes for travelers seeking peace and tranquility. Just a 6 km leisure drive overlooking Gokarna city and the pristine Arabian Sea, this long sandy beach with rocky protrusions makes it perfect for spending time in a serene atmosphere with the mesmerizing sunset from hillocks or the boat ride with local fishermen.  

Paradise Beach

Located south of the Half Moon beach, this southernmost beach of Gokarna is one of the favorite beaches for leisure travelers looking for absolute isolation. The mesmerizing, unhindered view of the Arabian Sea, natural surroundings, and cool breeze will pamper all your senses. Relax on the beach and let your body get the perfect tan in the sub-tropical sun.

Belekan Beach

Belekan Beach is one of the most remote Gokarna Beaches. To reach here, you can take a boat ride from Gokarna Beach. Moreover, you can also spot dolphins from this beach if you get lucky. Located close to Moonlight Beach, Belekan Beach is one of Gokarna’s most tranquil spots for surreal sunsets. 

Half Moon Beach

This pristine, lush green beach gets its name from the half-moon shape of the landscape. Just a 20-minute walk from Om Beach and approximately 5 km from Gokarna, this serene beach is a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway and solitude seekers. Since it is less crowded, you will find the much-needed peace here. 

Nirvana Beach

The Nirvana Beach is one of the best beaches in Gokarna, and it feels like an unreal setting and something out of a fairy tale. It is one of Gokarna’s untouched, unexplored beaches with a long shoreline. You will not find a large crowd or many tourists on this beach, and you can relax and enjoy solace.


 It’s so important to build in time to recharge and celebrate the small things life offers. What better way to do that than with your feet in the sand and sunset on the horizon? Sunsets are beautiful, and so is Gokarna. As the Sun slowly sets over Gokarna’s horizon, everything at the beaches slows. You can choose to do anything or nothing at all.

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