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Half Moon Beach, Gokarna

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#4 of 20 in Beaches in Uttara Kannada District
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Nestled in a small, crescent-shaped bay, Half Moon Beach attracts mostly travelers looking to escape civilization and enjoy the serenity of unspoiled nature. To reach the beach, you have to hike from the neighboring Om beach, since this secluded strip of sparkling sand and black rocks is inaccessible from the road. The lush jungle in the background and the infinite ocean in front of you will make you feel like the last person left on earth. The cliff that separates the two beaches offers sprawling views over the Arabian Sea. To visit Half Moon Beach and other attractions in Gokarna, use our Gokarna travel route planner.
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  • This is one of the places of Gokarna that I personally loved. By ferry, it took us around 35 minutes to reach Half moon beach. The beach is really clean and is less populated so you get to have your.....  more
    This is one of the places of Gokarna that I personally loved. By ferry, it took us around 35 minutes to reach Half moon beach. The beach is really clean and is less populated so you get to have your.....  more »
  • This is one among the 2 beaches of Gokarna where you can reach through Trekking or a ferry.. We initially took the trekking path.. Started our trek from Belekan beach, moved to Paradise and then... 
    This is one among the 2 beaches of Gokarna where you can reach through Trekking or a ferry.. We initially took the trekking path.. Started our trek from Belekan beach, moved to Paradise and then...  more »
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  • By far one of the best beaches I had been to during my stay at Gokarna with clean shore and water. This is an off-beat beach which requires 10-15 mins of hiking to reach and is not frequented by tourists. When I had been there, I (along with my friends) were the only people on the beach. There is one café at the beach which serves basic snacks and drinks where you can relax and look at the beach. However, this beach is not easily accessible if you do not have a two-wheeler.
  • This is a beautiful beach, you can reach here either by trek or ferry ride. I won't suggest ferry ride since it costs 300-500 per head. I suggest to have trek. Away from the civilizations and into the arms of nature. The trek is pretty nice and have beautiful views along side. The beach is calm and peaceful. To reach halfmoon beach, one should walk towards the southern end of the Om beach and walk up a narrow trail that leads to Dolphin cafe. Just outside the cafe, there is a white sign board indicating the direction towards half moon beach.

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