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4 out of 11 attractions in Gokarna

Half Moon Beach

Another one of the four beautiful beaches of the beach town of Gokarna, this is quite a popular one. The name is derived from the fact that this beach is of the shape of a semi- circle or a half moon. The terrain here is smooth and is thus a perfect place for swimming and diving. You can either enjoy these water activities or simply laze along the beach by taking a stroll. Picnic is a common activity enjoyed here. There are no holiday resorts around this beach and the only eatery or restaurant on the beach side is the 'Shantie's'.
Husein Haveliwala
Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Half Moon beach is smaller than Om Beach, and is reached by walking over from Om Beach. Facilities are limited, there are a couple of small restaurants and a limited number of huts. We opted to take a boat available from Kudle beach.
Rahul Bandekar
Within 20 mins I was at Half Moon beach- which was more like a lagoon with huge rocks on the beach. The beach had only two shacks and few mud cottages behind with only a handful of tourists staying around. I explored the small village on this beach, met a guy from UK staying in one of the mud cottages for almost two months without any connectivity to the rest of the world. Tried to understand from a German lady what brings her to India where she has been spending half of the year from last 5 years. Got some meditation lessons from a Baba from Hampi who keeps visiting Gokarna for sharing & spreading his knowledge. Took a quick fish pedicure therapy in the lagoon of the Half Moon Beach, and then headed to the last of the beach on this trail- Paradise Beach. 
Susan Halfhide
This spot became our favourite, spending most of our time there, just reading , painting and well, snoozing. Prashant did discover hammocks and then he would always be found in one, but this was my special place.
Babu Reddy
We started our trek to Half Moon Beach. Trek is simple and it's hardly 1-2KM. You have to cross a cliff to reach Half Moon beach and through out the way you will hear the ocean waves and the cool breeze will make the trek more beautiful.But the scenery is too beautiful so we were walking very slowly clicking pics and taking breaks at every possible place.