Well. I've spent the last four years in Goa as part of college. But here I was in Bangalore for an internship with no good reason to go to another beach destination. But Gokarna is different. It's seas are calmer, waters are bluer, beaches are rockier, and vibes insanely casual. You can do beach trekking and beach bumming all in one place!
I didn't come with a plan. I had just booked my stay at Zostel Gokarna ( probably the best Zostel I've stayed at ) and my transport from bus. And that probably was a typical laidback Gokarna behaviour as well.