Try Kumta Beach -
I started at this beach. Glancing at the waves, I started walking in to the beach only to realize that I was surrounded by a colony of over a million crabs. I hail my woodland boots that I returned safely.
Om Beach, Nirvana Beach, Kudle Beach, God's own Beach, Heaven Beach, Mystery Cave Beach, Small Hell Beach, Half Moon beach
Best plan - Travel overnight on Friday.
Stay over a weekend. 2Days/1Night.
Get back by Monday morning.
To reach - Best option - Take a bus overnight.
Alternate - Western Ghat Railway.
Also - Easily accessible by Road
Trust Google Maps - 9/10
What to expect -
1. Clean and scanty beaches
2. Cheap accommodation and food
What not to expect -
1. Water sports
2. Historic monuments
Eat n Stay, Try -
1. Homemade Ice cream at Prema Restaurant at Gokarna Beach.
2. Namaste Cafe at Om Beach.
3. Zostel at Kudle Beach.
Getting any deeper into the sea; the waves are quite nasty here and there are no lifeguards.