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Hi there!

 

So there are a few ways you can make Half Moon Beach a part of your time in Gokarna.

 

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Half moon beach gokarna. how to get there. best beaches in Gokarna. best things to do in gokarna. south india travel blog

 

No matter what though, it will require a little bit of hiking!

Because there is no direct road access, you can expect less people than other kind of neighboring Gokarna beaches such as Kudle Beach and Om Beach. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll be all alone!

 

 

How to get to the hidden Half Moon Beach in Gokarna

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1. Getting to Half Moon Beach from the nearest road

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You can get dropped off by rickshaw at the start of the trail that leads to Half Moon Beach. To get back, it’ll be best to then hike to Om Beach. You probably won’t get a rickshaw very easily at the same spot you were dropped off unless you arrange it ahead of time.

 

 

2. Getting to Half Moon Beach from Om Beach

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You can also start off your day at Om Beach. You can get a rickshaw to here. And from Om Beach you can hike to Half Moon Beach. Then, you can go back the same way you came, making it an out-and-back hike.

 

 

 

Or, when you’re done with your time at Half Moon Beach…

Continuing the Gokarna Beach trek from Half Moon Beach

You can make it a 5 beach trek in Gokarna that includes Half Moon Beach!

  • Kudle Beach
  • Om Beach
  • Half Moon Beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Belekan Beach

If you only want to make it a short day though, a Gokarna Beach trek that includes Half Moon Beach would be perfect! I think going from Om Beach to Half Moon Beach (or the opposite direction) is the best part!

 

 

Download the mapsme app to help you get to Half Moon Beach! 

The free mapsme app can help you with figuring out the path for the Gokarna beach trek, no matter which section you want to do. You’ll want to download the North Karnataka map. It can also help in figuring out where to get dropped off by the rickshaw too.

 

How to get to Half moon beach gokarna. map. south india travel blog

How to get to Half moon beach gokarna. map. south india travel blog

How to get to Half moon beach gokarna. map. south india travel blog

How to get to Half moon beach gokarna. map. south india travel blog

 

 

 

Now…

Here’s a bit of what it can look like if you hike to Half Moon Beach from the nearest road!

When I was in Gokarna, I stayed at Zostel Gokarna. They offer group treks (for a fee, like 300 rupees) for a Gokarna beach trek. And I did the hike to Half Moon Beach from the nearest road with Zostel in June 2019. It started mid-afternoon with a rickshaw to the start of the trail, and then we hiked to Half Moon Beach. After spending some time hanging around Half Moon Beach, we hiked to Om Beach. It ended with a walk to a perfect sunset spot! 

But you can go to Half Moon Beach on your own too, without a tour.

 

 

Here are some pictures from the hike to Half Moon Beach!

From the road to Half Moon Beach might be a walk of around 30 minutes.

 

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how to get to Half Moon Beach by auto rickshaw to start of hiking trail. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

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Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

Hike to Half Moon Beach. Hiking trail through forest. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

 

And you’ve arrived at Half Moon Beach!!

 

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how to get to Half Moon Beach - how much time to hike. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

how to get to Half Moon Beach - how much time to hike. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

 

If you want to keep walking just a little bit in the area of Half Moon Beach, you might walk off towards the left as you’re facing the ocean for some exploration.

 

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things to do at Half Moon Beach. hike to paradise beach. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

things to do at Half Moon Beach. hike to paradise beach. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

things to do at Half Moon Beach. hike to paradise beach. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

things to do at Half Moon Beach. hike to paradise beach. Gokarna beach trek. south india travel blog

 

Or you can just hang out at Half Moon Beach!

 

Half moon beach gokarna. best beaches in Gokarna. best things to do in gokarna. south india travel blog

Half moon beach gokarna. best beaches in Gokarna. best things to do in gokarna. south india travel blog

Half moon beach gokarna. best beaches in Gokarna. best things to do in gokarna. south india travel blog

Half moon beach gokarna. best beaches in Gokarna. best things to do in gokarna. south india travel blog

Half moon beach gokarna. best beaches in Gokarna. best things to do in gokarna. south india travel blog

 

 

What to do after a visit to Half Moon Beach?!

Walk towards Paradise Beach…

 

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Or walk towards Om Beach!

 

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And that’s a bit about one of Gokarna’s best beaches!

 

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HAPPY HIKING TO HALF MOON BEACH!

 

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