Among the beautiful beaches of Gokarna, the Gokarna beach which also known as the main beach is a place for the pilgrims. This beach is just near the famous Mahabaleshwara temple of Gokarna. Being well connected to the town, this beach is found crowded with tourists and pilgrims.
If you happen to be there, you will surely be a part of the pilgrim circuit. According to the believed religious customs, the pilgrims are supposed to take a dip at this beach before visiting the Mahabaleshwara temple. You may find a lot of devotees taking a plunge into the water, purifying themselves and chanting mantras before entering the sacred temple. Due to its location, this beach is not ideal for the party freaks out there but it surely serves to be a place for morning strolls and religious practices. The beach lacks cafés but they do come to life during festivals.