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Kudle Beach, Gokarna Overview

Kudle Beach is one of the many beaches of Gokarna, situated only a short trek from Om Beach. A complete recluse, this beach offers the most silent and serene atmosphere to enjoy a sunset, a walk along the shore or simply sit and observe the never-ceasing tides. Many local people prefer this beach for a morning or evening walk or practising yoga, as the Kudle beach is not invaded by large groups of tourists and as a result, has a very little crowd and quite serene.

The beach is usually deserted, except for the peak months from November to February, when it is flocked by foreign travellers and backpackers who choose Kudle beach for its privacy. The sea is calm and shallow enough to have a bath or simply for dipping your feet, but it is always better to be careful. If you are planning to stay here overnight, there are a few proper hotels, which tend to be full during the peak seasons. However, from around October to March, the local people also put up temporary shacks and huts for makeshift accommodation and food. They are not the best option, but an option nevertheless. If you are of the adventurous type a night spent on the beach in a small hut listening to the sound of the waves is as perfect as it can get.

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Things To Do at Kudle Beach

1. Watch the sunset.

2. Kudle Beach is also ideal for beach trekking. Trekkers can walk for a long unobstructed distance, enjoying the pristine scenery of hills on three sides and the sea stretching till the horizon. It is said that on a full moon night, the walk from Kudle beach to Paradise beach needs no torchlight. 

3. Many people prefer the beach for practising yoga in the dawn or dusk. It offers the silence and quietude that the ancient form of meditation requires.

4. People also come here for few laps of the morning walk or evening walk. The peaceful beach turns out to be a good place for improving one’s health.

Stays Near Kudle Beach

You will be disappointed if you are looking for luxurious accommodation in and around Kudle Beach. During the peak seasons, small bamboo huts with electricity and bathroom are available at around INR 100 per night. For the cottages with basic amenities, the cost might go up to INR 500-600. These places offer food. Also, there are some food stalls scattered around the beach which serve delicious food even though the shops are more like shacks.

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Tips For Visiting Kudle Beach

1. The beach is sandy, and the water is safe enough to swim, but the lack of lifeguards and an overall lack of crowd means one has to be very careful about their safety.
2. Keep a decent sunscreen handy to prevent those everlasting tans!
3. Carry water with you as the local water might not be very healthy to drink.
4. It is not directly accessible for vehicles. So you'd have to walk for a bit through small paths to reach the beach. 

How To Reach Kudle Beach

Kudle beach is located at a 15 minutes walking distance from the main bus stand of Gokarna, around a kilometre away. Tourists can take an auto from there, but there is a good distance to walk down to the beach from the dropping point. Boats and ferries can also be hired from Om Beach which is located nearby, at a distance of 10 minutes.

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Pawan Tandon 2 years ago
Out of all beach this is the only beach where you can spend some quality time.

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