Kudle Beach

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Kudle Beach, Gokarna Overview

Kudle Beach is one of the many beaches of Gokarna, situated only a few minutes' walk from Gokarna Beach or Om Beach. The beach is a paradise for those who love peace and quietude while they travel. 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 noiseless.

The beach is usually deserted, except for the peak months from November to February, when it is populated by foreign travellers and backpackers. They choose the Kudle beach for solitude and privacy. The sea is calm and safe enough to have a bath or simply for wetting your feet at the shoreline, but it is always better to be careful. Hiding behind a hillock, this mesmerising beach is a haven for sea lovers who want to observe and enjoy the vastness in front rather than be a part of a frolicking crowd. If you are planning to stay there overnight, take note that lodging is tough to find during off seasons. There are a few proper hotels, which tend to be full. 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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Kudle Beach is a serene location cut off from the main tourist spots and hence free from the maddening crowd of. It is peaceful and ideal for a leisurely walk along the shore in the morning or the evening. The sunset from the glorious beach is a spectacular one and being more or less deserted, and the visitors can enjoy it without being disturbed.

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. The atmosphere is ethereal in the silvery moonlight.

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. 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.

The beach is a very popular haunt for a niche group of travellers. Newlywed couples, solo travellers seeking peace, adventurous travellers out for exploration - these are the people who can be found scattered across Kudle Beach. It is very popular among the foreigners who come here to avoid the more crowded Gokarna or Om beaches.

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.

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.

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.

Top Hotels near Kudle Beach

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  • Hotel OM International

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5 months ago by Pawan Tandon

Out of all beach this is the only beach where you can spend some quality time.

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