Ghogla Beach – Gujarat
Considered to be the largest in Diu is a picturesque beach called Ghogla Beach. This beach is renowned for its beautiful golden sand and pristine environment. It is also known for providing picturesque views of the rising and the setting sun. Furthermore, this beach is surrounded by several hotels and resorts thereby making it a “tourist friendly” hotspot. In addition, water sports related activities such as parasailing, surfing etc are available at this beach.
How to Reach Ghogla Beach?
- By train:
The nearest railway station to the beach (since Diu does not possess its own station) is located in Veraval. The Veraval Railway Station is well connected to major stations such as Rajkot, Ahmedabad etc.
- By road:
If you intend to drive by road to this beach then the ideal starting points would be from Junagadh, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar.
- Via Junagadh:
There are three routes from Junagadh which includes via NH-151 and NH-51, via SH-26 and NH-51, and via GJ SH-30.
2. Via Rajkot:
There are three routes from Rajkot and they include via GJ SH 104, via GJ SH 90, and via Bhavnagar-Rajkot Road.
3. Via Bhavnagar:
There are three routes from Bhavnagar and they include via NH-51, via GJ SH-21 and NH-51, and NH-51 and NH-351.
- By air:
The nearest airport to the beach is the Diu Airport. This airport is well connected to major cities in the country such as Mumbai.
Climate and the best time to visit Ghogla Beach
The temperature during summers in Diu which begins in March and ends in July ranges from 30 to 38 degree Celsius. The monsoons are usually heavy and arrive in August and depart in October while, the winter that begins in November and ends in February is usually extremely cold with the mercury dropping to as low as 12 degree Celsius. The best time to visit this wonderful beach being the summer months of March to July since it is the ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities such as water sports.
Things/activities to do
There are a couple of things to do/activities found at this beach. They are as follows
- Views of the rising and setting sun:
This beach provides for magnificent views of the “sunrise and sunset” thereby making it ideal spot for tourists especially for those who are passionate about photography.
2. Water sports/related activities:
Similar to several other beaches in India this beach too provides for water sports activities such as parasailing, surfing etc. In addition, since the sea alongside this beach is safe, swimming is commonly witnessed at this beach. Furthermore, this beach is also ideal for sun bathing.