The beach of Somnath is unshaded but lovely. Its the views are simply breathtaking. Today, Somnath offers a holy pilgrimage, a beach holiday and a number of places of historic, religious or scenic importance.
Somnath is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of lord Shiva. Somnath is one of these 12 holy places. The shore temple of Somnath is believed to have been built in 4 phases-in gold by Lord Soma, in silver by Ravi, in wood by lord Krishna and in stone by Bhimadeva. 4 kms from Somnath, Veraval has a picturesque fishing harbour where thousands of trawlers, country crafts and dhows can be seen unloading their catch.