Somnath temple is one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas of Shiva'. The temple is believed to have appeared first in gold, at the behest of the moon-god, next in silver, created by the sun-god, a third time in wood at the command of Krishna , and finally in stone, built by Bhimdeva. It contains one of the 12 sacred Shiva shrines known as Jyotirlingas. Somnath is said to be located where the River Saraswati flows into the sea.
The beach of Somnath is very beautiful. The Somnath beach is a captivating sight. The fresh blue waters, humming waves and the cool sands gives you a feeling of having landed in a paradise. The beach has leasant sands, great sea views, camel and pony rides, coconut stalls and snack places. It is s ituated 79 kilometres from Junagadh and 25 kilometres from Chorwad. Towards the east of the town is the Bhalka Teertha where Lord Krishna is believed to have been injured by a tribal arrow.
Veraval Beach is just about 5 kms from the Somnath Temple. It is a good place to relax with benches and jogging path. The most spectacular sight of Veraval is the fishing port, where thousands of trawlers, country crafts and dhows can be seen unloading their catch.