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Beaches of Karnataka
(Coastal Karnataka)

Karnataka is blessed with 320-kms long coastline. It throws open to the visitors a picture perfect world of fascinating palm-fringed beaches. The serenity and un-spoilt charm of the area, coupled with the spontaneity of the coastal folk, and their delectable cuisine is just overwhelming.
  1. Karwar Beach: Karwar is the capital of Uttara Kannada district. Karwar makes a good starting point, for the voyage of discovering the thrills of the sea, sand and sun. Karwar has a number of beautiful beaches and its idyllic beauty inspired the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore to pen his first play. Click here to read more...

  2. Malpe Beach: Malpe beach is about 6 Kms from Udupi, the temple town. Malpe is an important port and fishing harbour along the Karnataka coast, lies on the shores of the Arabian Sea and along the banks of the Udyavara river. Click here to read more...

  3. Maravanthe Beach: Maravanthe beach near Kundapura, is about 50 Kms from Udupi (towards Baindur). Marwanthe is a unique seaside town. Click here to read more...

  4. Murudeshwar Beach: Murudeshwar beach situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal, 1 km off the National Highway is the scenic holy place of Murudeshwar. It is a popular picnic spot, having beautiful blue waters of the sea and the majestic mountains. WIth the roaring sea to the west, the towering hills to the east and the coconut and areca groves nearby, the temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists as well. Click here to read more...

  5. Bhatkal Beach: Dotted by the calm blue seas and majestic hills, this beach is a popular tourist spot and known for the exquisite temples. This place is a favorite tourist spot and known for the gorgeous temple perched on a hillock by the shore.

  6. Ullal Beach: Ullal beach is just 5 kms from Mangalore, Ullal is a lovely spot for those seeking holiday by the sea. With its picturesque casuarina groves, beach cottages and a swimming pool one can spend tranquil hours seeking peace in this paradise.

  7. Kaup: Kaup is situated 12 kms south of Udupi. Kaup has a lovely beach, a ruined fort and an old 100ft. high lighthouse. The two temples of Goddess Mariamma in Kaup are famous.

  8. Gokarna: Gokarna, a beach town has some most splendid beaches of the region. Om beach, one of Gokarna's five famed beaches, is in the shape of a 'Om' (\) - most spiritual symbol of Hindus. Other four beaches are Gokarna, Kudle, Half Moon and Paradise. Click here to read more...

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