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Top 13 Best Beaches to visit in Karnataka

Tripiwiki : 03 Dec 2020
Karnataka has been ranked as fourth most popular destination for tourism among states of India with highest number of national protected monuments. It is home to 507 of the 3600 centrally protected monuments in India. Karnataka is know for it's rich ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, the hill ranges, forests and beaches. Hampi, Mysore, Jog Falls, Agumbe are few of the top sites to visit.

Following are the Top 13 Best Beaches to visit in Karnataka

Full Moon Beach, Paradise Beach, Uttara Kannada (1 out of 13 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Gokarna, Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna, Uttara Kannada (2 out of 13 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Gokarna is one of the major tourist attraction, located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Gokarna is know for historic Mahabaleshwar Temple and Many beaches surrounding it. This temple attracts major tourists across the country because of legends and history associated with it. The temple also finds mentions in the Hindu epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. There is a beach facing the temple. Other than temples, Gokarna is know for it's scenic beaches, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Full Moon Beach and Kudle beach are the popular once. Om beach derives its name from its shape, Its shape is like Om in Hindi so called as Om beach. Very nice and clean beach with less crowd. One can do trekking from there and view amazing sunrise and sunset. It has steps leading down to the beach. Some water sports/ adventure are available like banana boat, kayaking and so on. Every year thousands of tourists visit Gokarna for pilgrim as well as to soak themselves on these beaches. Gokarn is located at approx 177km from Udupi, 231km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 133km form Goa, 645km from Kochi, 208km from Belgaum.

Half Moon Beach (3 out of 13 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Half Moon Beach is a small crescent-shaped beach lying 1 nautical mile (2 km) south-east of Scarborough Castle on the north coast of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The beach lieas at the western extremity of Porlier Bay in the north of Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula. The descriptive name was recorded by Robert Fildes, who had sealers working here in 1820–21 and 1821–22.[1] Wreckage of the Spanish ship San Telmo that sank off the island in 1819 was subsequently found on the beach.

Kapu Beach, Kaup, Udupi (4 out of 13 places to visit in Udupi)

Kaup (Kapu), is a town in Udupi district of Karnataka, India. It lies on the way between Udupi and Mangalore beside National Highway 66 (previously NH-17). A road from Kaup goes to interior places like Manchakal and Shirva. It is 13 km south of Udupi (a town famous for its ancient Krishna Temple) and 40 km north of Mangalore (chief port city of Karnataka). It is famous for its lighthouse and the three Mariamma temples and a fort built by Tippu Sultan. There is a beach on the shore of the Arabian Sea and a lighthouse. Many films have been shot at this location. Kaup has three Marigudi which attracts devotees from far away places. The sea is much more rougher and intimidating compared to the gentler Malpe beach in Udupi. It is about 15 km from the university town of Manipal and is a favorite hangout for the students. The beach also sports a shack and a bar with seating in the open sky. Though the sea is mostly calm all year round, there have been isolated cases of drowning in this beach

Karwar beach, Rabindranath Tagore Beach, Uttara Kannada (5 out of 13 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Karwar beach also called as Rabindranath Tagore Beach is located in Karwar city which is located on the shores on Arabian sea in Uttara Kannada district of Karantaka, India. It is a clean and silent beach with peace and serenity on and around the beach is mind calming. Have plenty of adventure sports too. there is a children playing are available, one can also explore the war museum and a fish museum near the beach. Karwar is a harbour city with ever green geography, surrounded by hills from western ghats from one side, Arabian sea at the other side and mighty Kali river which flows trough the city which makes it one of the best places to visit for tourists across the region. Karwar is located at approx 70km from Goa, 60km from Gokarn, 271km from Mangalore, 528km from Bengaluru. 659km from Mumbai, 176km from Belgaum, 170km from Hubli.

Kudle beach (6 out of 13 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Kudle Beach is one of the popular beach near Gokarn Om Beach. Gokarna is one of the major tourist attractions in Karnataka, which has temple and many beaches. of the beaches Kudle Beach is most visited one becouse of it's unmatched beauty. It's a picturesque beach, surrounded by hillocks and rocks from three sides. It is the best destination 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. Kudle beach is located at approx 1.5km from Gokarn Om Beach. Gokarn is located at approx 177km from Udupi, 231km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 133km form Goa, 645km from Kochi, 208km from Belgaum.

Malpe Beach (7 out of 13 places to visit in Udupi)

Malpe is a natural port about six kilometers to the west of Udupi, Karnataka, India. An important port and a major fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast. It is a suburb in Udupi city . The town of Malpe is associated largely with settlements of the Mogaveera fisherman community. Malpe is a hub of Mogaveera population. Tulu, Kannada, Urdu and Konkani are spoken here.[1] first Indian beach with 24/7 WiFi

Maravanthe Beach (8 out of 13 places to visit in Udupi)

Maravanthe beach is one of the most beautiful beach in Karnataka, located in Maravanthe village near Kundapura, Karnataka, India. NH-66 divides the beach and the Suparnika River flows on the other side of the road, creating a spectacular scenery that is considered the only one of its kind in India. The Suparnika, which almost touches Arabian Sea here, makes a U-turn and goes westward to join the sea after a journey of more than 10 km. We can see the river and the sea running parallel on the either sides of the road. to the other side, the Kodachadri Hills make a beautiful backdrop for the Sauparnika River that reaches out to the shore of the beach. Maravanthe Beach is located at approx 15km from Kundapura, 105km from Mangalore, 422km from Bengaluru, 356km from Mysore, 126km from Gokarn, 237km from Goa, 519km from Kochi, 313km from Belgaum, 746km from Hyderabad.647km from Pune, 790km from Mumbai.

Murudeshwar, Statue of Lord Shiva, Uttara Kannada (9 out of 13 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Murudeshwara is a major pilgrimage and beach destination located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Murudeshwara is know for it's ancient temple, tallest statue of lord shiva and beautiful beach. Murudeshwara Beach is located at overlooking the monumental statue of Lord Shiva, this beach is the perfect picnic spot for families and loved ones. You can also enjoy boat rides around the magnificent Murudeshwar Temple. The Statue of Lord Shiva on the lap of the Arabian sea in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the statue in Nepal. The statue and temple are located on the beach in Murudeshwara. The magnificent Murudeshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides. The main temple's entrance, also called the 'gopura' stands at 123 feet and you can witness the breathtaking view of the Shiva statue from the top of the gopura. With these attractions Murudeshwara is one of the top tourist destination in the region. Murudeshwara is located at approx 12km from Bhatkal, 77km from Gokarn, 156km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 190km from Goa, 570km from Kochi, 265km from Belgaum.

Murudeshwara Beach (10 out of 13 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Murudeshwara is a major pilgrimage and beach destination located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Murudeshwara is know for it's ancient temple, tallest statue of lord shiva and beautiful beach. Murudeshwara Beach is located at overlooking the monumental statue of Lord Shiva, this beach is the perfect picnic spot for families and loved ones. You can also enjoy boat rides around the magnificent Murudeshwar Temple. The Statue of Lord Shiva on the lap of the Arabian sea in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the statue in Nepal. The statue and temple are located on the beach in Murudeshwara. The magnificent Murudeshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides. The main temple's entrance, also called the 'gopura' stands at 123 feet and you can witness the breathtaking view of the Shiva statue from the top of the gopura. With these attractions Murudeshwara is one of the top tourist destination in the region. Murudeshwara is located at approx 12km from Bhatkal, 77km from Gokarn, 156km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 190km from Goa, 570km from Kochi, 265km from Belgaum.

Om Beach, Gokarna Beach, Uttara Kannada (11 out of 13 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Om Beach is one of the wonderful and amazing beach located in Gokarna in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Om beach derives its name from its shape, Its shape is like Om in Hindi so called as Om beach. Very nice and clean beach with less crowd. One can do trekking from there and view amazing sunrise and sunset. It has steps leading down to the beach. Some water sports/ adventure are available like banana boat, kayaking and so on. It is located at approx 5km from Gokarn temple. Every year thousands of tourists visit Gokarna for pilgrim as well as to soak themselves on these beaches. Gokarn is located at approx 177km from Udupi, 231km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 133km form Goa, 645km from Kochi, 208km from Belgaum.

Panambur Beach (12 out of 13 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Panambur Beach one of the cleanest and safest beach on the shores of Arabian sea. Beach is located in the small city called Panambur near Mangalore in Karnataka, India. Beach is maintained by a private enterprise under the banner of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. Other attractions include jet ski rides, boating, dolphin viewing, food stalls and is also known for its highly skilled and trained lifeguards who patrol the beach to ensure visitor safety. This beach has been popular for its picturesque sunsets, the beautiful port area. It is the most popular, well connected and most visited beach of coastal Karnataka. Panambur is located at approx 10km from Mangalore city, 48km from Udupi, 357km from Bengaluru, 261km from Mysore, 336km from Goa, 423km from Kochi, 710km from Chennai, 411km from Belgaum.

St Marys Island Beach, Coconut Island, Udupi (13 out of 13 places to visit in Udupi)

St. Mary's Islands are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi district of Karnataka, India. Also known as Coconut Island is a geological treasure and hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This is the land where Vasco De Gama set his first foot. It is a beach with black rock like columns mushrooming along its coast, it offers a unique view to the visitors. Four small islands together form the St.Mary's Islands. Each of these islands is interconnected. Coconut Island, North Island, Darya Bahadurgarh Island and South Island are the four islands that comprise St.Mary's Islands. Travelers can easily visit the Island through ferry boat from Malpe Beach. Boats are available from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM and ride takes about 30 minutes. There are no accommodations in the island except some concrete tiles to sit. Best time to visit is from October to February when temperature is low and weather mostly pleasant. Malpe is located at approx 5km from Udupi, 60km from Mangalore, 407km from Bengaluru, 311km from Mysore, 473km from Kochi, 177km from Gokarn, 288km from Margao, 698km from Pune, 303km from Hubli.


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