Scenic Beaches in Mangalore for a Perfect Beachside Vacation

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List of Beaches in Mangalore

The beaches in Mangalore are sure to capture your heart with its scenic shores littered with groves of swaying palms and shimmering sands, combined with the delicious cuisine of fresh seafood. Situated in the South Canara district of Karnataka, Mangalore is replete with alluring beaches, vibrant culture, sumptuous cuisine and all around beautiful locales. However, the pristine beaches in Mangalore are just one of the many wonderful aspects of the city, which has also been ranked the 8th cleanest city of India. The city especially comes alive during the annual Kite Festival organized at the Panambur Beach. Among the other attractions, Mangalore also boasts of some ancient heritage sites and monuments of historical importance.

Here is the list of 8 Scenic Beaches in Mangalore for a Perfect Beachside Vacation

1. Panambur Beach

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Panambur Beach is located at a distance of 13 km from Mangalore to the south of Mangalore port. Every year, tonnes of tourists descend on this beach to attend several carnivals which host activities and events such as boat racing, kite flying, making sand sculptures, etc, making it one of the most visited beaches in Mangalore. Although it experiences the most number of visitors, yet, it is also the cleanest beach that one can come across. In addition to organising adventure sports, the officials also maintain full security by not allowing visitors to indulge in all adventure activities throughout the year.

2. Tannirbhavi Beach

Located along the Malabar Coast facing the Arabian Sea, Tannirbhavi Beach is 12 kms away from the Mangalore Railway station in Karnataka, on the southern end of the Mangalore Port. Tannirbhavi is the most popular beach in the area and also among the top beaches in Mangalore owing to its glossy golden sands, clear blue waters, beautiful coastline and fringes of trees.

3. Someshwara Beach

Located in Ullal in the city of Mangalore, Someshwara Beach is a hidden gem of the city. Encircled by lush green hills and majestic mountains in the backdrop, the beach is synonymous with tranquility, serenity and ataraxy; and, is still unexplored. Boasting of shimmering golden sands, a long and beautiful coastline, the beach is also peppered with rock boulders called Rudra Shile.

4. Ullal Beach

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Just a little away from the main city of Mangalore, this is a clean, untouched beach, with along with a calm and relaxing time can also provide some adventure and enjoyment, given the water sports facilities here.

5. Surathkal Beach

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The Surathkal beach lies on the Konkan Coast, south of the tourist trap of Goa, about 13 km from the port city of Mangalore. This beach is one of the top beaches in Mangalore as it is a prime example of the pristine nature of the coastal delights of India with its endless sheets of shimmering sands on its vast coastline playfully meeting the majestic Arabian Sea.

6. Sasihithlu Beach - One of the Stunning Beaches of Mangalore

At a distance of 25 kms from Mangalore, in the village of Sasihithlu, Sasihithlu Beach is a gorgeous beach in the state of Karnataka. The beach is the convergence point of the confluence of rivers Nandini and Shambhavi with the Arabian Sea.

7. Mangalore Beach

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Mangalore beach has two rivers namely Gurupara and Nehtravathi located nearby. There are numerous hotels within budget situated along the beach. The silver sand of the beach has Yakshagana performance which attracts the most number of visitors to the beach. At the time of this performance, people dance to the tune of the drums. The border of this beach is marked by the Arabian Sea. One can witness the beautiful view of the sunset here. The beach is marked by its serene beauty.

8. Kodi Bengre Beach, Mangalore

Located at a distance of 70 km from Mangalore and 9 km from Udupi in Karnataka, Kodi Bengre is a commercial beach in the sleepy village of Kodi Bengre. The village is known for its fisheries and the business that is carried out on a large scale. Also called the Delta Beach, it has several small ports to facilitate the business of the fisheries. In addition to that, there are also some small toddy shops and shacks selling refreshments and beverages for the handful of tourists that visit the place. It is also known as a ‘sangama’ point as the River Suvarna merges here with the majestic Arabian Sea.

Which of these beaches in Mangalore have you visited so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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