Amazing Beaches in Mangalore

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The beaches in Mangalore are sure to capture your heart. Situated in the South Canara district of Karnataka, Mangalore is replete with alluring beaches, vibrant culture, sumptuous cuisine and all-aro (Read More)und 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.

Here is the list of 8 Amazing Beaches in Mangalore

1. Panambur Beach

Panambur Beach
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Panambur Beach is located 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.

Type of Beach: Privately owned but open to the public
Things to Do: Buggy Rides, Camel Rides, and Horse Rides, Motorboat Rides, Banana Rides, Jet Skiing, Water-Scooter Rides, etc
Eating Options: Shacks and Small Stalls serve fast food
Location: 9 Km from the city centre, south of Panambur port. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi. 

2. Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore

Tannirbhavi Beach, Mangalore

Tannirbhavi Beach is one of the popular beaches in the city which is quite clean. Proper seats and other facilities make the beach a frequently visited attraction, and it is crowded often on weekends and public holidays. There are lifeguards to keep an eye and rescue in case of an accident, however, visitors are advised to be careful while entering the water. 

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Boating, Surfing, Jet Skiing, Motor Boats and Kayaking. One can also visit Tannirbhavi Tree Park.
Eating Options: Few stalls serving quick snacks can be found at the entry point.
Location: 10 Km from the city centre. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

3. Surathkal Beach

Surathkal Beach
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The Surathkal beach lies to the north of Mangalore, home to one of the major ports of India. The clean waters complement the white sand of the beach owing it an ethereal beauty. Fishermen can be seen with their catches and nets throughout the day. Small crabs can also be seen traversing the shoreline.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Collect seashells, Visit the top of the lighthouse.
Eating Options: The beach does not have any stalls. Advisable to carry one's own food
Location: 14 Km from the city centre. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

4. Someshwara Beach

Someshwara Beach

Someshwara Beach is a rocky beach south of Mangalore. Due to the presence of these rocks and also because of the strong currents, the waters are not ideal for swimming. Another prominent attraction in the vicinity of the beach is the “Ottinene Hill” which is a beautiful vantage point and gives you mesmerising glimpses of the city below, the river Netravati and the big beautiful Arabian Sea.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Eating Options: The beachside does not have any stalls. Advisable to carry one's own food
Location: 18 Km to the south of the city centre. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi for a round trip.

5. Ullal Beach

Ullal Beach
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Ullal beach is a prime tourist attraction located in Ullal, a small fishing village. The entire coast of the serene Ullal Beach is flanked with tall lush casuarinas and dense palm trees. There are also some water sporting activities on offer at the beach.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Jet skiing, sailing, speed boating and banana boat rides.
Eating Options: Seaside stalls offering local seafood delicacies such as prawns, shrimps, fish and pomfrets.
Location: 16 Km to the south of the city centre. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi for a round trip.

6. Sasihithlu Beach

Sasihithlu Beach

Located to the north of Mangalore, in the village of Sasihithlu, Sasihithlu Beach is a clean and gorgeous beach. The beach is the convergence point of the confluence of rivers Nandini and Shambhavi with the Arabian Sea. The beach is a popular surfing spot during good tide conditions. 

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Surfing, Bird Watching, Picnics
Eating Options: There are a few food stalls here but it is advisable to carry food.
Location: 23 Km to the north of the city centre. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi for a round trip.

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7. Mangalore Beach

Mangalore Beach
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Mangalore beach is a laid-back destination for the beach lovers. One can find numerous affordable hotels near the shoreline. This beach is great for lazing around in the sand or at the sunbeds and private shacks. Activities such as surfing, motorboat riding, and swimming are quite popular among visitors. 

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Surfing, motorboat rides
Eating Options: Several food stalls are available serving both veg and non-veg food.

8. Kodi Bengre Beach

Kodi Bengre Beach

Kodi Bengre beach is a commercial beach in the sleepy village of Kodi Bengre. 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. 

Type of Beach: Public Beach/ Commercial Beach
Things to Do: Surfing, Picnics
Eating Options: Food stalls and shacks can be found nearby.
Location: 71 Km to the north of the city centre. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi for a round trip.

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

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