Scenic Beaches in Udupi Nestled In The Western Ghats

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Beaches in Udupi

The amazingly gorgeous beaches in Udupi are a treat to the eye as they are unexplored and untouched by commercialization or mainstream tourism. Boasting of golden sands and immaculate shores, these beaches offer beautiful sunrise and sunset views and are a perfect place to spend some quality time with your friends and family. Tucked away in far corners from the pell-mell of city traffic, they are the main attraction and highlight of the town. Known as therapeutic stress relievers among the travellers, the peaceful beaches in Udupi are especially popular among wanderers and photographers because of the gorgeous views of the sun, sea and sand together.

Here is the list of 9 Scenic Beaches in Udupi Nestled In The Western Ghats

1. Malpe Beach

Malpe Beach
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On the top of the list of exquisite unexplored beaches in Udupi is the Malpe beach, a beach that is synonymous with serenity and adventure. Located at a distance of 66 kilometres from Mangalore and 6 kilometres from Udupi in Karnataka; this scenic beach is as trendy amongst locals as it is among foreigners.

2. Kaup Beach

Kaup Beach
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A must-visit Udupi beach, this might just be one of the most beautiful beaches in Udupi. Also find here a lighthouse, twinkling at a height of 100 ft. The rocky shores of this beach are bustling in the evenings with food vendors and families enjoying cool picnics.

3. St. Mary's Island

St. Mary's Island
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A quaint island just off the coast of Karnataka, St. Mary's Island in Udupi consists of white sand beaches, rock monoliths and great wildlife making it a mesmerizing place to be in. The island is off the popular tourist trail providing you with a peaceful place to be with your friends and family.

4. Kodi Beach

Kodi Beach

Tourists visit this Udupi beach to refresh themselves by indulging in swimming and beat the heat. Located nearly 38 km from Udupi, the name 'Kodi' is a Kannada word meaning shore.

5. Maravanthe Beach

Maravanthe Beach
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Located only 54 km from the main city, Maravanthe Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches near Udupi. On one side, the gentle waves of the mesmerizing Arabian Sea crash at the shore of the Maravanthe beach and form a foamy white outline between the golden sand and the deep blue waters; and as you look to the other side, the Kodachadri Hills make a beautiful backdrop for the Sauparnika River that reaches out to the shore of the beach.

6. Hoode Beach

Hoode Beach

This Udupi beach located 12kms from Udupi city is a peaceful place which hasn't been touched by the tourist crowd yet. This picture-perfect beach is strewn with capers and the silence of the beach enhances just the sounds of the waves and the winds blowing by. 

7. Mattu Beach

Mattu Beach

Magical sunsets and beautiful coconut trees that separate you from the city is what Mattu Beach is all about. As locals recommend, this beach is best visited during the weekdays as you get the whole place to yourself. But do be aware of high tide as this beach has little shore space and it can get dangerous during high tide. 

8. Pithrody Udyavara Beach

Pithrody Udyavara Beach

With the fantastic view of the River Udyavara on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, the Pithrody Udyavara Beach in Udupi is another quiet haven for those looking to get away from the crowded cities. 

9. Padubidri Beach

Padubidri Beach

The Udupi beach has many things to offer fo everyone, from picking beautiful seashells, swimming in the warm waters or just sit on the shore as the sands are very clean. The other highlight of the beach is the Padubidri End Point. It's also not as secluded as the other beaches in Udupi as it is maintained well by Udupi tourism and has paved paths and multiple shacks. 

Which of these beautiful hilly beaches in Udupi have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Aqsa Aleem

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