On the top of the list of exquisite unexplored beaches in India 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. The enchanting beach offers a delightful retreat from the day-to-day humdrum life with its fascinating natural views. The Malpe beach is one that is enthralled by nature's beauty.
Distance from Udupi: 8 km
A must visit beach in the area, this might just be one of the most beautiful destinations of the town. Also find here a lighthouse, twinkling at a height of 100 ft.
Distance from Udupi: 14 km
Surrounded by water on three sides, Kodi Beach is a perfect attraction for beach lovers. River Suvarna enters the gorgeous Arabian Sea at this beach and, therefore, it is also known as the Delta Beach. It has a small port for fisheries and is famous for toddy and freshly prepared seafood.
Distance from Udupi: 39 km
Located only 12 km from the main city of Kundapur, the Maravanthe Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the city of Karnataka. The shoreline of this serene beach runs alongside the National Highway 17 (NH17) at a mere distance of 100 meters! 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.
Distance from Udupi: 52 km
Panambur Beach is located at a distance of 13 km from Mangalore to the south of Mangalore port. Every year it is visited by tonnes of visitors for it hosts several carnivals comprising of boat racing, kite flying and making sand sculptures. Despite a massive footfall, it is the cleanest beach one can ever come across. The name of the beach has been derived from 'Panam' meaning money and 'ur' meaning place. The fantastic site gives one a sense of peace and relief from the fast moving city life. It is a spectacular location and is a must-visit if you ever plan a trip to Mangalore.
Distance from Udupi: 47 km
Settled at the estuaries of the two beautiful rivers namely Gurupara and Nehtravathi, Mangalore beach is a laid-back destination for the beach lovers. Besides giving a place to chill and relax, the silver sands of the beach are a host to Yakshagana performance which attracts the most number of visitors to the site. At the time of this show, people dance to the tune of the drums. The Mangalore beach is bordered by the beauty of Arabian Sea. One can also witness the exquisite view of the sunset here. Moreover, numerous hotels within budget are situated along the serene beauty of the beach. Offering a peaceful environment the beach is an ideal destination to visit when in Mangalore.
Distance from Udupi: 47 km
Considered to be Karnataka's favourite beach, Ullal beach is a prime tourist attraction of the state. Located in Ullal, a small fishing village only 12 kms away from the city centre of the bustling city of Mangalore, the Ullal beach mesmerises its visitors with a panoramic view of a long coastline and the majestic Arabian Sea. The entire coast of the serene Ullal Beach is flanked with tall lush casuarinas and dense palm trees that make it look like a scene from a beautiful painting. In fact, the beach is set in no less than 14-acre casuarina groves! These trees sway in the calming breeze at the beach and instil a sense of tranquillity within you.
Distance from Udupi: 66 km
The Surathkal beach lies further down the Konkan Coast, south of the tourist trap of Goa, about 13 km from the port city of Mangalore, home to one of the major ports of India. Unlike Goa, the beaches in Mangalore have not been overly exposed to tourism, retaining their natural charm of endless stretches of spotless shores which are met by the alluring Arabian Sea. The Surathkal beach is a prime example of the pristine nature of these coastal delights.
Distance from Udupi: 40 km
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, making it unique from its other counterparts in the city.
Distance from Udupi: 67 km
Tannirbhavi Beach is one of the popular beaches in the city. The coastline with golden sand and cool, fresh air is rejuvenating, and people are drawn to the natural beauty of the location. Proper seats and other facilities make the beach a frequently visited attraction, and it is crowded often on weekends and public holidays. Entering the sea is not advisable, but one can try their hand at one of the water sports at the beach. 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. Nevertheless, it is one is one attraction that is a soothing respite from the race that we humans are running to reach nowhere.
Distance from Udupi: 53 km
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.
Distance from Udupi: 42 km
Om beach is a wonderful beach located in the town of Gokarna. One can bask in the glory and serenity of the picturesque surroundings here. Its captivating beauty and pristine water lashing on the beach is a source of tranquillity for all the visitors. Shaped like the symbol 'Om', this beach offers a number of adventure sports to the junkies. The view of this beach during sunset is one to be cherished forever.
Distance from Udupi: 177 km
Kudle Beach is one of the many beaches of Gokarna, situated only a few minutes' walk from Gokarna Beach or the Om Beach. The beach is a paradise for those who love peace and quietude while they travel. A complete recluse, this beach offers the most silent and serene atmosphere to enjoy a sunset, a walk along the shore or simply to sit and observe the never-ceasing tides. Many local people prefer this beach for a morning or evening walk or practising yoga, as the Kudle beach is not invaded by large groups of tourists and as a result, has very little crowd and quite noiseless.
Distance from Udupi: 181 km
Gokarna beach is several kilometres long and is situated at the edge of Gokarna which is a quaint pilgrim town in Karnataka. It has recently gained popularity as a go - to beach destination owing to its wonderful stretches of sand and pristine locations. Gokarna beaches were hardly used by the locals until foreign tourists started thronging the seaside. Many enterprising locals started stores, restaurants and now fully fledged resorts cater to the tourists. It is quite popular with pilgrims who come to the region to seek the blessings of Shiva, Indian groups and with foreign tourists as well.
Distance from Udupi: 178 km
Half Moon Beach is a small beach situated in Gokarna. It is separated from the Om Beach by a cliff from where tourists are bound to get an amazing view of the Arabian Sea. Numerous village huts in the classical Indian style can be spotted lined up by the beach giving it a rather traditional and homely touch altogether. The beach got its name from the striking resemblance that it exhibits with a half moon. Away from the civilization and into the arms of nature, this is the best place to spend time at while looking at the caves and gazing at the sky lit with stars.
Distance from Udupi: 180 km
The fourth beach lying across the coast of Gokarna Town, Paradise Beach is also well-known by the name of 'Full Moon Beach'. Located in the state of Karnataka, the Paradise Beach is about 150 meters in length and out of this almost seventy percent of the beach is entirely covered in rocks. The rest of the beach is adorned with clean white sand all over. Not much water sports are available here but swimming in the calm waters here is a great way to refresh your mind and body. The serene environment of the beach offers a great opportunity to spend some time in nature's lap and find solace.
Distance from Udupi: 178 km
A hidden beach in the village of Alvekodi lying in the proximity of Kumta is pristine and crystal clear. While travelling through a long winding way of fields, the end result is an unspoilt destination adorned with white sandy beach glowing in the shadow of sun rays.
Distance from Udupi: 144 km
A beautiful beach with equally entrancing environs is one of the cleanest beaches in the region. Flanked by hills on two sides and a rock formation in the middle, Baada Beach is highly recommended to visit while on a trek route from Kirki to Gokarna.
Distance from Udupi: 153 km
Perhaps one of the most famous beaches in the state of Karnataka, Devbagh beach is a nature lover's paradise. Sun, sands and the sea - isn't that what beaches are all about? This quiet seaside in Karwar may seem like the typical beach experience at first glance, yet it offers so much more. With white seagulls flying across the backdrop of a softly lit coral sky, this destination creates a delightful view that can be cherished for long after you leave.
Distance from Udupi: 224 km
Karwar beach is a collection of beaches in the city of Karwar. It occupies the region between the Sahyadris along the coastline of the Arabian Sea. Karwar is a perfect beach destination because tourists get to visit five beaches while exploring the town. It is famous for eco-tourism and nature lovers frequently visit the city for vacations. The beaches are relatively less crowded compared to the other commercialized beaches of India.
Distance from Udupi: 218 km
This is the one of the best places to visit in Karwar, owing to the scenic beauty, sea-facing housing facilities and the water sports. Bird watching and fishing can also be enjoyed by the tourists.
Distance from Udupi: 225 km
Located at the meeting of the Arabian Sea and the Kali river, all types of water sports are available at this beach. Palm trees are seen here in abundance. Fishermen's houses dot the beach.
Distance from Udupi: 219 km
Tilmati Beach is a picturesque secluded shoreline accessible only through a scenic hiking route that stretches about a kilometre from Gabitwada in Majali. A special feature of the attraction is the basaltic black coloured sand that resembles sesame seeds, locally named as "Til", from which the name of the beach is derived. The entire experience of taking the short but exciting hike to reach the pristine beach is one of a kind.?
Distance from Udupi: 227 km
Binaga Beach is famous for its picturesque beauty and Our Lady of St. Anne's Church which was built by the Portuguese. The beach is about a mile away from Anjidiv island located on the state border. It is also the location of Project Seabird, an Indian Naval base. Tourists often visit for a leisurely stroll along the wide, long stretch of sandy beach and for the spectacular sunset view.?
Distance from Udupi: 218 km
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