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.
You can relish some golas or go for dolphin viewing as this beach has alot to offer. It is the first beach in the country which is wholly owned by a private enterprise, i.e. the Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. The motive is to teach people about the efficiency of keeping beaches clean and green. Owing to its excellent maintenance, the Panambur Beach has been awarded the cleanest and best-maintained beaches in India. Moreover, the beautiful beach is open to several events, promotional programmes, weddings, parties, etc. The International Kite Festival is organised every two years at the Panambur Beach which is attended by tourists from all across the country. Also, a carnival of kite festivals is held at the beach during the last week of April. The beach is an essential landmark to the location of Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Factory and Kudremukh Iron Ore Factory.