8 Best Beaches of Karnataka

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Karnataka outlines a 300 kms of long coastline that is flourished with sight stealing beaches.  The serenity and the picturesque location of these best beaches of Karnataka attract travellers from almost every corner of India and also from across the world.

Gokarna Beaches

Gokarna is a small and holy town in Karnataka that has gained fame all across the world due its perfect, pristine and peaceful beaches. Gokarna beaches are often compared to Goa just that the place is not as commercialized. Tourists from places nearby and far off places come here just to enjoy the beaches and soak up the sun sometimes for weeks at a time. Gokarna is one of the most sacred holy towns for Hindus in south so there are many temples too here. The most famous beaches here are – Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach and Half Moon Beach.

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How to Reach: Nearest Airport – Dabolim Goa (90kms), Well connected by trains and buses from Goa and all major cities of South India.

Karwar Beaches

Karwar is a beach town located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka with Arabian Sea on one side an dthe majestic Western Ghats on the other.  The mighty Kali river adds to the attraction here. Devbagh island here has a splendid beach. The main attractions here are the  Sadashivgad Hill Fort,  Octagonal Church, Durga Temple,  300-years-old Venkatrama Temple and Naganatha Temple.

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How to Reach: Nearest Airport – Dabolim Goa (120 kms), Well connected by trains and buses from Goa and all major cities of  India.

Surathkal Beach

Situated on the shores of Arabian Sea, Surathkal is a scenic beach just 19 kms away from Mangalore. The ancient Sadashiva temple here is counted pious as it is believed to be one of the ‘lingas’ that got shattered from Ravana’s shivlinga when Lord Ganesh put it on the ground.

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How to Reach: Nearest Airport – Mangalore (12 kms), Mangalore is well connected by trains and buses major cities of India.

St Mary’s Beach

Vasco de Gama is believed to land on the four islands off the coast while discovering a sea route to India. St Marys Island is a geological site and the beach here offers  its visitors the exclusive experience of viewing the volcanic rock formations. Its secluded and soothing atmosphere adds to the colossal exquisiteness of a vivacious sunset.

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How to Reach: Take a boat ride from Udupi (6kms away) Nearest Airport – Mangalore ( 65 kms away)

Malpe Beach

This exotic destination in Udupi district is one of the Karnataka’s most visited places. Palm trees encircling its periphery and the sandy island that relaxes you mentally are visitor’s attraction. Swimming, boating , lying in the warm sand , fishing and witnessing the beatific sunsets are some of the best things one can do here.

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How to Reach: Nearest Airport – Mangalore (50 kms ) 

Marwanthe Beach

One of the unique features if this beach that a narrow road divides the Arabian sea on one side and a river on the other. A picturesque beach that is just 105 kms away from Mangalore , with various water sports and beach activity options. A perfect holiday getaway beach.

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How to Reach: Nearest Airport – Mangalore (100 kms )

Murudeshwar Beach

It is humble abode of lord Shiva and stands audaciously as a renowned pilgrimage in South India. Murudeshwar is famous for its forts and for world’s second tallest Shiva statue. Travellers can enjoy swimming, fishing or sun bath on this serene locality.

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How to Reach: Nearest Airport – Mangalore (135 kms )

Kaup Beach

A scenic beach in in Udupi district with a light house and a ruined fort. The cool evening breeze refreshes you from fatigue and lets you delight the sun bath or stroll along the shore with a touch of fragrance from the vegetation it environs.

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How to Reach: Nearest Airport – Mangalore (50 kms )

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