Sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Mangalore is an important port city and among the popular Karnataka tourist places. With resplendent views of the sun, sea and sand, the beaches in Mangalore redefine charm, serenity and tranquility. These pristine undulating beaches in Mangalore are the perfect places to refresh, replenish and rejuvenate your body and soul as part of Karnataka tour packages. Also, the lengthy shorelines at the beaches are ideal for long romantic walks, adventure watersports, and watching mesmerizing sunset views.
Here is the list of some popular beaches in Mangalore.
Panambur Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Karnataka as well as in Mangalore. Situated close to Mangalore Port, this is the only beach in India that is managed and run by a private enterprise for tourism development. Owing to its excellent maintenance, this beautiful beach in Karnataka has been awarded the cleanest and best maintained beaches in India. With its scenic and natural beauty, it is an ideal place for spending some quality time with your family and friends as part of Mangalore tour packages. The beach also offers various outdoor activities like camel rides, horse rides along with water sports including jet-skiing, surfing, boating, and parasailing. Besides, the beach is also famous for International Kite Festival conducted every year during the last week of April.
Tannirbhavi Beach is a calm and secluded beach located along the Malabar Coast facing the Arabian Sea in Karnataka. Known for its glossy golden sands, clear blue waters, beautiful coastline, and fringes of trees, it is one of the best places to visit in Mangalore. Recently, this beach got lot of popularity with the installation of modern facilities like proper washrooms, parking spaces, and lifeguards. Also, there are several shops around the beach where you can taste some local delicacies and can shop for hours. It is one of the popular beaches near Bangalore.
Surathkal Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Karnataka and among the popular Mangalore places to visit. From the sparkling white sands adorned with shells to the glittering blue waters, this beach is quite popular among tourists, students and young couples. The lighthouse that stands on a rocky hillock is one of the main attractions of Surathkal beach that provides a spectacular view of the colossal blue sea and the surroundings. Also, there is an ancient conch shaped Sadashiva Temple on a hillock, surrounded by four ponds whose water is considered to be sacred. Besides, the sunsets here are breathtaking and definitely worth visiting this place while holidaying in Karnataka.
Situated in Ullal, Someshwar Beach is one of the best beaches in Mangalore.
The beach got its name from the historical Somanath Temple constructed during the rule of the famous Queen Abbakka Devi (16th century), which is situated to the north. Encircled by lush green hills and majestic mountains, the beach is famous for the sunset view and its rocks called Rudra Shilas that attracts huge number of tourists as well as locals as part of South India Tour Packages. Also, the beach houses with Ottinene Hill, which is a wonderful vantage point from where you can view the city, the river Netravathi and the big, beautiful Arabian Sea. It is an ideal spot for nature lovers and swimmers.
Situated near Someshwar Beach, Ullal Beach is a beautiful beach located to the south of the Nethravati River on the shores of Arabian Sea. This is one of the well developed beaches of Karnataka and and among the best weekend getaway from Bangalore. Flanked with tall, lush casuarina and dense palm trees, the beach mesmerizes with a panoramic view of a long coastline and the majestic Arabian Sea. This silver sand beach also offers breathtaking views of the sunset, especially when viewed through the casuarina groves. Sunbathing and swimming are the two common activities on the beach. If you are an adrenaline junkie, one can indulge in number of watersports activities at the beach.
Located at Sasihithlu village, Sasihithlu Beach is one of the least crowded beaches in Mangalore. With its long stretch of white sands, crystal clear waters, cool breeze and magnificent scenic beauty, the beach is a perfect place for those who want to spend some quality time with their loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. This place is also famous for a beautiful island called Munda surrounded by Shambhave and Nandini Rivers on one side and Arabian Sea on the other side. This beach can be visited along with Udupi Tour Packages.
Bekal Fort Beach
Bekal Beach is a serene long beach located along the Arabian Sea coast in the Kasargod district of Kerala. It is one of the top beaches in Kerala Beaches and among the popular beaches near Mangalore. The beach is a vast expanse of white sand dotted with palm trees. This is the only Special Tourism Area declared by the Govt. of India, in Kerala. The beach is illuminated with electric bulbs during night so that people can enjoy the beach even after dusk. Tourists can spend quality time with the loved ones and enjoy some memorable sunset views as part of Kannur tour packages. The beautiful walkway allows the visiting tourists to explore the beauty of the Arabian Sea and panoramic view of the surroundings including Bekal Fort.