(Last Updated on : 21/04/2017)
attract tourists from all over the world. The western part of the land lies close to Arabian Sea
. Heavy rainfall, dense forest vegetation and paddy fields are common sights here. Here are the important beaches of Karnataka:
, Uttara Kannada District
The views of the blue sea merging with the blue sky at the horizon, the sun peeping out of the sea and again dipping in the horizon are some of the views that can completely mesmerize any human being. Besides these there is a temple nearby waiting to be explored by the travelers.
Kurumgad Beach, Uttar Kannada district
Kurumgad Beach is located in Uttar Kannada district. Kurumgad is famous for its Narasimha Temple
. The scenic beauty of this island remains unparallel to this day. Tourists can indulge into several water sports
and others. This sea beach is one of those places that are an embodiment of history, charm and spirituality.
Gokarna Beach, Uttara Kannada district
Gokarna literally means 'cow's ear.' Such a name has its roots in legends. It is a village that is formed by the ear shaped confluence of two rivers
. Having its roots in mythology one of the beaches here has been named Om, reminding one of Lord Shiva
. Gokarna, Kudle, Half Moon and Paradise are the other beaches here. Gokarna is famous worldwide for all these five beaches. Its proximity to the Western Ghats
has also made it popular as an adventure spot where people can go for rock climbing
Maravanthe Beach, Kodachari Hills
It is a seaside town. On its one side lies the Kodachari hills and on the other side is the West Coast Highway that runs alongside the Arabian Sea. Saurparnika River is also a part of its landscape. The beautiful view of the sunrises and sunsets, the wide expanse of the seawater, the golden grains of the sand and the quietude of this beach in Karnataka has made it a popular destination or the tourists.
St. Mary's Island Beach, Udupi District
The name of this island is said to be given by Vasco da Gama
. Steeped in history this sea beach is also well known for its charming sights. This island is one of the many islands that are accessible from Malpe harbor
. The cool shades of the palm trees
and the isolated look is perfect for people who want a break from their busy schedule.
Murudeshwar Beach, Uttar Kannada district
Water sports are the best way of spending time at this beach in Karnataka. People can either sail through the waters or take in the cool breeze or they can simply sit on the golden beach and enjoy the sun. The serenity of the place is its USP. The beach is located in the Uttar Kannada district.
Malpe Beach, Udupi District
It is the oldest natural harbor in Karnataka and a famous fishing
center. The stunning views of the sea, sun and sand here make it a prominent tourist destination.
Kaup Beach, Udupi District
Located in the Udupi district this beach in Karnataka is adorned by yellow sands, azure waters and a sea beach.
Mangalore Beach, Mangalore
It is dotted with several popular beaches that have charmed the visitors with their natural beauty for years.
Udupi Beach, Udupi District
Udupi beach is one of the important beaches in Karnataka. This sea beach is popular for presence of temples.
Devbagh Beach, Karnataka-Goa Border
Devbagh beach is popular for the presence of hills. Devbagh Beach is a beautiful beach located nearer to Karnataka-Goa
border on the northern side of Kali River
. This is a private beach and is an ideal place for the beach lovers.
Anjadiva Island Beach, Karnataka- Goa Border
Anjadiva Island Beach is located in the Arabian Sea in the border of Karnataka and Goa.
Koodi Bagh Beach, Karwar, Uttar Kannada District
Koodi Bagh Beach is located at the confluence of the Kali River
and the Arabian Sea in Karwar.
Kurumgad Island Beach, Karwar
Kurumgad or Koormagad Island Beach is a popular beach in India. This tortoise
shaped island beach is located very adjacent to Devbagh Beach.