The state of Karnataka has about 320 km long coastline, which is enriched with magnificent and beautiful beaches. Most of the beaches of Karnataka offer calm and pleasant ambience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One may tend to forget the stress in busy metro life by visiting the seashore, and experiencing a uncommon tranquility in the vicinity of nature. Some of the popular beaches of Karnataka are Devbagh beach, Karwar beach, Marawanthe beach, Murudeshwar beach, Bhatkal beach, Kurumgad beach, Malpe beach, and Gokarna beaches.
Situated at a distance of about 16 km from Bhatkal and 126 km away from Karwar, Bhatkal beach is dotted with majestic hills and calm blue seas. The beach is popular for two beautiful temples such as Vijayanagar Temple and Jain Chandranatha Basadi Temple. The best time to visit this beach is from August to March.
Situated at the distance of about 16 km from Bhatkal, Murudeshwar beach is counted among the most beautiful beaches of Karnataka. Dotted with areca and coconut groves, Murudeshwar beach is a very famous picnic spot, nestled in mountains. Other attractions nearby the beach are the Murudeshwar Temple, the fort of Tipu Sultan and Kanduka Giri.
Karwar is popular among the holiday-makers for its silver-sand, palm-bordered beautiful beaches. The calm Karwar beach offers a wonderful relaxing experience. Other attractions in this place are unique Octagonal Church, Dandeli Game Park, Venkataramana Temple and the Sadashivgad Hill fort with Durga Temple. The Devbagh Island located along the Karawar coast is another tourist attraction. The best time to visit Karwar Beach is from September to May. Situated at the distance of about 6 km from Udupi, Malpe beach is an unspoiled beach. The golden sand of the beach is bordered by the palm trees. It is a perfect place for bathing, fishing and boating. The period between October and January is the best time to visit this beach. The St Mary's Island is another tourist attraction near the beach.
Gokarna has some of the most enchanting beaches of Karnataka. Om Beach, Kudle, Paradise, Gokarna and Half Moon are the famous beaches in Gokarna. These beaches can be visited throughout the year. Maravanthe Beach is located at a distance of about 50 km from Udupi. It is bordered by the Souparnika River on the one side and by the Arabian Sea on the other. It is one of the most scenic and classic beaches of Karnataka. It is an ideal destination for water sports activities.
The tourists can enjoy various recreational activities on the beaches of Karnataka. The beaches are ideal for various water sports like waterskiing, snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving and seal and dolphin spotting. Most of the beaches are safe for swimming. The tourists can sun-bathe on the seashore. Guests must visit the beaches of Karnataka to experience a wonderful feeling of calmness and serenity.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/11