Beaches in Karnataka
Karnataka has some of the most magnificent beaches and coastal regions that can be found in the state, which isn't surprising considering it is surrounded by the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.
Bhatkal beach is surrounded by stunning hills and water that is pristinely clean. The ideal time to come to this extremely popular beach, which houses, beautiful temples, is from August until March.
Gokarna is home to many of the most famous beaches in Karnataka including Half Moon, Paradise beach and Kudle. These beaches are extremely close in distance and they are blessed with warm water and sunshine any time.
Kaup beach is home to a lighthouse and a ruined fort and is one of the top beaches in the state. The beach here is long and has beautiful golden sand that moves gently in the breeze.
Karwar is a beach with silver colored sand, beaches that are lined with palm trees. Nearby there are other places to visit, including Sadashivgad Hill fort and the Octagonal Church.
Kurumgad is an island that is shaped like a tortoise and is popular with people who like adventures including snorkeling, diving, fishing, trekking and much more. It houses Narashima Temple on a hilltop, which also provides an amazing view.
Malpe beach is well-known for having a beach that is unspoiled and untouched. The beach here has amazing blue water, gold colored sand and palm trees.
Murudeshwar beach is another famous beach in the state and is popular because of the mountains that give a perfect backdrop and the crystal clear blue water. Also, in the area is the Kanduka Gri, Tipu Sultan fort and the Murudeswar Temple.
Panambur beach is where the New Managalore Port is located on the National Highway. South of this area there is an amazing beach that is located on the shore of the beautiful Arabian Sea.
Surathkal beach sits on the shore of the amazing Arabian Sea and is the perfect destination for tourists. The beach is located in the Sadashiva temple along with a lighthouse that is perched up on a large black rock.