Beaches in Mangalore
Famous Beaches in and around Mangalore
The Someshwara beachThis is one of the most popular beaches in the era and is situated at distance of about 9kms from Mangalore city. The nearest bus stand is about ½ kms and reaching this place is very easy from the city proper. This is generally called a rocky beach for the many rock formations that dot the beachside and is especially well known for an exceptionally large rock here called the “Rudra Shile” or the rock of Shiva. Here at this beach one can find the historic Somnath Temple that is situated on the north side and was built during the reign of the Queen Abakka Devi. The sea is fairly violent at this beach and tourists are generally asked not to venture out to sea, because of the unpredictable nature of the waters here.
Someswara Beach - The rocky beach located near Somnath Temple
The Panambur BeachThis is one of the tourist hotspots of Mangalore for tourist as well as the city dwellers. It is a top picnic, vacation and holiday destinations and is situated very close to the Mangalore-Udipi highway, making transport to and for extremely easy. The distance from the city is roughly about 13kms and is one of the most picturesque locations in this part of the region. It is magnificent to see the lighthouse in the distance here and a great view of the ships sailing away in the distance. This is quite a large stretch of beach and goes all the way up to Suratkal to the other side.
The Suratkal BeachThis lovely beach is accessible from the Udipi highway and is also relatively easy to reach within a short time. It is known as one of the cleanest beaches of the region and hence popular for family outings where a clean environment is appreciated. One of the prime attractions of this beach is the quaint Lighthouse and the famous temple of lord Sadashiva, the overlooks the Arabian Sea. This is also the location of the national Institute of Technology, Karnataka, which has its premises practically off the beach itself. Almost all through the year, one can see a huge flock of people crossing the beach because of its pristine and clean atmosphere.
The Ullal beachA mere 12 kms away from Mangalore city and your transported to the midst of this beautiful beach that has large coconut trees swaying and dancing to the heady breeze that blows of the Arabian sea, all the time. a visit here is a remarkable experience in coastal beauty that makes it a tourist haunt par extraordinaire. There are two prime attraction here, one is the ruined fort of Queen Abakka Devi and the second being the many Jain temples that been here since the 16th century. Besides these two another prime attractions is the dargha of Sayed Mohammed Shereful Madani, who is believed to have arrived here almost around 400 years back from Medina. One can also take a city bus to arrive at this remarkable beach.
Tannirbavi BeachRightly known as Thaneeru Bavi, this beach is considered as the best one in the entire region of Dhakshina Kannad. People love to enjoy a beautiful sunset view here every evening. This beach is located at 12 kms away from the bus stand of Mangalore. This beach can be reached by road through Panambur or through ferry across the Gurupura river near Sultan battery. Beach lovers never miss their chance to hit this beach during warm summer days.
The beautiful sunset at the Tannirbavi beach
Malpe BeachExactly to the north of Mangalore at a distance of 66 kms there is the beautiful secluded beach called Malpe near Manipal that is prized for its quiet environment. From this place, one can travel to the St Mary’s island which can be reached by a one hour boat ride from Malpe where one can see some of the amazing geological structures that have been created by nature right into the sea.
Rivers in MangaloreAnother place to visit while in Mangalore is called Shashithlu which is a remarkable for its locational beauty. Just 26 kms from the city and you can be at a spot that is poetic to say the least.there is the island of Munda that has the Shambhave river and the Nandini rivers on the one side and the other side is the Arabian sea. It is indeed a splendid tourist spot that should be a must see in the itinerary of anyone coming to Mangalore for a holiday.
The picturesque look of The Netravti River in Mangalore