Best Beaches in Karnataka
Karnataka has a long sea coast stretches about 300Km with some of the best and unexplored beaches in India. Karnataka is an ancient land with a history dating back to the 3rd century BC. Karnataka beaches active in fishing and angling, swimming, boating, windsurfing and sun or sea bathing. The Beaches are very natural in Karnataka. There are 3 Districts in the Coastal side of Karnataka State that is Dakshina Kannada, Uttar Kannada, Udupi are in the Coastal side.
Some of the famous beaches in Karnataka are:
Akuna Matata Beach
Maravanthe beach is 50 km from Udupi. The Maravanthe Beach has an ideal location for taking up water sports activities. As you drive through the Maravanthe beach, you encounter a sight that would leave you stunned – on one side, you have the Arabian sea and on the other, you have a beautiful river flowing, with the western ghats as backdrop. The endless stretch of golden sand, swaying palm trees, clear blue sky and the flow of the sea attracts a large number of tourists who visit this beach.
Gokarna, a beach town has some most splendid beaches of the region. Gokarna, in Kannada, means ‘cows ear’ owing to the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers situated along the Karwar coast. Gokarna is primarily a pilgrimage center and much of its coast line is unexplored. Gokarna is famous for its beautiful virgin beaches and breathtaking landscapes.
Bhatkal Beach is located 16 kilometers away from the place Bhatkal in Karnataka state surrounded by the sea and the hills. The Bhatkal beach is known for the gorgeous temple perched on a hillock near the shore. The best time to visit it is August to March. This beach of Karnataka is believed to have been sanctified by Pranalinga of Mahabaleshwara thrown by Ravana.
The Ullal beach is located about 12 km from Mangalore city on the banks of river Nethravathi. Ullal beach on the shores of the Arabian Sea is also called as Summer Sands beach resort. . The Ullal beach is best spot for swimming and sun bath. Ullal beach is popular and best beach offering a perfect holiday destination for those looking for a tranquil holiday. Tourists spend weekends enjoy a day in the beauty of Ullal beach.
Karwar beach is one of the most famous Karnataka beaches. The Karwar Beach of Karnataka is an ideal retreat for the urban public to stay away. Karwar Beach of Karnataka provides its visitors with some scintillating view of hills, landscapes and sea. The major attractions are the Sadashivgad Hill Fort with a Durga Temple, the octagonal church, the 300-years-old Venkatrama Temple with ochre paintings and the Naganatha Temple with a sacred ant hill. The best time to visit Karwar beach is from the months of September to mid-May.