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11 Beaches to explore in Karnataka

Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

Gokarna
GokarnaGokarn, Karnataka, India

Gokarna is a small temple town in the western coast of India. Gokarna is known as one of the seven Hindu pilgrimage centers.

Karwar Beach
Karwar BeachKarwar Beach, Karnataka

Karwar beach is one of the most splendid beach in Karnataka. The main activities in this beach is snorkeling and diving.

Kaup Beach
Kaup BeachPadu, Karnataka 574106, India

Shooting location of many movies. THis beacch gives a panoramic view of the Arabian sea. The sea is a bit rougher here, be careful when you explore.

Kudle Beach
Kudle BeachGokarna, Karnataka, India

Lined with coconut trees, Kudle Beach is a perfect, peaceful little beach flanked and protected by hills in its sides. The spot also has some hiking trails passing through if you are interested in that. Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming are also possible.

Lad Khan Temple
Lad Khan TempleAihole, Karnataka 587124, India

One of the oldest Hindu temples built in 5th century by the Kings of Chalukya Dynasty . Historical place which shows the architectural wonder of Karnataka

Malpe Beach
Malpe BeachMalpe Beach Rd, Malpe, Karnataka 576108, India

With a never-ending coastline and palm trees lining up on its shores. It is one of the most important fishing area of Karnataka.

Maravanthe beach
Maravanthe beachMaravanthe beach, Karnataka 576235

NH-66 runs next to the beach and the Suparnika River flows on the other side of the road, creating a spectacular scenery here.

Murudeshwar Temple
Murudeshwar TempleMurdeshwar Temple Main Rd, Murdeshwar, Karnataka 581350, India

"Murdeshwar" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's tallest Shiva statue, this beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple.

Om Beach
Om BeachOm Beach, Gokarn, Karnataka 581326

Om beach is shaped as two semi crescents join together forming the shape of Om. Tourists can enjoy the banana boat, surfing, jet skiing, etc. on this beach. The beach has a breathtaking view of the sunset.

Panambur Beach
Panambur BeachPanambur Beach, Mangalore, Karnataka

Credited as one of the safest and best-maintained beaches of India. It is the most popular, well connected and the most visited beach in Karnataka. Popular for watersports, seafood and dolphin viewing.

St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's IslandMalpe, Karnataka 576118, India

Also known as coconut island, is a set of four small islands in the Arabian sea off the coast of Malpe. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava.

Map of Beaches to explore in Karnataka