Top 5 Beaches in Mangalore

Mangalore is a city in Karnataka that is most famous for the cashew and coffee exports. Chiefly used as a port city, Mangalore has some of the best beaches in the area. If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway or a short trip with your family to relax yourself, read through this article. We have mentioned the top 5 beaches in Mangalore city and what they are famous for. Make sure that they top your to-visit list.

1. Surathkal Beach

Surathkal Beach
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If you are looking for a place to sneak out of the busy city life, Surathkal beach is the perfect place for you. A drive to this place with your loved ones can soothe your soul and relax your mind. It is a very accessible place from all the important parts of the city. A quick escape to this serene beach will fill you with all the right energies. The most attractive feature of this beach is the presence of the lighthouse. Situated amidst rocks and surrounded by the sea on all sides, the sunset view is splendid from up there. You can imagine the rays of the sun hitting your face and all the pretty pictures that shall store the memory of a lifetimes.

2. Ullal Beach

Ullal Beach
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Ullal is the best place for an outing especially a romantic one. There is nothing more precious in the world than memories and this place will give you some of the best. The cottages and accommodation options in the Ullal beach is all worth the hype. The blue colour of the sea mingling astoundingly with the greenery around is such a picturesque sight. Walking along the length of the beach too is beautiful and the casuarina trees add to make it the perfect scenery. The place Ullal has something to offer to everyone. The forts and churches are very near and is a must visit. For the adventurous ones, swimming and water sport options are widely available. All the awesomeness is coupled with great food. The perfect place to chill with your friends and the backdrop of the golden sand makes it amazing for romantic dates too.

3. Sasihithlu Beach

Sasihithlu Beach
Photo (Cropped) by Hari Prasad Nadig, CC BY-SA 2.0

The easiest way to escape the mundane lifestyle that we all lead in the noisy and polluted cities is to a take a visit to places that will calm our inner being, leaving you refreshed. One such place is the Sasihithlu beach in Mangalore. People say that when the sands are seen mixing with the blue sea from a distance it seems like it is the Milky Way. Not many tourist parties are aware of this place and hence it is not very crowded. Locals including fishermen are seen with large boats in the area. Any water sport lover will also be readily attracted to this place.

4. Tannirbhavi Beach

Tannirbhavi Beach
Photo by Karunakar Rayker, CC BY 2.0

The idea is to relax and spend some quality time with your family and loved ones, right? The Tannirbhavi beach has more to offer than just that. This place is practically deserted and cannot be categorised as a tourist spot. Yet, the serene surroundings are sure to win your heart. The cool breeze brushing against your cheeks and the relaxing tune of the sea waves is all you need for your perfect weekend getaway. A ferry service also takes you to the other side of the beach where exists a naphta fired barge. A quick trip sailing along the sea will not be such a bad idea. Coupled with good food and a nice lodging place, Tannirbhavi beach will make your stay worth it.

5. Panambur Beach

Panambur Beach
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This can easily be claimed as the most activity involved beach in Mangalore. There are myriad options for everyone to enjoy. These activities include parasailing, water scooters, camel rides and horseback riding. All those who love to explore the waters; it is the perfect place for them too. You can surf with assured safety at most times of the year. The people claim that Panambur beach is also the safest in the area. If you are visiting with your family, you can also go dolphin sighting. The cottages and cuisine in the area add to the charm of this place.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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