Beaches near Dharwad
Kaup Beach in Udupi, Karnataka is a great place to relax with family and friends in the arms of nature with the beautiful wavwes lashing against the shore. The beach is situated 12 kilometers away from Udupi and the gentle breeze along with a stroll along the coastline makes for a splendid memory to be stored away. The attraction of this beach is enhanced by a 100 feet lighthouse on the rocky shore which makes for a wonderful aerial view of the entire coastline. Kaup Beach is located approximately at a distance of 328 kilometers away from Dharwad.
Devbagh Beach located around 5 kilometers from Karwar in North Karnataka and 172 kilometers from Dharwad is famous for its golden sand strewn across the beach with wonderful waves splashing cool sprays on the shores along with ample opportunities of water and adventure sports for enthusiasts who can opt for kayaking and snorkeling with expert help. It’s a wonderful sight to behold as the beach is located on an island with the mighty Western Ghats, beautiful waterfalls and the dense forests flanking on both sides amidst the water flowing in from the Arabian Sea.
Tilmatti Beach is situated close to Devbagh Beach in Karwar and is an ideal getaway for honeymoon couples and youngsters as well. With black sand covering the rocky shore, ship wreck sighting, river cruises, rock climbing and dolphin watching are activities which can be availed here. There is good accommodation facilties for tourists visiting Tilmatti Beach.
Situated at the conjunction of Goa-Karnataka border, Binaga Beach in Karwar is extremely popular for a lot of attractions like Anjidiv Island which is a stone’s throw from the beach along with the famous Portuguese creation; ‘Our Lady of St.Anne’s Church’ and a naval headquarter of the Indian Navy which enhances the aura of the lovely beach.
Karwar Beach is the most visited beach in this region lying at a distance of 100 kilometers from Goa and the island beach with ample water sports activities is a crowd puller , both Indian and foreign tourists as well. Popular for its seafood delights and spread, the melee of breeze flowing in from the sea and from the shore makes it an ideal destination for tourists. Majali Beach which is located in Karwar as well is also famous for water sports activities.
Belekeri Beach, which is located 8 kilometers from Ankola and 147 kilometers from Dharwad is a tourist paradise for the uncharted beach territories. Situated in the old port town of Belekin, this beach lies at the junction of Belekin River; the port was an important trading place during the British rule in India and two ancient temples of Ishwara and Jenubeera dating back to 15th century attracts tourists to this fascinating beach.
OM Beach situated at a distance of 8 kilometers from town of Gokarna in Karnataka is famous for its two half crescent shapes that conjoin to form the Hindu symbol of OM along with miles of white sand across the beach adds to its beauty. With surfing, parasailing, banana boat riding and scores of water sports activities, OM Beach is the most popular beach in Gokarna region. There are 4 more attractive beaches in Gokarna region namely Half Moon Beach, Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach and Gokarna Beach surrounded by rocky terrain, island amidst the Arabian Sea. The beaches give a complete Goan flavor with dance and musical activities in the evening making the place a holiday paradise.
Murudeshwar Beach located around 228 kilometers from Dharwad along the National Highway in North Karnataka is famous for the blue lagoon with the rocky terrain of Western Ghats and coconut trees and areca trees shading along with the famous Shiva Temple and a fort built by Tipu Sultan. With pleasant ambience, seafood and coolers along with white sand stretching for miles, Murudeshwar is a pristine location between Bhatkal and Honnavar.
Apart from these, the other attractive beaches near Dharwad are Malpe Beach in Manipal and Tannirbhavi Beach in Mangalore. These beaches can be accessed via rail, road and air as well with good conveyance provided by Karnataka Tourism and their state transport and Inter City transport services.
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