Best and Most Popular Beaches in Udupi
1. Malpe Beach
An unexplored beach destination located at a mere distance of 6km from Udupi is one of the highly favored Udupi beaches with a never-ending coastline. Malpe beach attracts a considerable number of people from the fishing industry as it is the largest natural port in Karnataka.
The clean white sand, picturesque view, blue skies, and pleasant weather makes it an ideal destination for a weekend getaway. You can enjoy a fun boat ride, and try various water sports activities to bring out the adventurous side of yours apart from fishing, angling, and sunbathing on the beautiful beach.
Location: 6kms from udupi, Karnataka
Water sports: Jet ski, Parasailing, Banana Rides, Speed Boat Rides, Bumpy Rides, surfing, kayaking.
2. Kodi Beach
Popularly known as delta beach or Kodi Bengre beach, this is a hidden gem located at a distance of 6kms from Kundapura town. This beach is perfect for a day trip to refresh themselves by beach bumming and swimming while enjoying the fresh seafood.
Its secluded location makes it a peaceful, serene and relaxing spot for all the beach goers while enjoying the beauty of the Arabian sea. While you are here, you can spot some of the fishermen casting their nets, small shacks serving dosas and seafood, and enjoy walking along the shorelines and gazing at the sunset right in front of you. If surfing excites you, then shaka surf club on the Kodi beach will help you with your surfing adventure.
Location: Bengre Estuary, Kodi Bengre, Karnataka
Water sports: Surfing.
3. Hoode Beach
Hoode located at Bengre is an isolated, beautiful, scenic and well-maintained beach enjoyed by all the visitors for breathtaking sunsets and auspicious sunrises. One of the Udupi beaches which are coarse, rough but yet have a gracious feel to them.
You can dine at the shacks present on the beach, lie down on the sands sipping your drinks and spend some quality time with your friends and family. The Hoode beach has opened a surf club to entertain their visitors and the rough sea is the hot spot for surfing especially during the monsoon season.
Location: 17-20 km to the North-West of Udupi
Water sports: Surfing
4. St Mary’s Island
Experience the most alluring sunsets on an island of crystalline rocks, white sand beaches and magical aura at St Mary’s island. Coconut Island, North Island, Darya Bahadurgarh Island and South Island are the four islands that comprise
St. Mary’s Islands are all interconnected and have their own specialties. This quaint island gets its immense geological importance as this is the land where Vasco De Gama set his first foot. One of the beaches in Udupi which is known for their rows of columnar basaltic lava rock formations giving a special landscape to this place.
Location: Maple Harbor | Behind TebmaShipyard, Udupi 576108, India
Water sports: Deep sea fishing, cliff jumping, kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing, speed boats, and banana rafting.
5. Maravanthe Beach
A beautiful sight on the NH17 towards Udupi with a mountainous backdrop and picturesque view is the virgin beach of Maravanthe. Enjoy the magnificent view of miles of unspoiled white sand and captivating sunsets. You will never miss a chance to have a glimpse of aquatic turtles at Maravanthe beach.
This beach is one of the most favored tourist attractions as go you get lazy and lie down on the shore of the beach, or go swimming, or experience the aquatic life by scuba diving. You can enjoy the endless panoramic views of the golden rays on the sand, deep blue seas and silently flowing river and make it a splendid weekend getaway.
Location: 12kms away from the city of Kundapura
Water sports: Snorkeling and scuba diving.
6. Mattu Beach
If u are looking for an undiscovered coastal beauty and enjoy the pleasure of being left alone in the company of nature, then you will find Mattu beach really fascinating. This is one of the less commercialized beaches in Udupi without any human interference and blessed by awe-inspiring sunsets, palm and coconut trees, and soothing water.
The foodies can treat themselves with ‘Mattu Gulla’ which is a special eggplant grown here and is famous for its unique taste. Entertainment activities and hawkers are restricted to the minimum and not encouraged so that tourists can relish the solitude with nature and keep the novelty of the place.
Location: 12kms from Udupi, Udupi 574118, Karnataka.
7. Pithrody Udyavara Beach
The virgin beach of Pithrody is a perfect spot if you want to relax in solitude with the Arabian sea on one side and river Udyavara on the other. Untouched by commercialization make it less known by people outside Karnataka.
The secluded location helps you sit and relax with mesmerizing views of sunsets at one of the best beaches in Udupi. The riverside is safe for fishing and anchoring, fishing being the main occupation of the people living in the village. There are boats which accommodate around 4-5 people at a time will help you take to the beach and back to the mainland.
Location: Udyavar, Udupi, Karnataka, 574118
8. Padubidri Beach
This discrete spot is a perfect weekend getaway as it has got something to offer to people of all age groups. Children can collect sea shells from sandy shores, teenagers can engage themselves in swimming, and other adventurous activities and businessman can enjoy the calm and serene nature.
You can also plan a picnic with friends and family at the ‘Padubidri end point’ where the river meets the sea making it an ideal place to spend an evening. Feel blessed to watch the sunset in the west and moon rise from the east simultaneously as the gentle breeze will make you feel closer to nature.
Location: 30kms from Udupi, Karnataka
Water sports: Banana boats and water scooters.
9. Kapu Beach
Want to see how paradise looks like? Then visit Kapu beach where you can sit back and watch the splendid sunset as the falling lights reflect on the water. This is one of the most popular beaches in Udupi as it attracts a variety of tourists, and have been a part of a few movie shots because of its striking beauty.
Another major attraction is the lighthouse which was built in 1901 giving panoramic views of the sea from the top of it. Travelers visiting the beach can witness one of the most beautiful coastal belts in India and engage themselves in beach activities like playing football or volleyball and have fun building a sand castle.
Location: 9km from Udupi, Padu, Karnataka 574106
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