Mangalore is placed at the confluence of the Netravathi and Gurupura rivers, forming the backwaters. One of the beaches in Mangalore, known as Tannirbavi Beach, is one of the nice beaches of Dakshina Kannada, which is famous for the imposing view of the sunset. Another beach offers solitude to visitors is Surathkal Beach.
This picturesque beach is known for its clean surroundings and a beautiful lighthouse. It is an ideal picnic spot with clean and calm atmosphere. The silvery softy sand beach and breezy wind from Arabian Sea offers an unparalleled beauty and solitude. The view of sunset from this beach is awesome.
Someshwara Beach:Â The most pristine and rocky beach facing the Kanara region is 9 Kms to the south ofÂ Mangalore, and 1/2 Km from the SomeshwaraÂ BusÂ stand, this beach is well-known for the large rocks called â€œRudra Shileâ€. The historical Somanath Temple constructed during the regime of the famous queen Abbakka Devi is situated in the north side. The Sea is violent here but blue waters nibbling at your feet and the wind in your hair will be a veritable paradise. Try to avoid swimming in this beach. To get there take the CityÂ BusÂ Number: 44A, 44B, 44C,
Ullal Beach:Â 12 Kms. South of city center lies Ullal beach. you may find the name familiar, as it is the hometown of one time Salman Khan muse and Aishwarya Rai-Bacchan look-alike, Sneha Ullal. The beach with a stretch of Coconut trees and the fishermenâ€™s lane make it picturesque, creating a lovely coastal experience. The ruined fort of Abbakka Devi and Jain temples of 16th century are other attractions for tourists. The Dargah of Sayed Mohammed Shereful Madani, who is said to have come to Ullal from Madina 400 years ago, is a famous dargah in this region.Â To get there take the CityÂ BusÂ Number- 44A, B, D
Panambur:The most dazzling, aggressive and popular outing spot, Panambur beach attracts a large number of tourists during the summer vacation and holidays. This picturesque beach is situated on theÂ MangaloreÂ â€“ Udupi highway and is around 13 Kms. from the heart ofMangaloreÂ city. This beach stretches all the way to Surathkal and one can have a view of the Light House and splendid ships sailing on the waves of Arabian Sea. To get there take the CityBusÂ Number- 40, 41, 45, 59.