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Kritika Maurya Jul 18 2013

Which is the best beach on the Karnataka section of NH 17?

Priyanka Dalal Jul 24 2013
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This is a really difficult question as this section has so many beaches, some famous ones other not so well known. I can mention a few beaches I have been to,

There is Malpe 6km from Udupi town. Its quite lovely. Long stretches of sand with picturesque coconut tree shelters. At one end there is a ship breaking factory and fishermen's wharf. There are ferries that take you to St Mary's Island - which has more awesome beachfronts. (will post pictures soon)

Another place is Kapu lighthouse. The lighthouse is upon some rocks but near it there are beaches on both sides with coconut plantations and local houses lining it. The lack of any hotel/restaurant suggest these are offbeat locations.

The most known place for beaches in this stretch would be Gokarna which has at least 4 beaches nearby. From traveler reviews I think, the easily accessible Om beach is quite commercialized. The other ones that are a bit more remote would be a better bet.

The one I am really looking forward to experiencing is Someshwara - a beach where Netravati meets the Arabian Sea very near Mangalore.

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