Beaches-The coastline of Mangalore city is dotted with several beaches, such as Panambur, Tannirbavi, Suratkal, and Someshwara. Tannirbavi Beach One of the best beaches of Dakshina Kannada It is about 12 km from the main bus stand. Someshwar Beach,the rock on this beach is a great attraction. Ullal Beach in Karnataka is one of the exotic beaches where one will enjoy the cool waters, relish in water sports, long walks along the shore. The beach cottages, the swimming pool and the breezy morning are the perfect setting for one to relax.
Someshwar Beach is located in Ullal, 11 km to the south of the city, near the confluence of the Netravati River and the Arabian Sea. The beachface is extremely rocky and considered dangerous for swimming. However, it is a great place to relax and watch the spectacular sunsets. Ullal is accessible by bus, train and autorickshaw from the city centre.
Tannirbhavi Beach is located in Panambur, 10 km to the north of the city, near the New Mangalore Port and along the confluence of the Gurupur river and the Arabian Sea. This is comparatively more deserted and is a great spot for safe and secluded swimming. Panambur is well connected by bus and can also be reached by autorickshaw from the city centre.
Suratkal Beach is about 15 kms to the north of the city.It has a beautiful lighthouse and few rocks.
Kaup Beach is about 45 kms to the north. It can be reached by a the local express buses in 45 minutes. The beach has a lighthouse which is open to visitors.
Malpe Beach is about 60 kms to the north.It can be reached by a the local express buses.This beach has a resort. Also there is a small island of the beach -about 15 minutes boat ride.Local ferry runs every 30 minutes or so. The last ferry back from the island is at 5 PM.