April 20, 2018

My TripAdvisor Review No.313: Mallpe Beach, Udupi, Karnataka.

Beautiful Beach With Many Activities.

Malpe Beach is a beautiful place for many types of recreational activities, about 10 km west of Udupi town in Karnataka. It is also an important port and major fishing harbour on the Karnataka coast.

We drove down to the Malpe Beach one evening from Udupi, and it took us about half an hour because we had to cross the crowded Mangalore-Panvel Highway (NH66), where some construction work was in progress. We reached in time to view a lovely sunset over the Arabian Sea.

There is lot of parking space near the main sandy beach, where some restaurants and a lot of small eateries are located. There are a few hotels where one can stay and enjoy a beach holiday. The beach itself is commercialised, with a lot of activity taking place. Private operators run a boat service to St. Mary’s Island from here. The sea seemed calm enough for a swim, and we did see people enjoying a dip in the sea.

We went for a longer walk along to the rocky end of the beach, where local fishermen were tending to their boats and nets. We walked beyond a large shed which seemed to be used for building and repairing the larger fishing vessels. There was a small Hanuman temple, and beyond that was a 1 km long promenade going into the sea. It is a good lookout point jutting out into the sea and besides it was a deep water channel where the larger fishing vessels could be seen entering and leaving the port.

We enjoyed our long walk from the beach, to the end of the walkway. Then we sat on a bench for a while, watching the fishermen, seagulls, swaying palm trees, and the busy fishing trawlers, and enjoyed the pungent sea breeze.
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