Imagine a beach bordered by roaring sea on one side and rolling hills on the other? Now, imagine the gentle swaying of coconut and areca groves adorning the beach? You would get to view this sight only at Murudeshwar Beach. Murudeshwar Beach is located between Honnavar and Bhatkal and is 1km distance away from the national highway and 386 kms away from Bangalore, Karnatka. This beach has slowly emerged as a hot tourist destination due to its pristine beauty and religious importance.
For adventure loving people, this beach is a perfect place to indulge in any kind of adventurous activities like parasailing or water sports. Some of the hotels on the beach organize sea wave rafting, sea kayaking, motor – boat race to Netrain Island, banana boat rides and dolphin spotting trips to Kalgudda. You can also rejuvenate yourself by taking a dip in the sea, going for a boat ride or sun-bathing.
The gentle cool breeze on the beach is at its best either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Enjoy it and it would surely freshen up your mood and brighten your spirits.
To add to your enjoyment level, there are a lot of stalls on the bank, which offers delicious local culinary items such as spicy fish fry, coconut sweets, fresh-fruit juice etc.
Murudeshwar temple is situated on a top of a small hill named Kanduka Giri. At this temple, people get to see and idol of Lord Shiv, which is pretty ancient. Idagunji Temple, Murudeshwar Fort and Apsara Konda Waterfalls are also close to the beach.