6 Best Beaches In Karwar That Glow Naturally

Sparkling clean and glowing, Karwar in Karnataka boasts of some of the best blue flag beaches.

Published On Feb 27, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


Karwar is a beautiful town in the state of Karnataka and is known for its breathtaking beauty. The name has been inspired by a neighbouring village called 'Kadwad'. It is a combination of both the Western Ghats and a lot of pristine beaches. Karwar is renowned for its scenic beauty with a subtle sparkle of religion and rich history.

The pristine Karwar beaches along the Arabian sea coastline are flanked by gigantic mountains, and the rich flora and fauna make for the perfect vacation getaway. It also houses a lot of temples and waterfalls. Karwar beaches make for a prominent tourist spot and are flanked by innumerable tourists every year. Karwar beach’s location is spectacular, and offers an ethereal and scenic view of the Ghats that surround it, the backwaters as well as all the clear landscapes.  

In case you want to know about other spectacular beach destinations in India for your next holiday, especially the 10 most clean, and popularly called the ‘blue flag’ beaches, you must check this.

In addition to these, there are also many gorgeous glowing beaches in India where you can witness the phenomenon of bioluminescence.


Devbagh beach is one of the best beaches in Karwar, and is a nature lover's paradise. Both sunset and sunrise are beautiful sights to behold. When you visit this beach, you can see white seagulls flying. At Devbagh beach, river Karli meets the Arabian Sea, and this makes for a perfect sight for nature lovers to witness.

If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can indulge in snorkelling, fishing, banana boat rides or dolphin watching. You can book these activities at the Devbagh beach resort.

The distance from Devbagh beach to Karwar is approximately 8 km. You can reach Devbagh beach either by boat from Karwar, or take a bus or cab.


Majali beach is another popular Karwar beach in Karnataka. It is located in the Majali beach village. This beach is away from the hustle and bustle of city life and provides one of the most serene experiences for anyone visiting it. You can start your day here by waking up to the chirping sound of birds and the calming sound of the waves from the Arabian sea. This Karwar beach location also offers water sports like kayaking, fishing, boating and pedalling. Other activities that can also be done here are bird watching or dolphin watching. We suggest you take a trip to the nearby islands via a cruise to witness their beauty.

Majali beach is located at a distance of approximately 10 km from Karwar. To reach Majali beach, you have to take a bus from the Karwar bus stand.


This is one of the most popular beaches in Karwar. It is popular for its black sand from Basaltic rock, thereby making the entire beach black. It is one of the most visited beaches in Karnataka for picnics.

The beach also boasts a variety of flora and fauna and is the perfect place for adventure lovers. Majali beach is located  close to Tilmati beach and is in fact accessible by a 1-km hike that includes crossing river streams and climbing mountains. In case you like water sports, you may go to the nearby Majali beach which offers a variety of them.

Tilmati beach is located at a distance of 13 km from Karwar. One can reach the Tilmati beach via cab after taking a bus from the Majali Bus stand in Karwar.


This is another popular beach in Karwar that is located near the Karnataka-Goa border. It is surrounded by lush green scenery and houses “Our Lady Of St. Anne’s” church. This church was built by the Portuguese and is the first Latin Catholic church. Binaga beach also has a naval base ‘Project Seabird’ here which has been established by the Navy.  

Must-visit places near Binaga beach are ‘Oyster Rock’, the muslin factory and Naganatha temple. The distance to Binaga beach from Karwar is 5 km. You can take a cab to Binaga beach from Karwar to reach fast.


Karwar beach is popularly known as Rabindranath Tagore beach. It is touted as one of the most popular and best Karwar beaches in Karnataka. It is the ideal place for swimming because there are no sudden depths in the water. The views of the sunset here are breathtaking, and should not be missed.

Other major attractions of this beach include the toy train, recreational park, colourful music fountain, aquarium and planetarium. The sunset views from the Kali bridge will surely take your breath away. If you ever plan to visit Karwar, visit this beach during the Karavali Utsav festival that takes place every year on the beach.

To reach the Rabindranath Tagore beach, one can take buses from the Karwar bus station or take a cab too. The distance is barely 1 km from Karwar. Local bus services can also be availed from Madgaon, Gokarna and other nearby places.

This beach is located at the meeting point of the Arabian sea and Kali river and is one of the most beautiful beaches of Karwar. When you visit the Koodi Bagh beach, you cannot miss its spectacular sunset views.

Other sets of activities you may want to do here are kayaking, banana boat, canoeing and paddling. The small fishing boats used by the fishermen and the palm trees are added attractions at the Koodi Bagh beach.

To reach Koodi Bagh beach, one can take a cab or an auto from Karwar bus station. The distance is approximately 4.5 km from Karwar.

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