Located at 12 kms. from Mangalore city, and to the south of Mangalore Port, Panambur beach, Mangalore is one of the clean and safe beaches in South Karnatka.

Prior to the construction of the Mangalore Port, Panambur beach was one of the longest beaches in Mangalore where you could play, walk, indulge in sports or just relax.  As a student, I remember having played football at Panambur beach.  The construction of the Port has made the access to the Beach narrow and not very clean. But the beach as such is well maintained.  It is maintained by a private enterprise. People of all ages are seen venturing into the water at the beach.

Panambur Beach, Mangalore
Panambur Beach
Stone partition
Stone pathway in the sea

How to reach?

By Road:

Panambur is located between Suratkal and Mangalore. There are regular buses available from Mumbai, Pune and other surrounding cities to Mangalore. From Mangalore there are city buses and private buses availbale at frequent intervals to Panambur.

By Train:

Nearest railway station is Suratkal at 5 kms on the Konkan Railway route. Mangalore Railway Station is at a distance of 13 kms.

By Air:

Bajpe, Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of about 30 kms. There are private taxis availbale from the airport to the destination.

Where to stay?

For stay, Mangalore is at proximity of 12 kms with some of the best hotels from budget to star category.

For more details on hotels in Mangalore, search the internet.

What to see there?

Panambur beach has activities like ATVs, PWCs, Dolhpin sighting, camel and horse riding and water sports. Large number of people indulge in water sports activities during the summer season to beat the heat. Evenings are quite pleasant at Panambur beach.

Sports activities like water scooter, para sailing, camel ride, AT buddy and inflatables are available during season time.

There are number of eateries right at the beach. Watching sun-set is the favourite activity of the tourists to this beach besides other sports activities.

During summer vacations, local authorities conduct a carnival for enteraining the children. Kite flying is also held during the Kite Flying festival.

Stalls at Panambur beach
Stalls at Panambur beach

Other activities

The beach is well known for holding competition for children in different areas. beach party for kids was held on 28th April 2013 including competition in sand sculpture on voter awareness.

Competition for Kids
Competition for Kids

When to visit?

Panambur beach can be visited any time of the year but the best season to visit is between October and May.

Summing Up

Panambur beach, Mangalore is an ideal spot for a day's picnic.