Malpe Beach in Udupi is another sprawling beach of South India known for its pristine beauty. About 392 kms from Bangalore and 66 kms from Mangalore it has a sheltered harbor and is just 6 kilometers from Udupi. It is an ideal retreat for visitors looking for solitude.
Besides the beauty of the clear blue sea and the long silver beach a boat ride to the uninhabited St. Mary's Isles can a be thrilling experience. A ferry ride from the fishing harbor will take you to this island. The beach is strewn with black rocks that pop up from the sand, and that bestows a dramatic effect. It is not a beach ideal for either swimming or strolling but one of those spectacular beaches of India that offers a magnificent view.
About 6 kms from Udupi at the mouth of the Malpe River is a natural harbor. It is a well known fishing harbor of the Karnataka coastline. The Maple beach is an incessant stretch of golden sand, glittering Arabian Sea and swaying palm trees that offer a perfect setting for a holiday.
Island of Darya Bahadurgarh is another beautiful island across the bay. Balarama Temple and an old tile factory constructed by the Basel Mission are the other places of tourists' attraction.