Karnataka Tourism

Devbagh Beach, Karwar

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Devbagh is the most popular beach in the coastal city of Karwar, headquarters of the Uttara Kannada district. This beach is known to have inspired the famous poet Shri Rabindranath Tagore who had visited Karwar during the early 20th century. The beach is really a perfect getaway for tourists searching for privacy as well as calm. It is famous for the golden sands and cool breeze and provides adventure sports enthusiasts with a variety of water sports such as snorkelling and kayaking. It is also famous for delicious seafood and other local cuisines.

Things to do at Devbagh Beach:

  • Visit Kurumgad Island: An island off the coast of Karwar, known for its tortoise shape, an abandoned lighthouse and a Narasimha Temple. Kurumgad Island is accessible by boat from beach.
  • Water sports: Banana boat rides, parasailing and Jet Ski rides are usually available in the beach by private operators
  • Stay: It is possible to stay right next to the beach, thanks to Devbagh Beach resort by Jungle Lodges & Resorts
  • Visit Majali Beach: A popular beach 2 kms north of Devbagh
  • Sunset: Enjoy nice sunset from the shores of beach
  • Narasimha Temple: Visit Narasimha Temple right next to the beach
  • Sadashivgadh Fort: 4 kms from the beach, on the northern bank of Kali river, Sadashivgadh Fort offers a great sunset view. A Durga Devi Temple exists on top. 
  • Oyster Rock Lighthouse: Located on an island off the coast, can be reached via speed boats

Places to visit near Devbagh Beach:

Yana rocks (80 kms), Dandeli (100 kms), Anshi National Park (50 kms) and Gokarna (66 kms) are some of the nearby destinations that can be visited along with the beach in Karwar.

How to reach the beach:

Karwar is 520 kms from Bengaluru and 271 kms from Mangaluru. Goa is the nearest airport (90 kms from Karwar). Karwar has a railway station on the Konkan railway line. Regular bus services are available to reach Karwar from all parts of Karnataka. Devbagh beach is 9 kms from Karwar city center and can be reached using auto or taxi.

Places to stay near Devbagh:

Devbagh beach resort operated by Jungle Lodges & Resorts and Sterling Resorts are two recommended luxury stays in Karwar. Karwar city has multiple hotels, beach side resorts and homestays.


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