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Murudeshwar Beach

Bask in the pristine shore and the tranquility of Murudeshwar beach, one of the best places to visit in Murudeshwar. Located in Karnataka, Murudeshwar is known for its cleanMurudeshwar beach and a massive Shiva statue overlooking the beach. It serves as an ideal picnic spot for families and tourists and has a spectacular landscape with shimmering bluewaters, golden sand, and a magical aura that surrounds it. The Murudeshwar temple next to it makes the environment pious and an even more appealing place to visit.

Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset which contrasts beautifully with the sparkling water while strolling on the shore or sitting on the beach lounges, which is nothing short of a soothing experience. Enclosed by a foliage of lush greenery and hill views, Murudeshwar beach offers a plethora of water sports and is always bustling with activities. The beach is lined with tall coconut trees which are native to this location and offer a contrasting palate of colors to the beach. Right from sitting in solitude and watching birds to boating and indulging in water sports, the beach offers everything to have a memorable time with your friends and family.

Out of the many sports here, surfing is done with enthusiasm at Murudeshwar beach with surf instructors and classes present nearby. Surf along the waves and taste the swift crisp air in the pleasant waters of Murudeshwar beach. With the beautiful natural setting and a spiritual aura which comes from the nearby Shiva temple, makes this beach worth visiting.

Picture this – a clear sky, sand underneath your feet and salt in your hair as you set out with your surfboard in style to be one with the ocean. Sounds exciting right? Among the many good reasons why you should visit the Murudeshwar beach is the opportunity and freedom it offers you to surf. For all the water babies out there, Murudeshwar beach is one of the surf heavens for the surfers and those who want to learn the art.

With the availability of surf schools nearby who will stay with you in your journey for three days to figure out how to surf and ace it and provide you with the required equipment, getting those cool pictures of you in swimsuits and goggles has never looked possible.

All You Need to Know About surfing at Murudeshwar Beach

Murudeshwar beach is visited by several tourists for not only its scenic view but to indulge in water sports such as surfing, parasailing, boat rides, bumper rides, etc. Surfing is the most popular water sports here and many surfing schools in the vicinity of the beach which offers excellent training facilities on surfing. Some of the best surfing schools around Murudeshwar beach are:

  • Mulki Indica Surf School– Located just outside of Mangalore, Mulki Indica school offers training on several water sports and has a guest house as well. All the instructors are professionals are the equipment are also provided.
  • Prices for lessons start from Rs2000 per head

    Email – info@indicasurfschool.com

  • Shaka Surf Club– One of the first surfing schools in India with the first female surf instructor, the instructors here are also known as surfing swamis and have been doing this since more than a decade. Located in Bengre village in Udupi, Karnataka, not very far from Murudeshwar, Shaka surf school has all you want as a surf beginner.
  • Prices start from Rs1800.

    Email – theshakasurfclub@gmail.com

  • Cocopelli– Located in Gokarna, Cocopelli is not very far from Murudeshwar and has a guest house for visitors to stay while they learn the skill of surfing. It is one of the oldest surf schools in India with trained instructors for allkinds of water sports.
  • Price for lessons starts from Rs2000 per head .

    Email – surfschool@cocopelli.org

Best Time to Surf at Murudeshwar Beach

The best time to surf at Murudeshwar beach with consistent clean waves that have rideable swell with light offshore winds, is during winters and especially in the month of November. The water is pleasantly warm and the clean surfable waves are typically found 56% of the time in November while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. The other 10% of the time the waves are considered too small by professional surfers but are good for the beginners.

Restaurants near Murudeshwar Beach

After a long day of surfing, you are sure to feel starved and tired. Head to the nearby restaurants with a breathtaking view of the coastal area and devour the mouthwatering cuisines to suit the likes of all kinds of visitors.

  • RNS Café
  • Naveen Beach Restaurant
  • Sea Lounge
  • Hotel Kwality
  • Royal Athiya

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Q1. Where is Murudeshwar beach located?

Murudeshwar beach is in the Murudeshwar town of Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. The town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for it Murudeshwar temple with world’s second tallest Shiva statue.

Q2. Which is the best time to visit Murudeshwar?

The months of winter from November to February are the best time although it gets crowded during this season. The months of March, April, May, and June experience moderate to hot climate but is less crowdy.

Q3. Can we play in Murudeshwar beach?

Murudeshwar beach offers a range of water sports activities such as surfing, parasailing, bumper rides that one can enjoy or a usual walk along the shore or playing volleyball on the sandy beach are other options.

Q4. Can you learn to surf in 3 days?

Surfing can be learnt within a few hours, days, or within 2 months. The first trick to learn is balance the board while lying down, which takes a couple of hours and then surfing while standing can be learnt within 3 days if you are consistent.

Q5. Is surfing scary to learn?

For the beginners, surfing can be scary at first as you might be under the water for longer than you require followed by a wipeout. But it gets better after a few trials and practice.


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