Panambur Beach in Mangalore is on the shores of Arabian sea and is credited as one of the safest and best maintained beaches of India. It is the most popular, well connected and most visited beach of coastal Karnataka.
The beach is located in the place called Panambur , 10 km north of the City center, which comes under the administration of Mangalore City Corporation. As of now, this beach is maintained by a private enterprise under the banner of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. Attractions here include jet ski rides, boating, dolphin viewing, food stalls and is also known for its highly skilled and trained lifeguards who patrol the beach to ensure visitor safety.
This beach has been popular for its sunsets, the port area and a picnic spot for tourists and locals alike and offers magnificent views of the sunset. The beach attracts visitors due to its close proximity to the city. The ships anchored out in the sea waiting for berth in the harbor can be seen from the Beach.
Many events such as Beach festivals and Kite festivals are occasionally organized here. The festivity includes boat races, air shows and sand sculpture contests. The district administration of Dakshina Kannada also organizes beach festival as part of the famous “Karavali Utsav” which translates to Coastal festival.
Excerpts from Wikipedia.