Someshwara beach is located near Mangalore, is a pristine beach famous for its view of sunsets. Someshwara beach is located in Ullal at the confluence of the Netravati River and the Arabian Sea. The name ‘Someshwara beach’ is derived because of Lord Somanatha temple standing since several centuries on the sea shore. The presence of hidden rocks and currents along this stretch of the coast make this beach unsuitable for swimming. The sea claims a number of lives every year as unwary swimmers are dragged by the current. It is not advisable to enter the ocean waters at this beach.
Close to this beach there is a hill called ‘Ottinene Hill’. On reaching the top of this hill there are wonderful views of Netravati River merging and disappearing into Arabian Sea. There is lush vegetation and a number of medicinal plants that are naturally grown on this hill. The north end of Someshwara beach has the ancient Somanatha Temple.
The tourist facilities at this beach are virtually non- existent. Tourists travelling in a group or as a family are advised to carry drinking water and food as there are no shops along the beach.
Rudra Paadhe at Someshwara beach
Someshwara beach is known for large rocks on the beach called Rudra Shile or Rudra Paadhe, Rudra is Lord Shiva and “Shile” or “Paadhe” means rock in Tulu language.
You can get there using this map