Ullal Beach is situated adjacent to Ullal town, 12 km south of the city of Mangalore along the highway to Kerala. The town is a fishing village and is regarded as one of the best beaches in Karnataka. It is also known for its neat sea shore and tranquil beauty. Attractions are its picturesque stretch of Coconut trees, fishermen’s lane, the ruined fort of Abbakka Devi and 16th century Jain temples. The entire coast of the serene Ullal Beach is flanked with tall lush casuarinas and dense palm trees that make it look like a scene from a beautiful painting. There are arrangements for water sports as well.
The Dargah of Sayed Mohammed Shereful Madani, who is said to have come to Ullal from Madina 400 years ago, is a famous one located nearby.
A Bus Station, which can be reached from Thokkottu on the National Highway 66, provides convenient access to the beach. The beach is best visited during day time to enjoy the sun and sunbathe along the shores. The beach can be visited throughout the year and one may learn about fishing customs. The ocean waters at this beach is however not considered safe for entry considering the strong currents and depth.