Malpe beach in Udupi is a natural port about six kilometers to the west of Udupi in Karnataka. Malpe beach is an important port and fishing harbor on the Karnataka coast. Malpe is a suburb in Udupi city and is administerd by Udupi City Municipality.

Malpe beach is attracted for its scenic beauty of the beach, which is popular among both locals and tourists. St. Mary’s Islands near Malpe beach is also a tourist destination. Udupi is notable for the Krishna Temple, and lends its name to the popular Udupi cuisine. Krishna temple in udupi is very famous temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

 Malpe also has 4 rocky islands:

  • Daria-Bahadurgad is the northernmost island
  • Kari-Illada-Kallu is the southernmost island
  • Daria-Gadara-Kalluthe is situated in between the above mentioned two islands
  • The fourth one is St. Mary’s Islands, also called thonse paar.

Since it is the major fishing hub most of the Mogaveera tribe resides in Malpe.


The tourists can also enjoy the speed boat rides to st.Mary island and also para sailing in the beach. There are good beach resorts near the beach. The beach also has some good restaurants nearby where we can enjoy delicious fresh sea fish. There are lots of events which happen near the beach like the kite festival and some music festivals.


Travellers Diary recommends travelers to visit Malpe beach and the nearby island, St.Mary’s island for a refreshing and energizing holiday.

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