Bhatkal has many cultural and devotional places like the Kethapayya Narayana temple, where the architectural splendour of the Vijayanagara kingdom is still evident. The Bhatkal Beach is also considered to be holy with an intrinsic part of the temple-scape at Murudeshwara. It is famous for the temple located on top of the Kanduka Giri.
There are many old and historical masjids at Bhatkal and is also one of the oldest places of Muslim residential areas in India. According to the inscriptions, the famous attraction at Bhatkal, Jamia Masjid was built in 851 Heigra. There are other masjids that are 200 years old .