Kaup Beach Overview

Ranked 2 of 135 sightseeing in Udupi

Kaup Beach, situated at a distance of 12 km from Udupi, is one of the beautiful coastal belts in India. A 100 ft high lighthouse on the small hills and serene surroundings dotted with palm trees are the major attractions of the beach. The lighthouse was built by the British in 1901. Besides, the beach also has ruins of an ancient fort and two temples dedicated to Goddess Mariamma.   

Travellers visiting the beach can witness the beautiful view of sunset and engage in beach activities like building sand castle, volleyball or football.

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1st Oct 17

What travellers are saying about Kaup Beach

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Life Thougtscam

Life Thougtscam3.9/5

8 reviews

Reviewed by Life Thoughts Camera (Lifestyle Blogger/Youtuber)

My capsule review :) . . * Main attraction is the LightHouse which opens after 4 pm . * Entry to LightHouse is not free but Entry to Beach is free . * Parking is available on the premises Read my full review by visiting my website, the link is available on my profile LifeThoughtsCamera ranks #8 in TopIndianBlogs
  • Reviewed by Life Thoughts Camera (Lifestyle Blogger/Youtuber)
  • Reviewed by Life Thoughts Camera (Lifestyle Blogger/Youtuber)
  • Reviewed by Life Thoughts Camera (Lifestyle Blogger/Youtuber)
  • Reviewed by Life Thoughts Camera (Lifestyle Blogger/Youtuber)

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran3.6/5

225 reviews

Sunset view is super ...

One of the best beach in Udupi. Not much crowd in this beah. Evening time we can spend around 3 to 4 hours here. Can enjoy fulfill. Nice sunset view from here.
  • Sunset view is super ...
  • Sunset view is super ...
  • Sunset view is super ...

Sumana Sarkar

Sumana Sarkar5.0/5

5 reviews

Scenic and Serene

We reached the beach during Sunset time. We had a good time there. The view from the lighthouse side was really beautiful. Can be covered on the way to Mangalore to Udupi. Beware of the small sign board on your left en route to Udupi on Mangalore highway.

Mithun Pai

Mithun Pai5.0/5

13 reviews

A beautiful beach

Kaup beach or kapu beach as there locals call it is located about 25 km from Udupi, although Udupi itself has a beach, Malpe beach, but that's for another time. The highlight of this beach is the lighthouse on the beach, if you visit at night, you can see the lighthouse in action, day time you can go to the top, not sure if they still allow it now.Overall a beautiful beach. Worth visiting.It's a beautiful beach with a lot of rocky cove's. Do not, I repeat, do not try to swim in the waters, the tides can pull you into deep sea or smash you against the rocks, depending on the tide.

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Navanya Chinnadurai

Navanya Chinnadurai4.6/5

1 review

Tension free pace

Kaup Beach located near Manipal University. Stressed and obsessed with loads of work longed for a place to relax and there comes an amazing beach I have ever seen. The view from the lighthouse was awesome. Played with Star Fishes. Tension free place and will gain energy.

Sundara Amin

Sundara Amin5.0/5

2 reviews

Kaup Beach is very beautiful

Kaup Beach is 12 km away from Udupi town. This is very beautiful and clean. Surrounding areas are also very clean, thanks to local village panchayat authorities who does the maintenance of this beach. Sea water is blue and crystal clear.Light house situated near to beach is worth seeing. Also lot of safety precautions are taken to avoid any accident in the sea.Lot of safety banners are displayed to take precautions while entering the sea. There is also delicious food available near beach, most famous is fresh Fish fry.Road from Udupi -Mangalore highway to beach is also very well maintained. Kudos to local authorities.

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Gopinath R

Gopinath R5.0/5

16 reviews

Attractive Rocks in Kaup Beach

The black rocks in the Kaup Beach are very awesome and should be very careful while climbing it. Many films are being shoot here. We enjoyed the beauty of sea.
  • Attractive Rocks in Kaup Beach
  • Attractive Rocks in Kaup Beach

Joyan Aranha

Joyan Aranha4.3/5

24 reviews

Very good beach in Udupi

It's a best place to relax specially in the evening time and the place is really clean and comfortable and also many Tourist people comes here. Overall I can say it's the best beach!!

Dikshit Poojari

Dikshit Poojari4.3/5

1 review

Clean beach, lighthouse

I had gone to Kaup beach, which is situated a few kilometers from main city of udupi, was very nice and clean beach. I climbed the lighthouse of kaup beach.

Anup Tapal

Anup Tapal3.9/5

2 reviews

Main attraction in Udupi

The divinity and the simplicity was everywhere you visit. Food served was awesome and the pond adjoining the temple is pious and attracted me a lot.

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