The principal claim to fame is the Surathkal Engineering College and the beach. The beach is clean and unspoilt by tourist traffic.
The Kurumgad beach is just the place where nature lovers would love to go to as it sports unspoilt stretches of sand. The beach is not far from Karwar.
Kaup Beach is one of the major beaches in the city of Mangalore. The lighthouse is open for visitors during certain periods of time in the course of the day.
Gokarna, Kashi of the South, is an ancient temple town housing the Mahabaleshwar temple near Karvar, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. Atmalinga embedded in the Saligrama and the Bhandikeri Math are famous