This is a beach and natural port in the beautiful station of Udupi which is known for its natural beauty and unique food. This is a long beach along the Arabian Sea and is a very clean one as well. The place is not very crowded but there is a lot you can do here such as jet skiing, horse riding, parasailing, camel safaris and island visits. The best time to come here is during the early winter season as most of the activities are on during this time. There are also a number of restaurants and holiday resorts for you to remain close to the sea for a little longer.
It's a small beach. The trek path from half-moon and paradise is a bit risky I've heard, and is not well marked except perhaps during the peak season. Didnt' try it coz it was raining as well. You can take a boat from Kudle/Om and explore these beaches from the sea. All in all a good experience.
Malpe Fishing Harbour
The fishing harbor was a delight. The place was colorful and active, as opposed to the sleepy city. All the boats masted flying flags and beautiful graffiti. They coordinated incredibly well with each other and it was a delight to watch them at work. They seemed like machines from having done this every day of their lives. The dock yard had a fishy smell but not the kind that is revolting but rather that of the sea. The bustling harbor was a shock as compared to the still awakening city. The locals were friendly and showed us around all the way to the ship building yard. The shipping hard had an ongoing project and we got to see a massive ocean liner being constructed. The engineers joined us for cigarettes and were happy to engage in conversation and gave us a detailed insight into not only the shipping industry but also the local food joints and a bunch of must-see's.