The town of Kemmannu is located about 17-20 kms to the North-West of Udupi. These beaches are coarse, rough and yet have a gracious feel to them. Naturally entrenched on the ridge line of river Swarna peninsula is a beach known as Adda Bengre. The rough sea is a surfing hot spot mainly during the monsoon season.
Other beaches, namely Hoode Bengre, Gujjerbettu and Kadke are generally calm and are apt for a lazy walk. Sightings of nearby islands – St. Mary’s islands – are magnificent. If you are up for it, you can even take a slow canoe ride to the Islands or explore the river.
The town of Kemmannu is not sparsely populated with their main occupation being agriculture or fishing. However with the growing reputation of these beaches, the last couple years have seen a growth in the tourists visits.