Coconut Island Of Karnataka, The Beautiful St Mary's Island!

Written By

Gopika VC

St. Mary's Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a group of 4 lovely islands: Coconut Island, North Island, Darya Bahadurgarh Island, and South Island.

Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway is known for its 40,000 interconnecting basalt columns. St. Mary's Islands has India's unique interconnecting basalt columns.

According to geologists, St. Mary's Islands developed 88 million years ago during Madagascar's rifting.

The Geological Survey of India named St. Mary's Islands' basalt rock formations one of 34 National Geological Monuments in 2016.

St. Mary's Islands are in the Arabian Sea off Malpe. Udupi, Malpe is a natural port. Udupi is 6 km from St. Mary's Islands, while Mangalore is 65 km.

Visit St Marys Island between October–January. The weather will be nice and the beaches will be magnificent in this time.

Udupi's Malpe beach and fishing harbour offer boat services. The boat takes 25–30 minutes to reach St Mary's Islands.

Malpe beach is about 6 km from Udupi. It is a beautiful, untouched beach that will leave you speechless.

Nearby Places

Malpe Beach

Visit this temple in the evening to enjoy the neighbouring beach and sunset. The temple is open from 6am until 8pm.

Vadabhandeshwara Temple

Darya Bahadurgarh Fort's architecture draws travellers to its rocky island. The fort is 8 km from Udupi railway station.

Darya Bahadurgarh Fort