Coastal Karnataka is full of beautiful beaches, known for its crisp, long and clean coastline. One such alluring beach is the Kaup beach. Kaup beach is barely 12 kilometres to the South of Udupi. This pristine beach is well maintained and the greenery that surrounds the place, which keeps your eyes cool. The gentle fragrance of the encompassing flora teamed with crashing sound of waves truly alleviates all tiredness.
Kaup beach is rougher, when compared to Malpe beach. The rocks on the coastline act as barriers to the fierce waves which comes with much force.
The main attraction of Kaup beach is the Light House that is situated on the shore. The kapu light house was built in 1901 and has stood on the rocks guiding thousands of sailors and warning the presence of dangerous rocks. It stands 27.12 m above the base. The lighthouse is open for visitors between 4PM to 6PM and the panoramic view offered is magnificent. This Light House is now more than a hundred years old. It is open for visitors during evenings hours. It offers one of the most resplendent panoramic view of the sea into the horizon.