Tonka Beach one of the secluded beaches in Honavar.
At the end of Tonka Beach, Sharavathi River meets the Arabian Sea forming an estuary.
The Sharavathi Estuary is a vital habitat for a wide variety of fish and crustaceans, including shrimps, prawns, and crabs. The estuary is also a feeding ground for a variety of migratory birds, including sandpipers, terns, and plovers.
The Tonka Beach is also an important site for sea turtle conservation as it is a nesting site for Olive Ridley turtles. The beach has a turtle conservation center where visitors can learn about the conservation efforts and also watch the hatchlings being released into the sea.
However, Tonka Beach is facing several threats that threaten its ecological integrity. One of the main threats the proposed honavar port by a private entity. This will cause severe environmental damage and also cause pollution to nearby tourist locations including the eco beach.
You have a chance to visit Tonka Beach today, so do not miss the opportunity. This place may cease to exist in the future or your entry might be restricted by private entity.
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To ensure the long-term survival of the Tonka beach, estuary and its ecosystem, it is essential that conservation measures are implemented and sustained in order to protect it from the impacts of private entity and pollution.