Panambur is the site of sea port called New Mangalore Port. It is located in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state, India, north of the Gurupura river confluence with Arabian Sea. The name Panambur is derived from 'Panam' which means Money and 'Ur' which means place or village in Tulu language.
There is a Nandaneshwara temple in Panambur. The sea port is near to Surathkal railway station on the Mumbai-Mangalore railway route. There is a beautiful beach on the shore of the Arabian Sea at Tanniru Bhavi to the south of sea port at Panambur. Gurupur river is to the south of Panambur.
In a first of its kind initiative in the country, the beach is completely run and maintained by a private enterprise, the Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project to ensure that the beach is maintained, clean and safe so as to attract visitors in large numbers and create awareness among the public about the need to keep our beaches clean so as to preserve our nature and maintain ecological balance. Due to the good maintenance of the beach by Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project, Panambur Beach has been awarded as one of the cleanest & best maintained Beaches in the country.