Tagore was attracted by the beauty of Karwar beach and the nature of the area during his visit. Tagore then stayed with his brother in the judges' quarters.
There are references in his books that he was visiting Sadashivagad near Karwar by boat and also by walk and lunched with fishermen during the visit to their houses. In his book `Nature's Revenge,' he referred to Karwar and the natural beauty of the place.
The District Administration hence named the beach after Tagore and his birth anniversary was celebrated at the beach.