Located in Uttara Kannada district and an area spread over 355 sq. km., Bhatkal has been found to have potential for new MSMEs for sectors like food, beverages, textiles, wood, wooden products, printing, stationery, leather, leather products, chemical, chemical products, glass and ceramics, general engineering and allied products.
The major exportable items are handicrafts, jewellery, ayurvedic herbal products & cashews. Lime shell and silica sand are the major minerals found in Bhatkal.
Nearest railway station is Bhatkal railway station and the nearest airport is Mangalore international airport, Mangaluru.