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Beaches of Kerala

Alappuzha BeachLocated in the mesmerizing district of Alappuzha(Alleppey), Alappuzha beach offers an awesome experience to the visitors. Over the years it has become a popular beach, with many tourists flocking to it from various parts of the globe. For history buffs, the pier which is 140 years old, is no less than a treasure. Alappuzha Beach is dotted with lagoons, huge lakes and many fresh water rivers, which invite you to a blissful, relaxing holiday. The Beautiful sandy beach punctuated with wonderful palm groves is also blest with the Vijaya Beach Park with a great entertainment facility for the visitors—boating. Another attraction here is the nearby lighthouse.

Bekal BeachBekal Beach has emerged as a popular choice for tourists. It is located on a headland stretching for 35 acres to merge with the Arabian Sea. The Bekal Fort located near the beach can allure anyone. In fact, it is the largest, well maintained fort in the entire state of Kerala. Situated in the Kasargod district (the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills and beaches), the Bekal Beach greets its visitors with picture perfect locales. Here you can enjoy an amazing ambiance and stroll along the shimmering sand under dramatically swaying palm trees. Make your evenings memorable by treating your eyes to breathtaking sunsets at the beach. The view of the fort from the beach is a sight to behold. The credit of developing this beach into a popular tourist destination goes to the Bekal Resorts Development Corporation(BRDC). Bekal beach is popularly known as a "virgin territory"— a place which offers Kerala at its best.

Beypore BeachOccupying a prized place in the history of Kerala, Beypore was once an important trade and maritime center. It is also known for its boat building industry. Today it is one of the must-see tourist destinations of Kerala. It is a paradise for beach lovers. It is located 10 km south of Kozhikode at the mouth of the Chaliyar river. A visit to the Beypore beach is incomplete without a look at the boat building process. The boat builders of Beypore earned fame for manufacturing the Uru, boats used mainly by Arabs for overseas trade in the past. The Khalasis - traditional boat builders of Kerala - have long perfected the art of boat building in a unique style. Another attraction here is the stone pathway jutting 2 km into the sea. The beach of Beypore is not only clean but beautiful too. It offers an exquisite experience to the visitors seeking perfect beach holidays.

Cherai BeachEndowed with an impressive location, Cherai Beach is a treasure trove for tourists. It borders the Vypeen island of Kerala. This wonderful beach has the sea on its western side and the backwaters on the east, making it a big hit with tourists. Its beauty is one-of-a-kind, and can be clearly seen in its thick coconut groves and artistic Chinese fishing nets. This clean and shallow beach is located in the Cherai village of Ernakulam district of Kerala, and stretches over an area of 15 km. Here you can treat yourself natural beauty and enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Glimpse of Dolphins at this beach is an added attraction. A visit to the Cherai Beach will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Dharmadam IslandDharmadam Island Beach is the best bet for those looking to soak in the pristine beauty of nature. Located 8 km away from Thalassery in Kerala, this Island beach attracts many a tourist from across the world. It is a small island in the Arabian Sea, presenting a perfect environment for relaxation. Occupying an area of 5 acres, Dharmadam Island Beach is a private property and permission is required for entry. Pay a visit to this island and you are bound to return spell bound. The scenic beauty, green vegetation and sun- kissed sand of this island gives real pleasure to the tourists. During low tide the water surrounding the island becomes very shallow, and gives adventure freaks an opportunity to walk to the island from the beach. How exciting!

Ezhimala BeachPamper yourself at one of the famous beaches of Kerala—Ezhimala Beach. Its beauty attracts the attention of even the most jaded travelers. It is a peculiar beach located atop a cluster of hills at an altitude of 286 m. The hills here are gifted with rare medicinal herbs. Carved stone pillars, an ancient Burial chamber and an ancient Cave are the other attractions located at the foot of the hills. A Naval academy is being developed here. This place is blest with pleasant climate throughout the year, so you don't have to time your visit to this mesmerizing beach. It is a peaceful beach, offering a mind-blowing experience to visitors.

Fort Kochi BeachHard to resist, the Fort Kochi Beach offers an amazing combination of lush green vegetation, sun, sand and sea. Renowned as a famous beach of Kerala, it is located only 12 km away from the Kochi city. Originally it was a fishing village which later became the first European township in India. This is the beach to visit if you want to enjoy phenomenal ambiance. Flanked by palm trees, this beach offers an interesting opportunity to take a stroll in the historic fort. Chinese Fishing nets can be seen here. Beautifully designed and complicated in operation, these nets are Chinese in origin. The nearby attractions of Fort Kochi Beach are St. Francis Church, Vasco House, Santa Cruz Basilica and Mattancherry palace.

Kappad BeachKappad Beach is an outstanding beach with historic importance. It is locally known as Kappakadavu. This is the land where about 501 years ago, the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama landed and discovered India. The beach has a stone monument commemorating the landing of  Vasco da Gama. It reads "Vasco da Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, 1498." Studded with rocks, Kappad is the gateway to the Malabar coast. The uniqueness of the Kappad beach lies in the presence of a rock which bulges into the sea. This rock houses  an ancient temple which is still held in high esteem by Keralites. Kappad Beach is a perfect amalgamation of history and beauty.

Kappil BeachKappil Beach offers spectacular views and a memorable experience to the travelers. Located in the district of Alapuzha in Kerala, it is clean and shallow. It is the place where you can rejuvenate your soul in the lap of mother nature. It stretches along for more than 25 acres of land. In its beautiful surrounding you can thoroughly enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Dolphins are commonly seen here. You might get lucky! It is a wonderful beach where tourists from different parts of the world come to spend pleasurable holidays. A visit to Kappil village will acquaint you with the traditional life style of Kerala, which is simply great.

Kizhunna Ezhara BeachFamous for its golden sand and beauty, Kizhunna Ezhara Beach is one of the fascinating beaches in Kerala. The company of swaying palms, sun-kissed sand and mesmerizing waves will transport you to a different world altogether. Located 11 km from Kannur, Kizhunna Ezhara Beach is the perfect place for leisure holidays. The evenings at this beach are marked by mind blowing Kathakali dance performances. Attracting huge crowds, the  performances showcase the uniqueness of a beautiful state, Kerala. Kathakali is the famous dance-drama of Kerala which is known for its elaborate makeup and beautiful costumes. For accommodation, a wide range of resorts are available at the nearest town Kannur.

Kovalam BeachKovalam is a beach town offering immense pleasure and excitement to its tourists. The town is located on the western coast of India, about 16 km from Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Kovalam means 'a grove of coconut trees'. A spate of coconut trees swirling on the rhythm of wind, the invincible waves rising from the womb of the sea, the blue sky, local fishermen casting net and houseboats floating on the waters describe the beauty of Kovalam. The town attracts a lot of Indian and foreign tourists.     read more..

Marari BeachMarari Beach is a fabulous beach, where sand, sea and sky beckon you to enjoy nature at its best. Marari beach gets its name from 'Mararikulam', one of the local fishing villages in Kerala. Marari offers a wonderful experience to the travelers who come here to spend time in the lap of nature. Here you can enjoy the wonderful backwaters also. The scenic beauty of the beach will leave you enchanted. You can indulge in various activities at the Marari Beach such as backwater cruise, visits to the traditional coir-making units, surfing, para-sailing, swimming and playing a game of volleyball. A trip to Marari Beach will offer you a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with its simple yet rich culture. The best time to visit the Marari Beach is from October to May. You can also enjoy an Ayurvedic massage at the beach.

Padinharekara BeachSurrounded with the finest coconut groves, Padinharekara Beach is a popular tourist attraction of Kerala. This beach is also known as Padinjarekara Beach and is well known for its natural beauty. If you want to relax in the peaceful environment, then this is the beach you should head for. Its exotic appeal lies in the beautiful view of the confluence of the rivers Bharatha, Tirur and the Arabian Sea which it provides. Its clear white sand and the swaying palm trees have their own 'feel' and 'appeal'. Padinharekara Beach is considered a 'virgin territory' enveloped in sheer natural beauty. The climate of this beach is pleasant throughout the year.

Light House in Alappuzha BeachA visit to Pallikere Beach is quite overwhelming! It is located at a distance of 1 km from the Bekal Fort in Kerala. Watch the beautiful tides come in, soak in the sun or make castles on the sand, there is so much to enjoy here. The view of the fort from the beach is simply breathtaking. Rejuvenate yourself at the Pallikere beach by indulging in various recreational activities. The beach is sprinkled with coconut palms and dense bushes. Tourists from across the globe flock to the Pallikere Beachfor a beach holidays.

Payyambalam BeachDig in the sand and splash in the lapping waves at the Payyambalam Beach, and enjoy your beach holidays to its fullest. Locally known as the beach of Kannur town, Payyambalam Beach is a wonderful spot for relaxation. It is located near Kannur town and attracts a lot of tourists. It is the perfect amalgamation of beauty and serenity. Kanyayi Kunhiraman's huge landscaped sculpture of mother and child erected in the finely manicured garden at the beach is quite fascinating. Payyambalam Beach is truly worth a visit!

Shanghumugham BeachKnown for its picturesque sunsets, Shanghumukhan Beach is visited by a large number of tourists from far and wide. It is located 8 km from Thiruvanathapuram, the capital city of Kerala. The prime attractions of this beach are the matsya kanyaka, an indoor recreation club and a restaurant designed in the form of a starfish. Various lip smacking dishes are offered in the restaurant. Reaching the Shanghumugham Beach is never a problem, as it is located adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. The best time to visit the Beach is from October to May.

Somatheeram Beach

Somatheeram BeachVacations is a time for rejuvenation of the body and the soul. Somatheeram Beach is the perfect place for vacations as it offers a lot to tourists. Here you can not only enjoy the  beauty of nature, but can also pamper yourself with blissful Ayurvedic Massage. It is a home to the first beach resort in India. Located only 21 km from Trivandrum City, Somatheeram Beach is a diamond in the crown of Kerala. Ayurvedic beach resorts near the beach welcome you to an experience of a lifetime. Ayurvedic resort, scenic beauty and amazing cuisine make the Somatheeram Beach an enchanting tourist destination.

Thangasseri BeachStretching up to 3 km, Thangasseri Beach is the perfect amalgamation of beauty and history. It is located only 5 km from one of the most beautiful towns of Kerala, Kollam. It is dotted with wonderful historical sites, which will leave you mesmerized. The beach is located in Thangasseri village, which was the abode of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English in succession in the 18th century. The main attractions of this beach are the old Portuguese and Dutch forts and churches. A visit to them will transport you to the bygone era. Another attraction is the Thangasseri Lighthouse, which was built in 1902. It is 144 feet in height and is used for guiding fishermen and navigators lost at sea. The best time to visit Thangasseri Beach is from February to November.

Thirumullavaram BeachProviding tranquility in plenty, Thirumullavaram Beach should be a part of your tour itinerary when you travel to Kerala. It is located at a distance of 6 km north of Kollam town in Kerala. Tourists from across the world throng to this beach for rejuvenating their spirits. Peaceful and blissful, this beach is the best bet for those who want to spend some quality time with nature. Take a stroll on the golden sands, click pictures, enjoy swimming, feel the cool breeze across your face, everything is fun at this beach. Reaching the beach is never a problem as it is well connected by road. Take the plunge!

Vallikunnu BeachSteeped in matchless beauty, Vallikunnu Beach welcomes tourists from far and wide to experience the true essence of nature. It is located at Vallikunnu in Malappuram district of Kerala. The memories of your trip to this beach will remain etched in your mind forever. A beach resort tucked away in the middle of a coconut grove is the main attraction of this beach. It offers a picturesque view of the surroundings. If you are interested in wildlife, visit the nearby Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. Beautiful birds flitting from tree to tree and chirping away to glory will add more excitement to your holidays.

Varkala BeachThe epitome of beauty, Varkala Beach is one of the most famous beachs in South India. Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found lining the Arabian sea. Such cliffs are a unique geographical feature in the otherwise flat Kerala coast. The areas around these cliffs are dotted with a number of water spouts and spas. This 3 km long beach invites you to enjoy a life-time experience. Another attraction of Varkala is the presence of the natural water brooks. The water of these brooks are endowed with medicinal properties. Sunset and Sunrise cruises are often arranged by the local fisherman.
Varkala is an important Hindu religious center. Janardanaswamy temple (3,500 year old) an important Vaishnavaite shrine of Hindus  located in Varkala. A great Ayurveda treatment center where you can go for a rejuvenating massage is also available here. Varkala Beach is a big hit with tourists. Have a memorable and pleasurable holiday at the famous Varkala Beach.


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