Kerala the land of beauty and serenity has a 600 km long shoreline with some of the finest beaches in the world. The charming beaches in Kerala are dotted with coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves. The peaceful atmosphere of the beaches in Kerala is a relaxing experience. Swaying palm trees, warm sand, waves touching the feet. splendid sunset make the beaches the favorite destination of tourists. Some of the most popular beaches in Kerala are:
Alleppey is a small beautiful land sandwiched between Vembanad lake and Arabian sea. The spectacular Alleppey beach is also a famous picnic spot with a children’s park and boating facilities. The 140 year old pier which extends into the sea is an amazing view. The old lighthouse adds beauty to the beach.
Kovalam is the most renowned beach in Kerala for years. This lovely beach with coconut palm and golden sands are situated in the capital city of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram. This sheltered natural bay with warm sand and gentle waves offers so many leisure options including sunbathing, swimming, catamaran cruising, herbal body toning massages etc. There are so many beach resorts, shopping centres and sea food fairs in and around Kovalam.
Shanmugam beach, a popular city beach near Thiruvananthapuram airport is a refreshing destination for city people. So many recreation facilities are available here. This is a favorite spot for sunset watchers. An indoor recreation club, Matsyakanyaka (gigantic sculpture of a mermaid) and a star fish shaped restaurant are the major attractions in Shanmugam beach.
Varkala beach, a quiet and isolated sandy beach is the perfect place to relax without the crowd and bustle of some other beaches in Kerala. The mineral springs and massages in Varkala beach is famous. The wonderful landscape with high rocky cliffs, sand and sea are a spectacular sight. The sunset in Varkala beach is marvellous.
Poovar is a natural wonder where lake, river and sea meet the land. Its an unspoilt beauty of nature. Poovar beach near the Kovalam beach separates the river Neyyar from the sea. Poovar beach is a favorite spot for those who prefer solitude. This tranquil beach is the best place to relax.
This shallow, calm 10 km beach is called the ‘The Princess of Arabian Sea’. The beach is located near to Kochi International Airport. This golden beach is an ideal place for swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball etc. Cherai beach is one among the rare beaches where one can experience the lagoon and ocean separated very close. Tourism fest in December is one of the main event in here.
Fort Kochi Beach
Fort Kochi beach is the perfect location to sit and relax peacefully. With swaying palm trees, green bushes, rocky surface, the beautiful Chinese fishing net and soft touch of waves make it a favorite hang out. This most beautiful beach in Kerala is an ideal picnic spot with so many eating joints.
The natural beauty and serenity of Kozhikode beach make it a dream place to visit. Kozhikode beach is a favorite spot of sunset viewers. The charm of old light house and two piers is irresistible.
This rock studded beach is historically important being the place where Vasco Da Gama landed first. The unspoilt and unexplored beauty of Kappad beach is situated in Kozhikode.
To experience the excitement of driving into the beach Muzhappilangad is the perfect place to visit. Muzhappilangad, the one and only drive in beach in Kerala bordered by black rocks and shallow water is an ideal place for swimming also. The cleanliness of the beach along with the serene ambiance makes it a favorite spot for tourists.
Dharmadam island, a small island situated 17 km from Kannur is a beautiful landscape covered with coconut palms and dense green bushes. The beach is a eye catching sight from the Muzhappilangad beach. During low tide one can just walk into the island from the beach which is surrounded by rivers and sea.
The beautiful stretch of sand and gentle waves along with a sculpture of mother and child add charm to the Payyambalam beach. Payyambalam beach situated close to Kannur town is a main hang out of people here.
The virgin beauty of Bekal beach is an ideal place for relaxation. The centuries old fort in the beach , Bekal Fort facing the Arabian sea is the major attraction of this beach which add an extra charm to the beauty of this beach and make it a popular tourist attraction.
Apart from these there are so many stunning beaches in Kerala. They include Samudra beach, Thiruvullavaram beach, Thiruvambady beach, kappil beach, Papanasham beach, Vallithura beach, Padinjarekkara beach, Vallikkunnu beach, Valapattanam beach, Beypore beach, Kizhunna beach, Payyoli beach, Meenkunnu beach.