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Beaches in Kerala
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on October 4, 2020 Share on

Roam Around The Sandy Beaches In Kerala – Time For A Beach Vacay

Everyone likes a good vacation, especially if it is amidst nature and tranquillity. Kerala, God’s own country, is the best place for a weekend getaway, to unwind yourself, forget the stress of your everyday life, and immerse in the goodness of nature. If you are planning a vacation, this blogpost is exclusively for you. Kerala is home to several beautiful beaches and attracts visitors all year round. Kerala never fails to amaze its visitors, with its stunning serenity and impeccable beauty. There are several places to visit and many things to do when in God’s own country and, spending some time in the state’s beautiful and spellbinding beaches is one among them. So here are the beaches in Kerala you must visit.

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Beaches in Kerala

1.The Varkala Beach

The Varkala Beach
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The Varkala beach is a Cliff beach at Varkala, Trivandrum. It is also famously known as the Papanasham beach, where the locals believe you can wash off your sins. The Varkala beach, skirting the Arabian sea, has a mind-boggling landscape and is a seasonal favourite among tourists. The Varkala beach is an ideal place for sightseeing, sunbathing, parasailing, windsurfing, and snorkelling. It also houses an Ayurvedic massage centre that heals and relaxes you!

2. The Kovalam Beach

Kovalam beach is one of the most famous beaches in Kerala and is also one of the largest. This beach is at Trivandrum in the town of Kovalam. It houses three beaches – Lighthouse Beach, the Hawa Beach, and Samudra Beach. The beach is also famous for sunbathing and its beachfront stores. It also has a towering lighthouse that serves as a viewpoint. Overall, Kovalam beach is a perfect place to enjoy both sunrise and sunset. Enjoy taking stunning golden hour selfies here.

3. The Bekal Beach

The Bekal Beach
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The Bekal beach is in the Kasaragod district of Kerala. The beach is well-known for its backwaters, serenity, bewitching scenery, and old forts. When you are here, don’t miss taking a ride across the backwaters in a Kettuvallam, the traditional houseboat of the state. The beach also provides a panoramic view of the famous Bekal fort, set against a lush green backdrop. And hey, don’t skip the traditional sweet drink, ‘Payasam’, served by the locals here!

4.The Alappuzha Beach

The Alappuzha beach
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The Alappuzha beach is at the Alappuzha district of Kerala and only about 3.8 Km from the Alappuzha bus stop. This beach, undoubtedly, is the most famous one in Kerala and is loved by both locals and tourists. It is a bustling picnic spot and also houses an ancient, 140-year-old pier! There also is a stunningly old lighthouse in the Alappuzha beach that has historical importance.  Another thing the beach is famous for is its annual Nehru Trophy boat race that always attracts a huge audience. When in Alappuzha, make sure to engage in the various fun activities like backwater cruising, surfing, swimming, parasailing, and other water sports.

5. The Chavvakad Beach

The Chavakkad beach is yet another amazing picnic spot in Kerala and is at the Thrissur district of the state. This beach, famously known as Azhimukam, is a place where the river and the sea meets. It is known for its simplicity. You can engage in fun activities like fishing, volleyball, sunbathing, and other water sports. Overall, the Chavakkad beach is a must-see spot when in town and a perfect place to watch sunrises and sunsets!

6.The Nattika Beach

The Nattika beach is yet another beach located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. This beach is very famous as it was where the cult classic Malayalam movie, Chemeen, was shot. It is a quiet, tranquil beach and is home to the local fishermen. You can get a taste of their daily lives when you visit the beach. You can go on backwater cruises, elephant rides, boat rides, witness cultural performances, and get a taste of the local cuisine when at the Nattika beach.

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7.The Kappad Beach

This beach is at Kozhikode district of Kerala and is famous for its serenity and tranquillity. The beach is a perfect getaway location where you can be free from the city’s chaos.  The beach is lined with rocks and coconut groves. Make sure to include this beautiful beach in your list of places to visit!

8.The Payyambalam Beach

This stunning beach at Kannur district of Kerala never fails to impress its guests with its enthralling beauty and picturesque setting. It is one of the famous beaches in Kerala. The Payyambalam beach is the perfect place to loosen up, unwind yourself, and spend some quality time with your friends and family.

9.The Kozhikode Beach

Kozhikode Beach is an ideal spot for candlelight picnics. The beach also has a Dolphin point, where you can make friends with the adorable dolphins. There is also a Lion park and a Marine aquarium that attracts visitors all year round. The beach also has a rich history, so overall, it is a perfect holiday spot in Kerala.

10.The Meenkunnu Beach

The Meenkunnu beach is another wonderful beach in the Kannur district. You can see the local fishermen fishing and enjoy some local food here. Make sure to include this beach in your list of places to visit!

11.The Kappil Beach

The Kappil beach is at the Varkala town of the Trivandrum district and is one of the most tranquil beaches of the state. It is the best place to relax with the blue sky above, golden sands below, and eternal peace within! You can go on backwater rides, long walks, trekking, camping, and shopping!

12.The Cherrai Beach

The Cherrai Beach
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It is located in the bustling city of Kochi and attracts visitors all year round. It is a quiet, serene beach with tranquil waters and scenic landscapes. The beach has a spellbinding beauty and never ceases to amazing tourists. Overall, it is a perfect rejuvenation getaway spot!

13.The Muzhappilangad Beach

Kannur is home to many beautiful beaches and the Muzhappilangad beach is one of them. The speciality of this beach is that it has a drive-in facility. You can munch on authentic Malabar cuisine and engage in many fun beach activities. 

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14.The Beypore Beach

Serene atmosphere, beautiful landscape, tranquil waters, relaxing massages, fun beach activities – this beach has it all! The Beypore beach is at Kadavu in Kerala and is quite famous among both the locals and tourists.

15.The Kanwatheertha Beach

This beach is a unique and most loved beach that has a large, circular swimming pool. The beach, located at Manjeshwar, is famous for its swimming amenities, rich seafood cuisine, and picnic spots.

16.The Kizhunna Beach

This is the most secluded beach of all and has a breathtaking atmosphere. This beach is the perfect place to loosen up and enjoy the wonderful creation of Mother Nature! 

17.The Kovai Palam Beach

The Kovai Palam beach is at the Calicut district of Kerala and is famously known as the turtle beach among the locals. This place is well known for Turtle conservation, especially the endangered species of Olive Ridley. Every year, during September, you can find these turtles coming up to the shore to lay eggs!

18.The Kuzhupilly Beach

The Kuzhupilly beach is an amazingly beautiful seaside in the Kochi district of Kerala. Make sure to check out the prawn farmers of the region and treat your taste buds with some rich local cuisine! This beach is also perfect for taking long, romantic walks and enjoying sunset and sunrise.

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19.The Andhakaranazhi Beach

The Andhakaranazhi beach is yet another beautiful beach in the Allepey district of God’s own country. This beach is famous for film shootings, so you’ll probably run into one of your favourite stars here! This beach also offers typical beach activities that you can enjoy while relishing some local cuisine.

20.The Padinjarekkara Beach

This beach is located in the Malappuram district of Kerala and is yet another captivating beauty in God’s own country. You can find many migratory birds in this region and enjoy boat rides across the sea. The Padinjarekkara beach also houses an amenity centre and an amphitheatre to entertain its visitors. 

21.The Vizhinjam Beach

The Vizhinjam beach in the district of Trivandrum is a major fishing point and offers boat and catamaran rides across the sea. It also is near the Vizhinjam Marine aquarium and many other tourist spots, so it is perfect for a quick getaway!

22.The Chowra Beach

The Chowra beach in Kovalam district is a mesmerising beauty that has so much to offer. It is another major fishing point too. You will enjoy the bustling local fishing scene and the lush green landscape!

23.The Shankumugam Beach

The Shankumugham Beach
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The Shankumugham beach at the Trivandrum district is famous for Ganesh Nimarjan and Bali tharpam among the locals. It is perfect for a weekend getaway with your close ones to relax and enjoy.

24.The Marari Beach

It is one of the best beaches in Kerala and is in the Allepey district. It is an ideal place to hang out with your friends and disconnect from the digital world. You can drench in nature’s goodness by taking long walks along the shore and enjoying the golden hour!

25.The Neendakara Beach

This beach at Kollam is rightfully named as the Neendakara beach. The name translates roughly to ‘long shoreline’ and that is exactly what the beach offers! The place has a bustling fishing scene and has excellent seafood cuisine. 

Beaches in Kerala are truly breathtaking. You can relax on the sandy beaches, enjoy amazing seafood and take many pictures with your loved ones. The beaches are filled with unique stores selling local souvenirs too. Log into Pickyourtrail website and check out the different handcrafted deals available for Kerala. You can also drop us a message on Whatsapp and we will get in touch with you.

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