The tropical beaches of Kerala are among India's finest.Kerala's beaches feel pretty close to paradise.
The tropical beaches of Kerala are among India's finest. With gently swaying palm trees, the seductively warm waters of the Arabian Sea, kites and
eagles soaring above and dolphins swimming just off the shore, Kerala's beaches feel pretty close to paradise.With 580 kilometers of coastline in Kerala,
finding the best beach escape is no small task. Kerala in fact is well known all over the world for backwaters, beaches and coconut trees but Kerala is
not short of great beaches as well. Secluded beaches, laid back beaches, white sand beaches or party beaches: there's any type of beach for everybody in Kerala.
There are beaches for couples in Kerala where you can wrap up each other in Love, the beaches suitable for archetypal vacation for couples: the beach getaway.
Nothing says romance like warm weather,
hammocks strung between palm trees and cocktails with umbrellas in them that occupies the beaches in Kerala will make your holidays more enjoyable.
Travelling through Kerala we have explored many of its beaches - remote stretches of sand to busy resorts,
these pages cover the quiet beaches of Thalassery and undiscovered Kappad beach in the north. To the south, a
visit to the travellers favourite, Varkala beach and world-famous Kovalam - this page gives an overview of Kerala's
Kerala Beach Destinations
Being the most famous beach of the state this beach has three beaches that are often referred to as one. The main action-packed beaches attracting all the tourists are the Hawa Beach (or the Eve's Beach) and the Light House beach. The third beach, Samudra beach is quiet from the tourism. Kovalam beach is one of the most developed beaches of Kerala. Sunbathing, snorkelling, catamaran rides, sunset viewing,
cycling on the beach, swimming are the major activities on this beach.
Alappuzha beach also called as 'The Venice of the East' by tourists all over the world this beach is famous for its boat races, backwater and beach holidays. Being one of the popular picnic spots the beach has a 137 years old pier that extends into the sea. At Alappuzha one can also enjoy a houseboat cruise which makes it all the more special. Alappuzha beach also has a lighthouse which makes it fascinating for the visitors. One can also see the ruins of the Alappuzha Sea Bridge, an important port of Kerala in the bygone days.
Bekal Fort is the largest as well as the best preserved fort in Kerala. It stands on a rocky promontory between two long classically beautiful palm fringed beaches. Bekal beach is located 60kms north of Kannur, near the border with Karnataka. The beach isn't very crowded and is visited mostly by people wanting to have a look at the Fort or take pictures. This actually makes it a great option for some alone time.
The fort has great views of the coast and swimming on the beach is safe.
Amongst the top picks of beaches in Kerala is this beautiful beach of Varkala. The main beach is known as the Papanasam Beach. The beaches here are divided into the two parts, Northern area and the southern area. The southern area leads of a sacred Hindu temple whereas the Northern area is the main tourist spot. The beach is famous for being located at the bottom of a cliff. There is another small beach, affectionately called as the Black Beach due to the presence of black sand on the beach.
This beach is a heaven for enjoying the Arabian Sea from a cliff.
Kozhikode has a beautiful beach from which you can watch some stunning sunsets. There is a lighthouse and 2 very old piers that extend towards the sea. This beach is said to be full of historical significance as it was here near this beach that Vasco Da Gama landed, in his search for the spices of the East. Today the serenity and lush green
countryside combine to make this a popular tourist destination with divine natural beauty and old world charm.
Cherai Beach, Kochi
Cherai Beach, a picturesque beach, located on the north-end of the Vypeen Island is ideal for swimming. Lined with
luscious green coconut groves and paddy fields, this sandy beach is a unique combination of the sea and the backwaters,
studded with seashells of various hues and shapes. Dolphines are occasionally seen here.
Thick coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are added attractions.