Beaches in Kerala

Beaches & Islands

List of the Best Beaches in Kerala

Here is the list of 20 Beaches in Kerala

1. Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam

3.8 /5

Mainly known for its 35 m high lighthouse atop Kurumkal hillock, this beach offers are sandy walk and lip smacking sea food to its visitors.

2. Varkala Beach

4.4 /5 View 7+ photos

Set amid a beautiful setting, about 10 km away from the calm and quite hamlet of Varkala, Varkala Beach is a beautiful beach renowned for its solitude unlike other commercial beaches of Goa.

3. Marari Beach

One of the great delights of the Malabar Coast, the Marari Beach is an idyllic destination for a serene beach vacation. Clear turquoise waters that meet the shimmering golden sands with the coconut palm trees in the background make it about as picturesque as anyone could imagine the appearance of the shore. About 11 km from the city of Alleppey, this beach is a hotspot for fishing activity, deriving its name from the local fishing village Mararikulam, and it has a peaceful and laid back ambience perfect for those looking to relax and unwind by the calming waters.

4. Alappuzha beach

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Known as the Venice of East, Alappuzha Beach is a great tourist attraction in Kerala. The beach is a host to many festivals like Sand Art festival, Alappuzha Beach Festival and much more. It is known for its intrinsic beauty and a 150 years old pier which stretches into the sea. Relaxing under the palm grooves and picnicking beside the beach are amazing options available to those visiting the beach. Also, Alappuzha backwaters is another way to explore the beauty of Kerala.

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5. Bekal Beach

3.6 /5

Bekal Fort Beach is a splendid seashore in the district of Kasaragod in God's Own Country, Kerala, India. The beach expands over an area of 36 acres and is well known for being the location of Bekal Fort and for being maintained well. The dense palm trees, the splendid sea, the golden sand and the grand walls of the fort together form the picturesque location. Tourists from all over the world visit the beach for its beauty and serenity. One may take a nice long relaxing stroll across the beach or just enjoy the sunset in the sand. Bekal beach is a perfect destination for a day-long picnic. Tourists can enter the Bekal Fort and explore the interiors of the fort. The view of the beach from the top of the fort is a breathtaking view. Other than the fort, tourists can also explore the rock garden which is situated only a kilometre away from the beach.

6. Cherai Beach

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Located on the north end of the Vypeen Island, the Cherai Beach offers a beautiful sunset point. The beach is also popular for its golden sand, palm trees and wide expanse of blue water.

7. Beypore Beach

3.1 /5

Located at the mouth of the Chaliyar River, 10 km from Kozhikode, Beypore Beach is famous for its Ship building yard more than 1500 years old. During the trading days of Arabs and Chinese, and later the Europeans, this was one of the most important fishing harbours.

8. Kozhikode Beach

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Kozhikode Beach is also known as the Calicut Beach and is situated on the Malabar Coast. The beach road was named as 'Gandhi Road' after Mahatma Gandhi paid a visit to Calicut in 1934. The place has always been prominent for hosting public meetings. It has a long drive from Beypore in the south to Kappad in the north.

9. Shanghumukham Beach

3.1 /5

One of the most popular beaches, Shanghumukham Beach is known for its pristine waters and soulful sunsets. It runs next to the Trivandrum airport and a must visit for those seeking tranquility.

10. Kappad Beach

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Kappad Beach is the place where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498. His voyage established a permanent route between Europe and India. This continuous arrival of outside merchants lead to the rule of the East India Company and later the period of British colonial rule. At present, it has a beautiful corniche and park. One can have a complete relaxation therapy at the pleasant beach.

11. Chavakad Beach

3.1 /5

A sea shore adorned with rare scenic beauty, the Chavakad beach is renowned as being one of the best beaches along the West Coast.

12. Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi

Situated along Fort Kochi in Kochi, Kerala, Fort Kochi Beach is a tranquil beach adjoining the Arabian Sea. Lined with a beautiful sidewalk, the beach also has a fort to boast of which is also a major tourist attraction of the spot. People usually visit it for routinely morning and evening walks or just to spend some quality time in solitude.

13. Meenkunnu Beach

3.1 /5

An extension of famous beach namely Payyambalam Beach in the region, it is a sight of pure beauty. Located a few kilometers from Kannur in Azhikode, the beach is a long stretch of sandy coastline and clear water.

14. Payyambalam Beach, Kannur

The impeccably unspoiled Payyabalam beach is adorned with sparkling pearls of golden sand and foamy white waves of the Arabian Sea. The highlight of Kannur and one of the many beautiful beaches of Kerala, the Payyabalam beach has an incredibly peaceful and inviting aura. Unwind after a long week by relaxing at this remarkable seashore and find yourself mesmerized by its elegant beauty and contagious calm. The approach to the beach is through a small crossover bridge that is built over a narrow canal. To the right of the bridge are the memorials of Kannur's important political personalities that had passed away over the recent decades. 

15. Samudra Beach

3.3 /5

A large promontory separates this Northern beach from the southern side. Samudra Beach is where you can enjoy the sight of shoreline fishing and watch local fishermen ply their trade. There is also a mosque on this beach.

16. Thirumullavaram Beach

3.1 /5

A perfect place to relax and unwind, to swim and to sunbath, Thirumullavaram Beach is surrounded by calm and serene surroundings. The beach is located hardly 6 km from the kollam town.

17. Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park

3.1 /5

Lying at a distance of just 2 km from kollam town is Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park which is quite popular as a picnic spot among locals and tourists.

18. Hawah Beach

3.3 /5

Hawah is a stretch of isolated beach famous for its enchanting sunset views. Renowned as the second largest beach, it is also known as Eve's Beach for it being the first topless beach in India. However, topless bathing is banned now.

19. Muzhappilangad Beach

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Muzhappilangad is a Drive-in Beach in beach in the state of Kerala. It is located parallel to National Highway 66 between Kannur and Thalassery.This beach is the longest Drive-In Beach in India. The beach festival is celebrated in the month of April and it is one of the important tourist attraction in the district of Kannur in Kerala. 100m from this beach you would find a private island, which can be reached by walk at times of low tide.Since the late 90's, the beach has seen a steady influx of European tourists during winter.

20. Kappil Beach

3.5 /5

Kappil beach is a dazzling beach located about 15 kilometres from Kasaragod, in God's own country, the South Indian State of Kerala. This bewitching beach is one of the few in India which still has an expansive area of golden sand and clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea explored by many travel enthusiasts but not exploited as yet. So, if you wish to go to a place which has everything you wanted from the sun, the sand, the clear sea lined by lush green coconut trees, this is the place to be. The picturesque location of the beach is sure to mesmerize you. Laze on the sand, enjoy a drink or read a book. Whatever you do, you are bound to make memories that will be unforgettable for the rest of your life.

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