Mesmerizing Beaches in Kollam for a Perfect Beachside Vacation

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Beaches in Kollam

The beautiful backwaters and several gorgeous beaches in Kollam are popular worldwide for their unexplored beauty, pristine setting and peaceful ambience. These beaches boast of immaculate golden sands and clear indigo waters. Kollam is one of the most popular tourist destination on the south coast of India owing to the rich landscape with enchanting views of the Arabian Sea. It was once an ancient port town and enables rich trade and business with Chinese, French and Dutch etc. Home to an array of beaches, the coastal town is a common favourite among solitude seekers, honeymooners and romantic couples for the innumerable alluring beaches in Kollam are sure to lure anyone and everyone. Some of these are based next to small fishing villages, so seeing huge Chinese fishing nets and fishermen at work is a common sight.

Here is the list of 8 Mesmerizing Beaches in Kollam for a Perfect Beachside Vacation

1. Kollam Beach

Voted as the first 'Beach Wedding Destination' in Kerala, the Kollam Beach requires no introduction. This scenic and breathtaking natural wonder is also known as the Mahatma Gandhi Beach and is one of the pristine blue beaches of Kollam that seem to unite with the bright sky at an infinite distance, while tourists marvel at the sheer magnificence of the majestic scene.

2. Thirumullavaram Beach

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A perfect place to relax and unwind, to swim and to sunbath, Thirumullavaram Beach is surrounded by calm and serene surroundings. Located 6 kms away, it is one of the quiant and serene beaches in Kollam.

3. Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park - Picnic beaches of Kollam

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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. The park was introduced in year 1961 and offers an ideal location for mindless strolling along the shore.

4. Neendakara Port

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Neendakara Port situated nearly 8km from kollam Town serves as a major fishing hub in the area. Other than that it is also a headquarters of Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community Project commenced in year 1953.

5. Thangasseri Beach

Thangasseri Beach is located around 6 km away from Kollam in the tiny village of Thangasseri. The major highlight of this 3 kms long beach is the magnificent lighthouse situated on the shores. This makes it one of the touristy beaches of Kollam.

6. Varkala Beach - Spectacular beaches near Kollam

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Set amid a beautiful setting, about 36 km away from the calm and quite hamlet of Kollam, Varkala Beach is a beautiful beach renowned for its solitude and tranquility. The water of Varkala Beach is regarded to own medicinal and curative properties. A dip in the hoy water is said to cleanse the body of impurities and all sins.

7. Azheekal Beach

Located at a distance of 40 km from Kollam, Azheekal is a small town surrounded by water on three sides. It is one of the beaches in Kollam known for the clear brown shores, shimmering blue waters and a picturesque landscape.

8. Paravur Beach - Backwater beaches of Kollam

Paravur is a beautiful beach - backwaters destination, around 20 kms south of Kollam. With a thin stretch of narrow land dividing the sea and Pravur lake, the beach is ideal to sit and gaze at the natural beauty. The presence of strong currents makes it unsuitable for swimming or other water activities.

Did you enjoy our compiled list of beaches in Kollam? Which of these beaches have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!

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