Top Beaches in Kozhikode for a Laid-back Trip

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Beaches in Kozhikode

Located on the Malabar coast in the southern region of India, Kozhikode is a state to be discovered one bit at a time. The verdant green meadows, umpteen plantations of spices and the beautiful beaches in Kozhikode need no introduction. The city which was popular for spice trade in the past is now known for its gorgeous shores, picturesque landscapes and pristine beaches. Tourists flock from far and beyond to explore the the vast landscape, mesmerising sunrise and sunset views, and the enchanting beaches in Kozhikode. Some of these beaches are located in remote locations far from the chaos of the city so you can visit these to spend some moments of solitude with your loved ones. Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach and Beypore Beach are the most popular hangout places of the localites. Besides, there are several others to capture your attention and interest.

Here is the list of 5 Top Beaches in Kozhikode for a Laid-back Trip

1. Kozhikode Beach - Of the Most Popular Beaches in Kozhikode

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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.

2. Beypore Beach

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Located at the mouth of the Chaliyar River, 10 km from Kozhikode, Beypore Beach is famous for its shipbuilding 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.

3. Kappad Beach - Of Famous Beaches in Kozhikode for Vasco Da Gama's Landing

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Kappad or locally known as Kappakadavu, it is the famous beach in Kozhikode (Calicut), where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498. His voyage established the sea route from Europe to India. This heralded the arrival and permanent route from Europe to India. This heralded the arrival and permanent presence of various European merchant companies, leading to eventual domination and rule by the East India Company and later the period of British colonial rule.

4. Payyoli Beach - Of Environmentally Conscious Beaches in Kozhikode

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Another idyllic village off Calicut, Payyoli is famous for its beach that passes through the sea. During December, thousands of Olive Ridley Turtles crawl onto the beach and lay eggs! Many tourists visit Payyoli especially during the hatching season to witness the incredible phenomenon of birth taking place in the picturesque environs of this serene beach. The beach is also very close to an estuary of the Moorad River which is an absolute haven for bird watchers.

5. Parapally Beach

Located at a distance of 27 km from Kozhikode, Parapally Beach is a popular local beach destination. Lined with palm trees and golden sands, the beach offers mesmerising views of the orange sunset.

Which of these beaches in Kozhikode have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!

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