A seashore adorned with rare scenic beauty, the Chavakad beach is renowned as being one of the best beaches near Coimbatore along the West Coast.
The Snehatheeram Beach situated in Thrissur is one of the most super-scenic beaches near Coimbatore, and a trip to Thrissur without coming down here is incomplete with the sun, sand and the Arabian Sea all coming together in perfect harmony and descending upon the beach right in the middle of the coastline. It is when one sets foot on its coast that they realize the reason the beach is known as Snehatheeram (meaning love shore).
Nattika Beach is predominantly a fisherfolk beach and was relatively unknown to people. It only became popular after the Malayalam movie Chemeen was shot here. This is one of the beaches near Coimbatore which also encourages a lot of adventure sports, backwater cruises, elephant rides, horse rides etc.
Vadanappally is a small coastal village in Kerala inhabited by fishermen. The beach adjacent to the village settlement is known as Vadanappally Beach which is lined with coconut palm trees and oral reefs. The beach is also linked to the backwaters.
Located on the Chvakkad- Ponnani highway, some 5 kms from Thrissur, Periyambalam Beach is one of the most serene and beautiful beaches near Coimbatore. Lined with beautiful plantations and casuarina forests, the beach makes for a perfect day out in the sun.
Located around 45 kms from Thrissur in Azhikode, Munakkal Beach is the largest beach in the Thrissur district based on the banks of the mighty Arabian Sea. The beach offers sweeping views of the sun, sea and sand.
Cherai Beach, which is one of the best-voted beaches near Coimbatore and in Tamil Nadu, is situated at a distance of 30 km from Kochi city. Its strategic location on the northern end of the Vypeen Island in Kochi makes it a perfect mixture of the sea as well as the backwaters. The surrounding greenery and the seashells present in different shapes makes the beach more beautiful than it already is. One can smell the coconut groves, and the Chinese fishing nets present on the waterfront add a different charm to the place altogether.
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.
Veeranpuzha Beach is one of the popular beaches near Coimbatore. With beautiful blue waters and golden sandy shores, the beach is lined with green vegetation. The proximity of fishing villages from the beach ensures the activity of fisherfolks at work all day long at the shores. You can visit Veeranpuzha to watch the fishermen at work, or to have a glimpse of the laid back rural vibe, or to witness the beautiful sunset and sunrise, or just to soak in the natural environment.
Located at a distance of 30 kms from Kochi, Andhakaranazhi Beach is an extension of the tiny village of Andhakaranazhi. The virgin beach is still noncommercialized and unexploited from tourism and a well-kept secret of the city. Also its distance from the city makes it a perfect serene spot from the pell-mell of the city. You can find fishermen at work and their huge nets strewn all over the shores. Visit this to experience nature in its raw form with immaculate sands, clean waters and beautiful coastline.
Located at a distance of 12 kms from Kochi in Chellanam, Puthenthode Beach is a relatively newly made beach. Slightly smaller in area than the other beaches near Coimbatore with only half a km in length, it is popular for its peaceful vibe and calm environs.
Puthuvype is a 3 kms long beach situated in Puthuvype near the lighthouse in Kochi, Kerala. One among the least explored beaches near Coimbatore, the highlight of the beach is also a lighthouse. Still unexploited by tourists, the beach is crowded by the fisherfolks at work. You can visit on a weekend for a perfect break from the city in peace and solitude.
At a distance of 3.5 kms from Cherai Beach in Kochi, Kuzhuppilly Beach is remotely located and really well hidden even from the localites. Lined with huge rocks all along the shore, the place makes for a perfect romantic spot or even if you want to spend some time away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The drive to the beach near Coimbatore is equally beautiful with two lakes flanked on the side of the narrow road.
Also known as Muziris Beach, Munambam Beach is situated 4 kms north of Cherai Beach. Covered in Chinese fishing nets of the village fisherfolks, the beach boasts of calm sands merging into the indigo waters of the Arabian Sea. The beach also has an adjacent playground for the kids.
Beypore Beach is a beautiful beach on the western coastline of India. It is located about 10 kilometres from Kozhikode in God's Own Country, Kerala. The beach is located at the mouth of River Chaliyar and is one of the famous beaches near Coimbatore. The beautiful skies over the pristine sea and the long stretch of golden sand and the tall coconut trees make for a fabulous vacation destination in Kerala. Sunsets are a special treat to the eyes here after a long stroll.
Pondicherry is not the only seashore with European history, the Kappad Beach in Kerala is infamous for being the destination of Vasco Da Gama, the famous Portuguese explorer. It is the shore that made the explorer the first to reach India by sea. Today, Kappad is one of the most scenic beaches near Coimbatore. It is lined with palm trees and sedimentary rocks that decorate the shore and give any visitor a serene feeling. The idyllic beach is apt for rejuvenation of body and soul.
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. The beach is ideal for witnessing the orange sunsets in Calicut. Also, the market near is a large shopping spot and attracts a lot of tourists.
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.
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