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Beypore Beach, Kozhikode Overview

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 a famous beach destination all across the world. 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. Morning people can go jogging on the smooth golden sand and follow it by a variety of activities by the seashore like water sports, local breakfast or laze in the sand till day calls for a scrumptious Kerala Lunch. There is something for everyone here.

Kozhikode was previously known as Calicut and Beypore, or Beypur port was a bustling trade port in ancient India. Beypore Beach is famous for its Shipbuilding yard that is over 1500 years old. Some documents state that India traded efficiently during these years with the Arabs, the Chinese, and the Europeans. Beypore was also one of the most important fishing harbours in Kerala. The 2 kilometre long stone bridge leading to the sea is a major attraction here.

The beach has a tranquil vibe and is a favourite amongst locals who frequently visit it for a picnic and other recreational activities. There are also provisions for traditional Ayurvedic massages that tourists can make the most of after a long active day at the beach. The balmy sun, the serene beach and the beautiful amalgamation of traditional, ancient and modern Kerala are sure to take your heart away.

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Things To Do at Beypore Beach

Explore the Beach 
Tourists can explore the entire coastline of the Beypore Beach, visit the Beypore Harbour, the lighthouse and the Beypore Port. One can witness the routine activities of the local fishermen. Tourists can spend the entire day on the beach basking in the sun. In the evening, they can take a long walk into the sea on the stone pathway that is lined with vintage looking lamp posts. Sunsets are a treat to the eyes while taking a relaxing walk on the path.

Water Sports 
Beypore is famous for water sports. One can go in for swimming, Kayaking, Surfing, Angling, Parasailing and Jet Skiing. With so many choices, adventure buffs are sure to love the Beypore Beach.

Dolphin Point 
Dolphin point, as the name suggests, is the point where one can find dolphins swimming in the sea. This point is lined by tall and lush-green coconut trees. One can go boating in the sea as well to spot some friendly dolphins in the sea.

Shopping
Tourists looking to buy local products, gifts or souvenirs can head to the market areas nearby the beach. The ones looking for local spices can head to Big Bazaar Road where they can find a variety of spices at wholesale rates. The Sweat Meat Street is another location where one can find almost anything they want to purchase.

Food 
Kozhikode is famous for its local Malabari Cuisine. Tourists will find many eating joints and restaurants to choose from. Seafood is a speciality here, but there are other mouth-watering dishes too that one must try when visiting Kozhikode.

Ayurvedic Massage 
What's a visit to Kerala without a soothing Ayurvedic Massage? These massages have healing and rejuvenating properties and are suitable for all age groups. Go for the best one here with fragrant oils and techniques that will calm down jittery nerves and make you feel as good as new.

Beypore Port

Beypore Port is one of the oldest and the second biggest ports in Kerala and is a famous historical trading port in India. India, initially, traded directly with the Romans and Greeks and later on, with the Middle East. The Malabar coasts had Arabs visiting frequently. Also, the demand for cloth from Kerala resulted in many ships being sent from the south-east Malay ports to Malabar. This continued till 19th-century and dimmed down when the British fabric took precedence over the cloth from Kerala. Beypore also served as a halt for pilgrims going to Hajj from south-east Asia.

The port is an estuarine port that was built on the land that was acquired Beypore Karippa Puthiyakovilakam in 1963. It can handle about 7000 passengers every year and about a 100,000 tonnes of cargo. The port has an approach channel, a depth of five metres along the wharf along with sheds and cranes.

Beypore Shipbuilding Yard

Beypore is famous for its Shipbuilding Yard where the traditional Uru boats of various sizes are created by experts. These boats are sturdy and long-lasting. The Arabs who frequently visited the Malabar Coasts found these boats extremely useful. The artisans who build these boats are called Khalasis, and they use a particular type of teakwood that is sourced from the Nilambur Forest. Some of these boats as also made from Malaysian Teakwood.

According to a member of the Association of Sumerian Ships, the very first Sumerian Ships could have been built here in Beypore as it served as an essential link on the marine Silk Route. Trade between Malabar and Mesopotamia has also been documented in the ancient time. Today, it takes over 40 Khalasis to build one boat. Tourists can watch a vessel being made while exploring the town.

Best Time To Visit Beypore Beach

Tourists can visit Beypore Beach between September and February as the weather stays pleasant throughout the day and the sea levels are safe for swimming and water sports.

Tips For Visiting Beypore Beach

1. Taxis and auto-rickshaws may not go by meter. It is advisable that you discuss the amount in advance.
2. Sundays are usually very crowded.

How To Reach Beypore Beach

Tourists can reach the Beypore Beach by public transport from any point of Beypore town. Local buses frequently ply within the town. One can also hire an auto-rickshaw or rent a taxi or a cab to commute within the town. There are self-drive cabs also available for rent. Tourists who wish to drive can opt one of these cars as well.

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