Top 10 Beaches in Kerala

Kovalam

Kovalam

Kovalam, international beach is an ideal holiday destination in Kerala with three adjacent beaches(Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach

Kovalam beach gets calm waters with gentle waves making swimming refreshing and exhilarating. Tourist can even walk into the sea for about 100 meters without losing ground. The Lighthouse Beach is the largest as well as most famous among the three adjacent beaches in Kovalam. The beach complex includes budget cottages, shopping zones, Ayurvedic health resorts, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres, convention facilities and swimming pools. The sunset at Kovalam is famous and it attracts the honeymoon couples.

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

Bekal is a small place located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. Bekal Fort is the largest and best-preserved fort in Kerala spreading over 40 acres. It's one of the major tourist destination in Kerala.

There is a sea side pathway with a magnificent view of the fort to the east and the sea to the west linking the beaches north and southof the battlement. The beach surrounding the fort is clean and beautiful and there is a huge watch tower in the middle of fort.

Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi, located at a distance of 8 kms from the Kochi city. It is Kerala's prime tourist spot, spreading across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and backwaters.

Fort Kochi is the historial part of Cochin city and visitors can visit the place like Vasco House, St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace and the Santa Cruz Basilica. The architectural style of the buildings and the town layout makes Fort Cochin distinct from other cities and towns of Kerala. The sunset from beach with Chinese fishing nets in the background is a memorable one We can see many European style bungalows along with the shoreline. There is small stalls, which make on demand mouth-watering traditional cuisines using fresh fish.

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach is located at a distance 25 km from Kochi. It is an ideal destination for swimming and sunbathing. Cherai Beach is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala.

Cherai is the only place in Kerala where you can see, sea on the Western side and the backwaters on the East. Lush green coconut palms, paddy fields and chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are the other attraction in Cherai beach. Tourists can also go for ride in the water-scooter and speedboats, which are available here on rent. Occasionally, tourist can enjoy jumping and playing dolphins in the sea.

Kappad Beach

Kappad Beach

Kappad, or Kappakadavu is one of the most charming of Kerala's beaches. The beach is very calm with a stretch of rocks projecting into the sea.

It is a historic beach where Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator landed on 27th May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels. A monument has been built on the beach in memory of this historic event.

Beypore

Beypore

Beypore is one of the small villages in Kozhikode and was named "Sultan Pattanam" by the famous Sultan Tipu. There is a marina and a beautiful beach. Beypore port is one of the oldest ports in Kerala from where trading was done to the Middle East.

Nearby attractions in Beypore include the fishing harbor, hardly a kilometer from the shipbuilding yard and Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, which is about 7 km from Beypore. Beypore has a historical significance as it was one of the historic ports where trading commenced between the Middle East and Asia. The small town is also known for building wooden ships(Dhows or Urus in Malayalam) in its small ship yard.

Marari Beach

Marari Beach

Marari Beach, beautiful long beach on the way from cochin to alleppey. It is a perfect place spend a day time with your friends and for adventure lovers.

Marari isn't a tourist beach but rather a peaceful place to relax and unwind. There are number of good destinations near to it like Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, traditional coir-making units, and the Kerala backwater canals. The best time to visit this place is late December to March. If you are there in the month of August, you may also try and enjoy Snake Boat Races. It is not crowded but and not maintained properly and no wash rooms or facilities arranged for families. So better to take accommodation near the resort and there are number resorts available in the side of marari beach.

Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha or Alleppey Beach is is one of the most popular beaches in Kerala. The beautiful sand contrasts beautifully with the color of the water, to make for a truly picturesque location & relaxing atmosphere.

The old light house near to beach is greatly fascinating to visitors. Another attraction to the beach is the entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach

Varkala beach is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, Sivagiri Mutt and a 2000-year- old Vishnu Temple.

Varkala offers excellent accommodation facilities for tourists and is fast becoming a popular health resort with many Ayurvedic massage centres. The Papanasam beach (also called as Varkala beach), which is 10 kms away from Varkala, is renowned for the natural spring. It is considered to have medicinal and curative properties. A dip in the holy waters at this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities and the soul of all sins; hence the name 'Papanasam beach'. It is also an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. The final resting place of the great social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru, is near Varkala, atop a hill called Sivagiri

Poovar Beach

Poovar Beach

Poovar beach is an beautiful isolated clean beach in Trivandrum. Visitors can reach the beach only through the boat facilities available from Poovar

Poovar has an estuary which connects with the sea during high tides. Its natural beauty makes it to be a good tourist spot. Early days it was a trading port and now it is an important tourist destination. Floating cottages are another attraction those who wish to stay.