Nestled on the Malabar Coast in India, Kerala is blessed with nearly 600 km of shoreline along the Arabian Sea. In fact it is correct to mention that Kerala some of the most beautiful beaches in India. The beaches are perfect for sunny vacations, relaxing, sunbathing, watersports and indulging in pampering Ayurveda.
Here is our list of 10 Best beaches in Kerala
Varkala Beach, Varkala
Varkala Beach also called Papanasam is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. It is believed that taking bath here wash away all sins. Mineral springs and Ayurvedic centers are the prized highlights of the shore. Superb facilities and ambiance, yet free from crowds lure visitors to the beach. Numerous shacks are lined up along the shoreline with amenities of food, relaxing, shopping and more.
Beypore Beach, Calicut
Beypore Beach is an adventure lovers’ paradise. Fringed with coconut trees, here you can indulge a tranquil experience. Enjoy a glimpse of traditional village culture of Kerala. Try out holistic Ayurvedic Massages. A well-known 2-km bridge forms the identity of the Beypore. One of the best beaches in Kerala, It’s also the oldest port in India which used to conduct trade with Middle East.
Bekal Beach, Kozhikode
Bekal Beach enfolds opulence and rich historic legacy. The ancient Bekal Fort is the landmark of the shoreline named as one of the most romantic beaches in India. The high waves fighting with the rocky shoreline portray a pleasing view. The presence of luxurious hotels on the pristine shore makes it worth visiting. The amazing backwaters and the perfect Keralite hospitality is worth mentioning. The view at the sunset has a jaw dropping effect.
Cherai Beach, Kochi
Cherai Beach is one of the best beaches in India. The seldom-seen dolphins are the main lure. Paddy fields, coconut groves, churches and traditional village are an idyllic setting. It offers excellent fishing, sunbathing and swimming opportunities with some exciting watersport activities in Kerala. Children find it amusing to accidentally discover seashells here. The Cherai Backwaters along the beach offers the charming experience of houseboat rides. Chinese Nets make the view more pleasant.
Kappad beach, Calicut
Kappad Beach has a historic tale to tell. Vasco Da Gama landed at this beach while visiting India. It marked the establishment of sea route from Europe to India. The historic significance of this tranquil beach is apparent from the ruins of a monument here. A swim and a boat ride in the pristine backwater is a must. The scenic charm and an 800-year old temple add to the charm of the beautiful beach.
Alappuzha known as ‘the Venice of the East’ has one of the best beaches in Kerala, The Alappuzha Beach. An old lighthouse marks the beach. The 200-year old pier has witnessed spice trade since centuries. Walk on the promenade enjoying the scenic views. The Alleppey backwaters add to the charm of the beach town. The merge of the backwaters with the sea is truly surreal to witness.
Chowara Beach, Kovalam
Chowara Beach is worth sightseeing from the Chowara Ayyappa Temple which is atop a hill nearby. The terraced cliffs enclose many attractive bays with palm trees. It is overlooked by luxury resorts offering rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments. Rent a scooter and explore the nearby beaches as well. It is a magnificently clean place to unravel sun, sea and sand. This beach becomes active during dusk and dawn when fishermen flock here off to their job.
Kappil Beach, Kasaragod
Kappil Beach is frequented by many for its backwaters and water sports activities. It is a beach with golden sands and thick groves of Casuarina trees. A bliss for nature lovers and honeymooners, it is a tranquil sojourn with the sand and the sea. This beach is home to a fishing community.
Kovalam Beach is a popular beach of Kerala. The lighthouse makes it one of the best beaches in India. This beach is a hotspot for various activities like motor boat ride, surfing and wooden boat ride. Sunbathing, pampering Ayurveda treatments, shopping, mouthwatering cuisines and some of the most beautiful views are the reason you must include a visit to Kovalam in your Kerala holiday.
Kollam Beach is the first ‘Beach Wedding Destination’ in Kerala. A home to Chinese Fishing nets, this beach attracts numerous tourists. It is also a perfect place to enjoy beach activities. The Ashtamudi backwaters meeting the sea is a breathtaking beauty, a spectacle of nature that you must not miss on.
These beaches make the Kerala trip complete and worth enjoying.