Kerala is endowed with the finest beaches of India. The palm lined beaches of kerala with blue waters, supplemented by sumptuous sea food cuisine, smiling sun and humble people warmly welcomes you to give memorable holidays. A complete districtwise list of all the beaches in Kerala is given here.
Kovalam Beach - Best beach in Kerala
Kovalam one of the finest and most beautiful beaches in Kerala, is located at 12 kilometers south of Thiruvanathapuram. With the blue waters and coconut palms, Kovalam is a sheltered bay. Kovalam is known for its silvery curve sand and greehn palms of groves. There is a beautiful bay of calm waters, formed by a high rocky land jutting into the sea,this enables one for sea bathing. The silver sands of the beach are so clean and warm, that one can take sun bathe too.
Shanghumukham Beach, Trivandrum, Kerala
A popular city beach, shanghumukham is situated 8 kilometers from the capital city. This beach provides a nice view of sunset. Also the 35 meters long sculpture of a mermaid, the "Matsya Kanyaka" adds to the beauty of the beach
Veli Lagoon, Trivandrum, Kerala
You can enjoy the beauty of lagoon at Veli, on the outskirts of Thiruvanathapuram. Veli lagoon has been developed as a major tourist spot with the presence of a beautiful park and boat club. Tourists can enjoy the evenings with pedal boating, row boating, swimming, get-togethers etc. Veli lagoon is an easily accessible spot, hardly 3 kilometers from the airport. It provides an exciting outing. Ofcourse accommodation at a reasonable rate is also available from youth hostel at Veli.
Somatheeram Beach, Trivandrum, Kerala
It is 20 km away from Trivandrum city. This beach is called as a mortal's dream destination. This is famous for ayurvedic treatment centers. If u want to achieve perfect peace and blossom in life then u must rejuvenate your mind and body. This can be achieved in this beach. It is about 15 acres of green land which takes us to world of visual ecstacy.
Varkala Beach in Kollam, Kerala,
Kerala beaches are pleasantly warm in winter. So, tourists usually visit Varkala beach during the month of October,Novemebr. Varkala is 55 km from Trivandrum and 38 km from Kollam. Varkala beach is known for mineral springs and fantastic massage parlours which are famous for aromatherapy massage. The mineral springs are said to have curative properties. The massage technique has been kept as a secret for thousands of years.
Varkala is a famous Hindu pilgrim center. The 2000 year old Janardana Swamy Temple and the Nature Center are the main attractions of Varkala Beach. A dip in the holy waters of Varkala beach is believed to purify the body and the soul from all the sins. So this shore is called 'Papanashini' (destroyer of sin). Thousands offer 'Vavu Bali', at the day of "Karkkidakavavu". It is a ritual believed to help the souls of ancestors rest in peace
Thirumullavaram Beach, Kollam, Kerala
A beautiful picnic spot, Thirumullavaram beach is located 6 kilometers north of kollam town. It is quiet little beach suitable for swimming and sunbathing. Tirumullavaram temple is Vishnu \ Shiva temple, but known as Vishnu temple. It is just front of tirumullavaram beach. Vishnu facing east and shiva facing west. when look west side standing in front of shiva temple, you can see the sea and this is a really good sight. Tirumullavaram beach is known for "vavu bali" (sradham) on karkkid vavu day. Also people do "nimajajnam" of "chitabasmam" in tirumullavaram beach.
Thangasseri Beach, Kollam, Kerala
This beach is situated 5 kilometers from Kollam Town. It gains historical importance by the presence of an old Portuguese fort and churches, built in 18th century, on the seaside.
Beaches in Alappuzha(Alleppey), Kerala
Alappuzha is endowed with lagoons, lakes, fresh water rivers. It is really a diamond to the ring of Kerala. The alappuzha beach is wonderful with dense palm groves, long sandy pathways. It is a popular tourist spot, the pier which extends into the sea here,is about 140 years old. Other attractions include Vijay park, boating facilities, old light house, swimming pool etc.
Marari Beach, Alappuzha, Kerala
It is right in the heart of the "spice coast" just 55 km from Cochin or just 20 minutes from Alappuzha. It is the tremendous stretch of soft sandy beach fringed with palm and warm pleasant climate. The name Marari originates from "Mararikulam", one of the local fishing villages. There is a good resort also which satisfies the tourists by providing great facilities in kerala lifestyle.
Arthunkal is a small seaside village in Cherthala, which is 20 kms away from Alappuzha . It is primarily a fishing village. The Arthunkal St. Andrew's Church, which has the Italian Saint Sebastian as its patron was built in Arthukal. This church is a famous Christian pilgrimage centers in Kerala,.It is known for "Ettam Perunnal" at January 20 every year . Majority of the devotees who come to this church for worship consists of those who had recovered from serious diseases and the other who had escaped severe accidents. The maimed, the crippled and the mentally derange, also visit the church. Those are blessed from the saint show their gratitude by crawling on their knees from the local beach of the church, known as "Urulunercha", and make offering of Gold and Silver replicas of human limbs, bows and arrows etc. On the 18th day of January at the day dawns and the gates of the church are opened, thousands of pilgrims who return from the Ayyappan temple of Sabarimala throng to this sacred place, take bath from the tank attached to the church and pay their homage to the Saint. Arthunkal is famousfor St. Sebastians blessings and miracles.
Pathiramanal Island, Kerala
This is situated in Vemabanadu lake which is the largest lake in kerala. its very beautiful and calm island. The view of lake from island is very beautiful. just 9 km away from this island the historic Thanneermukkom bund is situated. From the island the bund can be seen. vembanadu lake and this island is very famous for monsoon tourism.
Beaches & Islands in Ernakulam, Kerala
It is a cool and calm beach, ideal for swimming. It borders the Vypin island. Attraction for tourists include dolphins, paddy fileds and coconut groves.
Willingdon Island - Ernakulam, Kerala
We have heard of islands formed by geographical reasons. But This island is wonderful man made island, named after lord Willingdon, the erstwhile British viceroy. The Willington island was formed by depositing the mud taken while increasing the depth of Cochin port. It forms and important part of cochin, surrounded by backwaters. Other important features are the presence of city's best government of India tourist office, the southern naval command head quarters, the cochin port trust and customs house, major trading offices etc.
Bolgatty Island - Ernakulam, Kerala, South India
This island is famous for the beautiful bolgatty palace built by the Dutch in 1774. Bolgatty Palace is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland. The palm trees and beautiful bamboos all around add to its beauty. Even accommodation is possible, as Kerala hotels and resorts (Govt: of Kerala Undertaking) runs a hotel here. Frequent boat services are there from marine drive to this island. Bolgatty is one of the favourite tourist destinations in Kerala today.
Fort Cochin beach, Kerala
The historic fort kochi is 12 kms from Ernakulam city. It was an obscure fishing village in past. Later it became the first European township in India. The city was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British.
Nattika Beach in Thrissur - Beaches in Thrissur, Kerala
It is situated 30 km from Thrissur. It is a wide and virgin beach blessed with an endless stretch of golden soft sand and swaying palm trees. This tremendous place is comfortable for beach holidays. The resorts in the beaches provide all facilities with a Kerala village environment.
Chavakkad Beach, Thrissur, Kerala
This beach is just 5 km from Guruvayoor. Chavakkad Beach is blessed with natural beauty. It is the place where the sea confluences with a river. This meeting of the sea with the river is known as Azhimukham" in Kerala. This beach is very quiet and with pleasant climate is ideal for tourism.
Tanur Beach in Beaches in Malappuram, Kerala
One of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese, the small coastal fishing town of tanur is believed to be visited by St: Francis Xavier in 1546.You can find one of kerala's oldest temples, Keraladasapuram temple, dedicated to lord Vishnu which is situated about 3km south of Tanur.
The main attractions of this beach are a beach resort and kadalundi bird sanctuary. The resort is set in the middle of a coconut grove. The sanctuary is only a few distance away from the beach.
Padinharekara Beach offers a visual ecstacy of the confluence of the Bharatha Puzha (River Bharatha), the Tirur Puzha (River Tirur) and the Arabian Sea.
Beypore in Kozhikode, Beaches in Calicut, Kerala
A small coastal town, boat building industry, prominent port, fishing harbor of ancient kerala etc, these features are related to Beypore, located at the mouth of the river Chaliyar, 10 km south of Calicut. This has been the favorite destination among Arabs shopping for large boats. The "Khalasis" or the traditional boat builders build the country crafts called "Uru". The boat building yard here is very famous.
Dolphins Point, Thrissur, Kerala
Interested in seeing dolphins? Then you can find dolphins in the early hours of the morning in this sea. This beach is 2km from Calicut town center. It is a long stretch of tree lined sand, attracting the people to take long walks here. It is popular with the presence of lions club park, light house and two piers.
Kappad beach, Calicut, Kerala
Kappad beach gains historic importance from the fact that Vasco-da-Gama landed here with 170 men in three vessels in 1498. The landing place is marked by a small stone monument which is considered as a memorial. This rock studded pleasant beach is also known as Kappakadavu. The sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea grabs the attention of tourists. A very ancient temple, said to be 800 years old is present on this rock. Another feature is the Kappad beach resort, which forms one of the leading ayurvedic centers of kerala.
Thikkotti Light house
This is located 22 km from Calicut. It overlooks Velliyamkallu, the rock which was built after a ship wreck, the remains of which can be seen here. Migratory birds find shelter in the Velliyamkallu rock.
Dharmadam Island, Beach in Kannur, Kerala, South India
Dharmadam Island was earlier known as Dharmattanam, the excavation revealing Buddha's images and the belief that it was because of Buddhist monastery earlier made, the island being called so. This tiny 5 acre island covered with coconut palms and green bushes is about 3 km away from Thalassery. This island gives a beautiful sight from the beach. It is easily reachable since there are frequent bus services from Thalassery.
Ezhimala Beach, Kannur, Kerala
Ezhimala, the strange seven-peaked range is known for its rare medical herbs having mythological (Ramayana) significance. The Ezhimala beach lies at the northern boundary of Kannur. An olden tower, Mount Deli light house is about 50 km from here. It is a restricted area maintained by Navy. The sea here is more blue and of a different texture. One can enjoy watching dolphins at the Ettikulam bay.
This is one of the most secluded beaches in kerala. It has a beautiful stretch of sand and is 11 km away from kannur.
This beach, 15 km south of Kannur, is one of the longest beaches. It is the only drive-in beach in India.
Moppila bay situated near St: Angelo's fort , is a natural fishing harbor. Safe arrangements are made to anchor mechanized and country crafts which enter into the island. A high sea wall projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water.
Payyambalam Beach, Kannur, Kerala
Payyambalam is a local picnic spot, 2 km from kannur. The beach is only at walking distance from fort St: Angelo. This long lovely beach, with its quiet and calm environment makes the people to enjoy their evenings here. Flat Laterite cliffs which jut into the sea at one end add to the beauty of the beach.
Bekal Beach in Kasargod, Kerala
This beautiful beach with Bekal fort in the background is being developed as international tourist spot. Bakel Fort which is 300 years old is the largest and best preserved fort in kerala. It is 16 km south of kasargode on the national high way. The fort stands on 35 acre head land that runs into the Arabian sea and is 130 feet above sea level.
This beach is just 1 km from Bekal fort and provides a spectacular view of the Bakel fort
This beach is situated 6 km from Bekal fort and is a remote one. The Kodi Cliff nearby provides a panoramic view of the Arabian sea.
Main attraction of this beach is the swimming pool like formation of the sea water here. It is just 3 km from Manjeswaram.
Wayanad - Islands in Wayanad, Kerala
This island is 17 km east of Manathavadi. It is famous for its rare species of birds, animals, orchids and herbs. It is around 950 acres of evergreen forest of the banks of river Themkabani.