Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings
in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists,
Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top
of the Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse is built using stones, is colored in red and white bands and enjoys
a height of 118 feet. It's intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.
Eve’s Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with
fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates
a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
Samudra Beach is
a large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there
or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.
Varkala Beach, also known as Papanasham Beach is a beach in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India,
along the Arabian Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. The word Papanasham means wash away sins. It is believed that
a dip in the waters of Papanasham Beach washes away all the sins in one's life.Varkala beach is the only place in southern
Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent
to the Arabian Sea. These tertiary sedimentary formation cliffs are a unique geological feature on the
otherwise flat Kerala coast, and is known among geologists as Varkala Formation and a geological monument
as declared by the Geological Survey of India. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these
cliffs.The beach is a haven for sun-bathing and swimming. The evening views of the sunset are worth lingering
over. There are several small restaurants and snack shops near and around Papanasham beach, which attracts
the maximum visitors both for leisure as well as for religious reasons.
Nestled in the Alappuzha District of Kerala, Marari Beach is a perfect location
for holidaying with family or friends. This beach in Kerala is eternal with coconut palm trees and golden sands.
The beach is quite beautiful and the name 'Marari' arises from 'Mararikulum', which is a local village on
the Arabian Sea Coast.
Marari originates from 'Mararikulum', a local fishing village on the Arabian Sea coast. If you wanna visit Marari, you must soak up and enjoy the serenity on the deserted sandy beaches. The serenity and tranquility
of this beach take beach lovers backwards in time. The indolent pace of local life makes vacationing near the Marari
beach a reviving experience.Marari beach is a peaceful place in Kerala where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself. If you are
for serenity on the deserted sandy beaches, then do visit here. Along with this, you can take a short trip all around the
area that includes traditional coir-making units, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala backwater canals, and many more.
Cherai Beach, a picturesque beach, located on the north-end of the Vypeen Island is
ideal for swimming. Lined with luscious green coconut groves and paddy fields, this sandy beach is a unique
combination of the sea and the backwaters, studded with seashells of various hues and shapes. Dolphines are
occasionally seen here. Thick coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are added attractions.
Kappad, or Kappakadavu locally, is a famous beach near Kozhikode (Calicut), India, where the
Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498. His voyage established the sea route from Europe to India.
This established a permanent route from Europe to India. This heralded the arrival and permanent presence of various
European merchant companies, leading to eventual domination and rule by the East India Company and later the period of
British colonial rule.
Quiet, secluded, this beautiful stretch of sand and surf is the best locale for a relaxed evening.
The Payyambalam beach is a popular picnic spot of the local people and holds much potential for development into a
The rest of the land - Kannur - is equally fascinating to explore. Being the cradle of ageless folk arts like
Theyyam and folk music, Kannur has always remained a land of ageless charms.
However, if you decide to hide away at this beach destination, your stay should be arranged in the town 2 km away.
Comfortable accommodation is available.
This beach is the longest Drive-In Beach in India and is featured among the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world in BBC article for Autos.
Even though Goa has many beautiful beaches, it does not have a Drive-in beach.
The beach festival is celebrated in the month of April and it is one of the important tourist attraction in the
district of Kannur in Kerala. The youth also try many driving stunts in cars like drifting and wheeling in bikes as
this is a paradise for driving along the shore. Just 100m from this beach you would find a private island Dharmadam island,
which can be reached by walk at times of low tide.
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