Kerala Beaches

About Kerala Beaches

Kerala beaches are famous the world over. The National Geographic traveler has named Kerala as one among “10 paradises of the world”. Most of the Kerala beaches draw “heavy tourist traffic” round the year. The place has gained prominence owing to developing eco-tourism. Several centers offering alternative healing methods have come up in different places of the state.

In addition to the beaches in Kerala, the place has a network of 44 water bodies that makes it an ideal place for touring in houseboats. With lush greenery around, blue sky, and plenty of fresh air to breathe in, you will not find a better place other than Kerala.

Kerala beaches are located along 600 km of shoreline. Coconut groves, sheltered coves, natural harbors, and lagoons etc surround the beaches of Kerala.

Kerala Beaches – What are the options

Kerala beaches can be accessed easily as the transport system is well developed. And you can explore the different beaches in Kerala. Check out some of the prominent beaches of Kerala.

Alappuzha Beach

One of the popular Kerala Beaches, Alappuzha Beach attracts tourists from all over the country and also from around the world. It is located in the district of Alleppey or Alappuzha. The most significant feature of the beach is the pier that runs deep into the sea. It is more than 140 years old. There are dense palm groves around.

Kappad Beach

Kappad Beach is located at a distance of 16 km from Kozhikode. This place is historically significant. This is the place where the famous Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama landed. He landed on May 27th 1498. The beach is predominantly rocky. There is a rock, a portion of which lies in the sea. This rock has a temple on it. It is assumed that the temple dates back to more than 800 years old.

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach doesn’t need any introduction. It is known the world over. Tourists have been traveling to this place since 1930. There are Ayurvedic Centers, Center For Meditation and Yoga Parlors those have come up close to the beach.There is lush greenery all around. And the coconut groves enhance the beauty of the place.

In addition to the beaches mentioned above, there are other beaches too. They are as follows :

  • Andhakaranazhi Beach
  • Arthunkkal Beach
  • Azhikode Beach
  • Baby Beach
  • Bekal Beach
  • Beypore Beach
  • Cherai Beach
  • Dharmadam Beach
  • Eravipuram Beach
  • Ezhimala Beach
  • Fort Kochi Beach
  • Kanjangadu Beach
  • Kappil Beach
  • Kasargod Beach
  • Kothakulam Beach
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Kizhunna Ezhara Beach
  • Mahatama Gandhi Beach
  • Mappila Beach
  • Mararikulam Beach
  • Meenkunnu Beach
  • Muzhuppilangad Drive-In Beach
  • Nattika Beach
  • Palapetty Beach
  • Papanasam Beach
  • Payyambalam Beach
  • Poovar Beach
  • Shanghumukham Beach
  • Somatheeram Beach
  • Thangasseri Beach
  • Uduma Beach
  • Valiathura Beach
  • Vallikunnu Beach
  • Varkala Beach
  • Vatanappally Beach
  • Vizhinjam Beach

Accommodations Near Kerala Beaches

Many hotels and resorts have come up near the beaches of Kerala. Some are star rated hotels and few are budget hotels. These hotels offer adequate amenities. And you can also book your accommodation online. Most of the hotels have their own websites.

If you are traveling with a travel agent, they will take care of hotel bookings, sightseeing, and airfare etc. So, you don’t have to worry about the same.

The hotels and resorts that are closer to the beaches in Kerala usually cost more as compared to the hotels and resorts that are located away from the sea.

To know more about Kerala, please click on one o the links given below :

Kerala Travel Guide Fairs and Festivals in Kerala
Folk Dances and Music of Kerala Kerala Backwaters
Hill Stations in Kerala Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries
Kerala Tourist Destinations Kerala Map
Kerala Pilgrim Centers

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