As it was nearing to sunset we went to Payyambalam beach and then walked around the lighthouse. A much relaxing Friday than normal. After another mouthwatering meal we retired to bed pondering about our college days.
Happy to have experienced the cultural side of Kannur, we next headed to the beach opposite our room. This was the Payyambalam beach. There was hardly anybody on the beach and it gave us a feeling of a private beach. We happily played in the beach for about two hours and only stopped once our belly started to growl for breakfast. We had ordered a typical Kerala breakfast and we loved 'Puttu'.
Payyambalam beach is a large stretch of golden sand frilled by coconut greenery. The beach is good for swimming and sunbathing. However, it is one of those places that may make you feel to confine to local dressing code.
The blue-green water rich in marine life and the thick tree cover that stretches parallel to the sandy beach gives the beach a heavenly look. The serene beach stretches for about three km along the coast. The beach is widest at its southern end.
The beach has been the preferred location for several Indian movie directors. Scenes from Mani Ratnam’s Alaipayuthe were shot at the beach.
The place also lets you fulfill your cravings for para sailing, jet skiing, swimming and snorkelling.