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It is well known that Kerala has beautiful landscapes with amazing shades of green and blue. Luxury resorts make up 590 km of its coastline, Kerala has a large number of beaches. An unforgettable experience awaits all those who travel to this coastal region in south-west India. The following is a list of some of the best beaches to visit when in Kerala.

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach is located 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram, and is not as crowded as some of the other beaches in Kerala. It is also the only beach in Southern Kerala where one can see cliffs that run adjacent to the sea. For those looking for a relief from city life and beautiful sights, there are also many natural streams that are mineral-rich. It is often said that the sunset here is the most beautiful anywhere in Kerala. For the religious ones, there is also a Vishnu Temple, which is 2000 years old.

Marari

Marari Beach is located a mere 11km from Alleppey and 60km from Kochi. One of the distinguishing features of this beach is the cleanliness. The ecology here will also take your breath away. The clear waters are ideal for a swim, and even snorkelling as well as surfing. At Marari, one can still catch glimpse of the average village life in Kerala, as opposed to other beaches these days which are rapidly urbanising to attract visitors. Marari is essentially a fishing village, which still lives much in the same manner as its ancestors.

Bekal

Bekal's beach is still pretty much untouched and unexplored. It is a new entry on the list of places to visit in Kerala and is growing quickly. The most famous aspect of Bekal would be its fort, which is also known to be the oldest fort anywhere in Kerala. There are options such as exploring the fort,driving through thick coconut groves and even boating across the serene backwaters. On crossing these backwaters, one will witness the visual splendour of the beach. Since the beach and the fort are almost adjoined, the fort also provides a majestic view of the sea. This is also a popular place of shooting for Bollywood movies.

Kovalam

Kovalam is made up of three coves, which are Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and Samudra Beach.

Kovalam is situated a distance of 16km from Thiruvananthapuram. Kovalam is one of the more popular beach destinations in Kerala. The most popular amongst the beaches here would be the Lighthouse Beach which always has a large number of tourists visiting it. The Lighthouse at this beach stands tall at a majestic 35km. For people who expect their outings to be a quiet and peacefulaffair, Samudra Beach is the ideal destination as it is often overlooked by visitors. The only other people you are likely to run into this beach will probably local fishermen going about their work.

This is one of the very few beaches in Kerala which is rich in historical significance. This is where the explorer Vasco De Gama anchored his ships in the year 1498. This beach is situated 16 km from Kozhikode, and will involve a beautiful journey through the backwaters of Kozhikode. The waters of Kappad are ideal for swimming. Also at the place can be found an 800 year old temple.

Beypore Beach

The Beypore Beach is situated on the Chaliyar River. Beypore is also well known for being the commercial hub for Arabian trading vessel building. This beach offers a great deal of serenity and tranquillity, which is what makes it popular.

Kappil Beach

This beach boasts of great natural beauty, and to top it all , it is also secluded. Kapil Beach attractsmany visitors who have the option of swimming in the beautiful and shallow waters or just relax and sunbathe. For those who are easily bored of those things, there is also an exciting trek to the Kodi Cliff, which is located in the vicinity. Once there, one can cherish an expansive and picturesque view of the Arabian Sea.

Kozhikode Beach

The Kozhikode beach is a clean and well kept beach and is a preferred place to hang out for those who love to observe sunsets. The Kozhikode Beach also is home to a lighthouse and sea piers that are over a 100 years old. Other important attractions on the beach are the Lion's club and the children's park.

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach is known to be a haven for swimmers. But more than anything, it is known for

cleanliness and hygiene which make it an absolute delight to explore. Thick coconut groves add to the charm of Cherai Beach. With a shoreline of around 10km, the beach stretches out for a long span and will keep you charmed.

Mararikulam Beach

Although , not that well known a name as some of the other beaces, Mararikulam is one of the up and coming beaches in Kerala. Situated at a distance of 40km from Kochi, the mararikulam Beach has a lot to offer to tourists. Water sports such as parasailing, surfing etc. are just some of the reasons you should go there. If adventure sports is not your things, you can always laze on the beach and enjoy the tropical sun.

Alleppey Beach

Alleppey Beach is one of the most well known and popular beaches among all the beaches in kerala.The primary attraction of this beach lies in the facilities that Vijaya Beach Park provides. One can also indulge in picnics and get togethers here, which are popular activities among the local population.The shoreline is stunning and will leave you asking for more.

Varkala Beach

Located at a distance of 54 km from Thiruvananthapuram, varkala Beach is also a popular beach destination. It is frequented by foreigners and provides one with a much needed break and escape from hectic city life which drains one of all energy. Varkala Beach is also known as 'papanashini' ,which roughly means that a dip in the holy waters of the beach cleanses one's bodily and soul of all sins. Other attractions near the beach include the Janardana Swamy Temple, which is a shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu and a staggering 2000 years old.

Alleppey Beach is one of the most well known and popular beaches among all the beaches in kerala. The primary attraction of this beach lies in the facilities that Vijaya Beach Park provides. One can also indulge in picnics and get togethers here, which are popular activities among the local population. The shoreline is stunning and will leave you asking for more.

Photo of Varkala Beach, Kerala, India by Gaurav Maurya

Bekal's beach is still pretty much untouched and unexplored. It is a new entry on the list of places to visit in Kerala and is growing quickly. The most famous aspect of Bekal would be its fort, which is also known to be the oldest fort anywhere in Kerala. There are options such as exploring the fort, driving through thick coconut groves and even boating across the serene backwaters. On crossing these backwaters, one will witness the visual splendour of the beach. Since the beach and the fort are almost adjoined, the fort also provides a majestic view of the sea. This is also a popular place of shooting for Bollywood movies.

Photo of Bekal Beach, Kerala, India by Gaurav Maurya
Photo of Bekal Beach, Kerala, India by Gaurav Maurya

The Beypore Beach is situated on the Chaliyar River. Beypore is also well known for being the commercial hub for Arabian trading vessel building. This beach offers a great deal of serenity and tranquillity, which is what makes it popular.

Photo of Beypore Beach, Beypore Beach Kozhikode Rd, Beypore, Kozhikode, Kerala 673015, India by Gaurav Maurya

Cherai Beach is known to be a haven for swimmers. But more than anything, it is known for cleanliness and hygiene which make it an absolute delight to explore. Thick coconut groves add to the charm of Cherai Beach. With a shoreline of around 10km, the beach stretches out for a long span and will keep you charmed.

Photo of Cherai Beach, Cherai Beach, Vypin, Kerala by Gaurav Maurya

This beach is located at a distance of 12km from Cochin. Fort Kochi is one of the few places that still exhudes a colonial charm. A wide variety of tourist attractions in Fort Kochi are located near the beach. The walkway of the beach has mini stores that offer many exciting things such as precious stones, as well as decorative items, and ornaments. If you happen to visit during the time of the New Year, you will also enjoy yourself ay the carnivals and celebrations that take place on the beach.

Photo of Fort Kochi Beach, Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi by Gaurav Maurya

Kovalam is made up of three coves, which are Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and Samudra Beach. Kovalam is situated a distance of 16km from Thiruvananthapuram. Kovalam is one of the more popular beach destinations in Kerala. The most popular amongst the beaches here would be the Lighthouse Beach which always has a large number of tourists visiting it. The Lighthouse at this beach atands tall at a majestic 35km.

For people who expect their outings to be a quiet and peaceful affair, Samudra Beach is the ideal destination as it is often overlooked by visitors. The only other people you are likely to run into this beach will probably local fishermen going about their work.

Photo of Samudra Beach Chalet Pulau Perhentian Besar Kuala Besut Terengganu Malaysia by Gaurav Maurya
Photo of Kovalam, Kovalam, Kovalam, Kerala, India by Gaurav Maurya

The Kozhikode beach is a clean and well kept beach and is a preferred place to hang out for those who love to observe sunsets. The Kozhikode Beach also is home to a lighthouse and sea piers that are over a 100 years old. Other important attractions on the beach are the Lion's club and the children's park.

Photo of Kozhikode Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Kozhikode, Kerala by Gaurav Maurya

Although , not that well known a name as some of the other beaces, Mararikulam is one of the up and coming beaches in Kerala. Situated at a distance of 40km from Kochi, the mararikulam Beach has a lot to offer to tourists. Water sports such as parasailing, surfing etc. are just some of the reasons you should go there. If adventure sports is not your things, you can always laze on the beach and enjoy the tropical sun.

Photo of Mararikulam Beach by Gaurav Maurya
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Varkala Beach is located 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram, and is not as crowded as some of the other beaches in Kerala. It is also the only beach in Southern Kerala where one can see cliffs that run adjacent to the sea. For those looking for a relief from city life and beautiful sights, there are also many natural streams that are mineral-rich. It is often said that the sunset here is the most beautiful anywhere in Kerala. For the religious ones, there is also a Vishnu Temple, which is 2000 years old.

Photo of Varkala Beach, Varkala Beach, Kerala by Gaurav Maurya
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