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24 Beaches to explore in Kerala


Kerala, known by the tagline “God’s Own Country” is a coastal state in the south western region of India. The state is bordered by a number of beaches in the west, covered by hills of Western Ghats on the east, and filled with backwaters. #GodsOwnCountry

Alappuzha Beach
Alappuzha BeachAlappuzha Beach, Kerala

The popular beach of Alapuzha with its old pier, the light house, and an amazing sunset. #beach #sunset

Bekal Fort
Bekal FortKanhangad - Kasaragod Road, Kasaragod, Bekal, Kerala 671316, India

Spreading over 40 acres, Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala. It is situated in Bekal village of the northernmost Kasargod district of Kerala state. The 360-year-old fort is shaped like a giant keyhole and it is surrounded by a spectacular beach. The tall observation towers where huge cannons were once placed offer a scenic view of the Arabian Sea and adjacent towns.

Chavakkad Beach
Chavakkad BeachChavakkad Beach, 680506

This famous beach in Thrissur. There you can see the confluence of a river and sea, known as Azhimukam in Malayalam. This is one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala.

Cherai Beach
Cherai BeachCherai Beach, Vypin, Kerala

The 15 km stretch of beautiful beach lined with paddy fields, backwater, coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets.

Chootad Beach
Chootad BeachPuthiyangadi Beach Road, Puthiyangadi Main Rd, Kannur, Kerala 670304, India

Lined with casuarina trees proving shades to the walkways underneath, Chootad Beach is an amazing place for children and family. The park at the beach consists of many small restuarants and attractions for children- swings, slingshots, inflated castles to name a few.

Dharmadom Island
Dharmadom IslandDharmadom Island, Kerala

An island that can be accessed on foot during low tides.

Fort Kochi Beach
Fort Kochi BeachFort Kochi Beach, Kochi

Popular beach surrounded by historical and cultural monuments of Cochin. Used to be hub of colonial powers during 14th and 15th centuaries.

Kadamakkudy Islands
Kadamakkudy IslandsPaliyam Thuruthu Rd, Paliyamthuruthu Ward, Pizhala, Ernakulam, Kerala 682027, India

A cluster of small islands spread in backwaters and filled with paddy fields and fishing nets. The area is famous for fish farms and a kayak through the waters treats you with great views. This area is devoid of all the noice and hustle of Cochin city, one truely hidden gem which is very easily reachable for people in Cochin. The place is especiallly beautiful during sunrise and sunsets.

Kanvatirtha Beach
Kanvatirtha BeachKanvatirtha Beach Road, Thalapady, Karnataka 671323, India

Beach with a large natural pool spreading along its side.

Kappad Beach
Kappad BeachFreedom Road, Chemancheri, Kerala 673304, India

The beach where European powers first landed in India.

Kappil Beach Thiruvananthapuram
Kappil Beach ThiruvananthapuramKappil, Kerala 695311, India

Clean beach and a long road sandwiched between the beach on one side and backwaters in another. The waves are a bit harsh here.

Kappil Beach- Kasaragod
Kappil Beach- KasaragodUdma, Kerala 671319, India

One of the cleanest and pristine beaches in Kerala, decorated with loads of broken sea shells on its sandy floor.

Kollam Beach
Kollam BeachKollam Beach, Kerala

A beach in southern Kerala, surrounded by unique attractions.

Kovalam Beach
Kovalam BeachKovalam, Kerala 695527, India

One of the most beautiful beach of Kerala, surrounded by shops, lighthouse and rocky capes.

Kozhikode Beach
Kozhikode BeachKozhikode Beach, Kozhikode, Kerala

One of the most popular beach in Kozhikode for sunset hunters.

Marari Beach
Marari BeachAlappuzha-Arthunkal- Cherthala, Thoppumpady road, Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala 688523, India

Rated as one of the worlds top five HAMMOCK BEACH by National Geographic Survey. Peaceful place, good climate, away from the city crowd.

Muzhappilangad Drive in Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive in BeachMuzhappilangad Beach Road, Muzhappilangad, Kerala 670663, India

Muzhuppilangad Drive-in Beach is a 5.5 km long beach in the Kannur district of Kerala State in Southern India. This is the longest-drivable beach in India and one of the six best beaches for driving in the world according to BBC autos.

Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam BeachPayyambalam Beach, Kerala 670014, India

One of the five beaches that are collectively known as "Kannur beach". Being right near to Kannur City, the beach is a popular spot. In addition to the beach, the area has monuments that commemorate the lives of political leaders who belonged to Kannur.

Pulimoot Beach Cheravathur
Pulimoot Beach CheravathurCheruvathur, Kerala, India

Long streches of white sandy beach lined with coconut palms. Popular for sunset, swimming, beach football.

Shangumugham Beach
Shangumugham BeachShangumugham Beach, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

A place away from the city crowd which has many historical importance. White sand, serene atmosphere , street foods and all.

Map of Beaches to explore in Kerala