If you are looking for an incredible journey for holidaying around India, then we would propose you to take a look at the list of amazingly and best beaches in Kerala to chill out. Besides the blue water, wide ranges of seafood cuisines outlets are available near the Kerala beaches. Kovalam, Alleppey and Varkala Beaches are the most popular and admired by tourists. 


Find Out the List of Best Beaches in Kerala and Attraction point of Kerala holidays. 

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam means ‘grove of coconut trees’ and true to its meaning. The beach surrounds with coconut trees all around. Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala. Kovalam beach has located around 16 km from the main city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is internationally well-liked and has been the favorites among visitors and also known for the best honeymoon destination in Kerala to hang out. The beach’s looking exceptionally beautiful because it’s been covered with black sand.

There are leisure options at the beach like sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages. The fun at the beach begins late night while sitting and spending lovely time enjoying the surroundings of the beach bordered with coconut trees and to relax on a beach for some time one can choose for lounge chairs obtainable in loads.

The beach location includes Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centers, cottages, Ayurvedic resorts, shopping zones. Foreigners are the ones been found in Ayurvedic parlors, yoga and meditation centers. Kovalam one of the best beaches in Kerala for swimming.

Kovalam beach has three beaches separated by rocky walls in its 17 km broad shoreline.


Lighthouse Beach

The most constantly visited by locals and distant tourists. The lighthouse is named after old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35m high on top of Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse built using stone with red and white color shade paint and enjoys a height of 118 feet and one can climb the stairway inside the tower for a fantastic sight of the surroundings. One of the best beaches in Kerala for sightseeing. 

Hawah Beach

More commonly known as ‘Eve’s Beach’ and one of the first topless beaches in Kerala, however topless bathing is banned now. The beach paradise creates a lovely surrounding during nights and the best part of Kovalam beach Kerala. 

Samudra Beach

It doesn’t have many tourists thronging around. One can see a large number of fishermen earning living by catching fishes.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

  • Padmanabha Swami Temple
  • The Napier Museum.

Things to do at Kovalam Beach Kerala

Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, water diving, parasailing, beach volley are some of them.

How to reach Kovalam Beach Kerala

The beach Kovalam is just 16 km away from the States’ capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

Kovalam Beach Nearest Airport – Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station – Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.
Kovalam Beach by Road– Taxis or cabs or autorickshaws, from Thiruvananthapuram.

Best Time To Visit Kovalam Beach- October to February

Alleppey Beach

Alleppey beach located in Alappuzha district of Kerala and also known as ‘Alappuzha Beach’.  It is most commonly famous for its boat races, coir industry, and backwater holidays and popular for picnic spots. The tourists from European countries come to the beach for making a perfect India Kerala Holidays. 

It consists of a long stretch of palm groves; the surrounding landscape is the beauty of the beach. Snake boat races are common during the month of August and September. Thousands of people gather to watch the festivity with great zest.

Alappuzha Beach also offers a range of water sports including swimming, beach volleyball, surfing, and parasailing. The one who visits the Beach must experience for once the beauty of nature because the reason is none other than the houseboats in the backwater with furnished bedroom, kitchen, toilet, and a balcony that makes it one of the famous beaches in Kerala.

Alleppey Beach Nearby Attractions – Kuttanad, Pathiramanal, Champakulam Church

Things To Do at Alleppey Beach – Swimming, surfing, Parasailing etc.

Alleppey Beach Location – Situated in Alappuzha district.

How to reach Alleppey Beach

Nearest Airport – Cochin International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station – Alappuzha Railway Station
By Road – Alappuzha KSRTC Bus stand.

Best Time To Visit Alleppey Beach- October – February

CHAVAKKAD BEACH

Chavakkad Beach interestingly got the name from ‘cheval trees’ found in plenty and is one of the well-liked beach situated in Thrissur district of Kerala where the river meets the sea know as Estuary and also Azhimokam in Kerala and attracts local as well as foreign tourist.

The beach is lying on the coast of Arabian Sea and is situated 5 km away from Guruvayoor Temple (Sree Krishna Temple). Guruvayoor Temple is one of the holiest and famous temples of Kerala. Located near the beach and is visited by both foreign and Indian tourists.

The coconut lagoons and pleasing view of Nature’s beauty make it a tourist place all through the year and preferably by people who wanted to have some private moments as the beach is not very crowded. Water lagoons, palm trees added to the beauty of the beach that makes it one of the best beaches in Kerala.

Nearby Attractions – Guruvayoor Temple

Things To Do – Swimming, beach walk, sunbathing etc.

Location – 5 km away from Guruvayoor Temple.

How to reach Chavakkad Beach Kerala

Nearest Airport – Cochin International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station – Guruvayoor Railway Station or Thrissur Railway Station
By Road – buses ply to Guruvayoor temple.

Best Time To Visit – Throughout the year

KOLLAM BEACH

Kollam Beach is located in Kollam district about 71 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram Kerala and also known as ‘Mahatma Gandhi Beach’. The 144 ft tall lighthouse, Tangasseri Lighthouse, built in 1902 is the attraction of this wonderful beach. Kollam Beach is a splendid destination to chill out with friends and families while watching the sunset and visiting the marine aquarium. Ashtamudi Lake a famous tourist spot also situated near the beach. Kollam beach is one among the few best beaches in Kerala with a lifeguard station.

Nearby Attractions – Ashtamudi Lake, Ariankavu Temple

Things To Do – Swimming, sunbathing etc.

Location – Situated in Kollam City.

How To Reach Kollam Beach Kerala

Nearest Airport – Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station – Kollam Junction Railway Station

Best Time To Visit – October to April

CHERAI BEACH

Cherai Beach is located in Paravur Taluk, Kerala. It is just 25 km from Kochi, and 30 km from Cochin International Airport. Cherai Beach is a scenic beach idyllic for swimming and is 10kms long. Dolphins are occasionally seen here that depends on luck.

The Beach is 10 km long and remains crowded throughout the year. The is a matchless combination of sea and backwaters surrounded by thick coconut groves, paddy fields; they have added attractions to this beach and considered one of the best nature gifted beaches in Kerala. Kerala Backwaters are a combination of lakes, lagoons, and canals that make a truly awesome and worth to visit, that make it one of the best beaches in Kerala.

There are several best beaches in Kerala but Cherai Beach will give you a unique experience of the lifetime. The Kerala beaches are ideal for holidaying around. Low tide at the beach gives an opportunity to enjoy a swimming here.

Nearby Attractions – Fort Kochi, Marine Drive

Things To Do – Major water sports like riding the speed boats, water scooters etc are there on the beach.

How to reach Cherai Beach Kerala

Nearest Airport – Cochin International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station – Aluva, about 23 km away
By Road – Buses from Ernakulam to Cherai Junction Kerala

Best Time To Visit – October to April

SHANKUMUGHAM BEACH

The most significant beach in Thiruvananthapuram situated about 8 km from the city. The serene atmosphere of the beach is idle for relaxing and spending and idle evening at the beach. The beach got recognition for its sunset and many people gather to see it in the evening. It is one of the most popular sunset locations in the city and the attraction point of Kerala beach holidays.

Shankumugham Beach is also an important for local and tourist because of “Bali Tharpanam” (prayers offered for the dead) held here annually.  It is considered as the ‘Arattukadavu’ of Sri Ananthapadmanabhan, The presiding deity of the city. Shankumugham is the prime location for Ganesh Nimarjan at the time of Vinayaka Chathurthi. Away from the crowded city of Kerala, it is an ideal place for relaxing and holidays alongside the best Kerala beaches.

Nearby Attraction – Sculpture of Matsya Kanya (mermaid). The massive figure is 35m long.

Activities to do at the Beach –  Beach Walk

LOCATION – Located in Thiruvananthapuram city.
How to reach Shankumugham Beach Kerala

Nearest Airport – Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station – Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
By Road – Thiruvananthapuram has good road connectivity with other cities and towns.

Best Time to Visit – October to February

FORT KOCHI BEACH

Fort Kochi beach is known as Queen of Arabian Sea and claimed by local as best beaches in Kerala, Peaceful ambiance generated by greenery and trees around the beach. People of Kerala’s and tourist celebrate “The Cochin Carnival Festival” on New year’s Eve on this beach. Natural beauty makes it famous among foreigner and local tourist and attracts for Kerala beach holidays.

You may get a glance of cargo ships passing through the sea. Indian Navy has put limitations on some part of the beach so every does not reachable.

Nearby Attraction – The historic Fort Kochi

Activities to do at the Beach – Sand castle building, boat cruise, dolphin sights.

LOCATION – Located at Kochi.
How to reach Fort Koch Beach Kerala

Nearest Airport – Cochin International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station – Ernakulam Railway Station
By Road – From main boat jetty, excellent network of roads and bus facilities available.

Best time to visit – October to March



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