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6 Popular Beaches of Kerala

Written By: Akshatha

God's Own Country has many things to offer a traveller. Right from the big lakes, rivers and lagoons, beaches, temples, art forms, and so on. The list goes a long way, and it is endless.

One can find some amazing hill stations in Kerala. The green tea estates, mountain ranges covered with thick forests and what not!

Kerala being a coastal area has a number of beautiful beaches. No one can miss visiting these beaches in Kerala. A trip in Kerala is incomplete if you don't go to a beach.

These popular beaches in Kerala are worth a visit and definitely should be in your bucket list!

 Payyambalam Beach

Payyambalam Beach

Payyambalam Beach is often known as the one of the beautiful beaches in Kerala. Located in Kannur, it lures many tourists.

Kannur being a place for various traditional art forms of Kerala; has many things to offer for a traveller.

Payyambalam beach is just around 2km from Kannur and it adds to the attractions of the place.

And some important personalities of Kerala are laid to rest near Payyambalam Beach.
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Varakala Beach

Varakala Beach

Varakala Beach is situated in Varakala of Thiruvananthapuram. It is believed that, a dip in the water of this beach, washes away all the sins. Hence, it is also called as Papanasanam Beach.

The aura of Varakala beach is both spiritual and enjoyable. Geologically, this the only beach in South Kerala where cliffs are there adjacent to the Arabian sea.

Sunset in Varakala beach is more fascinating to watch as the cliffs add more effect to the beach.
Photo Courtesy: Binoy.J.S

Muzhappilangad Beach

Muzhappilangad Beach

Muzhappilangad Beach is the longest Drive-in Beach in India. It is just parallel to National Highway 66 between Kannur and Thalassery.

One can drive or ride on the shore of Muzhappilangad Beach in Kerala. It gives a feeling of adventure to drive along the waves of the beach.

The beach festival is an important event which happens in Muzhappilangad Beach. Often a favourite among youngsters, there is also a private island called Dharmadam island nearby. It is a must visit place in Kerala.
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Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach in Thiruvananthapuram is a popular one in Kerala. One gets to see a beach surrounded by beautiful coconut trees in Kovalam.

Kovalam has 3 beaches : Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. One gets to enjoy in 3 beaches in Kovalam.

The breathtaking view of the Kovalam beach is a treat for the eyes. This is a must visit beach in Kerala.
Photo Courtesy: Pannitan

 Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Kerala. It is located in Ernakulam district, about 34km from Kochi.

A scenic beach studded with seashells, offers a lot for tourism. One can also see dolphins occasionally in Cherai beach.
Photo Courtesy: Navaneeth Krishnan S

Shankumugham Beach

Shankumugham Beach

Shankumugham Beach is on the western side of Trivandrum city. It is an ideal weekend getaway for the locals.

The beach is considered as the god 'Sri Ananthapadmanabhan' - the prime deity of the city.

Hence, with a spiritual touch, Shankumugham beach is one of the best among the beaches in Kerala.
Photo Courtesy:Aravind Sivaraj

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